Almost 7 years ago, I purchased a Cuisinart Griddler Countertop Grill & Griddle. We bought it primarily so my husband could grill steaks, hamburgers, and pork chops indoors during the winter months. However, we quickly found additional uses for the Griddler.
The Griddler plates are two sided. The grill is on one side of the plates and the flat griddle is on the other side of the plates. You simply insert them on the side you wish on cook on. I frequently use the griddle side for pancakes and eggs. The Griddler is so much easier to use than a skillet because it sits higher and has no sides to work around.
I've never been particularly fond of waffles, but my husband loves them. I also purchased the standard Griddler waffle plates imagining that I would make waffles for him. However, in the 7 years we have had our Griddler, I have never used the standard square waffle plates. Then, a few weeks ago, I noticed Griddler now has heart shaped waffle plates. I immediately bought them! Because I was excited to make heart shaped waffles, I used them as soon as they were delivered. They were so much fun to make, plus they are delicious, that I have made them several times in the last few weeks.
Turns out, if they are heart shaped, I love waffles!
Heart Shaped Waffle Plates for the Cuisinart Griddler
Using the Griddler is very easy. All of the cook plates are coated with a non-stick Teflon, but I still use a cooking spray when making waffles.
Waffle Plates for Cuisinart Griddler GR-4NP1 5-in-1, Cuisinart Griddler Waffle Plates, Nonstick coating baking waffle plates,2 pcsThe cook plates are dishwasher safe. I normally wash the waffle plates by hand, but I do put the grill plates in the dishwasher to make sure all meat residue is washed away and the plates are clean.
To make waffles, I used Pearl Milling Company (previously Aunt Jemima) Original Pancake & Waffle Mix.
Waffle Recipe for Cuisinart Griddler
- 1 Cup of Pearl Milling Company Original Pancake Mix
- ¾ Cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoon Oil
Whisk all together well and let it set for 5 minutes. Spray each Griddler plate lightly with a cooking spray. Cook on Griddle Setting on 375 for 3 – 3 ½ minutes
One recipe makes 2 full 5-hearts shaped waffles & 1/2 of another. Serve them with maple syrup or other flavored syrup. I personally love Smuckers blueberry syrup, but my husband prefers the maple syrup.
You can cut the waffles into individual hearts after they are fully cooked or leave them whole. We have laughed over whether the waffles are hearts, flowers, or ice cream cones. Yes, they are meant to be hearts, but we have enjoyed "seeing" other shapes in the waffles.
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