A few weeks back, I was doing a tv segment on my Ham, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Wafflewiches when I had an idea. The wafflewiches take canned biscuit dough, fill it with ham, scrambled egg, and cheese and cook them in a waffle iron. They’re super delicious and a crazy easy breakfast.
Anyway, I had finished the segment and had a few biscuits left that I hadn’t cooked and wondered what would happen if I just cooked them in the waffle iron by themselves. I popped one in the iron, tossed it with a little cinnamon sugar when it came out, and my new Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Waffles were born!
These warm, crispy waffles are the perfect thing for those busy weekday mornings. They only take about 5 minutes to make! (They make a pretty delicious post TV snack, too! 😁)
They’re great served all by themselves – which makes them a great on-the-go breakfast – or are delicious drizzled with a little syrup, too!
My wafflewiches call for the Pillsbury Grands! Original Flaky Layers biscuits, so that is what I had on hand the first time I made them. For the sake of testing though, I tried them with the Honey Butter and Sweet Hawaiian versions of the flaky layer biscuits. I tried the non-flaky biscuits, too. And in all honesty, I liked the original ones the best.
Don’t get me wrong, they all were delicious, but I felt like the original complemented the cinnamon sugar the best. But any of them will work – even the regular size biscuits. Essentially you just need some canned biscuits and a waffle iron. Just keep in mind that the cook time might change a little with different sized biscuits. I even saw chocolate chip and blueberry versions of their biscuits that I think would be delicious, too!
Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Waffles
- 1 (16.3-ounce) can Grands! Flaky Layers Biscuits (8-count)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the waffle iron and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together; set aside.
- Open the biscuits and separate them. Gently stretch each of the biscuits until they are about 4 to 5 inches across.
- Place one biscuit in the center of the preheated waffle iron and press to close. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the waffle and immediately place it into the bowl with the cinnamon sugar. Toss to coat, pressing slightly to get the sugar to stick to the warm waffle. Serve immediately or keep the waffles in a warm oven while you cook the others.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
Do you think the southern style not flaky would work also?
Should work just fine.
I made these and they are WONDERFUL! My family LOVED THEM!! They are better than regular waffles, to me.
Thank you, Stacey!!! Keep up the good work!
Wonderful! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them!!
Recently you wrote an article about bullying and how you coped with it as a young man. I wanted to send it to my son; however, I can no longer find the article. I love your recipes and your sharing with your readers! Thank you.
Thanks for sharing it, Carolyn. You can find it here: https://southernbite.com/grits-and-sausage-casserole-and-being-that-kid/
Sounds like an awesome idea but was also wondering how they would come out in maybe a pizzelle iron? Either way can’t wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe.
I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t work in a pizzelle iron. Enjoy!
I also have a single waffle iron I was planning on taking with me on vacay in November. There are no canned
biscuits where I’m going (another country) and I’m wondering if biscuits from scratch will cook well in the
You know, I’ve never tried that. Let me know if you give it a whirl.
I wonder how these would do using the small single waffle iron. You know those tiny waffle irons. I’ve made Gwaffles in mine and are wonderful for egg sandwiches. I think I may have to try it out. You could make them up and if you have a toaster that is wide enough for bagels, you may could heat them up in the toaster the next day or so. Just thinking out loud here.
Yep! I think that could work perfectly!
These look so yummy, they’re making my mouth water, but what do you think would happen if you only stretch the biscuit to fit in one quadrant of the waffle maker, thus getting 4 at one time? Perhaps dip them in a little melted butter before going on the waffle iron, then dipped in cinnamon/sugar once done cooking?? Will definitely be giving this recipe a try.
Sure! I think that could certainly work!