Pepperoni Pizza Waffles

Who grew up eating pizzas made in a sandwich maker? This is the elevated version of them. We loved the crunchy crust with a gooey cheese and pepperoni filling. I can’t wait to try making them with different fillings. They’d be great for lunches for my kids!

3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 3/4 cup flour plus extra for kneading
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Jar of your favorite pizza sauce
Pepperoni slices
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

In a large bowl, mix the warm water and yeast. Allow to sit for a few minutes until it starts to bloom. Add the flour to the bowl and mix with a spatula until everything is wet. Add in the olive oil and spices and continue mixing until a ball forms. Add a little flour if the dough is still sticky and knead until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Place back into the bowl, cover with a damp cloth and place in warm spot to rise.

Once the dough has doubled in size, divide the dough in half and then divide the balls in half again. Stretch the dough into a five inch round. Place a layer of sauce down, pepperoni and cheese. Layer with another piece of dough. Press the ends together and place on a greased waffle iron. Cook for approximately four minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough. Serve with extra pizza sauce for dipping. Makes four waffles.

Source: A Simple Pantry

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