Was the wondrous camping invention known as the S’maffle invented exclusively for the Grubcage? We can’t claim that it was, but the two go together like sunshine and picnics, or more accurately like a campfire and s’mores.
For campfire chefs, using the Grubcage to create a S’maffle is almost as entertaining as it is delicious. Combining the ease of a waffle with the perfection of a s’more—this recipe is truly revolutionary and more fun than anyone should have outside, with or without fire. To make a S’maffle, you’ll need some delicious ingredients and the Grubcage and Grubstick.
How To Make The Best Camping Waffles
If you are setting up camp in the backcountry with few modern conveniences (like flat surfaces) and want to prep before leaving, we recommend a single pre-trip step: cut edges off round Eggo waffles to make them square ahead of time.
It’s not a big chore at camp but since this recipe is more layering than cooking it is the ONLY step that could slow you down on your way to the profound flavor sensation of your first S’maffle. You’ll be fitting one side of the waffle “sandwich” into the Grubcage—so rounded waffle edges must be cut off or your S’maffle will be an exercise in frustration.
Ingredients for the S’maffle include: two packages thawed Eggo waffles (or generic brand), one jar Nutella, one package large marshmallows, chocolate bar (dark or milk), one or two ripe bananas, and a cup of chopped nuts of choice. This will yield five S’maffles before you run out of Eggos.
Follow These Steps For The Perfect S’maffle
- Trim two Eggo waffles to square. Place both on a flat surface and spread each with Nutella.
- One Nutella-sized waffle will serve as your base, and add this one (Nutella side up) to your Grubcage.
- Add marshmallows sliced in half around the edge of the base. In the center of the marshmallows, place a 2-inch square of dark or milk chocolate.
- On the next layer, set thinly sliced bananas, then sprinkle with chopped nuts.
- Press the second waffle, Nutella side down, making a waffle sandwich.
Once all ingredients are good to go, close the Grubcage. Due to its height, the S’maffle may get pressed between both sides of the Grubcage snugly—but not to worry. As it cooks, this leap forward in S’more evolution will lose a bit of its height as marshmallows and chocolate melt slightly.
As the waffle exterior browns and the marshmallows char, your S’maffle is complete. Open Grubcage using your finger “oven mitt” and enjoy. S’maffles can be eaten as snacks or breakfast; the choice is yours.
For variations on the S’maffle, try peanut butter instead of Nutella. Some like to experiment with other fruits, since so many pair well with chocolate. But you don’t want to mess around with this recipe too much, since there is a fine line between S’more magic and a runny, messy, saccharine tragedy. With s’mores and S’maffles, less is more.