When I first brainstormed this waffle breakfast sandwich recipe I considered making a chaffle. Have you heard of them? Basically, it’s shredded cheese mixed into waffle batter to make a cheese waffle. In theory this sounds really good. But I personally am still a bit skeptical about vegan cheeses so I went another route.
I must say I’m happy I did. This waffle breakfast sandwich recipe is perfect if you’re looking for breakfast on the go or simply wanting to try something new. Plus, I got a cute dash mini waffle maker out of it and now I make waffles quickly and easily.
It reminds me of going to a breakfast buffet where they have the waffle makers. I remember the last time I used one. I was staying overnight at a hotel because the air conditioner in my house had gone out. So, I needed somewhere quick and easy to stay.
I found a good hotel about twenty minutes away and was able to get free breakfast vouchers during my visit. Talk about a silver lining during a frustrating time. I mean it was the dead middle of a Texas Summer and the air conditioner could not have picked a worse time to call it quits. So even the tiniest win like getting free breakfast vouchers was a pick me up.
The next morning upon waking up I was like a kid on Saturday morning excited to watch their favorite cartoon line up. I happily scurried down the stairs to the breakfast bar, excited I didn’t have to cook or clean for breakfast that morning. When I got down there I noticed the waffle maker and made a B-Line for it.
Now, I am very intentional when I make my waffles. I personally don’t like them too crispy. I prefer my waffles crisp around the edges, soft and fluffy on the inside and a light golden brown. Which is exactly how I made my waffle that morning. While it wasn’t as creative as this waffle breakfast sandwich it definitely hit the spot. But I digress..
Another reason I love this recipe is it’s simple. You can likely make the waffle batter using what you already have in your fridge and pantry. Which is great news because I don’t know about you but as much as I love going to the grocery store, going every day is simply not an option.
So let’s start waffelizing!
Make Your Waffle Breakfast Sandwich Batter
First things first is you’ll want to grab all your ingredients for your waffle batter. I used a great recipe I found from the Vegan Heaven blog to make this waffle batter. Here’s what she used:
- all-purpose flour
- almond milk
- baking powder
- canola oil
- pinch salt
- natural vanilla extract
- coconut sugar
- unsweetened apple sauce
All ingredients I would consider necessary staples for any vegan kitchen.
Once you whip up your batter you’ll want to multi task. This is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. It’s kind of like dancing. In fact I typically have music going on while doing this to keep myself tuned in. I love perfectly timing out my actions and happily cooking as it all comes together.
So there are a few things that will need to be done:
- You’ll want to start heating up your waffle iron
- Get your sandwich ingredients out and prep them (apple sage sausage, Just Egg patty, spinach and cheese if you’d like)
- Start heating up your skillet to cook the sausage
Prepare and Cook Your Waffle Sandwich Ingredients
Start with slicing and cooking your sausage in the skillet. This will give it enough time to brown and evenly cook through. As your sausage cooks, add your batter to the waffle iron and let this cook for 2 – 3 minutes. It cooks fast!
Then you’ll cook your next waffle. Remember you need two waffles to make this waffle breakfast sandwich recipe.
I was able to cook my sausage and Just Egg patty in the same skillet. If you have the ability to do this I would recommend you do. This saved me time on the dishes later! I love cooking but dishes are not my favorite thing do so saving time here is a plus.
As it all comes together you’ll end up with something like this:
Assemble Your Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
Now comes the easy part! Simply layer your breakfast sandwich ingredients starting with your waffle then adding spinach, egg, sausage and topping with second waffle. Don’t forget your maple syrup for dipping if you’d like!