Plant-Based Sausage, Egg, And Cheese McWaffles
These vegan-friendly breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your morning off right.
I love to make these waffle sandwiches in the morning for breakfast with some coffee and a small side of hash browns. It’s so nice because you don’t even need to leave your house or sit through a drive-through. From start to finish, it takes maybe fifteen minutes to a half hour once you get the process down, and it’s a super satisfying breakfast.
And, if you really like them a lot, these work really well for meal-prepping. Make a whole bunch and fill your freezer for a quick morning grab-and-go breakfast that you can take with you to work and heat up in your breakroom microwave or just before you leave the house in the morning.
What Are McWaffle Sandwiches?
McWaffle sandwiches are fun little breakfast sandwiches made using waffles. Why a waffle? Well, waffles are fun to eat and are easy and quick to make if you have a waffle maker. Waffles are also perfect for making breakfast sandwiches because many waffle makers shape the waffles into a quadrant which allows you to easily separate each waffle into four pieces and make two breakfast sandwiches from each.
I just call them McWaffles because that’s what I’ve always called them and it’s a fun name. There’s no affiliation with any fast food company.
How Many Waffles Should You Make To Meal Prep Breakfast Sandwiches?
Since plant-based egg replacement products like Just Egg typically come in twelve-ounce bottles, and since you use about two ounces for each sandwich, you should make three waffles for every bottle of plant-based egg that you have. This will make six breakfast sandwiches — enough for almost a whole week.
How To Make Waffles With Pancake Mix
If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can use pancake mix instead. Use the following measurements for one waffle: 75 grams pancake mix, 85 grams water, 5 grams oil, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. I’ve tested this with Pearl Milling pancake mix and Aldi’s pancake mix which goes by the name Aunt Maple, both make a great waffle.
How To Make Waffles Using All-Purpose Flour
If all you have is all-purpose flour, you can make your own self-rising flour by adding one and a half teaspoons of baking powder with a pinch of salt to a cup of all-purpose flour and whisking it in, then weigh the appropriate amount for the recipe below. Use whichever method works best for you.
How To Prevent Just Egg From Sticking To A Pan
It’s pretty common for plant-based products like Just Egg to stick to pans while cooking. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to use a pan with a good non-stick coating. Non-stick spray by itself usually won’t do the trick.
At A Minimum, You’ll Need:
A waffle maker. This is the one I use and it makes great waffles. It has a dial so you can adjust the heat for your preferred level of toastiness, and a “ready” light on both sides to tell you when it’s done. All you do is pour in the batter, close the lid, and flip it. When the “ready” light turns on, you can open it up and remove a homemade and perfectly crispy, steaming-hot waffle. It’s so easy!
A non-stick pan with a lid. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, this is the one I used in the video.
A silicone spatula so you don’t damage the coating on your non-stick pans.
A kitchen scale to weigh the ingredients for the waffle batter, or use your favorite store-bought waffle mix.
How To Make Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches
Whisk together all the ingredients for the waffles, then pour the batter into the waffle maker, close the lid, then flip it. Remove the waffle when the “ready” light turns on, allow it a few minutes to cool, then cut it into quarters.
While waiting for the waffle, lightly spray non-stick oil on a pan over medium heat and measure out the plant-based egg, then pour it into the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and allow it to cook. Once the top is set, fold one side over the other to make a half-moon shape. Break a slice of cheese in half and place both pieces on the folded egg, one half-piece on each half.
Add plant-based sausage to the pan in two-ounce patties next to the folded egg. Once the cheese melts on the folded egg, use the spatula to cut it in half and place each piece on a quarter of the waffle. Flip the vegan sausage patties over and cook the other side until cooked through, then place a sausage patty over each folded egg.
Top with another waffle piece, then serve and enjoy!
How To Make Veggie Breakfast Sandwiches – Video
Plant-Based Sausage, Egg, And Cheese McWaffles
Makes Two Breakfast Sandwiches.
- 4 oz Plant-Based Egg Replacement, about 1/2 cup; such as Just Egg
- 4 oz Plant-Based Breakfast Sausage, such as Impossible Savory Sausage
- 1 slice of American-style cheese, such as Daiya American-style Slices; cut in half
Vegan Waffle Batter
- 83 grams of self-rising flour
- 130 grams of water
- 5 grams oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up. While waiting, combine the ingredients for the vegan waffle batter in a small bowl with a whisk. When the waffle maker is hot, pour in the batter and cook the waffle to your taste, then cut it into quarters.
Heat a medium pan over medium heat, and pour in your favorite plant-based egg. Cover with a lid and cook until set, a few minutes. Using a spatula, fold the egg in half and place half a slice of cheese over each side, then slice the folded egg in half to fit the waffle pieces. Place each folded egg over a waffle piece.
Add the sausage to the pan shaped into two 2-oz patties. Cook both sides to your preference and transfer to the waffle sandwich over the folded egg. Top with another waffle piece. Enjoy!
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