Friday, March 9, 2012

Grain-free Waffle Sandwiches

Turkey bologna, sharp cheddar, green leaf lettuce, mustard and homemade mayo @ mid-munch ;)

Last week I posted about my new favorite grain-free almond banana waffles.  They are really different than my original grain-free waffles, since they are not as dense and taste super great plain.

Sandwich close up

One of my most favorite things to do with leftover waffles is make grain-free waffle sandwiches!  I don't eat any gluten-free bread and so this has been a great option for me when I really want a sandwich, which happens occasionally but not very often.

Top view

The combinations are endless.  My pictures here show organic turkey bologna with real sharp cheddar cheese, dijon mustard, homemade mayo and fresh green lettuce.

Best of all, you can make GAPS safe sandwiches with these waffles!  What a great departure from squash and soups, yes?  To learn more about the GAPS diet and it's healing abilities for myriads of symptoms including poor digestion, click here.  For even more resources, here.

pb + j

Or you can make the classic peanut butter and jelly, or almond butter and jelly!  This picture shows peanut butter and fruit juice sweetened locally made strawberry rhubarb jam.  (Which is a FANTASTIC combo by the way, if you've never tried it :)

No pb + j is complete without a little bit of oozing ;)

Waffles shouldn't be limited to savory sandwiches and can easily be incorporated into a dessert dish for something sweet.  This is a waffle sliced in half topped with organic pink lady apple slices and organic chocolate sauce.  What a treat!

Don't let the pretty pictures fool you, they really are easy to make! 

Grain-free Waffle Sandwiches

      Simply take a waffle quarter (I have a Belgian waffle iron that creates a round waffle divided into   four pieces), gently cut it in half, and fill with the ingredients of your choosing.  

More ideas:
         Freshly sliced cheeses, meats like bacon, roast beef slices, roasted chicken and turkey, as well as homemade meatballs add protein. 
         Veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce add some filling crunch.  
         Spread the insides with goat cheese, grass-fed butter, homemade mayonnaise, real guacamole, or nut butter and jam of choice. 
         Avocado slices and fried eggs would be a yummy option as well. 

Feel free to create the sandwich of your dreams!


Anonymous said...

i wonder if i could nix the bananas in the waffle recipe for a turkey sandwich? i'm craving turkey sandwich. with mustard. and cheese. and avocado. and cucumber. i think these are just normal pregnant lady cravings.
ok, i'm making this for lunch tomorrow.

Meagan said...

You won't taste the banana, ie, it won't compete with your savory turkey at all. So don't fear to use the banana!

katieDid said...

I simply NEED a waffle maker just to make sandwiches as cute as these. I've been seeing some good grain free recipes around.

Anonymous said...

Just tried your original waffle recipe yesterday at breakfast; two triangles topped with over-easy eggs = amazingness. Today's lunch was a waffle melt with homemade tuna salad (canned tuna, homemade garlic aioli, chopped cukes, onions, pickles, parsley and dill), cheddar and tomato. Wow. Seriously delicious and SUPER filling.

I completed a Whole30 in March, and since then have been trying--sometimes not so successfully--to follow a gluten-free/paleo diet. Recipes like this make it so much easier to do so. Thank you!


Meagan said...

Hi Alyson - thanks for your kind comment! I am so glad you enjoyed these waffles. This is why I blog, so my recipes can help people like you! :)