You are so confused by those four words: Skinny Grilled Cheese Waffles. I can feel it. Confused, or a little grossed out. Maybe both. I’m sure you’re wondering what has to be wrong with me to want to make Skinny Grilled Cheese Waffles out of waffle dough, but you only feel that way because you haven’t tried it – and because you don’t realize that it comes out tasting like an Alfredo pizza. How good does this look? Mmmmm drool You just eat it like a sandwich. Want to make the perfect waffle grilled cheese? Here’s what you’ll need:
Croquade Croque Monsieur Waffle Plate I Breville Smart Waffle Pro I Nordic Ware Waffle Stick Pan I Williams-Sonoma Ultimate Silicone Waffle Tongs, Red I Belleville Cheese Knives I Moderno Glass Dinner Plate I Ceres Gravy Boat
Favorites? I am obsessed with that Croquade Croque Monsieur Waffle Plate – I mean, look at that bubbly, lightly fried cheese. I also have to have the Nordic Ware Waffle Stick Pan. I drool just thinking about dunking them in a a bowl of Joseph’s Maltitol-Sweetened Maple Syrup, only 35 calories per 1/4 cup (or marinara sauce if doing cheese stick waffles)! And finally, give me those Moderno Glass Dinner Plates!
- 1/3 cups pastry flour (110 calories - if using whole wheat pastry flour, you may want to increase milk by one tablespoon)
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (2 calories)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
- 1/6 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons liquid egg-whites (17 calories)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (2 calories)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce (14 calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 cup fat-free shredded Mozzarella (80 calories)
- Optional: more seasonings such as thyme, oregano, rosemary, dried onion, crushed red pepper
- Optional: pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto sauce
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together all dry ingredients for waffle, followed by wet ingredients, excluding Mozzarella cheese.
- When ingredients have been well mixed, turn on waffle maker. This is my favorite waffle maker. Allow it to heat for at least three minutes before using.
- If your waffle-maker is not non-stick, you will need to spray it with an organic cooking spray, such as Spectrum, before using.
- Once your waffle-maker has heated up, pour half of your batter onto the hot plate.
- Sprinkle Mozzarella on top of batter (half of which you can save and add on top of waffles once done if you’d like) and follow with desired add-ons (such as sun-dried tomato pesto) and finally the remaining waffle mix, trying to fold over cheese completely. Close the lid. Once lid is closed, you may hear some sizzling or see some steam, but don’t freak out. That is completely normal.
- Your waffles will need to cook for approximately two – three minutes. This completely depends on your waffle-maker, though. Keep an eye on it. Many makers will alert you when time is up. Try not to lift it until it is done cooking, which you will get a feel for the more you use it. Mine only takes about one minute before it is nice, fluffy and just a little crisp in the center.
- Take your waffle out and decorate with remaining cheese. Add butter and/or extra seasoning if you'd like!