I remember when McGriddles came out at McDonald’s. I loved the combination of sweet and savory. The fluffy, sweet pancake, the meaty, savory insides of the sausage and egg; it was all a great way to start breakfast off as a kid. Now I haven’t eaten McDonald’s in years, nor do I ever plan to. I stopped eating there before I even began my fitness journey and honestly, there’s better fast food establishments to dine at. I still enjoy sweet and savory and last week I came up with a brilliant idea – make my own!
I had been seeing some savory waffles pop up on my Instagram feed and I need more breakfast options for the weekdays that aren’t super high in Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Provided the turkey bacon is already cooked and you multi-task the cooking of the waffles and egg whites then the meal really does come together in about 15 minutes.
This is also a very versatile recipe and you can make your own substitutions for your own liking or dietary needs. You can also make pancakes as the vehicle for the sandwich!
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 10
Nutrition facts per serving: 448 calories, 19 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 1,045 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrates, 7 g dietary fiber, 4 g sugar, 36 g protein
15 Minute Maple Waffle Sandwiches
Author: Alex’s Sassy
Kitchen Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 7 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 15 mins
- ½ cup Kodiak Cakes power cakes mix
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
- 2 slices ultra thin sharp cheddar
- 2 egg whites (or ⅓ cup liquid egg whites)
- 4 strips low sodium turkey bacon
- ⅛ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
- Cooking spray (I prefer coconut oil)
- Preheat waffle iron to your desired crispiness setting. I use 3.5 so I can get sturdy, crispy waffles.In a small bowl, whisk together the Kodiak Cakes mix, water, chia seeds, and maple syrup.
- Once the waffle iron is preheated, spray the iron with the cooking spray and then spread mixture throughout half the iron so you can have 2 waffles for the sandwich.
- While the waffles are cooking, over medium-high heat, spray a small frying pan with the cooking spray and add the egg whites and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook until the whites become solid.
- Once the waffles are done cooking, add 1 slice of cheese on top of each waffle so they can begin to melt.
- Slice the turkey bacon in half to make eight smaller strips and lay 4 on top of each slice of cheese.
- Place the egg whites over turkey bacon strips and fold the sandwich together.
- Eat immediately or expect soggy waffles.