Weather: 50 degrees, fair with smoke from a wildfire off in the distance
What I’m listening to: birds of all kinds chirping in the trees

The last time my kids requested waffles, I had quite a bit of leftover waffle batter leftover. I cooked up the rest of the batter, split the waffles into quarters, and put them into the freezer to use on another day. I simply pop the frozen waffles into the toaster or reheat them in larger quantities on a sheet pan in the oven. It’s a super handy trick when you don’t have the time to make a fresh batch. Or… when you want to transform them into something possibly even more delicious like a Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.

IMG_0088Whenever I use our leftover waffles to make Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the kids approach the table with squeals and cheers not often expressed. They’re so easy to do – reheat your frozen waffles (or of course you can make a fresh batch!), brown some sausage or bacon or both, fry up some eggs (I like the yolks cooked more toward medium here),  melt some cheddar over top, assemble it all together as a sandwich and drizzle maple syrup over the entire thing.

Messy? Possibly. Delicious? Absolutely!

Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

Waffle breakfast sandwiches made with sausage, eggs, melty cheddar cheese, and drizzled with maple syrup. A family favorite for any meal of the day and a perfect use for leftover waffles.

Yields: 4 sandwiches

  • 8 waffle quarters, hot
  • 4 eggs, cooked over-medium (or to your preference; scrambled would even be tasty)
  • 4 sausage patties, browned (or 8 slices bacon, crisp)
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese
  • maple syrup

When the sausage patties are browned, top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese. Lower the heat and cover the pan, cooking until the cheddar is melted.

!To Assemble the Sandwiches:

Place one hot waffle quarter on a plate, top with egg, sausage and cheese. Place another waffle quarter on top to form a sandwich. Drizzle maple syrup over the sandwich and serve. Repeat with remaining ingredients, making 4 sandwiches in all.

 

 

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