Meatless Monday: Breakfast Wafflewich + Nicole’s Naturals Giveaway {Ended}


Breakfast Wafflewich {Gluten Free, Dairy Free} via @FitFoodieMama | savory waffle, waffle sandwich

I recently had the chance to try out a new to me gluten free waffle and pancake mix from Nicole’s Naturals.  Over the last several years I have tried a variety of gluten free pancake and waffle mixes.  The hubby and I actually make a pancake breakfast for my kids every weekend, so I was excited to try out a new brand that I haven’t before and see what I could do to get a little creative in the kitchen. 

Unlike a lot of other waffle and pancake mixes I have tried, Nicole’s Naturals has only one gram of sugar per serving compared to other brands which can contain 9 grams of sugar per serving.  They are also wheat, dairy and soy free and contain 150 calories per serving- 1/3 cup.  Despite being gluten free and low sugar content they are very flavorful and actually taste homemade, even a little sweet! 

Nicole's Naturals Giveaway { Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free}  via @FitFoodieMama

In a way, they are homemade. The founder, Nicole Washington actually developed them when she was diagnosed as gluten intolerant.  Her recipe became so popular amongst family and friends that she was encouraged to package her product to sell and share. 

Making them is actually pretty simple too.  You just have to add eggs, butter and water or milk to the mix, whip it together and put it in the waffle iron or heat up the pan for pancakes.  I chose to make waffles since my skills are a bit lacking when it comes to perfecting pancakes.  

I actually decided only to make half of the batch, since I wasn’t sure we could mow down all 22oz after it was mixed and prepared.  In retrospect I totally should have and just frozen the leftovers for a quick breakfast during the week.  Though honestly the real reason I only made half the batch was because all I could think about was scarfing down this made up breakfast wafflewich.  If I had to categorize it, it for sure falls in the strange but good category. 

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Breakfast Wafflewich {Gluten Free, Dairy Free} via @FitFoodieMama

The waffles definitely have a sweet taste to them and even a little spice but it really isn’t too overbearing.  The addition of a fried egg, tomato and spinach bring it to a whole other level taking it from sweet and stepping into the realm of savory.  

While I am sure the waffles would have tasted just as amazing with a drizzle of syrup, this seemed like a much better way to eat a balanced breakfast and refuel post long run! :)

Mmmmm breakfast wafflewich…..

Breakfast Wafflewich {Gluten Free, Dairy Free} via @fitfoodiemamaNicole's Naturals Gluten Free Mix Giveaway + Breakfast Wafflewich {Dairy Free} via @FitFoodieMama

Like I said before, the waffles are pretty simple to whip up.  I chose to sub out regular butter for coconut butter and use just water instead of milk of any kind, though you could use non-dairy milk such as almond, cashew, etc.  


Recipe {Serves 2}

Ingredients for the waffles: 

  • 2 cups of Nicole’s Naturals Gluten Free Waffle Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3/4 cup of water

Other ingredients: 

  • 2 pan fried organic eggs
  • 1 cup of baby spinach 
  • 4 large tomato slices
  • Dressing or dip of choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Mix together waffle mix, eggs, butter and water and pour into preheated iron. 
  3. While waffles are cooking, pan fry to eggs to your liking.  I made mine over medium/hard.
  4. Remove once done- my waffle iron beeps but this will vary depending on model.
  5. Cut waffles in half diagonally and assemble layering waffle, spinach, tomato, egg and waffle. 
  6. Add your favorite dipping sauce or dressing (ketchup, sriracha, hot sauce) and enjoy! 

Want the chance to make your own Breakfast Wafflewich?! Good news! Nicole’s Naturals has agree to giveaway 1 22oz can of Nicole’s Naturals GF Mix ($8.99 value), 1 small container of syrup, 4 small breakfast plates and a Nicole’s Naturals apron!

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Nicole's Naturals Giveaway via @FitFoodieMama 

Pretty sweet (pun intended) giveaway, right?  I am a huge fan of this waffle and pancake mix; all natural, no preservatives and low in sugar but without sacrificing taste.  To enter the giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter below.  Ends on 2/25 at midnight, good luck! :)

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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58 Comments

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 16, 2015

A waffle sandwich? Why have I not thought of this before? It sounds amazing!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    Thanks! It was tasty! :P

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply February 16, 2015

How you stay so on top of your giveaways is beyond me, I feel like I just received this stuff!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    I will forget if I don't do it right away! #MomBrain.

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply February 16, 2015

A waffle breakfast sandwich sounds great to me and easy to make it the morning! I like how you added the spinach and tomato! Happy Monday!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    Thanks, MB! It was really simple and super yummy :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply February 16, 2015

I've never had a waffle sandwich, but this sounds delicious!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    Haha, it was my first time too and it was pretty yummy! :)

Kimberly G
Reply February 16, 2015

Awesome post and recipe! I never would have though to use a waffle for a sandwich!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    Thank you! It came to me at the last minute...mostly because I had just finished running 13 miles and I was really hungry :P

Salt
Reply February 16, 2015

YUMMY. Seriously I need this in my life. I am always in search of new breakfast options because I'm so bad at eating it in the first place. This would be so much fun for a Saturday morning! Great giveaway too! Thanks, lady!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    It occurred to me to make a sandwich out of waffles and eggs because I was STARVING post long run, haha! Really is the perfect weekend breakfast :)

Rachel
Reply February 16, 2015

My husband would LOVE a wafflewich for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner! Thanks for the great idea. :)

    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    Haha, you are welcome! :P

Leah Lutz
Reply February 16, 2015

I've made a wafflewich before but used egg and avocado (to hit my macros for the day...it just worked out that way). I love the idea of adding sweet to savory. Nom nom! Thanks for the post!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    I almost added avocado to this too but it was so big I couldn't fit much more! :P

Farrah
Reply February 16, 2015

I adore waffles, and I love the idea of using it as the "bread" for sandwiches! :D Tis a great idea! (Coconut butter is amazing. <3)
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    Reply February 16, 2015

    Coconut butter rocks my socks, haha!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply February 16, 2015

ooh I've never seen that waffle mix but what a great idea and yummy breakfast
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    The waffle mix is delicious- one of the best I've tried!

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply February 16, 2015

Waffles are my favorite and my waffle maker (a gift from our wedding) remains my favorite thing of all time (tied with my Vitamix, of course).
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    My waffle maker was from my wedding too- it really is one of the best gifts! Comes in handy and always makes the perfect waffles ;)

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply February 16, 2015

Ah that sandwich looks delicious! I wouldn't have thought to use waffles to make a breakfast sandwich but I like the idea :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 16, 2015

    It only came to me because I was so hungry post long run and wanted to eat #allthefood!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply February 17, 2015

I love the idea of a waffle sandwich! I always make a full batch and then freeze for the rest of the week!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    That is such a good idea- I don't know why I haven't done that before. My kids request pancakes during the week all the time and I always have to make them from scratch. Such a pain, haha!

Elena
Reply February 17, 2015

This could be a way to make our whole house happy on Saturday mornings--my husband always makes pancakes or waffles for my daughter but I rarely eat them. Plus - on the weekend where he is not here for some reason, I tell my daughter she is out of luck because there is no way I making them from scratch :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    I am the same way with my kids! My husband is the pancake maker and I rarely make them during the week for my kiddos, haha! I love the idea of making the whole batch and freezing some of them though. They really are very tasty!

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply February 17, 2015

I would have never thought to make a sandwich out of waffles. Genius!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    Haha, thanks! It was only because I was so hungry post-long run and wanted to eat it all at once :P

AlexandraFunFit
Reply February 17, 2015

I would use the regular butter, as I don't like coconut butter, and the egg/ spinach idea sounds yummy.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    Thanks! The regular butter would taste great too, I just wanted to keep it dairy free :)

Elle
Reply February 17, 2015

We make waffle-wiches at our house a couple of times a week. I like to make them with ham and egg and cheese, like an egg mcwaffle!
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    Reply February 17, 2015

    Mmmmm...egg mcwaffle sounds amazing! :P

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 17, 2015

oooo! Can I win this, please?!?! k thanks!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    Haha I mean, it does have your name on it! ;)

Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC
Reply February 17, 2015

yum! sandwiches are my favorite and that breakfast sammie looks delicious! i've never had a waffle sandwich before which just seems WRONG to me! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    Haha- that IS wrong! You better make yourself one this weekend! ;)

Lean Lena
Reply February 17, 2015

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I will probably make my mix from scratch and make it whole grain for something like that, but it still looks SO good! Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesday this week!
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    Reply February 17, 2015

    Welcome! Thanks for hosting the link up! :)

Toni @runninglovingliving
Reply February 17, 2015

That wafflewich looks absolutely amazing! I would love to be able to try out this product!
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    Reply February 17, 2015

    Thank you! I hope you get to- it's really good!:)

Patty @ Reach Your Peak
Reply February 17, 2015

Everytime I see this pic in the last few days it makes me salivate lol it looks SO good. Like I said on Pinterest, I really want a waffle maker now! Whenever I get married that will definitely be on my registry ;)
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    Reply February 17, 2015

    Even if you only use your waffle maker once a month, it is so worth it! I tried to comment back on Pinterest but was having issues...silly technology!

AJ @ NutriFitMama
Reply February 17, 2015

Wow. This looks so good. I could totally have this for lunch right now!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 17, 2015

    It does make a perfect brunch! ;)

GiGi Eats
Reply February 17, 2015

While the waffles look BOMB... I have to say what's really turning me on is the EGG!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 18, 2015

    Haha omg I know...I am alll about the egg too! :)

Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
Reply February 17, 2015

I don't need to eat gluten free, but I have some gluten-containing waffles in my freezer that I think need to be made into a wafflewich. Thanks for the great idea! :D
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 18, 2015

    Haha, you're welcome! Hope you enjoy...they will be delicious gluten free or not :P

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply February 18, 2015

I seriously need a waffle iron.
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 18, 2015

    You seriously do. It is da BOMB dot com.

Sami
Reply February 18, 2015

Yum! I love waffles but I've never tried a waffle sandwich. This looks great!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 18, 2015

    Thank you! Definitely give it a try the next time you're feeling hungry :P

RFC
Reply February 18, 2015

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and I LOVE breakfast sandwiches! This looks delicious, thank you for sharing!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 18, 2015

    Breakfast is my favorite too!!! Can't beat a delicious sandwich that has it all :P

Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
Reply February 19, 2015

I just got a waffle maker and I am OBSESSED. We made waffles on Sunday and I can't get them out of my head!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 19, 2015

    Isn't it the best thing ever?! I am now on a mission to make a variety of different waffles to satisfy every craving! ;)

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