Thai Basil Waffle Nachos With Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free}


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Have you ever come up with the most brilliant idea, executed it to perfection but then tried to capture the fruits (or waffles in this case) of your labor in a photograph and it just did NOT do it justice? NO? Just Me? Okay. 

Let me back up a second.  Today I am linking up with my fabulous Friday Foodie co-hostesses to bring you WAFFLE RECIPES because today is International Waffle Day! From the second that I saw that waffle recipes were on the agenda, I knew I wanted to come up with something creative.  My first thought was to make waffle tacos but then I realized that my waffle iron was square and not circular so I threw that idea out the window.  

That was when I moved on to the idea of making waffle NACHOS but since I can’t really have all the typical things you’d put on traditional nachos, I decided to make Thai basil waffle nachos instead! 

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

For the actual waffles, I made waffles like I normally would and then added coconut milk, shredded coconut, lime juice and freshly shredded basil.  As soon as they came off the iron I couldn’t resist taking a bite and started droooooling. 

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

I probably should have just left them alone the way they were because they tasted like pure perfection but I realllly wanted to drizzle some sriracha peanut sauce on them because well, SRIRACHA.  

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That was where I ran into some trouble though.  I didn’t really have the proper kitchen tools to drizzle so I kinda haphazardly flung the spoon around until the waffle nachos were sufficiently covered at which point I realized that the sauce and the waffles photographed similar in color….#fail. 

So that these didn’t look like a big orange and tan blob a bit of color was necessary so I figured some bright green scallions would do the trick….which they did but it also left me desperately wanting some bright purple cabbage too so that it was clear that these were THAI waffle nachos and NOT cheesy waffle nachos.  Ugh.  

Anyway, despite them looking a bit cheesy in photos, I can most certainly promise you that they are nothing cheesy, in fact, they are BURSTING with Thai flavors galore.  Between the mix of coconut, lime and basil in the waffles and the sriracha-peanut sauce (which I made with PB2, by the way), these savory waffles would be perfect for breakfast, as a snack or even dinner! 

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos with Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}. Make these waffle nachos for a tasty breakfast or share it as a snack! TheFitFoodieMama.com

 

Thai Basil Waffle Nachos With

Sriracha Peanut Sauce {Gluten Free}


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

Waffles:

  • 1 cup gluten free baking mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 3/4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 bunch of scallions, diced (optional- for garnish only)

 

Sriracha Peanut Sauce: 

  • 1/4 cup PB2
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce

Directions: 

  1. Heat waffle iron to medium (setting #3 on mine). 
  2. Whisk together waffle baking mix then add in coconut flakes and basil. 
  3. Pour into waffle iron close and cook until iron indicates that is done (mine beeps) approximately 5-7 minutes. 
  4. While waiting for waffle to cook, whisk together sriracha-peanut sauce.  
  5. Make as many waffles as mix will allow (I was able to make 3). 
  6. Cut into triangular pieces and plate. 
  7. Pour sriracha-peanut sauce over top then garnish with scallions if desired or left over basil if you prefer instead. 
  8. Enjoy! 
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41 Comments

Courtney
Reply March 25, 2016

Oh wow, I'm *drooling*! These look heavenly.

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thank you! :)

Ilka
Reply March 25, 2016

Annmarie - this is such a unique recipe - I would love to give this s a try! Pinned and stumbled! Have a great Easter!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thank you so much! Hope you have a great Easter too! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply March 25, 2016

This is such a fun recipe Annmarie!! Who say's waffles are only sweet?? Never! These look spectacular!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Exactly! ;) Thank you!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply March 25, 2016

And you win at life. Period. End of story.

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    LOL! YESSSS!! :)

Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply March 25, 2016

I have never tried savory waffles, but these make me want to! This is such a fun and creative recipe!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    You definitely have to give them a try- SO GOOD!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 25, 2016

What a delicious recipe!! How unique. I love thai flavors and waffles... so why not! Thanks for hosting.

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thank you and thanks so much for linking up :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply March 25, 2016

You had me at peanut butter and siracha! Wow this looks fantastic
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Such a great combo!!!

Kaila @ Healthy Helper
Reply March 25, 2016

WAFFLE NACHOS?! You are blowing my mind!!! Now I have even more reason to get a waffle maker! OMG. I am so excited about this recipe. What's your go-to waffle maker? I need suggestions! Preferably one that is SUPER non-stick! Thanks!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Heck yeah, girl! I have an All Clad and love it! Super non-stick for sure!

Crystal Renaud
Reply March 25, 2016

These sound really good. Confession, I don't have a waffle maker! I know, ridiculous! I love waffles too. This sounds tasty! Happy Friday!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Whaaaat?! You totally need one! :)

Sarah
Reply March 25, 2016

Genius, two of my favorite things Thai and Nachos in one! I cannot wait to try it! Sitting at the airport trying to figure out what my mom bought this week and what I would need to pick up on the way home to make them for dinner!
Happy Foodie Friday!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Oh I hope you get to make them- they are so yummy! :)

Heather@hungryforbalance
Reply March 25, 2016

I don't make waffles often, but these make me want to break out my waffle iron! Yum!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    They are SO GOOD! Hope you get to give them a try!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply March 25, 2016

Well I think they look great! If I could have peanuts, I'd be ALL OVER THESE!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Girl, we can come up with a way so you can still have them! :)

Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
Reply March 25, 2016

Waffle nachos? So creative and they look absolutely delicious. Thanks for hosting the link up and enjoy the weekend!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thank you so much for linking up! Hope you have a lovely weekend as well!

Jenn - a traveling Wife
Reply March 25, 2016

These. Look. Amazing! I love savory waffles, a favorite being chicken and waffles. I should have made waffles for breakfast this morning over pancakes. :)

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Ironically, I have never had chicken and waffles! I will definitely have to give them a try :)

Mary Ellen Valverde
Reply March 25, 2016

This is such a cool idea! I've never seen anything like this before.

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thank you! They are different but really yummy!

Smitha @ Running with SD Mom
Reply March 25, 2016

Holy Moly! These look incredible!!!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Thanks friend! :)

Kristy @ Southern In Law
Reply March 25, 2016

I need that peanut sauce on ALL THE THINGS! <3
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    Um, it was pretty friggen fantastic- I won't lie ;)

Becky @ Ok, So Here's the Plan
Reply March 25, 2016

Spicy peanut sauce is one of my absolute favorite things. I definitely need to try these!
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    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    It is SO GOOD! :P

dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply March 25, 2016

i have never made savory waffles before..and now i cant stop thinking of this idea!

    aelicatese
    Reply March 26, 2016

    You really need to give it a try- so yummy!

Farrah Fong
Reply March 27, 2016

Seriously, Annmarie, this looks all kinds of amazing!!! *-* I need to make this veryvery soon!

Esther
Reply March 28, 2016

I just bought some basil yesterday! These look really yummy! I am going to have to try them asap!
Thanks for a creative way to eat waffles!

GiGi Eats
Reply March 29, 2016

Savory Waffles = BOMB! Love this idea!! :) Waffles are just kind of awesome in general. I haven't whipped out my waffle maker in quite some time but I need to change that!!

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