I know I’ve done at least one thing right when my daughter runs out of the house to gear up for her bike ride to school and I hear her call out to her best friend, “Did you eat breakfast this morning?” in her joking, almost motherly voice. I laugh as I listen to her, reminding her friend how important it is to fuel up for the day. There have been a few times when she will run back into the house and ask me to toast a waffle for her friend to nibble on the go.
Fueling up for the day is so important to our family; and while my children probably wish they could start the day with something doughy and sweet, they are learning that wholesome foods are what we need to gear up for our busy days.
A well rounded breakfast may sound daunting, but really, it doesn’t have to be a huge production in the mornings. One of my favorite things to make is a breakfast sandwich; and with a few tricks up my sleeve, I can make what I consider the ultimate breakfast in no time.
The Van’s 8 Whole Grains Multigrain Waffle has a delicious nutty flavor that I love, made from simple and nutritious ingredients, whether for a sweet or savory breakfast. In this waffle breakfast sandwich, in the time it takes to pull a waffle out of the freezer and reheat it in the toaster oven, I can get a simple over easy egg cooked! The trick is the microwave!
Have you ever made eggs in the microwave? It can be done, whether scrambled or over easy! And if you add some green spinach, all you need to do is layer it on some cheese and avocado (and if you’re like me, some hot sauce) for an amazing waffle breakfast sandwich.
So, before you rush out for the day, just think of my daughter. She’ll be asking you if you ate your breakfast, too!
Waffle breakfast sandwich recipe
- 2 slices Van’s 8 Whole Grains Multigrain Waffle
- Cooking spray (such as coconut oil cooking spray)
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 large egg
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 slice your favorite cheese (e.g. Monterey Jack, provolone, Muenster)
- 1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
In a toaster or toaster oven, toast the waffles for approximately 2 to 3 minutes. While the waffles toast, lightly spray a Mason jar or small microwaveable cup with cooking spray. Pack the baby spinach at the bottom and gently crack an egg on top of the bed of spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Lightly cover the jar or cup with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave for approximately 30 to 35 seconds on high (the cooking time will depend on your microwave, as well as how cooked you prefer your yolks).
Transfer the toasted waffles to a plate, and layer one slice with the cheese and slices of avocado. Using a large spoon, remove the egg from the cup and place it on top of the avocado. Top this with the remaining waffle. Serve with hot sauce if desired.
This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Van’s Frozen Waffles and SheKnows