Sure, you could go the classic way and make your grilled cheese in a frying pan.
But how fun is this?! Put that bad boy in a waffle maker. It just makes eating a vegan version of an American classic so much more enjoyable (and convenient)!
Never have I ever owned a waffle iron in my life. With all of the pancakes made in my kitchen, it was bound for a waffle craving to come up!
I asked for a waffle iron for Christmas after seeing a vegan pizza being made in one. I thought, “How cool is that?!… Oh, the possible things I could create in a waffle maker…” I got that Christmas gift early! Hm…Maybe I should speak of Christmas gifts throughout the whole year?
Ladies, if your man surprises you with a kitchen appliance you mentioned…two words: keep him.
So, here I am. I got out my waffle iron, pulled out some bread and grabbed a couple vegan cheeses and went to work.
Not only is this so simple and easy to make, you can multi task a little while it’s cooking. That’s my favorite part.
Now I admit, I may have not used the best bread for this but man was I tired of my usual sourdough. So I got something different for once! Although my gc turned out yummy, I’m sure it would’ve been even better on a thicker, heartier, bigger piece of bread.
When I go back to the sourdough, I’ll try it out!
This is a simple, basic vegan grilled cheese recipe but feel free to spruce it up and make it your own. Add some dijon mustard, tomato or avocado!
I love that I can just stick it in and go. It’s also super fun for kids to eat!
Trust me, you will want to make grilled cheeses the rest of the week.
- 2 slices bread
- 2 vegan cheese slices
- Vegan butter
* I used seeded multigrain bread but I’m sure it would work better with plain bread!
*I used Chao Tomato Cayenne and Follow Your Heart Provolone as my cheeses.
*I used Earth Balance vegan butter.
- Preheat waffle iron on medium-high heat.
- Spread butter on both sides of bread.
- Place bread on waffle iron- butter side down.
- Place 2 cheese slices on top.
- Place other slice of bread on top of cheese with butter side facing up.
- Gently press down on waffle iron onto sandwich. Don’t smash.
- Let cook about 7 minutes, checking on it periodically, or until desired yumminess.
*Disclaimer: I did try this on sourdough and it was MUCH better!!!