Recipe Waffle Iron Breakfast Grilled Cheese

The perfect savoury brunch sandwich!

August 06, 2019

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Silver Hills Bakery

Lunch for breakfast is the new breakfast for dinner. Packed with warm, savoury, plant-based protein, layered with melty, vegan cheezy goodness, brightened with fresh tomato-basil flavour, our Waffle Iron Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich is all held together with the crisp, golden-brown nutty slices of bread fit for a Queen (or King). This sandwich offers a downright majestic start to your day—and it’s surprisingly quick to make, too! Serve it with a side of smashed avocado to level up the decadence with healthy fats.

(Don’t have a waffle iron? No problem—make it the traditional way in your favourite frying pan or cast iron skillet. A panini press works, too!)

Recipe Details

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For the Tofu Scramble:

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ sweet onion , diced
  • ½ tomato , diced
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (or garlic granules)
  • ½ tsp turmeric

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 slices Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery The Queen's Khorasan™ bread (or your favourite Silver Hills Bakery sprouted whole grain bread)
  • 1 tomato , sliced
  • 2 slices vegan cheddar-style cheese (we used Chao)
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp pesto (spread to taste)
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp non-dairy buttery spread 
  • ½ cup mozzarella or pepperjack-style vegan cheese shreds (we used Daiya)
  • 2 – 4 leaves fresh basil (to taste)


For the Tofu Scramble:

  1. In a large bowl, break the tofu into small curds with your hands.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and cook the onion until translucent. Add the tofu, and seasonings.
  3. When the tofu is heated through and the spices are well incorporated (mixture should be a beautiful yellow colour from the turmeric), add the remaining vegetables and mix through.

To Assemble:

  1. Divide tofu scramble into two portions. For each sandwich, butter one side of a slice of bread (the side that will face the grilling surface). 
  2. On the other side of the slice, spread a layer of pesto, a slice of vegan cheese, half of the tofu scramble, a slice of tomato, a couple basil leaves, and shredded cheese. Close it up with another buttered slice of bread (butter side out) and set sandwich in a preheated waffle iron (or panini press).
    How to Make Vegan Breakfast Grilled Cheese in a Waffle Iron - Assembly
  3. Grill until golden-brown and melty. (If you do not have a waffle iron or panini press, grill sandwiches in a frying pan, flipping carefully when first side is golden-brown, and grill second side until both sides of your breakfast grilled cheese are golden and cheese is melted).
    How to Make Vegan Breakfast Grilled Cheese in a Waffle Iron - Grilling
  4. Repeat with second sandwich and serve.

Try these handy tips!

  • Be ready for anything. Keep a block of tofu and your favourite loaf (or loaves!) of Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery bread in your freezer!

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