Mac and Cheese Waffle Recipe
I first made this mac and cheese waffle after walking my dogs on a really long walk, too long honestly, and had that entire time to dream up what I was gonna eat for lunch. so i made myself a nice mac and cheese waffle cuz i love to fill my tummy up with comfort food every now and then. it makes me feel loved and like my body is a cloud that needs to rest after being full of rain and but my stomach is the cloud and the rain is the mac and cheese waffle and somewhere i'm being held by vegan ranch. ALSO: there were no mac and cheese waffles (vegan or not!) being made at the time, since I've made them about four years ago there have been knock offs but now you know what the real one is.
DUNK IN RANCH, BBQ, BUFFALO SAUCE, FOR EXXXTRA POINTS
Here's the recipe!!! You can watch a video of me making it, here:
MAC AND CHEESE WAFFLE:
4 Full Belgian Waffles
2 cups small elbow macaroni
1 cup vegetable broth
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese
1 cup crispy onions
Vegan ranch, chili, gravy, hot sauce for dipping
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Preheat waffle iron.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the vegetable broth, canola oil, coconut milk and tomato paste and stir until tomato paste is completely combined.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, garlic and onion powders, black pepper and sugar. Stir in the shredded cheese and crispy onions.
Add wet ingredients to the dry, and stir with a rubber spatula until combined; do not over-mix.
Ladle about a cup of batter for each full waffle. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the waffle iron beeps. Open iron slowly to make sure waffle isn’t sticking to the top. Using two forks to remove the waffle from the iron.
Serve immediately, or place on a cooling rack to avoid sogginess.