Croque Monsieur Waffles

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:30 m

As killer breakfasts go, this awesome Croque Monsieur Waffles dish is definitely up there. Made with mushrooms and really good vegan bacon, there's no reason why this shouldn't be your go-to Sunday brunch vibe. Cheesy and naughty in equal measure, you have to try this.

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For the filling

<item-todo-done>2 portobello mushrooms<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based bacon<item-todo-done>

For the cheese & chive sauce

<item-todo-done>2 cloves garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp Nooch<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp English mustard<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g grated Applewood smoked plant-based cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>15g chives<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g oat creme fraiche<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> splash of almond milk or water (optional)<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done>6 plant-based waffles<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> leafy green salad<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> extra chives for garnish<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 200°C, fan setting | 2 large baking trays | Non-stick baking paper or foil | Toaster | Microplane

Prepare the mushrooms and bacon

  • Line both of the large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  • Slice the portobello mushrooms finely.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms to one of the lined trays.
  • Chop the plant-based bacon in half and add it to the other tray.
  • Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and the soy sauce.
  • Put the trays in the oven for 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the bacon is crisp.

Toast the waffles and prepare the cheese & chive sauce

  • Toast the waffles until crisp.
  • Heat 160g of the cheese in a pan over medium heat with a drizzle of oil until starting to melt.
  • Grate the garlic into the cheese, then add the remaining sauce ingredients with salt and pepper to taste, mixing everything together until you have a smooth, silky sauce - loosen with a splash of almond milk or water to loosen if necessary.
  • Finely chop the chives and stir through the sauce just when you’re ready to assemble the waffles.

Build the croques

  • Add a spoonful of cheese & chive sauce to one of the waffles and spread it around using the back of a spoon, then add a layer of mushrooms.
  • Top with another waffle, some cheese & chive sauce and a layer of crispy bacon.
  • Finish with another waffle dolloped with a final layer of cheese sauce.
  • Repeat this process for the second croque.
  • Top with the remaining grated cheese and season with a grind of black pepper.

Bake and serve

  • Add the waffles back to one of the baking trays | Put the croques in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the top layer of cheese has melted.
  • Serve with a leafy green salad dressed in a simple vinaigrette and garnish with some chopped chives and a crack of black pepper and dig in.
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