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Have yourself a waffle dinner with savory vegan mac 'n' cheese waffles topped with chili and ranch dressing.

Mac and Cheese Waffle
Servings:

serving time4 Full Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

  • 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 or chili, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. Preheat waffle iron.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry, and stir with a rubber spatula until combined; do not over-mix.

  6. 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.

  7. Serve immediately, or place on a cooling rack to avoid sogginess.

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Transcript

- If you can't decide whether you want mac and cheese or a waffle, I have the perfect mac and cheese waffle recipe that you can iron together. So let me show you how to make it. So for the first step for these mac and cheese waffles I'm gonna mix together this vegetable broth and then full fat coconut milk, canola oil and tomato paste. And you wanna whisk this together until the tomato paste is fully combined into the oils and the milk. So now that the liquids are nice and combined I'm gonna set them aside and stir together my dry ingredients. So I'm using all-purpose flour and then some nutritional yeast. And I have some baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, some black pepper, and then a little bit of sugar and the sugar will help make the waffle nice and airy without making it too sweet. So I'm gonna whisk together my dry ingredients. So now I'm gonna add in my wet ingredients. And you wanna mix until the ingredients are just combined. You don't wanna over-stir. Mm, that already smells so good. So now I'm gonna take my fried onions and then my vegan cheddar cheese, and you could also do a combo of half mozzarella, half cheddar, or even do a Pepper Jack and get kinda spicy with this. And then my macaroni. And I use the small elbows, that way you have nice little macaronis in each bite. And now I'm gonna stir all of this together into the waffle batter. And you just wanna fold the batter into the ingredients. So my ingredients are nice and incorporated and now I'm gonna add some batter to the waffle iron. And add a little bit more. You just wanna make sure that your iron is totally filled out with this batter. I'm actually gonna take this spatula and make sure to spread the batter into the corners just so I make sure to get all the edges. So this side's good. And they take about five minutes to cook. So it's been about five minutes of bathing in this mac and cheese sauna. Now I'm gonna take out my waffle. Opening it slowly. Oh my God. So now I'm gonna take two forks and take both sides, that way you could just kinda gather it. And I'm gonna add it to this cooling rack. So you could customize this mac and cheese waffle to your preference. I have some veggie chili and some vegan ranch. I think both are delicious altogether on top of this. You could also do another nacho cheese or something like that and really go fully for the mac and cheese, cheesy waffle deliciousness. I love doing veggie chili 'cause it's like instead of maple syrup and butter, you get veggie chili. And then to top it off instead of whipped cream I have some ranch. Oh yeah! Look at that ranch, how it just seeps into each little square. So perfect. Oh I had a knife but I wasn't even, my head's not on straight when I make mac and cheese waffles. Mm. Oh my God. It's like all the maximum comfort foods in one bite. And there you have it. The ultimate comfort food snack, the mac and cheese waffle. You guys have to try this.

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