This lunch combines two of kids' loves: waffles and bacon for one surprising BLT sandwich.
3/4 all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
8 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 romaine lettuce leaf
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
Preheat a square waffle iron.
Whisk flours with baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.
Whisk egg and yolk with milk in a large bowl. Add flour mixture to egg mixture while stirring, until almost combined.
Stir in butter until smooth. Be careful not to overmix. Ladle mixture into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. You should have 8 waffles.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium. Arrange bacon slices in pan. Cook, flipping halfway through, until crisp, 8 to 10 min. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
Assemble waffle-wich by brushing mayo on 4 waffles, then layering with bacon, lettuce and tomato. Sandwich with remaining waffles.
Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 41g, Fat 37g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 841mg.
Place pieces of waxed paper or foil between all layers to keep them fresh and wrap sandwich in parchment. Pack mayo separately in its own mini squirt bottle. Before eating, remove waxed paper or foil and squirt mayo onto waffle.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent September 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen.