Crazy Fun Waffle Bar Ideas
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It’s no secret that if I had to pick one breakfast to eat for the rest of my life, waffles would be my pick. They are so versatile- there are countless ways to dress them up. From savory to sweet, waffles are scrumptious, satisfying and a major crowd-pleaser. Who doesn’t love a good waffle? This brings me to the fun idea of hosting a waffle bar party.
Van’s wholesome waffles are my go-to and this waffle bar is next level! Van’s waffles are Non-GMO project verified, contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils and they’re soooooo scrumptious.
A plain old waffle with syrup, no matter how insanely great, is so yesterday. Treat your friends to a crazy unique waffle experience with available topping ingredients like smoked salmon, chana masala and turkey sloppy joe meat. I know… sounds a little out there, right? Trust me, your next waffle bar party or gathering is going to be a huge hit!
Don’t just think breakfast, use your imagination and creativity to whip up a brunch or even dinner waffle bar. With some enticing toppings and a little originality, you can build an over-the-top crazy fun waffle bar!
Fruit, whipped topping and maple syrup are always safe bets to include on your spread. Let’s be honest, there are some people who are going to want to stick with what’s safe. But for your more adventurous bunch, let’s take a look at a few of my favorite nontraditional waffle toppings.
Waffles are truly a blank canvas and can take on the taste of whatever you’re craving. Whip up my easy, good-for-you turkey sloppy joe recipe (this recipe will go live 1/13/16 and there will be a link provided) and toss the buns for Van’s waffles. This is the perfect choice for those of you following a gluten-free diet, just be sure to use Van’s Gluten Free Totally Original waffles. They are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-free Certification Organization and made with 23 grams of gluten-free whole grains, including brown rice, and are sweetened with fruit juice for a light, crispy, delicious taste that is also egg- and dairy-free.
One of my favorite appetizers is smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers. Instead of using crackers to hold your goodies, what could be better than a waffle?!?! See the instructions for my salmon bites below and just spread your cream cheese over a Van’s waffle rather than using the cracker or toast. So deliciously satisfying! The slightly sweet whole grain waffle balances out the salty salmon perfectly.
- 1 box of preferred Van's waffle variety
- 1 tub of light cream cheese
- 1 package of smoked salmon
- 1 small jar capers
Toast waffles and spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese over each waffle.
Top with about 2-4 ounces smoked salmon and about 1 tablespoon drained capers. Enjoy!
*Specific ingredient amounts will vary. If preparing for a crowd, I would recommend the whole box of waffles and full containers of the listed ingredients. However, 1 waffle with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese, 2-4 ounces smoked salmon and about 1 tablespoon drained capers will serve 1.
**Nutritional info may vary depending on the variety of waffles used.
Let your ideas run wild and enjoy some other crazy fun waffle bar ideas:
bacon and eggs
peanut butter and jelly
ham and cheese
sliced apple and prosciutto
lentil chili (or any chili)
chana masala (seen in one of the above pictures)
breakfast burrito ingredients
cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts and granola
ice cream or frozen yogurt with sauces and syrups
another clever idea is to divide the bar into a sweet side and savory side
Something to think about….
Have you tried Van’s waffles? What’s your favorite variety? I’m loving the Power Grains waffles! They pack a protein punch with 10 grams per serving, plus nutritious grains like cracked red wheat, steel-cut oats, millet and brown rice.
Did I miss anything? What unique ingredient would you love to see on a waffle bar?
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Van’s Foods. All opinions are entirely my own.