vegan breakfast: Hummus, Spinach and Feta Waffle
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When I decided to go vegan a few years ago, I was suddenly super lost when it came to breakfast. Traditionally in America, breakfast is very animal-based with the most popular menu items: eggs, bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, milk-based pancakes, more eggs. American breakfast can also be very sweet! It wasn’t until I realized that other countries in the world eat very different things for breakfast that I saw I needed to step out of the box. Very quickly, I came to the realization that I LOVED hummus toast, that waffles made the best “toast” and so was born my go-to breakfast or brunch: Hummus, Spinach and Feta Waffle.
I stumbled upon this breakfast idea bc of my kids’ love for waffles. I’m not gonna lie, mornings can be a bit hectic and I rely on our favorite Van’s Waffles. Van’s Organic Waffles contain 15g of whole grains and 4 grams of protein per serving. It’s a wholesome brand that is free from
dairy and eggs, artificial anything, cholesterol and are Non-GMO project verified. It’s a brand I have trusted for a long time!
When I make my morning hummus toast, there’s a few different ways I go about it, but I always start with wilted greens or sprouts. In today’s case, I opted for spinach, which I just quickly sautéed with olive oil for a couple of minutes. Feel free to use whatever greens you have on hand. To counteract that delicious bitterness of greens, I topped the waffle with vegan feta cheese, a constant “guilty” pleasure of mine.
In this season of new beginnings, I challenge you to rethink breakfast, and waffles for that matter! Waffles do not have to be served only in a sticky, sweet syrup. You can top your waffles just the way you would toast, with hummus or avocado mash, with cheese, cooked vegetables and other delicious, savory ingredients.
Van’s Waffles come in three varieties: Van’s Organic Waffles, Van’s Gluten Free Waffles, and Van’s Power Grains® Waffles. I typically reach for the organic variety, but from time to time, I chose Van’s Power Grains® Waffles. These waffles have a whopping 10-12g of protein per serving! Within the Van’s family, there are also great snacks. A lunchbox favorite in my house is Van’s Gluten Free PB&J Sandwich Bars.
For more ideas on how to rethink your morning waffles, check out the Van’s website.
Hummus Spinach and Feta Waffles
- Van’s Organic Original Waffles
- 10 (ish) spinach leaves
- 1 oz feta cheese
- sea salt
- Toast Van’s Original Organic Waffle until crispy. While toasting, wilt spinach leaves in a pan with olive oil over medium heat.
- Spread hummus over toasted waffle, top with wilted spinach. Season with sea salt and top with feta cheese.