Easy Sweet Waffle Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
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Sweet Frozen Waffle Grilled Breakfast Cheese Sandwich. Busy Moms Kid-Friendly Installment #3

Cooks in 8 Minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments

This recipe is a yummy, sweet waffle-grilled cheese breakfast sandwich recipe that kids repeatedly ask for. The buttery grilled cheese waffle sandwich is filled with tasty cream cheese and jam or fruit spread. It is sure to be gobbled up by kids, young and old. The best part is you don’t have to make the waffles from scratch to enjoy this easy breakfast idea.

I loved finding new, tasty ways to introduce my kids to foods when they were little. This is one recipe I came up with that they love even still as young adults. The frozen waffles make the ideal ‘bread’ for your sweet grilled cheese. If you don’t go really heavy on jam, it’s not overly sweet. If you do prefer a sweeter breakfast, by all means, smear away!

The exterior of the frozen waffles is easily buttered because we are working with a solid frozen waffle. That’s also why we cook these delicious breakfast gems on med-low heat. All that freeze needs to exit!

We hope you are enjoying our Busy Moms Kid-friendly Series. Be sure to read our first and second recipes, too!

sweet grilled waffle cheese breakfast sandwich

Let’s not waste time. We have a sweet waffle grilled cheese sandwich to prepare!

Gathering ingredients is simple in this recipe because you only need four simple ingredients. Regular cream cheese, jam or fruit spread, butter/margarine, and frozen waffles. Trust me, you will want to have waffles in bulk once your kids discover these sandwiches!

Take two waffles and butter the outside. Yes, it may seem tricky as the butter wants to sit in the waffle grooves, but that’s okay. All that extra butter will melt in the pan, making these waffle sandwiches utterly irresistible!

Once you have the exteriors buttered, you can focus on the insides. Using either regular cream cheese or whipped cream cheese, which is a bit easier to spread, add a thin layer or thick if you like a lot of cream cheese to one of the inside pieces. Now place that in a heated frying pan while you spread the jam inside the other waffle.

Remember to cook these on low-medium. I know the temptation is to crank the heat to get the waffle sandwich cooked fast, but that will burn the butter and not allow the waffle to thaw thoroughly.

Leave in the pan for about four minutes. Now lift the edge with your spatula and see if it’s golden brown. If it is, flip it over, cooking it for three to four minutes. Remember that you can cook more than one in a regular-sized fry pan. That means you can easily feed more than one child at once.

These breakfast sandwiches are made here with red raspberry jam and cranberry sauce. Yes, it was just Thanksgiving here in Canada, so I thought, why not use that leftover sauce. I was right; it was almost better than the jam inside the waffle sandwich.

You can really use any jam you like or have on hand. In fact, if your kids aren’t fans of cream cheese, go ahead and make them without. They are still super tasty.


Frozen Waffles: The key is using frozen waffles because they are solid, so spreading the ingredients on them is much easier. You can use homemade or store-bought waffles. It’s entirely up to you. In fact, I am not even recommending one brand over another because it really is up to your food budget.

Butter: I use salted butter in this recipe because it tastes so good on those crispy waffle exteriors. The brand isn’t as important, but having that rich, buttery flavor does make these breakfast sandwiches better.

Jam or Fruit Spread: There is a bit of product placement in my photo; no, I am not endorsing any jam. In fact, I prefer homemade but didn’t make raspberry this year. You can use any flavor of jam, jelly, or fruit spread you have on hand.

Cream Cheese: This recipe was made using regular cream cheese. Cream cheese and jam is a classic flavor combination you will love!

sweet grilled waffle cheese breakfast sandwich

Substitutions for the cream cheese waffle sandwich

Frozen Waffles: Can be subbed with a frozen pancake or bread. It’s a simple recipe that gets your mornings off to a tasty start.

Butter: You can use margarine if you prefer or even coconut butter. But remember this is going to drastically affect the end result in terms of flavor.

Jam or Fruit Spread: Aside from regular jams, jellies, or fruit spreads, try a marmalade or thinly sliced apples. If you do use apples, a green apple cooks well. Be sure to slice apples super thin to heat through sufficiently.

Cream cheese: As stated, you can use regular or whipped cream cheese. Try using flavored cream cheeses, cottage cheese, ricotta, or Greek yogurt.

Expert Tips and Serving Suggestions:

Okay, so the biggest tip is to ensure the waffle is frozen because trying to spread anything on a thawed waffle will result in a mess. The second tip I have for you is to take your time. If you crank the heat, it’s going to burn. And I promise kids will notice the burnt outside and cold interior in these.

Serve these tasty waffle breakfast grilled cheese on their own or with a fruit salad. They also go great with a side of scrambled eggs for a more complete breakfast.

Easy Sweet Waffle Grilled CHeese Breakfast Sandwich

Easy Frozen Waffle Sweet Breakfast Sandwich

Amber Bondar
This easy frozen waffle sweet breakfast sandwich is number three in our Busy Moms Kid-friendly Series. Filled with cream cheese and sweet jam or fruit spread then buttered the waffle sandwich is sure to be a popular family recipe you use over and over again!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1


  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Butter Knife
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Tablespoon


  • 2 Frozen Waffles *Not thawed
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese *Or preferred amount
  • 2 Tbsp Jam or Fruit Spread *Or preferred amount
  • Butter


  • Heat your frying pan on low-med.
  • Butter the outside of both waffles.
  • Spread the cream cheese to the inside of one of the waffle halves and place face down in the fry pan.
  • Spread the jam to the other waffle inside and place face down on the cream cheese side.
  • Cook on low-med for four minutes.
  • Use spatula/flipped to lift edge and see if the waffle is cooked.
  • Flip and cook the other side for additional four minutes.
  • Serve while hot.
Keyword cream cheese, sweet breakfast, waffles

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