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The Vegan Waffle Taco

In case you missed it, Taco Bell launched a breakfast menu that is filled with all kinds of quirky new items. While most of the items can be made vegan, the intriguing Waffle Taco sadly cannot.

However, with our easy recipe, you can make your own breakfast waffle taco at home! Treat yourself on a Saturday morning or make a bunch on a Sunday or Monday and heat them up throughout the week for a quick, on-the-go breakfast.

1 box accidentally vegan pancake mix (we used Bisquick brand)
Approximately 1 1/3 cups almond milk (follow the pancake mix instructions, using almond milk instead of cow's milk)
1/4 cup applesauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 lb. extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 pkg. frozen vegan breakfast sausages
1 pkg. vegan cheese slices (or shreds)

  • Cook the waffles according to the package directions, using the almond milk instead of cow's milk and the applesauce instead of an egg for the batter. If you don't have a wafflemaker, make pancake tacos instead!

Waffle Mix Pic

  • Add the olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, onion powder, thyme, turmeric, paprika, and garlic salt to a sauté pan. Cook on low heat and stir. Once the mixture begins to heat, spread evenly to coat the bottom of pan.
  • Crumble the tofu through your fingers and toss into the mixture, stirring often.
  • Once the scramble becomes firm to the touch and begins to brown (about 7 to 10 minutes), squeeze in the lemon juice and add in the nutritional yeast. Stir until coated. Allow to cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.

tofu scramble

  • Cook the vegan breakfast sausages according to the package instructions.
Vegan Sausage   Vegan Cheese Slices
  • Top the waffles with the tofu scramble, breakfast sausages, and vegan cheese slices. Fold in half, and voilà!
The Vegan Waffle Taco

Servings: Makes 6 to 8 servings

For more delicious vegan recipes, check out PETA.org/Recipes!

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