Burger Club Waffle Sandwich. (Paleo or Basic Gluten Free)

by Brittany on August 13, 2013

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Back during my college days at Alfred University I spent long hours in the art studios- usually covered in charcoal, paint or clay. Being a typical fine arts major I’d work until I was starving- and then in my messy garb head to main street on my way home to the Jet, Terra-cotta or a Japanese place to get some food!  The Jet was the favorite spot- there was no place better to get cheap delicious diner food in the area. My favorite thing to order was the Burger Club Sandwich. Never before college had I heard of this sandwich.. and it quickly become a weekly indulgence.

Since graduating in 2007 so much has changed in my life. I haven’t since picked up a paintbrush, or pencil to sketch..and I have not had a single burger club sandwich. It was shortly as my graduation that my health issues began to show up at which point of course I gave up gluten forever. Not only that- but with a growing level of bad health I became a bit of an anti-social hermit and lost connection with not only friends of the present but those from the past. It was just too hard to go out in public while in pain from having daily autoimmune attacks, watching others eat and drink the things I missed.

Its funny the way life can be-  you know you are doing the right career when it has a way of connecting you back  with people from all  phases of your life that you once cared for. Not only has this site been a journey of my own improved health, and provided me with a  job that gave me endless amounts of  purpose- It has managed to put me  back in touch with so many people.  It blows my mind when I come across a childhood friend that I haven’t seen in 15+ making one of my recipes and sharing the photos. Just the other day a woman that I looked up to enormously when I was 6-7 years old- was sharing photos of my recipes on instigram that she had made.

The past month unintentionally I found myself reconnecting  with a number of meaningful people from my college days.. and ironically this Burger Club Waffle Sandwich recipe was born. For me- memories of food and people always go hand in hand.

Fact: Crispy toasted waffles taste insanely good used as bread for all burgers and sandwiches.  Better than bread.  And..waffles  can be made extremely allergen friendly and are a heck of a lot easier to make than bread. 

Last week I created 3 basic waffle recipes that should work for just about anyone. Using one of these recipes- you can make a killer Burger club sandwich.  All three recipes have been getting rave reviews. Select the one that best works for you- and or feel free to use store bought waffles for this recipe.

A Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Nut Free Waffle Recipe

A Paleo/Dairy Free Waffle Recipe

- A Paleo/Dairy/Egg Free Waffle Recipe


Burger Club Waffle Sandwich.


  1. Make your waffle of choice.  (depending on the thickness of your waffle iron- each waffle recipe makes between 4-10 waffles- If you are planning to use the full batch of waffles for sandwiches you will need anywhere from 2-4 burger patties. 
  2. Set waffles aside- and make your burgers.  Place burger patties in a smoking hot skillet, cover and cook each patty for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked to preference.
  3. If using store bought waffles (or if using one of my waffles that you have frozen) Throw the waffle  into the toaster once to thaw. If using fresh made waffles toaster step can be skipped.  Place the (pre-toasted) or freshly cooked waffle into a skillet with a little butter or oil of choice and give the waffle a second toasting so that it gets extra crispy.
  4. Assemble your sandwiches- using the Burger, Lettuce Tomato and Mayo!


PS. I’m hosting a fun Waffle Challenge on Facebook and Instigram. All you need to do is to create a fun sandwich or other recipe of choice using one of my waffle recipes as the base- and then post the photo on Facebook/instigram and tag me. I’m giving away prizes for the best Photo and Best Recipe idea!  Read here for more fun details.

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Wendy August 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I <3 you!! Ever since I found your website and signed up for your emails- I have been using and LOVING all of your recipes. You are truly heaven sent! My young boys have food allergies and for myself and the rest of the family, I would also like to have a gluten free/paleo lifestyle. I didn't know if I would have the variety and the flavor. I was worried about complicated recipes. And I didn't want to feel like I was depriving my family of fun "treats" too. (I pictured a life of lettuce only-haha!) Your recipes are fabulous!! I just can't thank you enough! Please do not ever stop doing what your doing! Your work is so appreciated!


Brittany August 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Thanks Wendy!!!!!! <3


Karen S August 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

These look so yummy and a great idea using the waffle for a burger bun. This club looks so good. This may sound like a silly question but what type of waffle iron do you use. I have a big Belgian waffle iron and the waffles would be too big for a sandwich. I looked on line and it is a little confusing on what type to get for a sandwich/burger. I love your recipes by the way. If you don’t mind letting me know that would be great.
Thanks – Karen


Brittany August 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

That’s a good observation! Belgium waffles are too thick for a sandwich. I mean.. It would work but the texture would be best with thinner waffles.
I also have a Belgium maker and so I went up and picked up a cheap $10 second iron at Walmart that makes thinner waffles.


Karen S August 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Great – That is what I am going to do. My daughter and I have given up on trying anymore burger buns. We want to try these, I know they will be a hit. Thanks for all your hard work!


Brittany August 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I have a feeling you will love them! I honestly like sandwiches better on waffles than regular bread! :)


Karen S August 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I finally found a classic waffle maker and made the Paleo waffles for sandwiches. WE LOVE THEM!!!! I can’t thank you enough. It is awesome. I have been meaning to reply back and let you know. My son (16 yrs old) even commented on the recipe and was wondering where it came from…He said” Did you let her know they are awesome”. :o ) My daughter loves being able to have a sandwich in her lunch. Thanks again for the great recipes and blog.

Rebekah August 14, 2013 at 1:22 am

I have a story almost exactly the same as yours…even the art school part! I went to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Anyway, I LOVE your recipes! I share them on facebook all the time. Thank you SO much for including options for different allergies/intolerances! It makes these recipes accessible to so many people! I think I use one of your recipes once a day or even twice! Thank you! I will definitely be trying some waffles tomorrow!


yowzah August 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm

So when are you going to open your restaurant, lady? JK, you kind of have to be a masochist on some level to open any kind of quality restuarant….I just look at these treats that you make and I imagine that the first person to cater killer meals with the highest quality ingredients to paleo folk will be one wealthy mofo..


Barb September 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Thank you , I am gluten free and dairy free this is nice because gluten free bread is real dry even if you put it in the microwave


Tori Griffin October 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I’ve been dragging my feet getting a waffle maker for I don’t know how long. This is the thing that has finally convinced me to do it! All these sandwiches on your site look DELICIOUS. Sometimes, a girl just needs a sandwich, you know?

I noticed people have asked you what kind of waffle iron you use, but I have been SCOURING the internet and can’t even come close to finding a waffle iron resembling yours. Looks as though they’re the shape of Eggos, which would be perfect for sandwiches. You keep mentioning it’s just a $10 one from Wal-Mart. Any clue as to the brand? Thanks!


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