How to Make a Monte Cristo Sandwich

We love this easy sandwich for a hearty lunch or a late night snack. Delicious on a budget and quick to make anytime!

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The Monte Cristo Sandwich with grilled ham and cheese

What’s a Monte Cristo?

One of my favorite sandwiches is the Monte Cristo. It’s a french creation, originally called Croque Monsieur.  Rich and satisfying, it is as yummy as it looks! Traditionally served for breakfast this is a popular staple at french cafe’s and is often served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and jam for dipping.

The high protein in the sandwich here comes from the bread being actually dipped in egg wash like french toast, then grilled to perfection. Load up your griddle with lots of grass fed butter when frying for the best flavor! I use coconut milk or almond milk occasionally for a different set of flavors.

Monte Cristo Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

Monte Cristo Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)


  • White or whole wheat bread
  • Milk (1/3 cup per sandwich)
  • Eggs (1 per sandwich)
  • Slices of Mozzarella or Gruyere Cheese
  • Sliced Deli Ham
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • Jam (optional)


  1. Preheat griddle or cast iron frying pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, let melt.
  3. Whip the egg and milk with a fork in a medium size bowl.
  4. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, add to griddle.
  5. Layer the bread with the cheese and ham slices.
  6. Top with another piece of bread dipped in the egg mixture.
  7. Fry the sandwich for 3-5 until brown and cheese is melted.
  8. Turn sandwich and cook the other side until done.
  9. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and jam for dipping if desired.

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Guilt Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles for Any Diet

Guilt Free Chocolate Waffles for Any Diet have always been a favorite at our house. We make them occasionally in large quantities for the entire family. They are great for breakfast, snacks, or even with ice-cream!

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Guilt Free Chocolate Waffles

We love anything chocolate. This month the Ultimate Recipe Challenge is Chocolate and I couldn’t wait to whip up a batch of my favorite waffles. These waffles are great for anyone with food issues because they are so basic. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan! It’s a win, win, win! There are lots of delicious recipes this month in the Recipe Challenge, so be sure to check them all out!

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I like my waffles best made with coconut oil for a rich flavor.  Serve them with hot maple syrup, fresh strawberries and even whip cream (if you can eat it!) on the side.

Here’s how to make a perfect batch!


Guilt Free Chocolate Waffle Recipe

Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles

Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles


  • 2 cups gluten free baking mix
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Whip cream


  1. •Preheat waffle iron.
  2. •Combine the baking mix, cocoa, salt and baking powder in medium sized bowl.
  3. •Separate eggs. Combine egg yokes with coconut milk, vanilla, and coconut oil.
  4. •Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient mixture. Combine.
  5. •Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form in blender. Fold into batter.
  6. •Grease the waffle iron with coconut oil or butter. Pour in mixture, bake until done.
  7. •Makes 8 chocolate waffles. Waffles may be frozen and reheated in the toaster or served with ice cream.


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