Standout Party Appetizer: Gluten-Free, Vegan Grilled Cheese Wafflewich Sliders

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Party appetizer rut? Trying to impress the coworkers? Want to elevate date night to a whole new level? It may be time to break out the waffle iron. 

I tend to go for simple, understated appetizers that guests feel are accessible and actually want to eat. Towers or stacks of tiny food have never done much for me. So while I usually wouldn't be drawn to a wafflewich slider, I appreciate how this recipe relies on homemade waffles and takes care to think through ingredients and flavors. 

When looking at the ingredient list, a few items may be unfamiliar to you as they're gluten-free baking items that you may not have laying around the house. Just know that you can customize the idea to fit your own diet and taste: if you're not gluten-free, use your favorite waffle recipe, grate a little zucchini into the batter and take it from there. Rather have a little meat on the table? Slip in a few slices of crisp bacon. Or how about making a sweet mini dessert using the wafflewich idea with sliced banana and Nutella? The options are endless, but I have a feeling this charming take on the more typical slider might make itself known at a few upcoming gatherings in our house.