The Best Vegan Waffles

2021-05-05
Two Waffles Stacked on top of each other with berries and syrup on top
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

If you’re a fan of breakfast or brunch, then you’re surely a fan of Waffles. This vegan Waffles recipe will give you a fluffy and delicious stack for a cozy and pampered morning. Get your machines ready and toasty for a family favorite (these would be perfect for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed!) and don’t forget your sweet maple syrup for a perfect drip. Let’s learn how to prepare them!

Two Waffles Stacked on top of each other with berries and syrup on top

Can You Make Waffles Without Eggs?

If you thought that waffles without using eggs was an impossible feat, then rejoice because this recipe skips them altogether. But how can we replace eggs when baking or cooking pancakes or waffles? There are so many amazing plant-based swaps available to us (check out our Best Vegan Egg Replacers for Baking article!), and in this case, flax seeds and water helped us achieve the same results.

A flax egg is the mix between ground flax seeds and water. After a few minutes it takes after a gel like consistency, which is the perfect substitute for eggs. You should give it a try!

What Are The Best Waffle Toppings?

Now to the good part! Toppings. Vegan waffles on their own are amazing but if you want to take them to the next level, toppings is the way to go. The possibilities are endless and we are delighted to give a few amazing ideas:

  • Fresh fruit: Some juicy blueberries, strawberries or raspberries (or all of them together!) would be ideal but feel free to experiment with whatever fresh and seasonal fruit you have available.
  • Vegan Whipped Cream: You can either make this yourself at home or grab a bottle at your local grocery store (they have great dairy-free options out there!).
  • Melted Chocolate: You can melt some dairy-free chocolate chips and drizzle it on top. Check out our guide on how to melt chocolate!
  • Caramel Sauce: Look for some coconut milk based caramel sauce or try making your own (it’s not a speedy process but it can turn out so good!)
  • A Square of Butter: You can always go traditional style with a square of plant-based butter and some maple syrup.

We hope you give this recipe a try and keep it in your vault of recipes to make over and over again! Have fun with your weekend or special occasions breakfasts!

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Two Waffles Stacked on top of each other with berries and syrup on top

Fluffy Vegan Waffles

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These dairy-free and egg-free vegan waffles are fluffy and perfect for a cozy breakfast in bed! You have to try them!


Ingredients

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  • 2 ½ tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • 1 ¾ cups of vanilla plant-based milk (plain will work)
  • ⅓ cup of vegetable oil 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (whole wheat will work)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of granulated sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt 
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 

Instructions

  1. Turn on your waffle iron.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the warm water and ground flax seeds until thoroughly combined. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  5. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture and flax mixture. Whisk gently, just until combined. Make sure to not overmix.
  6. Scoop the desired amount of batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Follow your waffle iron instructions to cook. Repeat with the remaining batter until all the waffles are cooked.


Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, vegan waffles, waffles, dairy free, egg free, allergen free, vegan breakfast

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