Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and perfect for *lots* of maple syrup, these vegan waffles are a recipe you don’t want to miss! They’re easy to make, gluten free and freezer friendly.
I’ll admit, I’m usually team pancakes, but there’s something irresistible about the little pockets on waffles that seem to soak up maple syrup so well and give you the perfect amount n every bite. If waffles weren’t made for maple syrup, then I don’t know what was.
These vegan waffles are made in one bowl, have a light and fluffy center with a crispy crust and can easily be made gluten free (which I did!).
You can serve these with just about anything… yogurt, butter, berries, a berry compote, or turn them into dessert by adding whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Seriously, that sounds SO good right now.
This recipe is made from a mix of oat flour and gluten free all purpose flour, vegan buttermilk, a bit of sugar, flax eggs or even applesauce, and a few other key ingredients to get the perfect texture. Easy!
Most traditional waffle recipes have egg and milk in them so they are not vegan friendly, but these are two ingredients that can easily be subbed for vegan alternatives.
Eggs do make waffles a bit more fluffy, but trust me, these vegan waffles are just fine without the egg. If you want to use egg instead, that is totally fine, but keep in mind the final recipe will be a bit lighter and less dense than the original.
How to make this recipe
This recipe is a simple matter of combining all the dry ingredients together, then whisking in the wet and cooking in a waffle iron! Easy peasy.
Prepare your flax egg and set aside to thicken. Measure out the non-dairy milk and add in the vinegar. Stir together and set aside for 10. This will act as our buttermilk.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Add in all remaining wet ingredients, including the milk and flax egg once thickened.
Heat and lightly grease a waffle iron. Mine has 5 settings, I usually put it somewhere between the 3rd and 4th.
Once it’s ready, add the batter and close the lid. Let cook until it beeps or the light turns green.
Remove from the waffle iron and transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat until all batter has been used. You can also keep them warm in an oven set to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is a belgian waffle? A belgian waffle is different from a regular waffle in that it has deeper pockets and larger squares. This recipe will be successful in virtually any waffle maker, or even as pancakes if you don’t have one!
How do I keep them warm? To keep the waffles warm while you’re cooking the rest, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and place the waffles in the oven to stay warm and crispy.
Do they keep? Once prepared, these vegan waffles will keep in the fridge for about 3 days or in the freezer for about one month. Make a double batch for easy breakfasts throughout the week!
Can I add chocolate chips? Feel free to add any additional mix-ins to the batter like chocolate chips or fresh or frozen blueberries. Frozen blueberries will bleed into the batter a little bit and give it a marbley look.
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The Best Vegan Waffles
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour (I used gluten free, regular works too)
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ¾ cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
- 1 tbsp apple cider or white vinegar
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 5 tbsp water
- ¼ cup light brown, cane, or coconut sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Prepare your flax egg by mixing together the ground flax and water and set aside to thicken.
- Measure out the non-dairy milk and add in the vinegar. Stir together and set aside for 10. This will act as our buttermilk.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
- Add in all remaining wet ingredients, including the milk and flax egg once thickened.
- Heat and lightly grease a waffle iron. Mine has 5 settings, I usually put it somewhere between the 3rd and 4th.
- Once it's ready, add the batter and close the lid. Let cook until it beeps or the light turns green.
- Remove from the waffle iron and transfer to a cooling rack. Repeat until all batter has been used. You can also keep them warm in an oven set to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve with berries, maple syrup, coconut whipped cream or anything else you like!