Vegan waffles recipe – easy, fluffy

An easy vegan waffle recipe for a comforting weekend breakfast. You will love these fluffy vegan waffles and all the possible healthy options to make this recipe, keep reading to learn more!

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How to make vegan waffles?

Vegan waffles are egg-free and dairy-free waffles. They are fluffy vegan waffles like regular Belgian style waffles but without the butter, eggs, or milk. Of course, this is an easy vegan waffle recipe, no flax egg or chia egg needed, made with less than 10 simple ingredients:

  • Flour – great news the recipe works with either unbleached white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. The texture changes slightly depending on the flour you are using. White wheat waffles are chewier and fluffier while the whole-wheat waffle recipe is heavier, darker in color, and crispier. You can also use oat flour with this recipe but make sure you use thin oat flour for the best result. Coarse oat flour makes the waffles fragile.
  • Baking powder – for a little raise or half the amount of baking soda. Note that baking soda is a great gluten-free option If you use baking soda
  • Coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar. Other options are sugar-free crystal sweeteners like Erythritol or Monk fruit. Regular sugar will work too but it’s less nutritious.
  • Unsweetened applesauce – this acts as an egg replacement in the recipe. You can also replace applesauce by pumpkin puree to make pumpkin waffles.
  • Coconut oil – or any light vegetable oil you love. Options that are light in flavors are almond oil, avocado oil, or canola oil. Note that refined coconut oil doesn’t have coconut taste or you can use vegan butter too.
  • Unsweetened coconut milk – any plant-based milk would work in the recipe. Soy milk and canned coconut milk contain more fat and will make the waffles fluffier. You can also use unsweetened almond milk or oat milk but the waffles will be crispier. Note that you can boost the fluffiness of your waffle by adding 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to the soy milk to create vegan buttermilk.
  • Vanilla extract

Easy vegan waffles steps

This is the easiest vegan waffle recipe you will find online. All you have to do is combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients together, that’s it!

Wet ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk coconut oil or vegetable oil along with soy milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract. For fluffy waffles add 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. In fact, this addition turns soy milk into vegan buttermilk and create fluffy crispy waffle.

Dry ingredients

In another mixing bowl, combine flour of your choice with sugar and baking powder (or baking soda), salt, and any healthy addition you want. You may like 1 tablespoon of chia seed of flaxseed to boost the recipe with omega 3.

EASY VEGAN WAFFLES RECIPE

Healthy vegan waffle recipe options

Of course, we all want healthy vegan breakfasts to start the day. So let me share with you some healthy swap you can make in this recipe to make it more nourishing:

  • Swap white flour for whole wheat flour or thin oat flour. The recipe will work with the same ratio of whole wheat flour or oat flour. The result will be crispier, denser, and darker in color. Whole wheat flour or oat flour waffles are much more nutritious and recommended to add fiber to your breakfast!
  • Make it sugar-free – use erythritol or xylitol instead of coconut sugar and serve with low-carb fruits like berries and sunflower seed butter.
  • Make it oil-free – swap the oil for more applesauce! Oil is the key for a crispy waffle so if you remove oil this easy vegan waffles will be heavier and fluffier but still delicious too!
  • Low fat – choose low-fat milk like unsweetened almond milk, the waffles will be crispier with this option.

How to make vegan waffles that are fluffy?

The trick to make your waffles fluffy is to use coconut milk! Indeed, coconut milk contains more fats than unsweetened almond milk and therefore coconut milk waffles are fluffier. Another option is to use soy milk. Obviously, unsweetened almond milk and oat milk would work too but the waffles will be crispier with them.

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Waffle topping ideas

There are so many possibilities when it comes to waffle toppings. The best vegan waffle toppings are:

  • Nut butter or seed butter – sunflower seed butter, almond butter, cashew butter or peanut butter
  • Refined sugar-free liquid sweetener – brown rice syrup (low GI), Monk fruit syrup (sugar-free), maple syrup or agave syrup
  • Jam & spread – any fruit jam, apple sauce or chocolate vegan spread
  • Fresh fruit – banana slices, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries. You can basically add any fresh fruit on top of this vegan waffle recipe
  • Cream and yogurt – add a dollop of homemade vegan whipped cream, coconut yogurt, or soy yogurt. Make your own vegan whipped cream using the coconut cream on top of a can of coconut cream.
  • Nuts and seeds – sliced almonds, desiccated coconut, vegan chocolate chips, or a pinch of chia seed!

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Can I make a gluten-free vegan waffle?

The best flour options to make vegan gluten-free waffles are:

  • all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • gluten-free certified oat flour
  • Another option is a combination of 1/3 rice flour,1/3 almond flour, and 1/3 oat flour. However, note that gluten-free waffles are much more chewy, dense, and fragile.

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Vegan waffles recipe

Easy dairy-free waffles recipe and-egg free waffle recipe for all the waffle lovers!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Total Time: 14 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Belgian, European, French
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: vegan waffles recipe
Servings: 10 waffles
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Carine
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Liquid ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, coconut sugar.
  • Preheat the waffle iron. Make sure you grease your waffle iron just before adding the waffle batter and repeat this before baking each batch of waffles. You can either brush some coconut oil or spray some oil.
  • Make a well in the center, pour unsweetened almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla and apple sauce.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together until it forms a consistent waffle batter with no lumps.
  • Ladle the waffle batter into the preheated and greased waffle iron.
  • Cook the waffles for 3-4 minutes (time very much depends on your waffle iron) or until golden and crispy. The longer they bake the crispier they get.
  • Serve immediately with topping of your choice like icing sugar, peanut butter or jam.

Make ahead

  • Store the waffle batter up to 24 hour in the fridge in an airtight container and use the next day for breakfast.

Storage

  • Store the cooked waffles in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze the waffles and defrost the day before serving.
  • Stored waffles gets softer, I recommend you rewarm them few minutes in a toaster or in a preheated waffle iron to bring back their crispiness.

Notes

Flour options:
The recipe works with gluten-free all-purpose flour, wholemeal flour or whole-wheat flour. The color of the waffles will be darker with whole-wheat flour as this flour contains a higher amount of fiber.
Oil free:
The recipe can be made oil free, swap the oil for same amount of applesauce. Note that the oil-free vegan waffle recipe will be softer and won't crisp as much. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.7g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 5.6g

 

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