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!
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 made with less than 10 simple ingredients:
- Flour – great news the recipe works with either unbleached white flour, wholewheat 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.
- Baking powder – for a little raise
- Coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar. Other options are sugar-free crystal sweetener like Erythritol or Monk fruit. Regular sugar will work too but it’s less nutritious.
- Unsweetened applesauce – this acts as egg replacement in the recipe
- Coconut oil – or any light flavor oil you love like almond oil, avocado oil or canola oil. Note that refined coconut oil doesn’t have coconut taste!
- 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.
- Vanilla extract
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 . The recipe will work with the same ratio of whole-wheat flour or wholemeal flour. The result will be crispier, denser and darker in color. Whole-wheat 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! The recipe will be heavier and fluffier but 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 fat 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 these milks.
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 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
- Fruits – banana slices, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries
- Cream and yoghurt – add a dollop of homemade coconut whipped cream, coconut yoghurt or soy yoghurt
- Nuts and more– sliced almonds, dessicated coconut, vegan chocolate chips
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Vegan waffles recipe
- 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.
- Store the waffle batter up to 24 hour in the fridge in an airtight container and use the next day for breakfast.
- 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.