Easy Vegan Waffles! Crispy, Delicious, waffles for Everyday Breakfast. 1 Bowl, Freezer friendly. Serve with fruits and favorite toppings. Vegan Waffle Recipe. Soy-free Nut-free option Jump to Recipe
Sometimes you just need some good waffles to start the day! Simple everyday waffles that you can dress as you like. These easy waffles are a breeze to put together. They can also be adjusted to preferred crispyness and texture. I make a mix of flours and use that in the waffle recipe. You can play around with other flours of choice too.
A direct completely gluten-free substitution doesn’t work in the recipe, I’ll have a gluten-free version posted separately with a gf blend and the process that makes crispy non dry non crumbly waffles. In this recipe, you can replace a quarter of the flour with an alternate flour(with or without gluten flour). Lets make some.
Ingredients for Easy Vegan Waffles and Substitution options
- I use a mix of flours to make the waffle mix for a crispy and hearty result, You can use just all purpose flour if you like.
- All Purpose flour keeps the waffles light and fluffy
- Whole wheat pastry flour helps with adding more structure
- Almond flour and starch help with crispyness. You can use rice flour as a substitute for almond flour to keep the mix nut-free.
- flax meal adds a bit of moist binding. It is optional. These ingredients make the dry mix.
- Baking powder adds leavening
- Some sugar or sweetener in the batter makes lightly sweet waffles
- A small amount of salt balances out the sweet
- Non dairy milk such as almond, soy or light coconut work out the best. Other light non dairy milks will work as well.
- A bit of oil helps with crispyness. You can omit it if you prefer.
- Vanilla extract adds flavor
- I love some additional flavor from a few drops of almond extract or a fourth tsp of cinnamon.
How to make Vegan Waffles
Assemble the ingredients. Whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl to mix well.
Add the non dairy milk, flavors and oil and whisk until smooth. Let the batter sit for a bit and then adjust if needed with extra non dairy milk or flour.
Preheat the waffle maker and grease it if needed. Add the recommended amount of batter. You can adjust the amounts based on the preferred thickness and crispyness of the waffle. Use lesser batter for crispier waffles.
Keep the waffles warm in the oven then stack and serve with toppings of choice. Are these the Best Vegan Waffles?! you tell me 🙂
Tips to make Crispy Waffles and Troubleshooting
Depending on the waffle maker, consistency of the batter and amount, you will have to cook longer for crispier. Use less batter for crispier waffles
If the waffles turnout gummy,
- They might need to be cooked longer.
- The batter might need additional flour as too moist a batter can cook too quickly on the edges leaving the inside gummy.
- You might need less batter per waffle
For Crispy waffles,
- you need almond flour and starch in the mix
- oil in the batter and on the waffle iron will also help
- longer cooking time makes nice golden crisp waffles. The waffle maker might have given times for cooking, but you can cook longer.
- The waffles also crisp a bit more on cooling once out of the waffle maker.
More Vegan Breakfast options
Easy Vegan Waffles (1 Bowl)
- 1 1/4 cup (156.25 g) of my waffle mix (below) or all purpose flour + 2 tsp starch
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar , fine cane sugar or coconut sugar or light brown
- 1 1/4 cup (295.74 ml) non-dairy milk such as almond or soy or light coconut milk
- 1 tbsp oil , plus more for cooking if needed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a few drops almond extract or 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Dry Waffle Mix:
- 3/4 cup (93.75 g) unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (40 g) wheat pastry flour or use more all purpose
- 1 tbsp starch such as tapioca or cornstarch
- 2 tbsp almond flour or use 1 tbsp rice flour for nut-free
- 1 tsp flax seed meal ,optional
- In a large bowl, whisk the flours under waffle mix. Add baking powder, salt, sugar and mix well.
- Add the oil and 1 cup + 2 tbsp non dairy milk and whisk well. Depending on the flours and non dairy milk used, you will need 1-2 tbsp more milk for a smooth batter. (You can add in chocolate chips or small blueberries in the batter at this time for variation)
- Let the batter sit for atleast 15 mins. (You can adjust the batter at this time if too thick, with additional non dairy milk, or a tbsp of flour if too thin)
- Heat your waffle maker. When hot, brush or spray oil if needed. Add the batter depending on the size of your waffle iron. (*Add a smaller portion of the batter, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar mix and add another tbsp or so batter on top for cinnamon swirl waffles)
- Cook until golden. The waffles will crisp more on cooling for a min or so. Remove the waffle and serve immediately or store in a warm oven (225 deg F) until ready to use. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, some vegan butter, fruits and other toppings and sides or choice. Store: Freeze the waffles once fully cooled in an airtight container. That for a few mins, then reheat in a toaster and serve.