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.
These did not work for me it all Looks like I may be the minority based on other comments. Our waffle maker is non stick and I sprayed with oil before these waffles First batch both sides stuck so bad, I was scraping them out Second batch I thought maybe I needed more batter. This was incorrect and I ended up with batter bubbling out. What stayed in, still stuck to both sides.
Followed recipe…used optional flax seed and also the cornstarch vs tapioca flour.
It’s just a flour batter so I don’t know why it would stick so badly. Make sure to preheat the waffle iron until nicely hot. Brush oil instead of spray, maybe the spray did something. My old waffle iron that isn’t even that nonstick now still works fine if preheated well.
These were so delicious and crispy. Made the recipe as is and topped with fresh sliced strawberries and maple syrup. Loved them!!!
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I’ve made these a few times and have tried several other vegan waffle recipe options out there and my husband announced yesterday that these are his favorite! The perfect waffle recipe. I love adding the almond extract!
These are a regular at our house. We make them in our Mickey Mouse waffle maker. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!
Fantastic recipe…my waffle maker failed me last minute other than that I enjoyed the taste and texture of these eggless waffles. Kids loved it! A keeper and house regular now.
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oh no! well, good thing that you still loved them despite the waffle maker dying!
I was so excited to see a waffle recipe that was made using the Dash mini waffle maker, because that’s what I have! I have been worried that waffles meant to be made on Belgian waffle makers would cook differently than the thin tiny waffles that the Dash makes.
I made these and they were awesome! I don’t have any whole wheat pastry flour, so I used half of the 1/3 cup of regular whole wheat flour, and the other half of the 1/3 cup using more AP flour. I did not add the optional flax seed, (because I was too lazy to get out my Magic Bullet just to grind a tiny bit of flax seed) and it didn’t seem like it was missing anything. I added the vinegar to make buttermilk like I usually do when I make pancakes, and for some reason it wouldn’t curdle, even with an extra tsp of apple cider vinegar. It didn’t matter though. They were delicious. I also added a generous amount of mini chocolate chips, and everything worked perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!
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Thank you for the revision info Rebecca!
My grandparents who aren’t exactly into vegan food… LOVED THESE. They said they were the best waffles they have ever had. I agree.
Absolutely delicious and very easy to make.
Thanks for the delicious recipe! I added chocolate chips, and the kids loved it 💖. We have a rather old waffle maker , so we had to work a bit to get the right conditions to make the waffles (it took longer to get warm enough so the waffles could cook well).
Greetings from Norway!
Made this recipe today as I got the Dash mini waffle maker recently. The recipe turned out great! I had tried a few recipes before I found yours and was disappointed by the flavours. Your recipe had the perfect flavour and the waffles were very fluffy and yet crispy. Thank you so much for your recipes!
Just got a mini waffle maker for Christmas and just made me some mini waffles!!! 😄😄 this recipe worked perfectly!
Hi, can I pre-make the batter? Does it store well in the fridge or freezer?
yes you can refrigerate it in a closed container. i havent tried freezing the batter, but i freeze the waffles
Is the nutrition for 1 waffle or for the whole batch?
for 2 regular size waffles
The measurements seem off. It says to use 295 gms or 1 1/4 c but according to my scale 295 gms is way more than that ( almost 2.5 c) . Is my scale wrong ? Thx
yes thats definitely not right. I thinkthe widget is using some pre added value in the database. i updated it for flour
Can I make this with just whole wheat flour in the dry mix?
yes, the waffles will be denser
I made these and my waffle maker glued itself shut! It broke while trying to open them. What did I do wrong? I used coconut oil so they wouldn’t stick . 🙁
its probably the waffle non stick surface has gone bad. Maybe a neutral oil such as safflower would be helpful,but if it stuck that bad i think its the surface.
Can these be made gluten free?
working on a gf version
This recipe is wonderful. Waffles were light and crispy. My search for a great waffle recipe is over. Thanks!
I was so excited to see this recipe and tried it out for dinner tonight. Tasted great, but really was a flop. The batter totally stuck to the waffle iron even though I oiled it. This has been the problem with every vegan waffle recipe I’ve tried. Any thoughts as to what might be going wrong?
it might be the waffle iron. if its too old, it might have lost a bit of non stickness. Also let it heat really well. Like probably twice as long than what is listed on the waffle maker. And let the waffles cook for longer as well so they release easily when crisp.
What can I use instead of flax meal? Would chia seeds work? How much?
yes same amount
Just wondering if the oil could be omitted from this recipe? Thanks!
Kristine L Flynn
Thanks so much. I made them this morning. No oil added and they came out amazing. 😊
What waffle maker did you use?
Dash mini waffle maker
I made these this morning for my son’s birthday with sprinkles inside. I did the buttermilk version and they turned out wonderfully, honestly the best vegan waffle I have had. They were crisp on the outside without being burnt and perfectly cooked on the inside. Thank you for the recipe!
Made these with the cinnamon sugar. They were so crispy and perfect!!
These were delicious. Thanks for the recipe.