If you are looking for the best vegan waffle recipe, I got you covered. These sweet, fluffy, crispy, eggless waffles are the perfect homemade waffles that the whole family will love.
The best classic vegan waffles can be a little hard to come by.
I have tried a LOT of recipes, and it usually lacks a little something.
These Vegan Waffles are not lacking in anything.
They have that crispiness you want in a waffle; they are thick, sweet waffles, but not overly so fluffy and just all-around a delicious breakfast option or breakfast for dinner.
I love breakfast for dinner.
Does anyone else like breakfast for dinner?
My kids absolutely devour these vegan waffles. There are rarely leftovers. These don’t make a ton of waffles, but our Belgian waffle iron is pretty big, and these make five good-sized waffles.
One of the best parts of this recipe is that there are no special ingredients, all pantry ingredients.
If you're used to cooking vegan recipes then you know that flax seeds aren't special ingredients.
These vegan waffles use flax eggs (using flax seed) as it’s a binder.
And they really do a good job getting these waffles to do what I wanted them to.
If you have never worked with flax seeds as an egg replacer you can learn more about it on the link.
But I promise it’s super easy and you add a little Omega 3’s in your waffles, no one can be mad about that.
I love a great recipe that can be used for so many different occasions. You could use this delicious recipe for a quick breakfast or even on Christmas morning.
What do I look for in a vegan Belgian waffles recipe?
- crispy waffles
- light texture
- fluffy waffles
These all make a perfect texture for these good waffles.
Can you make this a gluten free waffle recipe?
Yes, you can sub out the all purpose flour for a gluten free flour blend.
Can I make these a little healthier?
Yes, you can cut the sugar in half and substitute half or all of the flour for whole wheat flour.
How do I reheat leftover waffles?
I would reheat these in either a toaster oven or toaster if you want them to be crispier waffles like when they were fresh. You can microwave them, but they won't be nearly as tasty.
How should I store these cooked waffles?
The best way to store these are in either a zip lock bag or an airtight container in the fridge once they have cooled.
Can you freeze this easy waffle recipe?
Yes, you sure can. However, I would freeze them on a baking sheet singly first, and then once they are frozen, put them in an airtight container like a gallon freezer-safe bag, and then you can stack them. Otherwise, when you go to pull them out, they will all be stuck together.
Can you put the batter in the fridge?
Yes, you can make this the night before and stick it in the fridge, or even use the batter for a few days and make fresh waffles each day with the batter.
Can I make these into vegan blueberry waffles?
Yes, for sure! Just throw some blueberries into it and cook.
Do I have to use a Belgian waffle maker?
No, you can use any waffle maker you want. Just watch the cook times. I have used a regular waffle maker in the past with no problems. Or my personal favorite is to use a mini waffle maker. These make perfect ego-sized waffles and are great to pull out on a busy school day morning.
Can I make oil-free waffles?
Yes, you can substitute applesauce for the oil. I'm going to be honest, though, if you aren't used to oil-free cooking and want a classic waffle, then with the applesauce, it won't quite hit the mark.
What do you need for the best vegan waffles?
Check out these simple ingredients;
- flax eggs (2 TB flax meal 4 TB water)
- baking powder
- white flour
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- neutral oil (like vegetable oil or canola oil, I wouldn't use olive oil)
- non-dairy milk (soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, whatever you want)
Favorite toppings options for the best vegan breakfast with these easy vegan waffles.
- vegan butter
- whatever your favorite fruits are (fresh fruit or frozen if you dethaw)
- fresh berries
- chocolate chips
- pure maple syrup
- maple vegan butter
- vegan whipping cream
How do you make them?
Here are the full instructions;
Start by heating up your waffle iron (I used a Belgian waffle maker)
Get a small bowl and mix your Flax egg and set it aside.
Get a mixing bowl (a medium bowl is fine) and mix your dry ingredients with a whisk. Then add your wet ingredients, including your flax egg. Whisk until it’s incorporated.
Spray your waffle iron with non stick spray to prevent sticking, and pour about 1 cup waffle batter (depending on the size and instructions of your waffle iron, often they will have a recommended amount of batter). You want to make sure to have enough batter but not too much batter. Then cook 1.5 to 2 minutes before flipping it to the other side and cook another 1.5- 2 minutes.
If you are making these for a crowd and want to keep them crispy and warm, pop them on a cookie sheet and place them in the oven at 200 degrees until ready to serve.
These are best eaten when fresh.
How do you like your waffles? Let me know in the comments!
Want other delicious vegan breakfast recipes?
- Vegan french toast
- Classic vegan pancakes
- Almond poppyseed vegan pancakes
- French toast cinnamon roll-ups, vegan
Amazing Vegan Waffles
- 2 flax eggs 2 TB flax meal 4 TB water
- 1 TB baking powder
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 TB vanilla extract
- ½ cup neutral oil
- 2 cups plant milk
- Start by heating your waffle iron (I used a Belgian waffle iron)
- Mix your Flax egg and set aside
- Mix your dry ingredients with a whisk. Then add your wet ingredients, including your flax egg. Whisk until it's incorporated.
- Spray your waffle iron with cooking spray to prevent sticking, and pour about 1 cup (depending on the size and instructions of your waffle iron) of batter and cook 1.5 to 2 minutes before flipping it to the other side and cook another 1.5- 2 minutes. Best eaten when fresh.
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This post was updated on 11/5/2021