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Easy Vegan Waffles

Easy Vegan Waffles

Plant Based Recipes

Last Updated on April 3, 2020

Who doesn’t love waffles? It’s been difficult living sans Waffle House in California. Where else can you get waffles at 2 am? 

Chocolate Chip Waffles

Recently, I’ve been eating pancakes, waffle’s flat cousin. Partly due to living with the Patron Saint of Pancakes, Rachel, my roommate in college. Her pancakes were majestic. Super thick, fluffy and filled with delicious chocolate chips made on a portable griddle in the dorm. Joyous occasions, tearful occasions, I don’t have time to go to the caf occasions – pancakes were there. She had a simple recipe of bisquick, water, and chocolate chips. Simple but effective.

I tried to recreate this, but I never quite had Rachel’s finesse.

 Regular Waffles

Regular Waffles

After we moved into the house earlier this year, and after many requests from Justin, It was time to get a waffle maker. (second hand – of course!) I try to keep my kitchen and appliances very minimal. (I’m down to 4 now!) But, I have to say the waffle maker has become essential. I don’t know if I could live without it. 

This recipe is so ridiculously easy; it’s perfect for a weekend morning feast. You can easily make it non-vegan by adding real butter. (You cannot use a liquid oil. They will separate.)

Easy, Zero Waste, Vegan Waffles 

10 Minutes Prep; Hot Waffle Iron; 8 Waffles

  •  2 & 1/4 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons of Sugar (optional) 
  • 1/4 Cup  (1/2 stick) Vegan Butter 
  • 1 & 2/3 Cups of Water

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal.  Add in the water and pour into a piping hot waffle iron. I’ve added in a 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and it’s delicious! 

These freeze really well. I throw these in my bread bag in the freezer. I pop them in the toaster oven at work for 5 minutes, and they’re perfect! 

PRO TIP: Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Place waffles on a cookie sheet inside the oven as you make them to keep them warm.

Pancakes or waffles? What’s your favorite weekend breakfast? 

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  1. I always debate if I need a waffle iron….my kiddos would love it but I’m not wanting one more thing to store. The struggle continues….

  2. We have recently been obsessed with waffles. We will even eat them for dinner! Out of curiosity, what appliance are you using for the waffles? I am not a fan of the one we have now! 🙁

    1. I’m pretty sure I have the low end cuisanart. I bump it up to level 5 and even after it’s turned green saying the waffle is ready, I let it bake a minute or two longer to get it extra crisp on the outside. When you stack the hot waffles the steam can turn them soggy. That’s why I like keeping them in the oven. Makes them nice and extra crisp!

  3. I LOVE sweet breakfast treats, so waffles and pancakes are fair game! Heck, I’ll eat them any time of the day given enough butter. We are trying meatless Monday in 2016, so I’ll be bookmarking this 🙂

    1. Oh yes! We love to eat waffles for dinner. Cheddar waffles are so good!! (Waffle batter without sugar, spread half on the bottom, add cheddar in the middle and put the rest of the batter on top…. Mmmmm.

  4. These look delicious! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals and you’ve definitely done these vegan waffles justice!

  5. Waffles at 2am? Now that is what I like to hear! I have not had waffles for ages but I am really craving them now after seeing your recipe.

  6. I love making up a big batch of waffles or pancakes and freezing some for later. It makes mornings so much easier when I’m trying to get everyone out the door.

  7. We love Belgian waffles here – but I make those with eggs. I will have to try this! I probably should make a big batch of them since my kids are always begging for waffles and pancakes!

  8. I used to not like waffles, but I’ve actually grown to love them over the past year! I’ll have to try this recipe sometime. I love that it’s vegan. 🙂

  9. I love waffles, but it has been so long since I have made them! We moved 3 years ago and I never found our waffle maker. Maybe I’ll have to look harder so I can try this recipe. My kids love waffles!