Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Basic Vegan Waffle Recipe

I find it's quite difficult to find a basic vegan waffle recipe that works. We found this one for our waffles this morning and it worked perfectly. It didn't separate or stick to the waffle iron, both major problems with many vegan waffle recipes.

I saw this one had applesauce in the ingredient list and I immediately remembered Alex Jamieson's pancake recipe and how well this ingredient keeps everything together as well as adding a density that would be good for waffles.

You can find the orignial recipe here we just made a couple of slight changes.

Easy, Basic Waffles in the Morning

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups soy milk
1 cup applesauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Optional: mix in some berries, chocolate chips, whatever you like!

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl with any "mix-ins" (berries, or chocolate chips). Mix the wet ingredients in a different bowl. Combine and mix until just mixed up.

Preheat waffle iron and spray with some nonstick oil.

Cook according to the waffle makers instructions, which usually means putting about 1/4 cup batter on the iron, closing, and waiting for a light to go out.

Serves: 3-5


Marisa L. B. said...

Looks yummy! I'll have to try it some time!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

mmm, waffles. i wish my waffle iron didn't suck.

Jennifer said...

Mmmm. These look and sound wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. Now I just need a waffle iron. :-(

Veggie said...

Marisa L. B.,
Thanks, I hope you try them sometime.

Pleasantly plump vegan,
Your problem may not be your waffle iron. We've found that the majority of vegan waffle recipes are sticky or fall apart (usually both) which is why were so excited and had to share this recipe.

Also, we just have a $12 one that has lost almost all it's all it's non-stick finish, and we have had to start spraying PAM in-between each waffle, but it now works better than it did new with just veg. oil brushed on. Good Luck!

Well, here's your excuse to buy one.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh yum, I'm copying this one down!

Theresa said...

If I ever find a waffle iron at the second hand shop, I'll make these!

Oh, and PNG is Papua New Guinea. Sorry, I forget that it's not so close to North America so you all don't know the lingo!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

i generally tend to have problems with certain waffle recipes, too - isn't it annoying when a waffle won't come out of the iron, after all the hard work? i've never had a problem with v-con or vwav waffles; it's mostly the internet recipes are shady. i trust that you have a keeper right here, thanks!

Veggie said...

Oh great! hope you like them.

Thanks for the PNG explanation.

Good luck in your second hand waffle iron search.

Ruby Red Vegan,
I usually like Isa's recipes, but I couldn't find a plain waffle recipe in v-con or vwav.

Vaala said...

I've found mashed banana always works well in a waffle batter as the kind of "sticking it together" agent and haven't had any problems with sticking (only if I'm silly enough to put in too much other fruit).

Veggie said...

Sounds like a good idea.

Miranda said...

I tried these today and they tasted great BUT they did stick and separate. I was very disappointed that I had to peel them out of my waffle iron :(

Veggie said...

that's weird, they turned so much better for me than most other vegan waffle recipes.

Did you spray the waffle iron with cooking spray? I have to do that now with mine or it sticks like crazy.

Yogi Anonymous said...

Well I tried this recipe, but the following is still my favorite by far if you have time to start the batter the night before.
I use a Krups deep waffle maker, and it works great, but eats up lots of batter. A double recipe or more is called for.

0.5 t fresh instant yeast
1 c kamut flour (such as arrowhead mills)
1 c whole wheat pastry flour (such as bob's)
1 T sugar
0.5 t salt
2 c soy milk, plus a little if needed to thin
0.5 c olive oil
0.5 t vanilla
2 eggs replaced is as follows:
1 T egg replacer (such as ener-g foods)
0.25 c very warm water

Thoroughly mix all ingredients except egg replacer in a large bowl the night before. Really mix it to get the lumps out. Cover with plastic wrap or a snug lid. You can substitute water for some of the soy milk.
Next morning make the egg replacer with warm water and whisk, add to batter, stir gently. Thoroughly spray the iron with Pam before every waffle to avoid the killer glued-in waffle effect.
These are the best!

Veggie said...

yeah, I hardly ever plan ahead, but I did really like the overnight buckwheat pancakes I made awhile ago.
Thanks for the recipe, it does sound good.

Lydia Kelley said...

oh, i'm excited about this one!
but one thing,
i don't eat/drink soy...so,
can you subtitute the soymilk for rice or almond milk?

Doug B said...

The other day I was looking for a good Vegan waffle recipe. My wife is Vegan and I was tired of tempting her with waffles when I'd cook them. This recipe looked easier, and I had all the ingredients.

First, if you combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then mix them together, you get a nice smooth mixture with almost no work. Smoother than water and waffle mix.

These take longer to cook than my regular mix. My waffle iron isn't very good, and takes a little longer than what the light says with my regular mix. I ended up setting a timer with these. If they're not cooked enough, they'll split, top and bottom. I finally settled on 6 min 15 seconds for my waffle iron. Still a little soft, but we like them better that way than crispy. I have to brush my non stick iron with oil.

These are now one of my 10 year old son's favorite foods. They smell great when cooking too.

Thanks for the Great Recipe.

Veggie said...

Lydia Kelley,

I imagine it would work, try it.

Doug B,

I'm so happy to hear that, I feels good know that you tried the recipe and liked it too.

Tyler Byers said...

Hey, just tried this today. It was delicious, and I had no problems with any sticking to the pan. I hadn't had homemade waffles in years...looks like I'll have to start again! Thanks for taking the time to post this recipe.

Megan said...

I just made them and they smell so good. I normally dont eat waffles but I had the taste for them and I am trying to cut eggs and milk out of my diet. I pulled them out of the waffle maker and I could smell the cinnimon. I thought they were going to have a apple taste but they dont. They taste amazing. I added a little vegetable butter and it was gone. I am going to try to freeze the extra waffles. Next time I want to add apple chunks and more cinninmon to make apple cinnimon waffle. I am def. keeping this recipe.

Anonymous said...

After going vegan 7-8 months ago, I really missed waffles- especially since we have a really good waffle maker. Tried making these this morning, and, oh wow, they are wonderful. Even my meat-dairy eating husband liked them. Thanks so much, I'll be using this recipe a lot!!!

Veggie said...

Thanks, so nice to hear you liked the recipe. (After so many waffle-free vegan months)

K said...

Just tried this today and they were delicious! Easy to make and (of course) easy to eat. Thank you so much.

Caitlin said...

Awesome...I'm not vegan but I try to avoid eggs and dairy, and I appreciate that this recipe calls for ingredients that just about anyone has lying around. I had a sticking/separation problem with the last couple waffles in the batch, but I suspect some oil would have fixed that. Great texture - crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Good one! Thanks!

ugeneeuh said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! My nephew is allergic to eggs and we oftentimes have waffles for sunday breakfast so he usually can't eat any! But this all changed this morning when I found your recipe! He is SO HAPPY to FINALLY EAT WAFFLES!
Forever grateful and definitely bookmarking this recipe,

Anonymous said...

This is the best recipe! I have change it a little by adding 1/2 cup applesauce and 1 banana, or 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup pumpkin purée and raisins. I love that is doesn't have any added sugar. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Devon @ deli-cute-essen said...

I love this recipe. As far as the sticking and separating goes I find if I over fill my waffle iron thats when I have problems. If I don't fill it to much ten these always come out great!

Lauren said...

Just made these for me, my 3 1/2 year old and 8 month old. Very good recipe: moist, light, good texture, not too sweet, quick and easy to make. I modified the recipe a bit. I used 1 cup coconut milk and 1 cup soy milk since I was running low on soy. Added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Added 2 teaspoons brown sugar--though I might omit this from future recipes. Added some dark chocolate chips--yummy!