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Vegan Waffles

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Here’s a super quick and easy recipe for vegan waffles that turn out soft, fluffy, crispy, and absolutely delicious every single time!

Homemade Vegan Waffles

No eggs

Dairy free

Oil free option

Low calorie

Just 7 ingredients!

The homemade healthy waffles come together in just a few minutes, with little work required… and they honestly taste so much better than store bought Eggos!

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Easy Vegan Waffle Recipe

The best vegan waffle recipe

As a kid, Eggo waffles were one of my favorite weekday breakfasts.

I’d pile each waffle with a mountain of strawberries and whipped cream or slather on the butter and pancake syrup, easily devouring three or four waffles in a sitting.

After going vegan, I switched over to brands such as Kashi, Vans, Whole Foods, or Nature’s Path, because they offered whole grain plant based options.

But once I discovered how easy it is to make waffles at home (if you can make pancakes, you can make waffles), the frozen waffles became a thing of the past.

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Waffle Flavors:

Banana Bread Waffles: Decrease the water or milk of choice to 1/2 cup, and stir 1/4 cup of mashed banana into the batter.

Chocolate Waffles: Replace 1/4 cup of the flour with cocoa powder. Add 2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips to the batter.

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles: Add 1/4 cup diced strawberries to the batter. Or top the baked waffles with sliced berries and Coconut Whipped Cream.

Vegan Blueberry Waffles: After stirring the batter, gently stir in 3 tbsp blueberries. Be careful to stir only enough to evenly disperse the berries.

Savory Vegan Waffles: Decrease the sweetener to 2 tsp, and add 2 tbsp vegan cheese or 2 tsp nutritional yeast. Play around with different spices, such as garlic or chives. The savory waffles are a great alternative to toast alongside this Scrambled Tofu.

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How to make vegan waffles from scratch

Start by whisking your dry ingredients together.

Stir in wet ingredients to form a batter. Especially if you’re using all purpose flour, adding some additional liquid may be needed to achieve a semi-thick (but easily stir-able) waffle batter.

Grease a waffle iron, whether it’s a classic, mini, or Belgian waffle iron. It’s important to grease the machine first with a little oil or spray to prevent sticking, especially if making fat free waffles or if your machine isn’t nonstick.

Preheat the waffle iron according to specific manufacturer’s instructions. Once hot, pour batter into the center of the iron (amount will depend on your machine – watch the video below to see the batter thickness).

Close the iron and cook according to the instructions for your machine. Mine took about 2-3 minutes per waffle until they were light and crispy and made 7-8 Eggo sized wafffles.

The recipe can easily be halved or doubled to feed a family, and leftover waffles can be refrigerated or frozen in an airtight container.

Gluten Free Waffles Recipe

Homemade waffle ingredients

For the flour: I’ve tried the recipe successfully with white flour or with spelt flour for whole grain waffles.

If you experiment with whole wheat flour, oat flour, self raising flour, almond flour or coconut flour (these last two would almost certainly need other modifications to work), be sure to report back with results.

Or you can use this recipe for Gluten Free Waffles, which uses a combination of brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, and buckwheat flour, instead of the recipe below.

For the oil: The waffles can be made with vegetable or melted coconut oil.

Or to lower the calories, applesauce, mashed banana, water, canned pumpkin, or nondairy yogurt can be subbed in an equal amount. If you want to make peanut butter waffles, use 1-2 tablespoons of softened peanut butter instead of the oil.

The milk of choice: Use your favorite dairy free milk, such as almond milk, soymilk, or coconut milk. If you prefer no milk at all, the waffles are just as good with water in the mix instead.

Vegan waffles recipe video

Above, watch the step by step recipe video

How To Make Vegan Waffles From Scratch (No Eggs)
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Vegan Waffles

This easy recipe for vegan waffles turns out soft, fluffy, crispy, and delicious every single time!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 7 – 8 waffles
5 from 27 votes


  • 1 1/4 cup spelt or white flour (for gluten free, see above)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • scant 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice or water
  • 2 tsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil, or water for fat free waffles
  • 1-2 tbsp sweetener of choice


  • *See above for five different waffle flavors!
    To make waffles, whisk dry ingredients, then stir in wet to form a batter. Especially if using white flour, add more liquid if needed to achieve a batter. Grease a waffle iron (especially important for the fat-free version or if not using a nonstick machine). I used this waffle iron. Preheat according to specific instructions for your waffle maker. Once iron is hot, pour batter into the center of the iron (watch the video to see batter thickness, because the amount will depend on the size of your machine). Close, and cook according to your machine's directions until light and crispy.
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Published on October 24, 2021

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  1. Melanie says

    5 stars
    Definitely the best vegan waffles I’ve tried so far. They were straightforward and I appreciated how they don’t have flax eggs because I don’t have that on hand.

  2. Eva says

    5 stars
    Hi, these are a great recipe. If I wanted to add frozen banana for the banana bread version, is that ok or does it have to be fresh banana? I tried the plain version and it’s really great.

  3. Callie says

    5 stars
    I blame this post for making me get a mini waffle maker because it was just too cute to resist 😂. The waffles themselves were great, but the best part was the mini waffle maker was so easy to clean and doesn’t take up much room at all in a small apartment.

  4. Zara says

    5 stars
    These are the best vegan waffles imho. Also I may have bought one of those mini waffle makers to make the recipe and I am not sorry about it.

  5. Melissa says

    I tried making this with a gluten free flour I have at home and the middles were raw and sticky. Also I had to add a bunch more milk to the recipe, not sure what happened but if you have insight Id appreciate it.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi Melissa, unfortunately we don’t have gluten free flour listed as an option for this recipe for a reason. When a specific type of flour isn’t mentioned as an option in a recipe, it either means we haven’t tried it or we have and it didn’t work. For this one, it’s the latter. We did put a gluten free option linked in the post though and would recommend trying that one if you want gluten free waffles.

  6. Kathryn says

    These tasted pretty good. I used 1/4 cup of milk and the rest water and water instead of oil option and they still turned out okay. I did have to add at least another 1/4 cup of water because it was too thick. Yield 7-8 waffles means mini waffles. I’d probably make these again though. Thanks

  7. Jenny says

    These sounds amazing, thank you! I’m looking for breakfast ideas to freeze postpartum. Do you know how long these can be frozen for?

  8. Stef says

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. My waffles and pancakes turned out fluffy and yummy. My go to recipe going forward. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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