There’s nothing like a stack of delicious egg free waffles to start your day! These cinnamon sugar waffles are light and fluffy, and perfect when topped with maple syrup!
So…our waffle iron broke recently. Which is understandable, seeing as it was getting older, and in use very often. :)
It didn’t completely break, but the last few times I used it, it was getting so hot even on the outside that I was afraid something was seriously wrong with it. The last thing I need is to start an electrical fire with a small appliance.
Once I knew it had to be replaced, then I was faced with a decision…did I want to make round waffles or rectangular waffles? This was a tough choice! ;) I eventually decided on rectangles, and I’m so happy with my new waffle iron.
We usually make either waffles or pancakes on the weekend, and this past weekend I decided I wanted to try a variation on my usual waffle recipe. I used a blend of whole spelt and white spelt flour, and I added more cinnamon and sugar to the batter. This recipe was a big hit with my family! These were gobbled up in no time.
Can you really make light and fluffy egg free waffles?
Yes, you can! If you’ve been avoiding waffles because you have an egg allergy or follow a vegan diet, I think you’ll be surprised at how delicious these egg free waffles are. The secret is a higher amount of baking powder, and a little bit of vinegar to replace the eggs. These two ingredients allow the batter to puff up nicely and makes a very tender waffle.
I can’t find spelt flour. Can I use a different flour?
I used white spelt flour, but you can use all-purpose flour if you prefer. The results should be similar. I haven’t tried making these with gluten free flour yet – let me know if you do!
Can this waffle batter be made the night before?
That won’t work with this recipe. The baking powder causes a chemical reaction that makes the batter puff up. It won’t stay fluffy overnight, so this batter is best made and used right away.
You can see in the photo below how fluffy the batter gets, and it stays fluffy even as you spoon it into your waffle iron.
Tips for making fluffy vegan waffles:
- make sure your baking powder is fresh – check the expiration date!
- don’t over-stir the batter
- gently spoon it into the waffle iron and follow the instructions for your particular waffle iron
Can these vegan waffles be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze these! Just allow them to cool, and then store in a freezer ziploc bag in the freezer.
How do you reheat frozen waffles?
I recommend reheating frozen waffles in a toaster or toaster oven.
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Cinnamon Sugar Egg Free Waffles.
These cinnamon sugar egg free waffles are light, fluffy, and delicious!
- 2 cups flour I used 1 ½ cups white spelt flour, and a ½ cup whole spelt flour
- 1 ¾ Tablespoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 ¾ cup water
- 6 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread melted, or the oil of your choice
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
Preheat the waffle iron.
In a large bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar.
Add the melted vegan buttery spread, water, vinegar, and oil. Let the batter rise for about five minutes.
Spoon the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle iron's instructions. It takes about five minutes for my waffle iron, yours may be different.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve with more vegan buttery spread, cinnamon sugar, and maple syrup.
You can store leftover waffles in the freezer for up to 4 days.
You can freeze leftover waffles in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
These egg free waffles can be topped with:
- butter and maple syrup
- whipped coconut cream and berries
- ice cream and hot fudge for a dessert idea!
This post was originally published in April 2016. It has been updated.
Can I substitute the vinegar with apple cider vinegar (that’s all I have currently!)?
In the direction you say add butter, water vinegar and oil to dry ingredients. Is both butter and oil in this if so how much? Thank you! SO excited to try them!!
You can use either butter or oil. I make dairy free, egg free waffles often and just use oil.
Excellent! I made it with almond, whole wheat and banana flours, coconut oil and they’re so delicious
Just a heads up for others who would be thinking to try these waffles in the same way I did, save yourself the hassle and pass this one over if you are using gluten-free flour. I’m not certain what it was, (since the package on the no-wheat flour I used said substituting one cup GF for one cup normal flour should be fine for most things,) but I think it was the combination of the lack of egg and the particular GF flour I used. They simply wouldn’t cook through! I got a thin crusty shell on the outsides, but the insides were raw no matter what I did–waffle iron, stovetop pancake-style frying, even finishing them in the oven, nothing made them bake through. The top parts that did cook tasted lovely, so I’m sure it’s not an issue with the base recipe, just be aware that GF brown rice flour/gum didn’t work out.
(it also may be that I didn’t mix the egg-substitute correctly; I didn’t know from the instructions that the baking soda and the vinegar were to be mixed together beforehand? I’m not sure if that would affect the recipe or not, so I suppose this is another fail on my end! Just be aware.) :)
I made these tonight and they were amazing! I used whole wheat pastry flour, earth balance and apple cider vinegar. I love how quick and easy they are and that the recipe uses water instead of plant/nut milk which I don’t always have on hand. My new go-to waffle recipe for sure!
So glad to hear you loved them! Thank you for letting me know!
My husband ans I have recently adopted a plant based (vegan) diet, and noticed today that I had to toss my waffle mix because of the milk!
So I came upon your recipe this morning, made it for breakfast and WOW ???
Going in our recipe book and we will call them “churro waffles”
Some day I hope to start a vegan food review blog, but for now I’ll give you a ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ and thanks for sharing!
Yay! I am so glad to hear that! Thank you so much for letting me know and for the 5 stars!!
Hello, can I ask what kind of vinegar this recipe requires? I usually only have vinegar on my chips (I am British lol)
You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. :)
Looks great! When do you add the vinegar?
When you add the other wet ingredients! THanks for spotting that, I will fix it.
I don’t have a waffle iron but I’d love to make these they sound delicious and perfect for my allergies to soya dairy and eggs! :) could I use a pan to make them? Thanks.
Sure, I would just make them into pancakes!
Thanks for the reply :) Excited to give these a try now!
LOL, it amazes me how long waffle irons do last – sounds like you got a good run out of this last one! The round-versus-square conundrum is real when it comes to waffle decisions…I’m a fan of the square, myself! I had no clue the secret to vegan waffles was baking powder and vinegar! So brilliant! I’ll be sure to try this on my next round!
Thanks, Julia! Even if you eat eggs, it’s a good recipe to have on hand for when you are out of them!
Kristy @ Southern In Law
These waffles look absolutely perfect! I need to get back into making waffles again – my poor waffle iron has been sitting in the cupboard waiting to be used for months :P
The perfect way to use it! :)
Keith @ How's it Lookin?
They look delicious. Cinnamon sugar sounds as good as powdered sugar, thanks a lot
Could you be my egg free goddess?
Heehee, thank you, Caroline!
We both posted new waffle recipes this week!! Totally food twinning it. ;) Love it! I’m also absolutely loving that these waffles are egg-free—you’d never be able to tell because they look so crisp and airy!
Thank you, Sarah!
Bethany @ athletic avocado
fluffy waffles without eggs? Im beyond impressed! I could devour a whole plate of these waffles!
Thank you, Bethany!