What’s better than a big breakfast of vegan maple vanilla waffles? This recipe is sure to become a favorite.
We love to have waffles over here, and it was difficult for a while when I couldn’t eat any gluten or eggs. Eggs are still off the list, but now that I can eat spelt flour, it’s easy to make light and fluffy waffles.
I spent some time experimenting until I came up with a recipe that works for our diet and isn’t too bland. These vegan maple vanilla waffles are so yummy! It seems like a lot of baking powder, but it acts as a replacement for eggs in that it causes the batter to rise quite a bit. Darryl says these are the best waffles he’s ever had. :)
In fact, we’ve been making these vegan maple vanilla waffles so frequently that our cheapy waffle iron seems to be wearing out. A new one is on the list…I’m wondering if square waffles might be a fun change? (affiliate link)
Vegan Maple Vanilla Waffles.
A recipe for vegan maple vanilla waffles made with spelt flour. A delicious homemade breakfast.
- 1 cup flour we used whole grain spelt
- 1 ½ Tablespoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoons organic canola oil
Mix ingredients in bowl, and allow to rise for a few minutes while your waffle iron heats up. The baking powder is going to puff the batter up.
Make sure to grease your waffle iron well, we used canola oil, and apply it again after each waffle cooks.
Serve with maple syrup or berries.
These vegan maple vanilla waffles are:
- easy to make
- light and fluffy
- perfect for a weekend breakfast
Of course you can customize these if you like! You can use the sweetener of your choice, and the flour of your choice. I don’t know if gluten free flour would work very well here. If you try that let me know how it goes!
We love these topped with fresh fruit, too! These are perfect for a weekend brunch or breakfast.
I made the recipe for pancakes and they were wonderful! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
These waffles are unreal and the fact that they only require one bowl with no additional steps just took them to another level of amazing. My kids never eat a full waffle but these ones were gobbled. They were light, airy, fluffy, and so so so delicious.
I made these this morning and my family and I loved them!!
My son said they tasted like a cookie!
They are light, crispy, yummy!! 😋
Thank you for sharing the recipe!
I am a fan of waffles, so I was excited to try this recipe since I needed to adjust my diet (no diary, no soy, no meat). This is an amazing recipe. The only modification I made is the oil. I didn’t have canola on hand so I used grape seed oil instead and outcome was awesome.
My non-vegan husband was sceptical these would turn out well without eggs or dairy. After one bite he declared they were the best waffles he’s ever had! The texture was perfect and clean-up was a breeze. THis is now my go-to waffle recip
Yay! I’m glad you liked these! Thanks for letting me know!
Thank you for your wonderful recipes. No one has any food allergy in my family, but I found all your recipes are awesome and delicious. It is part of my religion ( Christian Coptic Orthodox) we will be fasting a lot. We only eat like Vegan during the fasting. For example, fasting has to be 45 days before Christmas and 55 days before Easter. We are not allowed to eat anything has dairy products nor eggs nor any kind of meat at all except few fastings we will be allowed to eat sea food. So I wanted to thank you for your time and great recipes.
Thank you for your comment, Dina! I am so glad that I can help!
My mom tries to avoid ap flour when she can, so she wanted me to find her a whole wheat waffle recipe for her. I made your recipe using spelt flour instead and it was a hit with my mom and everyone else in my family! I have made it 3 times already, and will try using oat flour the next time. Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome! I love hearing that! :)
I made these with Bob Mills 1 to 1 Gluten free flour and they came out good. There is always a consistency and/ or texture issue when using gluten free flour but they passed the taste test for my 4 year old granddaughter who has digestive issues. We were all very pleased we gave a waffle recipe for her as she loves waffles.
My parents loved the waffles! I substituted the water with flax milk and it came out great. Thanks for the recipe!
Can I make this batter the night before?
No, I don’t think it would work to make the batter the night before. The baking powder is what makes the batter puff up and rise, (rather than eggs), and it would fall flat I believe if you left it overnight.
Thank you. I’m making this for a work birthday breakfast next week. So will just measure everything and mix once I get to work. I’m going to practice this recipe with my cooking club today to see if I need to make any adjustments! I also saw the recipe with the warm strawberries so definitely going to do that as well. Can’t wait!
Oh, who doesn’t love waffles! A vegan recipe is always welcome for the times of fast, and I’m going to test yours soon. Is there any replacement for maple syrup? We don’t have much of it I. Europe. Probably honey can do?
I’m sure honey would be great in them!
We love waffles here! We aren’t gluten free over here, but I love spelt. I’m sure these have a great flavor!