This is the best vegan waffles recipe made with simple pantry ingredients in the comfort of your kitchen. These easy waffles are a tasty way to start the day. Make them for Sunday breakfast or brunch.
Sunday morning, and you're tired of your usual breakfast recipes.
Make waffles, or better yet homemade vegan waffles.
Like pancakes, these crispy yet fluffy treats are a favorite breakfast recipe among adults and kids.
Usually, waffle recipes contain eggs and other non-vegan ingredients. However, making delicious vegan waffles is possible with a few simple swaps.
The best part?
These homemade vegan waffles taste as if they came from your favorite brunch restaurant—light and fluffy—except that you made them in the comfort of your home with ingredients you can pronounce.
Here's Why This Recipe Works
- Easy and quick. These best vegan waffles are made with pantry staples and come together quickly.
- Great for meal prep. If you're into meal prep, making a big batch of vegan waffles and freezing them is a fantastic way to ensure you always have a delicious breakfast.
- Topping Ideas. My favorite thing about waffles is the toppings. From Maple Syrup to fruit spreads, the possibilities are endless. That's what makes homemade vegan waffles an ultimate vegan breakfast.
- Flour. You can replace all-purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour. You can also substitute with gluten-free flour.
- Oil. I love using avocado oil in cooking. It has a high smoke point and is perfect for baking/frying.
How To Make the Best Vegan Waffles
Making crispy vegan breakfast waffles on the waffle iron has never been easier with my simple waffle recipe.
- Preheat the regular waffler maker (or Belgian waffle maker) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a small bowl, combine all-purpose flour and baking powder. Whisk until just combined.
- Combine wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl - brown sugar, oil, dairy-free milk, and vanilla. Whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Add dry ingredients and gently fold in until all lumps are gone. The texture will be thick.
- Pour enough batter to cover the waffle iron plate.
- Following the manufacturer's instructions, cook waffles until crisp and golden brown (about 4 to 6 minutes).
Make sure all your vegan waffle ingredients are at room temperature.
If the waffler maker isn’t nonstick, brush it with melted coconut oil, or nonstick cooking spray. I love using Avocado Oil cooking spray.
This is a recipe for vegan vanilla-flavored waffles. If you're feeling adventurous, here's what you can do.
- Add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the homemade vegan waffle batter.
- Fold in ¼ c vegan chocolate chips.
As I mentioned, the best thing about these easy homemade vegan waffles is the toppings galore.
Here're my favorite suggestions:
- Vegan butter. Just make sure that waffle is at room temperature. Otherwise, the butter will melt. I love Miyoko's vegan butter.
- Maple syrup
- Fruit spread. Here's a great recipe for quick homemade fruit syrup. You'll need ¼ c Cane Sugar 1⁄4 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 c berries (fresh or frozen). Add sugar, water, and lemon juice to a small to medium size saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add the berries and let them boil for about 5 minutes. Let it cool and serve.
- fresh berries such as fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries
- fresh fruit such as banana or mango
- peanut butter or almond butter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any plant-based milk will work in this best vegan waffle recipe. I used Pecan, however, soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk are all good choices. Ensure, that the milk you're using doesn't contain any additives or artificial flavors. There should be only 2-3 ingredients.
Try adding ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
It's better to serve and enjoy these vegan waffles warm. However, if you made a big batch or doing meal prep, you can refrigerate the leftovers or freeze them.
To refrigerate - place these easy vegan waffles in a refrigerator and store them for no more than 2 days. Reheat in a toaster.
If you plan to store the homemade waffles longer, then it's best to freeze them.
To freeze. First, you need to cool the waffles. Then, arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and pop them in a freezer until firm, about two hours. After that, you can place the homemade vegan waffles in a freezer-friendly storage bag.
Store waffles in a freezer for about 3 months.
To reheat. Reheat these best vegan waffles in a toaster or toaster oven (this is what I use) for about 3 minutes until the waffles crisp back up.
More Vegan Breakfast Recipes
Best Vegan Waffles (Easy Homemade Recipe)
- Preheat the waffler maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a small bowl combine flour and baking powder. Whisk until just combined.
- In a large bowl combine brown sugar, oil, non-dairy milk, and vanilla. Whisk until all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Add flour and gently fold in until all lumps are gone.
- Pour enough batter to cover the waffle maker plate.
- Following the manufacturer's instructions, cook waffles until crisp (about 4 to 6 minutes).
- Serve easy homemade waffles with Maple syrup, vegan butter, or jam.