Once again I’m completely caught off guard by the fact that it’s mid-December, and Christmas is just a week away. Where––I ask you––did the time go?
Oh time! I haven’t shared a video with you in a while because I got super busy with holiday work, planning for the new year, and to be honest, a little bit of laziness sprinkled in. I’m expecting big changes in the new year, and what better way to contemplate change than over a plate of warm sweet waffles! I’ve been eating waffles a lot these last few weeks, even on the weekdays. Like pancakes they are my breakfast comfort food.
Thankfully vegan waffles are just as fantastic and delicious as their non-dairy cousin. In the video and recipe you’ll see how I substitute animal-based products for simple vegan alternatives. Eggs become ground flax and water, butter becomes Earth Balance vegan butter, and buttermilk is soy milk with a teaspoon of vinegar. All of the ingredients come together to make the most satisfyingly delicious waffles!
I admit this recipe isn’t the healthiest, so I recommend saving this recipe for weekend waffle feasts or Christmas brunch. I have a healthy teff waffle recipe that I plan on sharing with you very soon. In the meantime whip out that waffle iron, and give these babies a try. You won’t be disappointed.
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour (make them heartier by using whole spelt or whole wheat pastry flour)
- ⅓ cup raw cane sugar or coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water
- 1½ cup soy milk + 1 tsp apple cider or white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 tbsp melted Earth Balance + more for coating waffle iron (okay, you can use less Earth Balance in the butter if you're watching your fat intake. A good compromise is 2 tbsp butter+ ¼ cup apple sauce.)
- Maple syrup, for topping
- Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Whisk the flax egg (flax + water), soy milk, vinegar, vanilla, and earth balance in a separate bowl until combined.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Preheat a waffle iron and brush with melted Earth Balance butter. Ladle some batter into the iron (about ½ cup, depending on your waffle iron).
- Cook until golden brown, then transfer the waffle to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven, or stack them on a plate.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- To serve top the waffles with maple syrup, toasted pecans, and sliced fruit.