The Perfect Vegan Christmas Breakfast For The Whole Family
These vegan Belgian waffles are the perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, or even as a snack. They are light and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy outside.
This vegan Belgian waffle recipe is the best, being quick and easy too! It is not difficult to obtain these delicious waffles with the simple steps listed below. The best thing is, they are made from scratch and it’s easy to make an extra batch to save for another day.
If you are interested in more vegan waffle recipes, check out our vegan sweet potato waffles.
What are vegan Belgian waffles?
Belgian waffles are typically light and fluffy with deep pockets. The waffle iron used has larger grids which enable these deep pockets. The larger, squared pockets catches the syrup perfectly!
Which waffle iron to use?
There are many types of waffle iron on the market. Some are quite affordable and worth it in my opinion for an endless supply of waffles.
I received a waffle iron one Christmas as a gift, and it has been in regular use since! Best Christmas gift ever! I also know it cost around the $35.
Maybe you’d like some other vegan gift ideas here.
What about the eggs?
Obviously, these are vegan Belgian waffles, however many people ask how you could achieve the same consistency. This eggless waffle recipe is fool proof, tried and tested many times!
Belgian waffles usually are made with eggs. So vegan Belgian waffles achieve such consistency using a combination of chia egg, vegan buttermilk and baking powder.
They are bound by the chia seeds while the baking powder is the raising agent, making the eggless waffles vegan delights.
Egg free waffles also make a great meal idea for those who suffer from an egg allergy. My little boy has multiple allergies, including eggs so these are always a winner.
Vegan Protein Waffles
Waffles seem to be a craze right now. Although these are not protein based – if you were keen to add a scoop of vanilla powder in place of the same scoop of flour, I’m sure these would work a treat.
Although, remember, all food has protein, even Belgian waffles without the protein powder! Chia seeds pack a good pinch of protein. Layer them up with nut butter, and it’s a powerhouse.
Gluten Free Waffles
These could easily be made into vegan gluten free waffles by using your regular gluten free flour. Buckwheat flour is a staple in our home, this is also suitable in this recipe as an alternative.
What are the best waffle toppings?
Ooh there is almost too much to choose from! I tend to use vegan caramel sauce with a dusting of icing sugar and some fresh berries:
- Fruit and berries
- Vegan whipped cream
- Vegan ice cream
- Vegan caramel sauce
- Vegan chocolate sauce
- Vegan butter
- Maple syrup/agave syrup
Can you freeze waffles?
Of course you can freeze waffles! And this is something I regularly do in order to have a handy snack ready to go for my little one. I simply wait for them to cool before placing them in a lunch box or freezer bag.
The vegan frozen waffles can easily be defrosted for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave and then placed in the toaster to crisp them up again!
- 1.5 cups of all purpose flour
- 1.5 cups of oat milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 6 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 16 sprays approx spray oil
- Preheat the waffle iron
- Make the chia egg by adding 4 tbsp of oat milk to the chia seeds - stir well and set aside
- Make the vegan buttemilk by adding the lemon juice to the remaining milk, set aside
- in a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a little well in the dry mixture.
- Add the vegetable oil and vanilla essence to the buttermilk and whisk well
- Add the chia egg to the buttermilk mix and stir well
- Add the wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients and stir through
- Use spray oil to easily grease the waffle iron
- Add around a ladel full of the waffle mixture to the waffle iron.
- Close the waffle iron and leave to cook for around 4-5 minutes until golden and cooked through
- Place on a wire rack to cool and allow it to crisp up.
- Continue with the waffle mixture until it is gone. You should get around 4 waffles from this recipe.
As tempting as it may be, dont open the waffle iron until they are almost done!