No Egg-o Waffles

Vegan recipe for waffles
The first time I tried vegan waffles, they ended up crusted and burnt to the sides of the waffle iron. But Desi, my hubby, loves waffles so much, I had no intentions of giving up. I modified the recipe and added some applesauce, which resulted in these perfect waffles last Sunday. Even Desi, who is still getting around to the idea of vegan food, had to agree that they tasted far better than the egg-and-milk versions of the past. Yippie.
I want to take a moment here to sing the praises of whole wheat pastry flour which I substitute in almost every recipe that calls for all-purpose flour. Since I discovered it, I have been addicted. It produces a nuttier, richer flavor that enhances any baked goodie, and, being made from a whole grain, is much healthier for you too. Flax seeds and applesauce are two other ingredients that have greatly improved my vegan baking efforts, both tastewise and nutritionally.
So there, now all my secrets are out. Hope you have as much fun making and eating these as we did.

No Egg-o Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Whisk these together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 1½ cups soy milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flax whisked with 5 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 6 tbsp canola oil
  1. Whisk the wet ingredients together and add to the dry ingredients. Mix together but let some lumps remain.
  2. Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with oil. Make waffles per instructions. (I use an antiquated Toastmaster waffler that makes two square waffles at a time with half a cup of the waffle mixture.)
  3. Enjoy with maple syrup or any fruit compote or syrup of your choice!

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11 thoughts on “No Egg-o Waffles

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    October 29, 2008 at 4:32pm

    These were absolutely delicious! :) My kids actually said they tasted way better than “regular” waffles (and I didn’t tell them that I was trying a better recipe!) Thank you, thank you!!! :)

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    January 11, 2009 at 12:29pm

    I have had a really hard time with vegan waffles, as they always stick to the pan, usually on both sides, splitting completely apart. I’ve finally bought some applesauce and can’t wait to try these!

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    I Am Gluten Free

    July 7, 2010 at 1:11am

    I’ve had very little luck with gluten free egg-free pancakes. Do you have any suggestions?

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    December 11, 2010 at 8:34pm

    Thanks for the recipe, It came out very well . YUMMY

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    Another Gluten Free Vegan

    January 4, 2011 at 9:18am

    Thanks for your site, a real pleasure!

    I recently acquired a waffle iron after years of hankering and started making GF waffles. Had excellent luck till I tried fermenting the batter overnight. And then they stuck and I spent an hour cleaning the iron. I used the remaining mixture to make pancakes, and in a greased cast-iron pan they cooked just fine and could be flipped easily.

    To the commenter who had no joy making her pancakes GF and egg free, I can only suggest trying out different recipes and if possible always cook them in a greased cast-iron frypan. (Spray-on oil works well on the cast iron)

    If you want them to be lighter, try adding a bit more raising agent and using a GF flour mix which is a mix of 1/2 starches and 1/2 flours and has some good binding agents such as guar gum (or xanthum) and egg replacers. Using soaked ground flax seed will make them heavier though they’ll hold together well. I prefer to make up my own GF flour mixes rather than purchase commercial readymade.
    There are some very good recipes for GF flour mixes…. worth Googling for.

    Hope this helps.

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    April 23, 2011 at 6:50pm

    Great recipe! I didn’t have apple sauce, so I used a banana. It worked great! Esp. with the chocolate chips. Thanks!

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    September 5, 2011 at 6:51pm

    This was delicious! My daughter is vegan and my sons not, so I’ve been searching for a recipe that would please all. This one definitely lived up to its promise. (I didn’t have pastry flour so I substituted for 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 bread flour.)

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    January 10, 2012 at 4:34pm

    I love adding bananas to my waffles in lieu of apple sauce…I LOVE bananas, so this makes them tasty and filling for me :)

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    June 24, 2012 at 7:22pm

    Hi Vaishali, how many waffles does this quantity make?

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      June 24, 2012 at 8:34pm

      Depends on the size of your waffle-maker. If you use the regular-sized waffle-maker that makes two square four-inch waffles, it’d make around 10. If you used a Belgian waffle maker that makes thick waffles, you’d get around six or eight at best.

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    September 8, 2013 at 1:02am

    OMG! This was absolutely delicious! I used the applesauce/sugar trick and since I was using sweeter apples, i used a scant 3/4 cup sugar in the raw. This is a keeper. Thank you!

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