Buckwheat Waffles

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles
I love trying out new ways to make waffles and pancakes, and these buckwheat waffles are a delicious variation on my no-egg waffle recipe.

Buckwheat is not related to wheat– it’s actually a seed, and it’s terribly nutritious. You can read more about it here.

I mix up the buckwheat with a lighter flour– you can use whole-wheat pastry flour or just regular all-purpose– and they turn out just perfect: crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. These waffles are really low-fat: there’s just 2 tbsp of canola oil in the recipe and it makes 8 waffles in my waffle-maker.

Eat these with maple syrup, my favorite way to have them, or top them with some fruit and vegan whipped cream for a very special breakfast.

Here’s the recipe. Enjoy, everyone!

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles
Buckwheat Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8 waffles
  • Dry ingredients:
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose 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
  • 1½ tsp egg replacer like EnerG whisked into 2 tbsp warm water
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 2 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.
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29 thoughts on “Buckwheat Waffles

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    May 15, 2009 at 4:48am

    Wow thats looking so delish.. and wish i could have one. LOvely picture too.

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    Mahimaa's kitchen

    May 15, 2009 at 5:37am

    vaishu, waffles look so good. a great breakfast option… especially when it is healthy and homemade and fresh.

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    May 15, 2009 at 6:24am

    Hi Vaishali, your pictures make me crave for some of those waffles! Love the color, so nutritious too:-)

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    May 15, 2009 at 7:51am

    Healthy Buckwheat waffles looks fabulous!

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    Curry Leaf

    May 15, 2009 at 8:44am

    Love the wafffles.I was thinking of vegan waffles as I had heard of eggy ones only.Love the vegan waffles and that too with buckwheat.I am yet to try it.Too delicious they are.:P :P

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    Happy cook

    May 15, 2009 at 9:32am

    I love waffels, never made vegan, sure going to bookmark this.
    Looks beautiful.

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    Gita's Kitchen

    May 15, 2009 at 12:17pm

    Delicious and healthy waffles Vaishali…I would love to have those waffles for brekafast :) I did see buckwheat flour in the supermarkets, though I never bought them wondering what would I make with buckwheat. Now I can start by trying your waffles :)

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    May 15, 2009 at 2:00pm

    Yummy looking waffles.. I don’t own a waffle iron, but those proabably make equally tasty pancakes. Have a great weekend.

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    May 15, 2009 at 2:30pm

    This sounds so yummy! Unfortunately I can’t get my waffle iron to work for me anymore…maybe I cound make pancakes from your recipe.

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    May 15, 2009 at 4:33pm

    SOunds interesting, but I guess I will have to make pancakes out of them though!
    I wish I had a waffle iron.

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    May 16, 2009 at 4:31am

    It thought it is choco, looks almost but very healthy and lovely breakfast!

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    May 16, 2009 at 9:07am

    OMG… you are killing me… that picture is awesome :)

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    Netts Nook

    May 16, 2009 at 2:06pm

    What great looking waffles I have everything to make for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 16, 2009 at 3:58pm

    Karma, Pavithra, Mahimaa, Shreya, Sharmila, Curry, Priya, Rekha, Sireesha: Thanks, ladies!

    Gita: Thanks, and hope you do try them.

    Pavani, Divya, Mihl: I haven’t made these as pancakes, but I don’t see why not. You might want to add a couple of tablespoons more of soy milk to make them more spreadable.

    A and N, Thanks!

    Jade, I don’t have a Belgian Waffle maker, but I don’t see any reason why this recipe wouldn’t work with one. Let me know how it works out!

    Cham, Indhu: Thanks ladies.

    Netts Nook: Thanks! Hope you’ll like them!

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    July 19, 2009 at 6:05pm

    Picture looks so good. Have you tried freezing these? I always make a batch and freeze so that I don’t have to make it every other day. (One week’s worth) I’ll give these a shot, but if you have already tried freezing, let me know how they taste.

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    April 25, 2010 at 12:46pm

    for those of you who dont have a waffle iron, I saw 2 at my local thrift store yesterday, many dont use them anymore. I received one as a gift a few years ago, love it, but dont buy new, I always see them secondhand.

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    September 22, 2010 at 10:00pm

    How many does this make? I’d like to make enough to last at least a week if not two. I’ll also have to play around with the egg substitute. I don’t have access to the substitute where I live, I could probably order it, but am on a tight budget and I don’t mind eating eggs.

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    Sowmya Chandrasekaran

    November 11, 2011 at 1:01am


    They look so good…I would like to try these.. Can I use Flax seed meal instead of egg replaceer? Also how many eggs should we replace.


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    November 11, 2011 at 4:43am

    Sowmya, use 1 tbsp flax mixed with 3 tbsp water. It replaces exactly one egg.

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