Easy-Peasy Vegan Waffles from Scratch – Get Your Breakfast on in No Time!

When it comes to breakfast in my house, we usually go pretty low-key during the week – overnight oats, a slice of toast or a bagel usually do the job.

Once the weekends roll around, it’s a different story – bring on the fancy breakfast! Does this mean I want spend a lot of time making it? Nope:

Most Saturday mornings Rob and I do a 7 am boot camp with a group of friends, so we are starving by the time we get home. The quicker I can throw something together that still feels like a nice weekend-y breakfast, the better!

Enter my Easy-Peasy Vegan Waffles – no eggs/milk/oil, etc., but a whole lotta flavor!

Waffles Main PicYou may think that waffles from scratch are quite an elaborate undertaking, but trust me: these waffles can be put together in no time! Only 10-12 minutes pass between the moment when I start putting the ingredients in the bowl, and when the first waffle is ready.

Of course, teamwork rules here: Rob is the official waffle iron operator in our house, so while I fix the batter, he’s in charge of preheating the waffle iron and then baking the waffles.

Don’t have a designated waffle iron operator in your house? You can still pull off the Operation: Breakfast Waffles pretty quickly by yourself.

Waffles (1)We’ve had this simple waffle iron by Cuisinart for ages, and it seems to do a decent job. To make these waffles, Rob set it on medium-high to heat up, and sprayed the iron plates lightly with olive oil spray (there is no oil of any kind added to the batter).

Don’t have a waffle iron at home? You can use this exact recipe to make pancakes! They’ll take longer to cook since they are cooked one side at a time, but they’ll still be delicious!


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Easy-Peasy Vegan Waffles from Scratch

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 waffles

Easy-Peasy Vegan Waffles from Scratch

A simple and easy recipe for healthy vegan waffles, no oil added. Top with maple syrup, fresh berries, or any other toppings of choice.


  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (plus 1-2 Tbsp if the batter gets too thick)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp raw or brown sugar (or more, if you like your waffles sweeter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • To serve:
  • Toppings and syrup of choice (assorted fruit and berries, maple syrup, peanut butter, etc.)
  • Equipment:
  • Waffle iron


  1. Mix ground flax seed and water in a small cup, set aside to thicken.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  3. In a large bowl, add all of the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the bowl of the wet, along with the flax seed. Mix with a spatula until just combined - a few lumps are okay.
  5. Preheat your waffle iron and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions. You may need to spray the plates of your iron with cooking spray to prevent sticking. We used about 1/2 cup of batter per waffle to yield 6 waffles.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Do you cook an elaborate breakfast at home on the weekends? What are your favorite vegan breakfast recipes?

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About Alina Zavatsky - Vegan Runner Eats

Alina first made a switch to a vegan diet in 2013 to optimize her athletic performance as a marathon runner. Being vegan eventually opened her eyes on the issues of animal welfare, environmental protection, human rights and feminism. Alina hopes that her blog will help its readers on their path to making this world a better place.

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17 Responses to Easy-Peasy Vegan Waffles from Scratch – Get Your Breakfast on in No Time!

  1. Heidi Cusworth says:

    This sounds like a fun breakfast for the weekend. I think I’m going to get my hubby involved too. Thanks!! 🙂

  2. Klaus says:

    Hi Alina,
    for this waffle batter, I put 1/2 cup ground almonds with an apple and 1 cup of water into my blender for a minute. Than, I fill in the rest of the prepared ingredients for the next 2 minutes. That’s it. Fast & easy

  3. Cassie says:

    These waffles tasted really good, but I had a terrible time with them sticking to the iron. The first batch came out good, the second got split cleanly in half, and the rest I had to scrape out with a fork, probably ruining the waffle iron. I made sure the iron was hot, liberally oiled the iron with canola oil (which defeats the purpose of oil-free waffles, I’m sure!), and left the batter in to cook extra long. I don’t know what I did wrong, and it makes me not want to make waffles ever again! Do I need to buy a new waffle iron? Is it true that all waffles need at least 1/2 T oil so that they turn out? What I expected to be a quick breakfast on Saturday morning turned into a long ordeal for me!!

    • Alina says:

      Sorry to hear that, Cassie! What waffle iron do you use? We usually have no problems with our simple Cuisinart one, but they may all be different. It’s possible that your waffle iron got too hot by the time you started on your second batch, so it may help to lower the heat a bit next time you make waffles – my husband does that now, and the waffles come out of the iron fine. Sorry it didn’t work out great for you, thank you for the feedback though!

  4. Cassie says:

    I used a toastmaster familywafflemaker, which unfortunately doesn’t have adjustable heat settings. It’s pretty old. Good news, though…my grandmother has a brand new waffle iron that she wants to give to me! So I will try again. Thanks for replying!

  5. Mike says:

    wow! I cannot wait to try this, it sounds yummy
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  6. Linda says:

    Could I use whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe to replace all the other flours?

  7. Violet says:

    I tried these this morning and they came out perfectly! I used a smaller waffle maker and topped with banana and blueberries… DELICIOUS! I will definitely be trying more recipes in the future. Thank you!

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  9. Bunny says:

    Does using white whole wheat flour make a difference and will it turn out as well if I use plain whole wheat flour?

    • Alina says:

      Hi Bunny! Using regular whole wheat flour may make the waffles a bit denser. I actually use whole wheat pastry flour these days whenever I’m baking. If regular whole wheat flour is all you have, feel free to use it anyway, just use a bit less (like 1/2 cup), and add more regular white flour to make up for the difference in the flour amount.

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