These vegan buttermilk Belgian waffles are so soft and fluffy, yet crispy on the outside. This vegan Belgian waffle recipe is so easy and only takes a few minutes to make. Plus, they’re completely dairy-free and eggless! These waffles are made completely from scratch, and will definitely be your new favorite breakfast. I know they’re now mine :).
To start, let’s go over the ingredients you’ll need to make these amazing waffles! You only need 10 pantry friendly ingredients (including salt & oil). They are:
How to Make Vegan Buttermilk
To make vegan buttermilk waffles, we first need to know how to make vegan buttermilk! Luckily, making vegan buttermilk is super easy and fast. All you need to do is combine 2 cups of room temperature almond milk with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I promise you won’t be able to taste the vinegar in the cooked waffle.
The vegan buttermilk plays an important role in helping the waffles rise. The acid in the apple cider vinegar reacts with baking soda, creating a lighter & fluffier waffle.
Belgian Waffles vs. Normal Waffles
The difference between Belgian waffles and normal waffles is how tall they are. Belgian waffles are thicker, with deeper pockets. Belgian waffles are often fluffier with a crisp exterior. To make Belgian waffles, you need a Belgian waffle maker. The one I use allows you to flip the waffles which is great for even cooking.
If you only have a normal waffle iron, no problem! You can still use this recipe, but the batter will yield more waffles. You’ll want to pour less batter into the iron, so it doesn’t overflow. Try pouring 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 of a cup.
These vegan buttermilk Belgian waffles are slightly sweet on their own with no toppings and have an aromatic vanilla flavor. You can also top them off with a pour of maple syrup, or eat them with coconut whipped cream and berries. Another plus, they’re super easy to freeze. I recommend wrapping them tightly with plastic wrap and storing them in a freezer bag. You can reheat the waffles by placing them in the toaster oven or toaster.
If you’re looking for more delicious vegan breakfast ideas, check out these recipes!Pumpkin Spice French Toast
Oil-Free Cranberry Orange Waffles
Maple Coffee Cake
Ube Cinnamon Rolls
Almond Butter Granola Clusters
- 2 cups almond milk, room temperature
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Buttermilk Belgian Waffles
- 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, mixed with 5 tbsp water (let thicken for 5 minutes)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- Maple Syrup
Make the Vegan Buttermilk
- Mix the almond milk with the apple cider vinegar. Set aside and let curdle for 10 minutes.
Make the Waffles
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center.
- Pour the vegan buttermilk into the well. Then add the oil, flaxseed mixture, and vanilla extract.
- Stir until just combined and the mixture is no longer lumpy.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Grease your waffle iron with cooking spray. Add 1/2-3/4 cup of batter to your waffle iron. Cook for 5 minutes until golden brown on each side, or per your waffle iron's instructions. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
- Serve immediately. Top with maple syrup and berries.
- Make sure to grease your waffle iron for each waffle, before filling it with batter. Because Belgian waffles have deeper pockets, they're more prone to getting stuck in the iron.
- If you only have a normal waffle iron, no problem! You can still use this recipe, but the batter will yield more waffles. You'll want to pour less batter into the iron, so it doesn't overflow. Try pouring 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 of a cup.
- While it may be tempting to use less oil in these waffles, the oil is what helps the waffles have a nice crispy exterior yet soft interior.
- Be sure not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can result in tough or dense waffles. If there are a few lumps in the batter, that's totally okay.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g
Nutritional info is an estimate.
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