Vegan gluten free waffles with chocolate
How delicious are waffles for breakfast? I love my homemade vegan gluten free waffles and eat them in combination with fruits, maple syrup, and a chocolate drizzle. And because plain waffles can be boring, I often make two colored chocolate vanilla waffles. After all, you can never have enough chocolate in your life and furthermore, two colored waffles look prettier than plain waffles.
I have been experimenting a lot with different recipes for waffles. My recipe had to be vegan, gluten free, refined sugar-free and oil free. It might sound like a challenge but it was fun to experiment in the kitchen. Some recipes turned out good but many were total fails and the batter stuck to the waffle machine (ugh I hate this so much!). So I am happy to share the recipe for my vegan gluten free waffles with you, because after I made it multiple times, the waffles always came out great, without sticking to the waffle iron (yay!).
You will find millions of recipes when you make a Google search for “waffles” but most of them contain regular all purpose flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, and sugar. Don’t worry you won’t find any of these ingredients in my waffles because I never use them. I just don’t want to eat food with ingredients that make my body unhappy. I prefer to show that it’s possible to make delicious, healthy and allergy-friendly treats which you can enjoy.
Vegan gluten free waffles for breakfast or as a dessert
You can eat these delicious waffles for breakfast, for example on your weekends or as a healthy dessert. The batter is mixed together pretty quickly and then you just need to bake them in your waffle machine and enjoy your yummy waffles. I often serve them with fruits because they make the breakfast even more healthy. You can add peanut butter to your vegan gluten free waffles or sprinkle them with a chocolate sauce what I do quite often. Check out this blog post (just scroll down to the recipe) to see how I make my vegan chocolate sauce.
These vegan gluten free waffles are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Low in fat
- Gluten free
- Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside
- Easy to make
- Definitely healthier than regular waffles
Two colored waffles are more fun than plain waffles
Of course, you don’t need to make two colored waffles like I did. You can leave them plain, they will still taste delicious. But I will include the recipe for the two colored version as they are fun to make and children love them. My friend Kirsten @thehealthyhazelnut made my two colored waffles for her children after she saw them on my Instagram account. Since then her children demand to receive “Ela waffles” only. I love her story so much that’s why I want to share it with you. So if you have kids, definitely make my two colored vegan gluten free waffles for them.
I hope you will enjoy my recipe. If you try it out please leave a comment below and/or tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan so that I can see it and leave a comment.
Vegan gluten free waffles
- I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe. You can easily switch between US and metric measurements underneath the ingredient list.
- Combine the wet ingredients in a mug and put aside.
- Put the oats in your coffee grinder/blender or food processor and mix until they turn into flour (or just use store-bought oat flour).
- Add all dry ingredients to a bowl.
- Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with a spoon or whisk until just combined (don't overmix). The batter should form some bubbles because the baking soda will react with the lime/lemon juice.
- Heat your waffle machine on low to medium heat. Once it's hot, spoon the batter into your waffle machine and cook for about 5 minutes (or as per the instructions of your waffle machine).
- For two-colored waffles, split the batter into two parts. Add the remaining ingredients (cocoa or cacao powder, maple syrup, plant milk) to one-half of the batter and whisk. Spoon a part of the light batter into your heated waffle machine and then some chocolate batter underneath.
- Serve your vegan gluten-free waffles with maple syrup, a chocolate sauce or fruits and enjoy!
- The recipe makes 4 thick, large waffles. Nutrition facts are for one plain waffle (without the chocolate part).
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