It’s breakfast time! Start heating up the waffle maker and warming up the maple syrup! These vegan whole wheat waffles are sure to please. They are so quick to whip up and only take 11 ingredients. They cook up nice and crisp on the outside, but are still soft and airy on the inside.
Waffles are the ultimate breakfast food, at least in my opinion. I love to make them when I want something a little special for breakfast, but not too time consuming. I definitely prefer waffles over pancakes. Why? I feel like they require much less effort. Pancakes need close monitoring and flipping. Plus I usually can only fit one in a pan at a time, so it often feels like it just takes so long to get through all the batter. Not so with waffles. Simply pour the batter in the waffle iron. It does all the work and tells you when they are ready to take out. Can’t get much easier than that.
To make these a bit healthier than traditional waffles, I decided to use 100% whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour contains all parts of the wheat berry. As a result, it has a greater amount of nutrients compared to white flour which has been more heavily processed. Using whole wheat flour can sometimes result in a denser baked good which works really well in these waffles. They have a hearty, satisfying texture.
A flax egg is used for binding. If you’re not familiar with a flax egg, it is made by combining flaxseed meal and water and letting it sit for 5 minutes. To make these waffles, whip up the flax egg first. Then, mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the flax egg and the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir. Cane sugar and a little bit of molasses are used for sweetening. Finally, pour the batter into a waffle iron and cook.
These vegan whole wheat waffles are great enjoyed with just maple syrup. Or you could go crazy and add whatever toppings you like. I absolutely love adding banana slices, blueberries, and a (very!) generous dusting of cinnamon.
If you try these vegan whole wheat waffles I would love to hear about it! Please rate the recipe in the comments below and let me know how it went.
Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles
Quick and easy waffles made with whole wheat flour.
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk at room temperature*
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Heat a waffle iron.
In a small bowl, combine the water and flaxseed meal. Let sit for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
Add the water and flaxseed mixture, non-dairy milk, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, molasses, and cinnamon. Stir until just incorporated. The batter should be a little lumpy.
Pour in batches into the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions.
Yields 2 large belgian style waffles.
*If your non-dairy milk is cold, it could cause the coconut oil to solidify when added together. Either set it out a little early for it to come to room temperature or place in the microwave for a few seconds and heat until no longer cold.