Healthy Waffles

gluten-free vegan waffles with fresh strawberries and raspberries

I’m making WAFFLES! Gluten-free, vegan AND refined-sugar-free, these waffles will become a new favorite.

Waffles, pancakes, French toast… all these things I absolutely love way more than I should. I am a sucker for those sugar-filled breakfasts! However, after switching to a plant-based diet not only do I not crave sugar nearly as much (I KNOW RIGHT?), if I do choose a sugary breakfast I tend to feel sick and my tummy is not happy. Although it may seem great in the moment it’s definitely not always worth it. So, if I can find or create a sugar-free or no-refined-sugar recipe that I love I won’t miss the old stuff and I LOVE that!

The Recipe

Coming up with a healthy waffle recipe was definitely high on my list and making sure it still had that sweetness was important. Store-bought waffles can be packed with refined sugar which, although tastes great, isn’t needed! There are great ways to add extra sweetness naturally. I love using date paste, which I’ll be putting together a recipe for that soon, or liquid sweeteners like maple syrup or agave. For this recipe I use date paste and it adds the perfect sweetness to these waffles. You won’t even realize there’s no refined sugar here!

Healthy Waffles

Recipe by The Heartfelt WayCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

These waffles are vegan, gluten-free and refined-sugar free, as these are sweetened naturally! These are truly a healthier breakfast alternative that’s not lacking in sweetness!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups GF all-purpose flour (I used an ancient grain blend)

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer “eggs”

  • 1-2 tbsp date paste (2-3 pitted dates)

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Directions

  • Mix flour and baking powder together.⁣
  • Make 2 “eggs” from @bobsredmill replacer.⁣
  • In a blender or NutriBullet, blend milk, dates, oil and vanilla together.⁣
  • Add blended liquids and eggs to flour mixture and stir until combined.⁣
  • On preheated waffle maker (we use the Dash Mini Maker and love it!), add mixture (depends one waffle maker but I used 1/4 cup of mix) and cook according to maker’s directions.⁣
  • Serve warm and top with ALL your favorite toppings.

These waffles, ton top of being wonderful fresh, are great to freeze! Just like frozen waffles, stick these in a freezer-safe bag or container and safely store away. They toast up perfectly and are ready to go whenever you want them. We love making big batches at a time to store away. One less grocery store buy and money saved. We love it!

What do you like to top your waffles with? Are you a plain maple syrup lover or are you a peanut butter fanatic? So many options to choose from!

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