I have always loved waffles. There’s something about those cute indented squares that makes them such a pleasure to eat. I especially love them this time of year, warm straight from the waffle maker or toaster. They make such a yummy breakfast or mid-afternoon snack.

Lil’ L shares my love of waffles and can easily get through a dozen a week. He says there are two Autumn/Winter foods that he’ll never get sick of and that’s apple crumble and waffles!

These vegan waffles are so easy to make! It’s simply a case of blending up the ingredients (I use my Froothie for this job), scooping the batter into the waffle maker and waiting 3-4 minutes. And then they’re ready to eat!

We use a slightly thicker version of our breakfast pancake batter for these waffles. To replace the egg, we use a banana or two small-medium organic apples. On balance, I prefer the texture of the waffles made with banana as it’s slightly firmer and more robust. The riper the banana, the stronger the flavour will be in the waffles. For the mildest flavour, use ripe yellow bananas rather than brown ones.

The batter also includes wholegrain flour and oats for protein and slow release energy. The waffles happen to be fat free and cane sugar free too. This means they’re scrumptious** and **healthy, so perfect for treating the kids (and yourself!) Lots of Lil’ L’s friends have tried these waffles and they’ve all given them a big thumbs up.

While his friends tend to prefer them with a simple drizzle of maple syrup, Lil’ L loves to fill his squares with little pieces of chopped walnuts or pecans, for some crunch…

… while I love to top mine with raspberries and chopped almonds ♥

The waffles in the photo below were made using GF flour. I was so delighted to find that the recipe works gluten-free too as it means all our GF friends can tuck in too 😀

We make the waffles small enough so that they’re easy to pick up, fit in the toaster, and so you can scoff two or three at a time (‘cause one waffle is never enough 😉 ). We often make them as an afterschool snack, then leftovers get stored in the fridge for breakfast the next day. A quick warm through in the toaster and they’re ready to be served.

Here’s how we make our basic vegan waffle…

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Makes around 10 waffles

Hands on time: 20 minutes Ready in: 20 minutes

**Waffle batter**

1 ripe banana, sliced

180ml / 6 fl oz / ¾ cup soya milk

140g / 5 oz / 1 cup wholemeal (wholewheat) flour (or use a GF flour mix if needed e.g. Doves GF Brown Bread Flour)

50g / 1¾ oz / ½ cup rolled oats (use certified GF, if needed)

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

2 TBSP maple syrup

1 tsp oil or coconut butter, for greasing

**Suggestion toppings**

Maple syrup

Chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds

Fresh or frozen berries

**Method**

Place the milk and banana in a high speed blender and blend until smooth (alternatively you can use a bowl and hand blender). Add all the remaining batter ingredients and blend to combine. The batter should be thick, but pourable. Add a touch more milk if needed, to attain the desired consistency. (If you’re using GF flour, you will need around 4 tablespoons of extra liquid). Pour the batter into a bowl and leave to rest for a few minutes (this can happen while the waffle maker heats up).

When the waffle maker is hot, brush with oil or coconut butter using a silicone brush. Drop two tablespoons of batter into each of the four waffle quads. Close the lid and leave to cook for 3-4 minutes before checking (with the VonShef Waffle Maker, I leave the waffles until the green light goes out). If the waffles are golden brown, they are ready. Transfer them to a wire cooling rack while you prepare the remaining waffles.

While the waffles are cooking, prepare your toppings.

Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of your favourite nuts and berries.

Any leftover waffles can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Heat them through in the toaster before serving.

**Products used in this recipe (UK Stockists)**

Tesco Chapatti Flour, Doves Spelt Flour or Doves Farm Gluten Free Brown Bread Flour

Mornflake Superfast Oats, available from Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, The Co-operative

Clarks Original Maple Syrup, available from most major UK supermarkets

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Forks are optional 😉

We purchased our waffle maker last October while it was on sale, and we’ve been really happy with it. It’s easy to use and, even with all our batter experimenting, we’ve yet to have a single waffle fail (which is pretty incredible!) The machine’s simple to clean too… while it’s still warm (but not scorching hot) I just wipe it over with a piece of kitchen towel.

While I’ve seen the waffle maker selling at a range of prices these past couple of months (the RRP is £64.99) you can get some amazing offers if you keep a watch out. It’s currently selling for £24.99 on Amazon and, at this price, you can’t really go wrong. We use ours 3-4 times a week and have made hundreds of waffles, so we’ve definitely had our money’s worth.

### Giveaway Time!

I’m not sure how many of my readers have waffle makers, and it seemed a bit unfair to share a waffle recipe without giving you the opportunity to make some yourself, so I contacted Designer Habitat and they have kindly offered to give away a VonShef Quad Waffle Maker to one of my lovely readers ♥

To be in with a chance of winning, **simply leave me a comment under this blog post** answering the question featured in the Rafflecopter below. **Do make sure you tick the box in the Rafflecopter to register that you have done so.** There are a number of additional ways you can enter in order to increase your chances of winning. You will find these listed in the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified prior to the winner being selected.

**This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 and over (sorry international readers)
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**The closing date is Friday 16th January 2014 at midnight GMT.** The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. The winner will have 7 days to respond. If they fail to do so, another winner will be selected at random.

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**Good luck everyone! xx**

Wow.

I think I really need to get into waffle making.

You definitely need to get into waffle making. They’re so easy & tasty! I’ve got another recipe coming up for Gingerbread Waffles. I’ll hopefully post it by the end of the week x

I celebrated my First Veganniversary on 01.01.2015 and in that time I haven’t made any vegan waffles!! I clearly need to correct this as the pictures above look very yummy. Thanks for the recipes xXx

Congratulations on reaching your first Veganniversary ♥ What a fab milestone to kickoff 2015! A big stack of vegan waffles drizzled in maple syrup would be the perfect way to celebrate 😀 Good luck! xx

Fav topping maple syrup and swedish glace on hot waffles. Mmmmmm

These look seriously delectable. I looove waffles, but it’s probably been a year since I’ve had them- what!?! That is a crime. This recipe looks like a Sunday morning project 🙂

Good luck to everyone entering this awesome giveaway!!

Oh my word a year??? You definitely need to get baking some waffles! I’m guessing most Canadian kitchens come equipped with waffle irons 😉

Oh yes, of course! Right next to the built-in maple syrup dispenser 😉

Ha ha that made me laugh A LOT 😀

I love them with a table spoon of sugar on top x

ice cream and black cherries

My Favourite Topping For Waffles Is Melted Chocolate YUM! xxx

Chocolate sauce and strawberries

Homemade plum compote with cinnamon… Yum! Your waffles look delicious xxx

Proper butter! Non of that horribe margerine!

chocolate spread x

Honey and Greek yoghurt.

The hotel we stayed at last year in Orlando had waffle makers for you to make your own waffles – the kids LOVED them!

That is so cool that the hotel room had a waffle maker! I want to go stay there now 😀

I love just butter on my waffles – I have never made my own waffles as I don’t own a waffle maker. I am trying to do Veganuary but struggling with hot drinks, I love a cup of tea but as yet can’t find a non dairy milk that doesn’t curdle – any suggestion please??

Hey Lorna! It’s great to hear that you’re trying Veganuary. My family use longlife soya milk in their tea and coffee (found on the shelf with the other longlife milks). So far we’ve used the supermarket own brands – Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons – plus Alpro and we’ve never had any problems with curdling. My mum is an avid tea drinker and it took her a few days to get used to the soya milk, but now she prefers it to cow’s milk and uses it all the time (she’s not even vegan or dairy free either!) We find that others milks (like almond) don’t ‘colour’ the tea in the same way that soya milk does. I’m loving Oatly longlife milk at the mo in my hot chocs (it froths up really well), but I’ve yet to try it in tea or coffee. Once I’ve had a chance, I’ll report back xx

I am following a dairy free, meat free, low saturated fat diet in order to help my MS symptoms and have found your recipes inspirational as I am still trying to please my carnivore partner!

Hey Lesa! I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying the recipes! 😀 I had no idea that food could affect MS symptoms, but I’m so glad to hear that my recipes can, in any small way, help to relieve the symptoms. I’d love to learn more about this as my friend’s sister was diagnosed with MS last year and she’s been really poorly 🙁 If there’s any way we could help her, then that would be such a good thing.

Good luck with the giveaway! I’m sure even your carnivorous partner would approve of these waffles 😉 xx

Thanks Sharon, I am following the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Programme and diet plays an important part. Hope that your friends sister may find it beneficial xx

Thanks Lesa! I’ll pass on details of the programme to her xx

I love waffles with maples syrup and bananas!

Definitely maple syrup and clotted cream

I love a drizzle of blackberry vinegar or honey

I love waffles with pistachio nuts and blackberries.

melted nutella and sliced banana

Strawberries and Nutella

some strawberries 🙂

Any nuts and maple syrup

strawberry sauce and condensed milk

Caramelized walnuts and honey – bliss!

lemon and sugar and nuts thankyou

Syrup

I like them with just a little honey, gorgeous!

Golden syrup

Cinnamon & Honey, with some vanilla ice cream!

Maple syrup

Maple Syrup

ice cream 🙂

Blueberries and compote

definitely ice cream and toffee sauce

strawberries and ice cream

summer fruits and ice cream

Maple Syrup

Bananas and blueberries

Bacon and maple syrup

Maple Syrup, banana and raspberries

Maple syrup – YUM!

Maple Syrup & Bananas

Strawberry Jam & Whipped Cream!

Honey

Maple syrup and ice cream

Maple and pecans so yummy x

Maple syrup, fruit, and thick yogurt.

cherries and cream

Maple syrup and crispy pancetta!

ice cream and maple syrup

Strawberries and ice- cream

choc spread and squirty cream!

Banana with maple syrup! Mmm.

Blueberries and maple syrup.

Maple syrup

fruit, ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce

Has to be ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Maple Syrup!

bananas, cinnamon and lemon juice!

Thank you for this recipe, and the chance to win this lovely waffle maker. I am a gluten free vegetarian trying hard to go vegan.

xx

It’s a pleasure Joy ♥ It sounds like these waffles will be perfect for you! I’ve trialled this recipe with both Doves GF brown bread flour and plain flour mixes and both worked well! You just need to add a touch more liquid to get a thick, pourable batter. I’ve got a yummy gingerbread waffle recipe coming soon too, so keep a look out 😉

I have a 20 year old toastie maker we pour pancake mixture into, I use doves farm GF self raising flour but a toastie maker isn’t ideal as they are a bit shallow and not the right shape. A waffle maker has been on my wish list for a long time now. Ideal for sunday mornings and birthdays I reckon!

Looking forward to the gingerbread waffle recipe 🙂

I was thinking about experimenting with sweet potato to make a flour with but it takes a long time to make.

maple syrup and cream

Nutella!

Since I haven’t yet made waffles and would LOVE to win this giveaway, I’m guessing it would be plain old maple syrup!

Thank you Sharon for the opportunity xo

I was so happy to find that the recipe worked with GF flours too. You definitely need to get into waffle making; it’s so easy & fun 😀 Good luck with the giveaway xo

I love waffles!! Nutella and strawberries are my favourite! 🙂

Chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

It’s got to be veggie bacon and maple syrup (followed by bananas and ice cream!).

Banana and Ice Cream

I love to have blueberries and maple syrup 🙂

Golden Syrup is my favourite!

pecan nuts, cherries and strawberry yoghurt.

Maple Syrup

nutella

Maple syrup are top in our house

Ice cream and chocolate sauce 😛

I need to buy myself some proper maple syrup so I can use it for things like waffles!

Alternatively I might make up a homemade chocolate sauce 0 mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sliced banana, toffee sauce, ice cream and squirty cream – yummy!

Maple Syrup and Nutella – EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!

Blueberries

maple syrup 🙂

caramel sauce

Maple Syrup :))

Maple Syrup all the way

strawberries and ice cream!

vegan vanilla ice cream and strawberries

I quite like making savoury waffles with pesto and tomatoes on top

Melted Dark Chocolate and Cherries

melted chocolate

Sliced bananas and syrup, mm.

Vanilla icecream with melted chocolate mmmmm 🙂

Strawberries with a little bit of syrup 🙂 yummy

Maple Syrup & Bacon

Chocolate spread!

Chocolate sauce

Banana and honey

honey

Maple syrup.

Bananas and cream nom nom!

Chocolate sauce

Honey & walnuts

Maple syrup and banana

Maple syrup and raspberries!

I love Maple Syrup, get through loads in our house

Strawberries and cream

Honey

syrup for me

Maple syrup!

Golden syrup.

syrup and fruit

Belgian chocolate

Honey

Cream and sliced bananas.

Definitely chocolate fudge sauce!

Strawberries and cream!

cinnamon

Black cherries in syrup.

Blueberries and white chocolate. Looks great, too!

Maple syrup is my favourite! 🙂 xx

chocolate sauce, banana and cream

Nutella & banana

Toffee sauce. Nom!

Maple syrup, cream and banana

Strawberries and bananas or maybe blueberries 🙂

Nutella

Nothing beats Nutella over warm waffles

Maple Syrup

bananas , clotted cream and maple syrup

Nutella! 🙂

treacle

Golden Syrup

Jam!

maple syrup

Maple Syrup

I really like maple syrup – you can’t beat it. What’s even nicer is if you heat it first, with some blueberries mixed in. Mmm, Blueberry flavoured maple ….

maple syrup and banana – yum!

Nutella

Freshly melted chocolate 🙂

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup – classic.

blueberries and clotted cream

Banana, Chocolate and Ice Cream

Nutella and strawberries, no doubt

Warm peanut butter topped with banana – delish!

Hi Sharon,

Great post and also, good news on the gluten-free flour working with it too! Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to try the classic maple syrup on waffles, but also fresh fruit would be great.

Besma (http://www.curiouslyconscious.com)

I like a classic Belgian topping – a sprinkling of icing sugar on warm waffles. Good waffles need nothing else! 😉

Lemon and Sugar or Chocolate and Strawberries!

Chocolate sauce and chopped nuts!

Classic maple syrup.

maple syrup and fresh berries, or chocolate hazelnut spread

I love raspberry sauce with fresh raspberries on my waffles

Maple syrup

Just maple syrup

chocolate

classic maple syrup

banana and maple syrup

Honey

Honey and Icecream

Oh how fun to have a little one to eat and appreciate your healthy waffles! I can just imagine him carefully filling all the holes of his waffles with nuts or berries.

Chocolate and Strawberries

Chocolate sauce and raspberries

Some fresh fruit like blueberries or raspberries with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of icing sugar

malteser chocolate spread

Raspberries and a little dusting of icing sugar. Thank you!

maple syrup normally, but would love to experiment with a few different toppings! 😀

Cinammon ice cream and maple syrup! ♥

maple syrup, ice cream and chocolate sauce

Mashed banana with chopped walnuts

honey xxx

Bananas and maple syrup 🙂

Golden syrup

Whipped cream and chocolate sauce

hello there fab giveaway

my fave toppings are nutella and chopped nuts 🙂

banana and cream

icecream and chocolate sauce

butterscotch sauce

Love Vicky

http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

Strawberries, ice cream and honey

Vegan hazelnut spread topped with fresh berries and vegan coconut vanilla ice cream.

Hmm….my favourite topping has too be raspberries and melted white chocolate!!

Belgian Chocolate

Maple syrup

chocolate chips and icing sugar yummm

Definitely maple syrup – possibly with some pecans! Delish!

Thanks for posting this recipe, really excited to try some vegan waffles 🙂

maple syrup and cream

Got to be maple syrup

chocolate spread, sliced banana and crushed walnuts

maple syrup!

Chopped bananas and maple syrup

Strawberry jam 🙂

We love waffles here too!

That waffle maker looks very cool 🙂

Strawberries!

Banana’s & Cream with Maple Syrup

strawberries and chocolate

Lashings of fresh fruit –

Ooh I think my choice would be blueberries and soy yogurt 🙂

Cherry and Chocolate

ice cream and maple syrup!

chocolate sauce and cream

Vanilla ice cream and salted caramel

Strawberries and cream

Golden syrup

Chocolate spread =)

Strawberry jam

It’s chocolate I’m afraid.

Maple syrup and strawberries

Banana and honey x

blueberrys or strawberrys and a little yogurt

Strawberry jam.

fresh fruit & cream 🙂

Maple syrup and bananas

Maple syrup and whipped cream

Salted caramel sauce and vanilla icecream

maple syrup

Ice cream!

Ice cream

Nutella!

Im a savoury gal, I love scrambled eggs on mine.

maple syrup, pecans and bacon 🙂

TREACLE

Maple Syrup!

Maple syrup!

fresh fruit esp raspberries and blueberries

Just plain maple syrup 🙂

Apple sauce and cinnamon

Lovely honey ~

maple syrup

nutella and banana

maple syrup

we all love nutella banana and whipped cream yum!!!

maple syrup 🙂

Chocolate and sliced bananas

Love maple syrup

Nutella and syrup x

Ice Cream and Maple Syrup Yummy!!!! 😀

blueberries and maple syrup

maple syrup

Chocolate sauce with a sprinkling of hazelnuts… maybe with added sliced up banana! 🙂

Chopped Banana and Toffee Sauce yum!

Maple syrup and chopped pecans

I like the basic bacon and maple 🙂

Melted dark chocolate – just like in Belgium!

My daughter who loves Waffles loves to have Nutella and Ice Cream on them

berries and yogurts are my fav topping x

Nutella!

my aunts home make chocolate and pear sauce with strawberries.

Banana & Nutella 😀

i love raspberry and yoghut

Maple Syrup

Ice cream

Strawberries and chocolate

Syrup!

Maple syrup

maple syrup

chocolate spread

chocolate spread

I would love a waffle maker, always wanted to make them. I love maple syrup and ice cream on mine

Cherries in Kirsch, warmed, with ice cream.

strawberries and cream

Blueberries and Bananas!

blueberries, bananananananas with whipped cream and topped with strawberry (just 1 chopped up)

Maple Syrup!

fab prize

i love caramel ice cream chocolate and blueberries on my waffles

Banana & golden syrup!!

nutella

Nutella and banana

Bananas, Maple Syrup and Cream

ice cream and raspberries!

peanut butter and banana mash

Cherry Coulis

Bananas & honey

Vanilla ice cream

Maple Syrup

squirty cream

Nutella and chopped hazelnuts

Ham, cheddar cheese & apple

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup

maple syrup

Topping-drizzle chocolate sauce made of a melted galaxy bar, whipped cream and toffee sauce!

condensed milk

Ice cream.

Maple syrup 🙂 YUM!!!!!!!!!!

Maple syrup every time!

banana and cream

Nutella and banana

simply butter 🙂 Mmm

Bananas and cream

syrup 🙂

Unsalted butter and Maple syrup! Yummy!

Bacon and maple syrup – not healthy, but so so tasty!

Nutella!

has to be bananas and chocolate sauce for me 🙂

Maple syrup

strawberries and chocolate sauce

Golden syrup!

Strawberries and cream

golden syrup x

Maple syrup!

Chopped banana and maple syrup or chocolate sauce.

strawberries and chocolate sauce for me!!

syrup and nuts

Golden Syrup.

golden syrup, bananas and pecan nuts

Raspberries and fresh cream.

honey

Delicious,sticky Maple Syrup

Golden syrup

Butter and golden syrup! Yum!!

bananas and toffee sauce Mmmmmm

Maple syrup, peacans and another waflle

maple syrup

golden syrup

Pralines and cream ice cream

Griddled banana, caramel & macadamias

Blueberries, butterscotch sauce and whipped cream, yum!

Sliced banana and caramel syrup.

Ice cream! yum!

Mashed banana and demerara sugar with a topping of coconut cream ^_^

Ohhh so many choices!! Any fruit – banana coins and raspberries with almond butter and coyo coconut yogurt would have to be a top choice!! Yum yum

Golden syrup, strawberries and vegan whipped cream! Mmmm

Banana and syrup for me!

Banana and icecream, or iceceama and strawberry sauce!

syrup

Yum! This recipe looks delicious. Perfect for a cold winter morning!

Thanks Ali! ♥ We’re loving these waffles right now… especially the gingerbread version that I posted the other day. I love how well they turn out, even when they’re made dairy, egg AND gluten free! xx

I was going to ask you about these shapes, hehe! These are way too cute! I love these cute square shapes…have you ever made savory waffles before? What an awesome UK giveaway…this waffle maker is way too cool! 😉