Easy Vegan Waffles & VonShef Waffle Maker UK Giveaway

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!

Easy Vegan Waffles (GF Option)

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…

Vegan Waffles with walnuts and maple syrup

… 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 😀

Vegan Waffles with Raspberries & Almonds

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…


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

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


Forks are optional 😉

Vegan Waffles with walnuts and maple syrup

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.

Vegan Waffles & VonShef Wafflemaker

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)

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


338 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Waffles & VonShef Waffle Maker UK Giveaway

    1. 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

  1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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!!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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??

    1. 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

  5. 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!

    1. 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

      1. 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

  6. 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.

    1. 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 😉

      1. 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.

  7. 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

    1. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 ….

  10. Definitely maple syrup – possibly with some pecans! Delish!

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

  11. 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

    1. 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

  12. 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! 😉

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