It’s starting to feel like summer, summer, summertime. . . (I can’t help but get the DJ Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince song in my head every year around this time – am I the only one?) Craving something sweet, I decided to look online (check out almost 200 great pins on my foodie Pinterest board) for a bit to get some inspiration for a sweet treat. Waffles. Delicious waffles. Delicious vegan Belgian waffles to be exact. Yes. . . after looking through too-many recipes, I found one that was easy to veganise, looked like it would be fluffy and delicious, and got to it.
I adapted a recipe that I found on the Something Swanky website, making the appropriate vegan changes. I used my trusty Chef’s Choice WafflePro Express Waffle Maker (Amazon affiliate link) to create the most deliciously fluffy vegan Belgian waffles. This recipe is perfect for any upcoming special occasion, like Father’s Day, my birthday, or Canada Day/the 4th of July. Maybe for Canada Day you could create a maple leaf with strawberries? 😉
Note: I accidentally left out the “eggs” in my first batch and thought they turned out really well anyway. Egg replacer is really just there as a binding agent, so – since everything stuck together well enough – I didn’t really miss anything. It’s up to you whether or not to include the “eggs.” This recipe makes 5 waffles.
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 3/4 cup soy or other milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 heaped teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
|Combine all ingredients.|
|Turn on your waffle iron.|
|When your waffle iron is heated up, use a wok mop or pastry brush to brush a tiny bit of oil on to the iron.|
|Add recommended amount of batter - usually 1/4 to 1/2 cup, depending on waffle iron.|
I topped off my waffles with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
What is your favourite way to make and enjoy waffles?
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