Whoa! Delicious and scrumptious Vegan Waffles alert! (Egg-free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo)!
I see crispy, tasty, healthier waffles in your future.
In this recipe, I used Blanched Almond Flour and Organic Tapioca Flour. As you can see from the photos, they worked out well and I can tell you they taste great too! This fantastic waffle maker made the perfect round waffles you see in the photo above. Small, compact, inexpensive, and easy to store!
Eggless Waffles Without Eggs Or Milk:
Making flax or chia eggs is so simple. A flax egg functions the same way as an egg would in most recipes. Note: they can’t be substituted in all recipes because sometimes the recipe will not turn out well. But, good news – they work in this one. As I am recipe testing, I like to try a flax egg in recipes where I believe I will have success.
So, to make a flax or chia egg, you will need to grind one tablespoon of flax or chia seeds. Then place the ground flax or chia seeds in a small dish. To this, add 3 tablespoons of water. Stir to mix up a little and wait 10 minutes. The mixture will congeal and should resemble an egg! Now it is ready to use in your recipe!
Flaxseeds have been around a very long time and are reported to have amazingly great health benefits. Which is a reason I am always looking for ways to add more to my diet. Some of the benefits are that they are a great source of fiber, have omega 3 fatty acids, may be good for heart health, cancer prevention, cholesterol, inflammation reduction, diabetes, and more.
Notes: I prefer organic golden flaxseed and organic chia seeds when I make a flax egg.
Why Not Make Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Powder?:
Did you know I have a recipe for homemade baking powder on the site? It is my go-to for all the recipes I make. I use pumpkin puree in this recipe, but it is meant as an oil replacement and there is not a strong pumpkin flavor. Try these delicious Pumpkin Waffles with a true pumpkin spice flavor.
Eggless Waffle Recipe:
For a larger Belgian style crispy grain-free waffles, this waffle iron is the kind that flips over during the cooking process so that waffles cook evenly throughout. I usually put a timer on for about 2-3 minutes per side. Pull the plug of the waffle iron if you use a fork to pop your waffle out. I keep a plastic fork on hand for just this purpose.
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Enjoy these waffles with your favorite toppings – fruit, berries, maple syrup, coconut whipped cream. You could even top with a poached or fried egg. Yum!
Check out this post for the recipe and tutorial for Coconut Whipped Cream!
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I love this eggless waffle recipe. The waffles are grain, gluten and dairy-free.
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (homemade recipe on the site)
- 1 flax egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree*
- Pinch fine sea salt
Preheat waffle maker
To make flax egg: in a small bowl, add one tablespoon ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons water. Stir to combine and let sit about 10 minutes until the mixture becomes egg like. It's magic!
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the first 3 ingredients (almond flour, tapioca starch and baking powder and whisk out all lumps.
In another mixing bowl, add almond milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and sea salt. Mix well to combine.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
Scoop batter into waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. What works for me: I use a large ice cream scoop because it is the exact measurement needed per quadrant.
This recipe makes about 11 quadrants or 2 - 2 waffles.
Since I have a waffle iron that flips over (love it!) - I cook for 2 minutes on one side and 3 on the other and it worked perfectly.
Note: this recipe can also be made using an egg for the flax egg. The texture is slightly different (both are great). When I use an egg, I adjust the cooking time to 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other (flip over).
*Substitutes for the pumpkin puree - applesauce and banana work well. They both give a subtle flavor of either banana or apple to the waffle.
*Optional - leave the maple syrup out for a savory waffle. I occasionally do this when I make an egg sandwich with the waffles (e.g. waffle egg sammy -so good!).
*These waffles are great toasted with a spread of almond butter and your all fruit jam!
Update Notes: This post was originally published on March 17, 2016, but was republished with an updated recipe, new photos, step-by-step instructions and photos, success tips, and a video in October 2018.
I’m making these waffles for about the 10th time, and they never fail to impress.
I always serve them with coconut whipped cream, fresh fruit, or blueberry sauce. Yum
Thank you – I appreciate your comment – it’s fantastic to hear!!
Wow, these were SO good! I overcooked the first one a little, the recipe I’ve been using barely gets color so I still had my waffle iron cranked up. When I took it out it was too brown (my fault!) and seemed totally floppy and soft and I was disappointed, but somehow as soon as it’s out it gets super crisp! They were so light and the flavor is great. My kids couldn’t stop saying how good they were and we all agreed this is our new go-to! Thank you! Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes soon!
Hi Bet, That’s great – so glad you liked the waffles!
Really REALLY good! These are THE waffles my kids ask for – fabulously satisfying, with an audible crunching sound when you bite into one with a little drizzle of honey on top. Started making these for my daughter who is sensitive to eggs and the whole family (even my non-paleo step-kiddos) love them!! We make these with banana typically instead of pumpkin and omit the maple syrup. I do think mine hold together a little better when I use a chicken egg but this is the only paleo waffle recipe I have found that I can actually use flax eggs in. Thanks for this Christine!
Hi Rayme, Thank you for your lovely review! So glad you love these waffles!
Hi Christine, thank you for sharing your recipe. I have a couple of questions. Can I substitute chia for flaxseeds? Also, do you add the flax egg to the dry or wet ingredients?
Hi Ves! I haven’t used chia eggs in this recipe, but I bet they would work fine. I add the flax egg to wet ingredients. Enjoy!
I don’t have topiaca starch or arrowroot powder. Could you please suggest a substitute. Can’t wait to try these for my three year old.
Hi Som – I have not made this recipe with a substitute, so not sure what would work.
Hi Som – I have not made this recipe without tapioca or arrowroot so I am not what would work.