Waffles are a fabulous breakfast option but are often overlooked because of their gluten content. By using GF oats, you can make these delightful Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles, perfect for plant-based folks who also are gluten-free. Simply make this effortless batter right inside the blender before cooking off in your waffle iron!
Welcome back, and happy holidays! Once the cold weather hits, I am ready for heavier foods. My body craves the carbs and healthy fat that summer tends to ignore, and I am here for it! That means waffles for breakfast, pasta for lunch, and veggie wellington for dinner. These are all winter staples in my household! After all, these foods keep us warm in the cold weather.
For a festive and fun holiday brunch, make these sweet and crunchy Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles! They contain oats, oat milk, and other plant-based ingredients that are 100% gluten-free. Even if you are a meat-eater, you will still adore these waffles! Plus, if you're a true gingerbread lover, then you'll surely love this homemade Gingerbread Cinnamon Roll, Vegan Gingerbread latte, Vegan Gingerbread Donuts + Chai Glaze, and Vegan Gingerbread Cake + Chai Buttercream, which is the perfect holiday staples for the entire family!
The gingerbread flavor is these waffles perfectly mimics a sweet, crisp gingerbread cookie. Gingerbread spices are so delicious and can be added to almost anything. Plus, most of us have the pantry items in our cabinets right now!
Enjoy your holiday weekend with these amazing waffles for breakfast on Christmas morning. The whole family will go nuts for these after a long morning of opening gifts!
Turning traditional recipes plant-based or gluten-free is much easier than one might assume. For every regular ingredient, there is a plant-based alternative and a gluten-free alternative.
For example, to remove eggs from a recipe to make it vegan, you can use soaked flaxseeds, applesauce, egg replacer, or mung bean. All of these items are totally vegan and are a binding ingredient in cooking or baking, much like eggs.
Making foods gluten-free can be easy as well. There are many flour blends out there that are GF, yet mimic the ease and simplicity of regular wheat flour.
Some GF flours I like are:
Be sure to add some xanthan gum to your flour blend if your recipe calls for it! This helps the baked goods with texture while baking, although some flour mixes contain xanthan gum already. Be sure to check the ingredients!
For the Wet Ingredients:
Preheat your waffle maker to the desired setting––medium-high heat worked for me!
In a measuring cup or small bowl, add the oat milk and apple cider vinegar, whisking them together and letting it sit for 5 minutes or so.
Now, add the ingredients to your blender, ensuring that all WET INGREDIENTS (including milk-apple cider vinegar mixture) are placed on the BOTTOM and then the DRY INGREDIENTS on TOP.
NOTE: Putting the ingredients in this order allows everything to blend well and become nice and smooth.
Blend on high speed using a high-powered blender for a few seconds (15-20 to be exact!) until the batter is smooth.
Next, spoon batter into your waffle maker (½ cup approximately) and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.
Once each waffle completes, add to a baking sheet and place them in the oven on the lowest setting (to keep them warm). Repeat until all waffles are made.
To serve–stack waffles (whole or cut), top with pomegranate arils, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and drizzle with maple syrup.
If you love these Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Waffles as much as I do, you will also enjoy these recipes!