Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles

August 4, 2017

These Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles are just that—fluffy, thick, and airy. A nice hint of cinnamon and sweetness gives this breakfast item the perfect touch. Super easy to make, under 30 minutes in total cooking time, and naturally sweetened and vegan.

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian WafflesSo, it’s been day 2 of my vegan food journey, and thus far, I’m loving every minute of it. Before embarking on this journey (while it was just a mere thought anyway), I wrestled with the idea of it being a hard thing to do.

I mean, could you imagine going from being a carnivore to vegetarian, then back to a carnivore, but then diving right into veganism head first? Crazy, right? Well, I’ve decided to go down the completely “clean eating” route and I am so happy I finally took the leap of faith.

One thing that being a vegan eater (Yes, for the past 2 days! Haha) has taught me is that you have to be more intentional with how you make your meals. Usually, you find it much easier to be able to throw things together when you can eat ANYTHING. But in the “vegan world”, there are MANY things that you can’t consume, therefore, you’re left to make more intentional choices when it comes to flavor, texture, and everything else.

Looking for some great Vegan breakfast ideas besides this one? This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. 

This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your day and is beautifully textured.

Happily, this isn’t much of a pain in the neck type of situation for me, since I’m traveling on this journey by choice and I already prepped my mind for the Do’s and Don’ts. Granted, this doesn’t mean that I won’t go through a moment of frustration, doubt, or temptation to revert back to eating meat along the way. It just means that this new way of eating will be a learned behavior that will later become my new norm and in the meantime, I must learn to be patient and committed all the way through.

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian WafflesABOUT THE VEGAN DIET.

A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-derived foods. Vegans don’t use or consume any animals or animal products including flesh (land or sea animals), milk, eggs, or honey. I’ll touch further on this once I’m a bit further on my journey.

Anyway, as most of you may already know, I do love my Belgian waffles (I’ve opted for these instead of plain ol’ pancakes for a while! Haha!) and being a vegan eater doesn’t change this fact. Thankfully, there are substitutes for dairy when it comes to making waffles and I’m happy to share!

In this recipe, I choose to switch things up a bit by using Almond milk and lemon juice, instead of apple cider vinegar. Personally, I found these waffles to be really fluffy and oh so GOOD! Per usual, it’s super easy ingredients involved and it doesn’t take a long time to make (except for the 4 1/2 minutes or so to cook each waffle in the waffle maker). But that’s no biggie! You’ll be done in no time once you’ve prepped your waffle maker and adjusted the temperature to the “perfect” setting.

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian WafflesLastly, I decided to add fresh blackberries and strawberries as garnish to balance out the sweetness of the waffles and maple syrup. Nothing like a good balance of tart and sweet, right? It was a nice touch to the dish, but you can feel free to add your own favorite berries, fruit, or nuts or whatever else you’d like!

While I did use organic all-purpose flour for this recipe, be sure to check out my latest delicious Flourless Vegan Banana Oats Waffles if you’d prefer not to use any flour containing gluten!

These Gluten-Free + Vegan Buckwheat Waffles + Blueberry are the perfect option for allergy sensitivity to grains and gluten. Made in just one bowl, these waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and topped with a delicious Blueberry compote that creates a killer flavor profile! 

Also, be sure to check out the recipe below so that you can give it a GO!

  1. Preheat your waffle maker to desired setting–medium-high heat worked for me! 

  2. Whisk together the organic all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside. 

  3. Add the Almond milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, lemon juice in the center of the dry mixture (after creating a well) and stir together well (using a spatula) until fully incorporated. Now, let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes while it slightly thickens and rises, which means that the ingredients have activated.

  4. Next, spoon batter into your waffle maker (1/4 cup approximately) and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions. 

  5. 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.

  6. To serve–stack waffles (whole or cut), add toppings (fresh berries, etc.), and drizzle with maple syrup.

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Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsps baking powder
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups Almond milk (I use Califia Farms)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsps Vegetable oil (See Notes!)
  • handful of Fresh berries, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker to desired setting–medium-high heat worked for me! 
  • Whisk together the organic all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and sea salt in a large bowl and set aside. 
  • Add the Almond milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, lemon juice in the center of the dry mixture (after creating a well) and stir together well (using a spatula) until fully incorporated. Now, let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes while it slightly thickens and rises, which means that the ingredients have activated.
  • Next, spoon batter into your waffle maker (1/4 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), add toppings (fresh berries, etc.), and drizzle with maple syrup. 
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

 MEASUREMENTS: If you’d prefer to make 1/2 the amount of Belgian waffles, feel free to shave each measurement down in half for each ingredient.
STANDARD WAFFLES (NON-BELGIAN): This recipe will make more than 6-8 waffles for this recipe.
LEMON JUICE: If preferred, you can feel free to use Apple Cider Vinegar instead of lemon juice. For substitution, use the same measurements.
OILS: You can always substitute the vegetable oil for coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Use same measurement for either substitute.
MILK: You can use any non-dairy milk for this recipe. I love using Califia Farm’s Oats + Roasted Almonds Milk, however, you can use Soy, regular Almond, Macadamia, Coconut, etc.
STORAGE: Leftovers can be tightly sealed in a zip loc bag (once fully cooled) and either refrigerated for a few days or frozen for up to 2 months. To serve, reheat waffles in the oven on 400 degrees for a few minutes until warmed through.

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  1. These look gorgeous! I love waffles but have never made them at home before! I especially love the addition of cinnamon, I could put cinnamon on anything sweet!

  2. I’m not vegan but I have a good friend who is. These waffles look delicious. Going to make them next time my friend comes to stay!

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