Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

April 25, 2018

These Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles are the best easiest, fluffy, festive waffles for the entire family. Filled with simple delicious flavors, these waffles will be on everyone’s top list of must-creates all year-round, especially during the Holidays! They come naturally sweetened, soft, thick and airy and loaded with Holiday sprinkles. The perfect dairy-free and vegan breakfast or brunch dish with the perfect taste for your mornings! Entirely Oil-free. Gluten-free option.

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

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When it comes to these Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles, I can picture myself lying comfortably on the couch, wrapped in my faux fur throw, sipping tea or maybe a nice cold drink, and enjoying some TV for ONE WHOLE DAY along with a plate of these beauties. Haha. How about you?

Honestly, I love waffles—even more than pancakes! I’m not sure if it’s a Southern thing, but the Waffle House was my GO-TO growing up and now that I create recipes on a daily basis, I get an opportunity to truly enjoy the essence of waffles beyond their classic flavor.

Granted, whenever I chose to make something over the top for breakfast (mostly on the weekends), I enjoy a good waffle, pancake, or french toast—–so I’m a lover of ALL! Haha.

But I must say that when I originally made these waffles a few years ago, I didn’t appreciate them as much as I do now. They are just so fluffy, buttery, and incredibly easy to whip together. Plus, these waffles are a fun, relaxing activity to do with the entire family.

These Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles are a MUST for your Holiday Baking/Cooking.

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

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Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

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Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

What You’ll Need For These Funfetti Waffles?

Flour – Creates a nice airy, fluffiness to waffles, BUT can be substituted with GF flour if needed

Baking Soda + Baking Powder — Very important leaveners 

Almond Milk – Makes things nice + soft; Sub with your fave plant-based milk

Vegan Butter — Works to enhance the waffles taste for a buttery flavor; Makes these oil-free

Vanilla – A great addition of flavor and marries everything together

Agave – A light sweetener; sub w/ maple syrup

Vegan Holiday Sprinkles: Makes things super festive

ACV — Mixed in with the milk to act as an acid agent for the leaveners to activate

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

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Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

Super easy to make.

Totally dairy-free, oil-free, + vegan. GF option available!

Whipped together in under 25 minutes—TOTAL!

Sweetness is adjustable based on tastebud preferences.

Everything made in ONE BOWL. Yup. How can it get any easier?

Super festive for the entire family—-but can also be made Year-round!

Did I mention that—THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING?!

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Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

Common FAQs About these Vegan Funfetti Waffles.

Can I make these waffles with something other than vegan butter? Yup, definitely! While I enjoy making some of my recipes oil-free, you can definitely use vegetable oil or coconut oil if preferred. 

What Milk can I use for these waffles? Almond milk is my go-to plant-based milk, however, if you don’t have this type of milk or you just prefer to use something else, you can also use: Soy milk, Oat milk, Cashew milk, or another Nut milk of your choice!

Do I need to use a Mixer? Absolutely not! With this recipe, everything is made in just one bowl and using your hands and a spatula. The batter is pretty manageable, therefore, there is no need for a mixer! Plus, we don’t want any over-mixing, so I highly suggest doing this manually, unless you absolutely have to, then of course a hand mixer will do!

What is the best waffle maker? Honestly, I use my Belgian waffle maker by Cuisinart, which is absolutely perfect and it allows for me to control the heat settings to avoid my waffles from getting too golden. However, you can always use any waffle maker that you love!

Can I make these waffles ahead of time? Absolutely! Simply whip together your waffle batter and store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to use, let it sit at room temp for 20-30 minutes and begin making!

How do I store leftovers? So easy—-simply add your leftover waffles to an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply heat them in a pre-heated oven at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit or a Toaster Oven!

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

Light + Fluffy Funfetti Vegan Waffles

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Serves: 6 waffles
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill; See Notes for GF option!)
  • 2 Tbsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup Almond milk + 1 Tbsp  (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 2 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (See Notes!)
  • 1 cup Vegan Holiday sprinkles (You can also use Rainbow Sprinkles!)

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker to desired setting–medium-high heat worked for me! 
  • In a measuring cup, add the milk and ACV together, stirring to combine and letting them sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Create a well in the middle.
  • Add the milk-ACV mixture, melted butter, vanilla, and Agave in the well of the dry ingredients and stir together well (using a rubber spatula) until fully incorporated and batter looks smooth. Fold in Holiday sprinkles!
  • Now, let the batter sit for 2-3 minutes while it slightly thickens and rises, which means that the ingredients have activated. NOTE: the batter should be pourable but not 'runny' at all. It should slightly stick when whisk is lifted up, as a test for thickness. NOTE: DO NOT OVER-MIX!
  • 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 (granola, Cocowhip, dried cranberries, nuts, etc.), and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Leftovers can be tightly sealed in a zip loc bag (once fully cooled) and either refrigerated for a few days or frozen.To serve, reheat waffles in the oven on 400 degrees for a few minutes until warmed through.
  • 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.
  • FREEZE WAFFLES: To store waffles for longer periods, simply add them unto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Once fully frozen, remove and store them in a zip loc and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these cupcakes GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: If the batter mixture is too ‘thin + runny’, simply add additional GF flour, 1/4 cup at a time.**
  • SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute with maple syrup or pure can sugar as well.
  • VEGAN BUTTER: You can substitute vegan butter with coconut oil or vegetable oil, if preferred.
 

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