These eggless waffles are light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside just the way it should be!!! It’s light and buttery rich in every bite without being overly sweet. Moreover these vanilla waffles are dairy free and egg free making them a delicious vegan treat!!
This is a classic Belgian waffle recipe homemade from scratch and not from a box mix. My favorite way to serve these waffles is with some chocolate drizzle , fresh strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream .
Eggless waffles make a great addition to your breakfast or brunch menu. I like to serve these waffles as a dessert too.
Who knew waffles without eggs can be so good!!! If you are out of eggs or have egg allergy then you will definitely want to give this waffle recipe a try. And no one will believe these waffles are eggless!!
It is surprisingly very easy to make these eggless waffles at home with simple real ingredients. It takes only 15 minute preparation time followed by 5 minute cooking time to make these waffles .
I had never eaten waffles while growing up. It was not even a thing 20 years back in India. My mom did make pancakes but they were savory ones which we call pudla/ chilla. When I was in last year of college, I tried waffles for the very first time . I faintly remember, it was at as small café in town which served eggless variety. And I was like … yummmm this stuff is really good!!! Then I regularly started visiting that café only for eating waffles.
Once I moved to the United States the waffle cravings weren’t gone. The food trucks nor the diner here sell egg free waffles. So I had to make it myself. I got this Cuisinart griddler for Christmas and bought the waffle attachments too. It took lot of trying and testing various recipes to come to this perfect waffle recipe that I am sharing with you guys today. It is everything I want in a waffle. These waffles are light and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. I just hate chewy gummy waffles .. I mean who likes them right???
So please give this recipe a try because you might just have all the ingredients for making these vegan waffles right now !!
Now waffles is a huge trend back in India too. There are numerous waffle houses opened up that serves mouthwatering varieties of waffles. I don’t like that they are way overpriced. Homemade waffles is a great budget friendly way to entertain family and friends. You can have like a live waffle station and customize each waffle with their favorite topping. Does it sound good???
I have even tried to answer all possible questions that you might have regarding waffles. Have a look!
Frequently asked questions –
What’s the difference between Belgian waffles and regular waffles?
Belgian waffles are thicker than regular waffles. They have deeper pockets and are lighter in texture than the regular normal waffles. Belgian waffles are traditionally made using yeast which lends an airy and crispy texture to them. This crispiness can be achieved using baking powder too. My recipe uses baking powder to make crispy waffles.
What can you use instead of eggs in waffles?
Truly speaking … NOTHING . You just leave the eggs out. You can use applesauce, bananas or flaxseed meal if you like to but not needed. My recipe has enough baking powder that does the trick. And there is no funny after taste. It tastes exactly like Classic Vanilla waffles with eggs.
How do you make waffles without eggs?
Just follow my simple eggless waffles recipe and you will have the best waffles of your life .
Can you make pancakes with waffle batter?
In my experience waffle batter has more added fat like butter or oil to make them crispy and have more leavening agent than what is required for pancakes. If you do not have a waffle maker and want to make pancakes with this batter, I have some minor alterations mentioned in the recipe notes for you. And sure, you can make pancakes with waffle batter and vice versa.
How to make healthy waffles ?
- Substitute All purpose flour aka maida with whole wheat flour and oats 80 : 20 ratio. Only whole wheat flour will make waffles dense.
- Adjust liquid accordingly for the consistency of the batter. Substitute sugar with coconut sugar, agave or if you consume honey then feel free to use.
- Top it with fruits and nuts and some sweetened yogurt drizzle
- Simply use Gluten free flour instead of all purpose flour
- Add 1 flax egg ( flaxseed gel ) i.e 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal dissolved in 3 tablespoon lukewarm water.
- Reduce liquid by 2 tablespoon in the recipe
How to make waffles without a waffle maker?
Waffles without a waffle maker won’t give you the same experience.
You can still enjoy it in form of pancakes or make them on a grill pan. The look and texture won’t be same as a waffle.
You may even bake waffles in your oven using silicone molds. They really work well and doesn’t take much space in your kitchen like a waffle maker does. So you may consider buying the waffle maker molds.
What is the best waffle maker to buy?
I have a Cuisinart griddler. It has these waffle attachments . I am very happy with the quality of Belgian waffles it makes. You may use waffle iron of your choice.
Can you freeze waffles?
Yes absolutely. I do it all the time with leftover waffles. I wrap each waffle individually in a cling wrap twice and then slip them into freezer safe plastic bags taking out as much air I can. Then place them in the freezer and use as needed.
To defrost I simply take out the waffles from the bag and cling wrap. Let it thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes then pop them into the toaster and warm it. You may warm the waffles both sides on low heat on a griddle too.
Topping ideas for eggless waffles
These vegan waffles are like a clean slate for your favorite toppings.
I love the classic combination of Strawberries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
You may go for fruits of your choice .
Variations for eggless waffles
Sky is the limit .
You may go as simple as some maple syrup or fancy as Nutella or peanut butter.
Top it with nuts , fresh fruits like mango , strawberries, bananas .
Add some flavor to the batter. Instead of vanilla you can do orange, almond , lemon extract. You may use pumpkin spice, chai spice or cardamom too. For chocolate waffles you may add some cocoa too.
I have a delicious vegan eggless chocolate waffle recipe for you here. Check it out!!
Hope I have answered most of your questions regarding waffles.
Let’s get started –
Ingredients to make waffles –
These eggless waffles are made with easy to find ingredients . You should have everything at home right now.
Mainly Flour, sugar, baking powder , milk , vanilla and butter.
I haven’t used baking soda to make these waffles. Baking powder does the trick for me here lending airy waffles.
I have used melted butter as it is essential for the crispiness . You may use oil if desired.
How do you make Eggless Waffles at home?
1 cup measure = 240 ml.
Eggless waffles ( Vegan Belgian waffles)
- 1.5 cups all- purpose flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1.5 cups plus 2 tablespoon Milk of choice *
- 2 teaspoon vinegar
- 6 tablespoon melted butter/ oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For chocolate sauce
- ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips / baker’s chocolate
- ⅓ rd cup full fat coconut milk* see notes
For topping (Optional)
- Whipped cream topping
- Chopped fruits of choice
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the cream and chocolate together for 30- 40 seconds stopping and stirring every 10 seconds until the chocolate melts and turns into a smooth sauce. Set it aside.
- Pre heat your waffle maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
- Sift All-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- In another bowl whisk in sugar oil, milk , vinegar and vanilla extract until blended.
- Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and slowly pour the liquid mixture in it.
- Whip with a hand held or electric whisk until smooth and lump free.
- The batter will be pouring consistency thinner than a cake batter.
- Once the waffle iron is hot . Pour the batter and spread it evenly to fill the cavities.
- Cooking time as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve warm with toppings of your choice.
- You may freeze it for later use.
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Tried this recipe today. It came out well but has a slight bitter taste at the end. Would you know why?
Bitter? I haven’t experienced this. Waffles do not contain much sugar, you have to top them with syrup for added sweetness. Did you do it?
We tried these waffles over the weekend. My husband is on a vegan diet. These turned out very light and crisp. He added some pumpkin spice to the batter and oh boy it was such a delight. Thank you! It will be on our weekly rotation.
Pumpkin spice sounds yum. Thank you for trying it.
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I got really excited about the idea of vegan waffles because I am trying to include more vegan food in my diet. But I ended up getting white/brown, soft/not crispy and slightly blah tasting waffles. I would really love to make the yellow/brown and crispy waffles that I see in your pictures. Could you guide me please?
I followed your recipe to a tee and below are the substitute ingredients I used:
1. Almond milk instead of regular milk
2. Coconut oil instead butter
3. White vinegar (rice)
Hello Hitesh, this recipe is made every weekend here. And tried by many. When you use substitutes, it will change the texture depending on the ingredient. Butter makes waffles crispier than oil. Plus it depends on the waffle maker you are using.
I made this recipe but it was so thick, like a paste! Is there supposed to be water in it? The recipe doesn’t say there is.
Please advise. Thanks!
Hello MJ, there is milk in it. The consistency is perfect for me as well as whoever has tried it. Did you miss adding any ingredient?
I love it that you provided a waffle recipe without eggs or baking soda. I tried out your recipe and it came out pretty good. Only thing the batter was bit like cake batter, not thinner than. So was difficult to pour. Was that because i used toned milk? And can i dilute that thickness with more milk or water? I want to try again.
Hello Laila, yes please increase the liquid if you suspect that the batter is too thick. It may be due to different types or brands of flour used or toned milk.
Are you able to keep the batter in the fridge for a day or 2?
Hi Jennifer, baking powder or soda looses it’s effectiveness in few minutes.If you keep the batter in the fridge and reuse then you will have to add more baking powder right before making the waffles.
This was a winner for us. We don’t have dietary restrictions but were out of eggs. Googled recipes without them and this one came up. Better than store bought mix (which we were out of too lol) and other recipes we’ve tried. Used almond milk and melted butter and white distilled vinegar. Was generous with the measurements of sugar and vanilla. The fam says this one is sticking around. Thank you!!
This is awesome Tiffany! I am glad you stumbled upon my blog! thank you for the wonderful feedback!
Quick, easy and delicious. Crispy exterior but fluffy interior. Only thing that’s different from an original waffle is the colour, and even that is hardly noticable.
I am glad you like these waffles Lucy. The waffle color may highly depend on the waffle maker used!
My husband made these over the weekend. My son has egg allergies and was begging him to make some at home. These turned out perfect. This recipe will be on regular rotation at our place . Thank you. Ps: we did lot of mnm s toppings .
Just trier the recipe and it’s amazing!! I used almond milk and coconut oil as substitute ingredients. I was hesitant because my batter seem very liquid but did the first waffle and for my surprise it raised which indicates puffiness. I loved the crisp and fluffy at the same time and the taste of the plain waffle with a bit of sweet.
Glad it worked for you. But this recipe is not that liquid. It has a right consistency thinner than cake batter though.
Can we skip vinegar? Or any replacement?
Hello Srividhya, use lemon juice.
Can v make it in oven.. If yes what temperature
I have never tried waffles in the oven. Do you have an oven mold for it?
I have an oven mold, can you suggest the baking temperature and time please?
Hello Surabhi, I have never made waffles in oven mold.You can google it. It should be fairly standard time for any recipe.
TESTED: Came out perfect! tried it twice and the results were the same….crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! fantastic recipe. Thank you.
Wohoo awesome. Thank you for a lovely feedback Ataurus13.
I was successfully able to make very crispy gluten free vegan and just vegan waffles using your recipe. Thanks so much for this recipe.
Glad to know this Som.
I loved the flavor of these waffles! Just sweet enough without being too sweet. I really appreciate the use of whole wheat flour, flax and soy milk for a bit of a nutrition boost even though waffles aren’t supposed to be a “health” food.They were just as promised, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside. Thank you Khushboo for another great recipe.
I made the waffles using your regular recipe but the waffles turned out to be quite soft.. I have a Nova Waffle Maker..
What can i do to make it crispy
Hey Krupali. I have made these waffles a lot of times with crispy exterior. It might be the waffle iron that you have. Many waffle makers do not crisp up. Have you tried a different recipe ??
OMGGGGG! I think that’s perfect for those people who are allergic to egg liiiike me!! Thanks for sharing this! I will try this recipeeee
Awesome Kyra, do try!
Whoops. Just found your griddler directions. Fee free to delete my useless comment! LOL
Haha, no worries. I hope it turns out well for you too. If you press the top handle of the griddler tightly down after pouring the batter for first 3 minutes , it gives you more crispy waffles. You can place some weight on the griddler handle to ensure it is tightly close.
I also have a griddler – can you share what settings you use and about how much batter you put in? We’ve never managed crispy waffles in the griddler, so I’d love to copy your magic.
That was a quick recipe.. so easy that I can even ask my little one to make it himself. He loves waffles, I mean who doesn’t right!! Thanks for sharing. Pinning it!