Using a kitchen brush, grease a waffle iron with some vegetable oil and heat up to medium heat. The size and the shape of your waffles will depend on the type of waffle iron you have. I purchased a nice flour-shaped waffle iron instead of classic square ones because, but that’s totally up to you.
Now, it’s time to prepare the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until nice and smooth batter. Pour about ¼ cup of the batter into the center and close the iron.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.
Optionally, top with maple syrup and roughly chopped almonds.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
It was on a visit to Belgium that I was given the best waffle recipe I used for many years. There is something truly beautiful about making your own, homemade, breakfast waffles. A nice batter is poured into the waffle iron, creating a wonderful crunchy delicacy with a gentle golden brown color and a wonderful smell that stays in the kitchen for hours. These Belgian treats are then topped with fruits, jam, whipped cream, chocolate, or anything else your heart desires. It’s probably one of my favorite ways to start a day. They take less than ten minutes total preparation and cooking time and the result is absolutely fantastic.
The original recipe I brought back from my friends in Belgium was fantastic, I have to admit. It was, however, based on some classic pastry ingredients like butter, milk, and sugar. After several tries, I came up with this completely vegan-friendly alternative that tastes exactly like traditional Belgian waffles I fell in love with.
I served these waffles with a classic maple syrup topping and some almonds. The other good choices are bananas, blueberries, whipped cream, agave nectar with some raw cocoa, or even a teaspoon of coconut butter. Give it a try.
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 513, Protein: 8.7g, Total Carbs: 58.8g, Dietary Fibers: 4.6g, Total Fat: 28.4g.