Vegan sourdough waffles are delicious and nutritious. Best of all this recipe will work for everyone! It can be made gluten free, sugar-free, soy-free, whatever you want. Perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!
I love adding additional flavours to my waffle batter. And since this recipe can be made with a number of different types of milk, there are endless flavour possibilities. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Make a savoury waffle by omitting the cinnamon and maple syrup and adding with 2 tbsp of fresh basil and 2 tbsp chopped spring onions instead.
- Chocolate waffles can be made with chocolate nut milk and 1/4 cup mini vegan chocolate chips (affiliate link.) Topped with slices of banana and cultured coconut milk.
- Use coconut milk with lemon and orange zest rather than the cinnamon.
- For berrylicious waffles use berry fruit juice instead of almond milk and stir in a 1/4 cup of fresh berries.
Vegan Sourdough Waffles
Fermented vegan waffles are delicious and nutritious; perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert! They are made with fermented vegan dairy alternative and apple sauce, and can be gluten free and sugar free.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sourdough
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1/2 cup of sourdough starter
- 2 cups flour (see notes for GF options)
- 2 cups almond milk (see notes)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a glass mixing bowl.
- Leave it out on the counter to ferment for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours. The batter will be come more sour the longer you leave it out on the counter. To slow the fermentation down, stick the batter in the fridge.
- When you are ready to make waffles, cook them according to the directions for your waffle iron. These will take at least 1 minute longer per side because of the apple sauce.
- This recipe can be made with any type of vegan dairy. You could also use juice or even water for the liquid in this recipe. The only trick is to use a preservative free juice or vegan dairy, as the preservatives will slow down the sourdough starter.
- I actually haven’t tested this recipe with a wheat-based sourdough starter, however it would probably work well with wholewheat or spelt flour rather than a white bread flour.
- For gluten free waffles use a gluten free sourdough starter and wholegrain oat, rice or buckwheat flour. For light and fluffy gluten free waffles use a gluten free mix of flours and starches.
- The baking soda isn’t required, but I find that it reacts with the sourdough to make the waffles a bit fluffier. If you want to skip the baking soda, then increase the salt to 1/2 tsp.
- I own this waffle maker (affiliate link) and love it!
Keywords: healthy, wholegrain, gluten free, sugar free, dessert, snack, egg-free, dairy-free,