Vegan sourdough waffles are a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Best of all this recipe will work for everyone! It can be made gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free. You can even make it sugar-free!
I love adding additional flavors to my waffle batter. This simple recipe has endless flavor possibilities.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Herb and onion: Make a savory waffle by omitting the cinnamon and maple syrup. Try adding 2 Tbsp of fresh basil and 2 Tbsp chopped spring onions instead.
- Chocolate waffles: For a deliciously chocolatey treat, replace 2 Tbsp of flour with 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder and add 1/4 cup of mini vegan chocolate chips. Top with sliced banana and cultured coconut cream.
- Citrus: For a tangy, citrus-flavored waffle, replace the cinnamon with the zest from one lemon and one orange.
- Berrylicious: For berry-flavored waffles use berry fruit juice instead of water and stir in a 1/4 cup of fresh berries.
Gluten-free and vegan sourdough waffles
I follow a gluten-free diet, so I usually make my waffles with gluten-free flour. While I have tested this recipe with regular, all-purpose flour, I usually make it with gluten-free flour. (Because I like to eat breakfast too!)
- For gluten-free waffles use a gluten-free sourdough starter and whole-grain gluten-free flour.
- Personally, I like oat or buckwheat flour. However, if you want light and fluffy gluten-free waffles use a gluten-free mix of flour and starches.
- This recipe doesn’t need any additional binders or xanthan gum.
- Gluten-free waffles will benefit from an overnight ferment. So mix up your batter the night before! It’s the perfect option for a no-fuss breakfast.
Vegan Sourdough Waffles
Vegan sourdough waffles are delicious and nutritious. Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert! They can be gluten-free and sugar-free. See the section above for 4 flavor options including, chocolate or berry!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Sourdough
- Diet: Vegan
- 1/2 cup of sourdough starter
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups flour (can be gluten-free)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Mix the sourdough starter, water, apple sauce, maple syrup, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. I have tested this recipe with regular flour and GF flour. See the section above for notes on making gluten-free waffles.
- To cook the waffles, follow the directions for your waffle iron. Vegan waffles tend to stick, so I recommend brushing the waffle iron with oil before cooking, even if it’s non-stick.
- 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 don’t usually add any sweetener to my waffles, however, we’re used to a sugar-free diet. Sourdough starter naturally gives these waffles a savory flavor. So feel free to balance the sourness by adding maple syrup to the batter.
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