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 flavors to my waffle batter. And since this recipe can be made with a number of different types of milk, there are 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, use chocolate nut milk and 1/4 cup mini vegan chocolate chips. Topped with sliced banana and cultured coconut cream.
- Citrus: For a tangy, citrus-flavored waffle, omit the cinnamon. Make the waffles with coconut milk and the zest from one lemon and one orange.
- Berrylicious: For berry-flavored waffles use berry fruit juice instead of almond milk 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.
- For gluten-free waffles use a gluten-free sourdough starter and whole-grain gluten-free flour.
- I like oat or buckwheat flour. For light and fluffy gluten-free waffles use a gluten-free mix of flours 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
- 2 cups almond milk (see notes)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups flour (see notes for GF options)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Mix the sourdough starter, almond milk, apple sauce, maple syrup, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. See the section above for notes on making gluten-free waffles.
- The waffles can be cooked right away or left to ferment for up to 12 hours. The longer the batter ferments, the stronger the sourdough flavor. Fermenting will also result in the build-up of gluten and a chewier waffle.
- When you are ready to cook the waffles, follow the directions for your waffle iron. The waffles will probably take 1 minute longer than typical 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 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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