Vegan Sourdough Waffles

How to make vegan sourdough waffles

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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!


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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.