The first thing non-vegans always ask me is, “what do you eat for breakfast if you don’t eat eggs?”
Well here’s a recipe for vegans who miss waffles. I also recently bought a huge bag of frozen blueberries in order to make a Hawaii trip inspired aciai bowl. Then I remembered this recipie I tried from Post Punk Kitchen. Except I didn’t have any applesauce (another thing to add to my shopping list).
Now usually vegans use applesauce to replace an egg. Now the chemical reason is that applesauce has a high level of pectin (which is a naturally occurring substance found in berries and apples). I was worried that without the applesauce my waffles would not cook correctly. However, another egg replacer that vegan bakers use is banana, which is why I always keep them around. Luckily banana and blueberries go great together. Though if you like that apple sauce taste go ahead and try the original recipe.
Vegan Blueberry Banana Waffles
Prep Time: 30 minutes Bake time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 waffles
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground all spice
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 ripe crushed banana
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup frozen or real blueberries
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, and all spice into a mixing bowl with a pouring spout. Then whisk the dry ingredients together until well mixed. Next mix in the oats into your mixture.
- Next make a space in the middle of the bowl and either crush the banana or put the crushed banana in the middle. I then mixed the banana into the mixture making sure to spread it around evenly. Make sure there are no banana chucks!
- Add the rest of the liquid ingredients: milk, syrup, oil and vanilla and mix it all together forming a slightly thick batter.
- After the batter looks thick and well mixed add in the blueberries.
- Finally prep your waffle iron for the batter. I spread vegan butter onto the top and bottom of the iron. Cook waffles to desired crispness.
*Developed from Post Punk Kitchen, I also found that non-frozen berries don’t always cook well in the iron and tend to come out more candied then I preferred so I used the frozen ones.