These easy and delicious vegan Belgian waffles are a healthy weekend brunch dream! Made with oat flour and completely gluten free, these oil free waffles are perfect for kids and adults alike!

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I’ll be honest, I’ve been on sort of a pancake kick lately.

My vegan buttermilk pancakes are just all too easy to make, and if you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m a fan of the chocolate chip and peanut butter combo.

But recently, I’ve been feeling a need for change. I haven’t had waffles in so long and realized I didn’t have very many healthy waffle recipes on the blog in general, so why not make one of my favorite waffles?!

oat flour vegan waffles with berries on top

These vegan Belgian waffles are the key. Full of vanilla flavor, incredibly easy and simple (made with pantry staples!), and not to mention, completely gluten free, nut free, dairy free, and oil free, you’re going to become obsessed with these waffles!

Plus, they’re perfect for kids too, making them a great healthy breakfast option for all ages, whether it’s at a fancy brunch or just a weekend breakfast in your jammies!

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The BEST Healthy Waffle Recipe

This is truly my favorite healthy waffle recipe.

It’s incredibly easy to make and just an overall crowd pleaser. Even Jared loved these, and he’s more of a pancake fan than a waffle fan (probably the biggest debate we have as a couple, but I’ll allow it ha!).

Plus, these healthy waffles are very kid friendly, oil free, and can be dressed up for a fancy brunch, like Easter or Mother’s Day, or dressed down for an easy lazy weekend breakfast!

hand setting down waffles

Because truly, these allow you to be lazy and enjoy a slow morning!

For these waffles, you’ll need:

  • Oat flour (I have a post on how to make your own oat flour)
  • Vegan buttermilk (a combination of dairy free milk and apple cider vinegar)
  • Flaxseed “eggs” (just ground flaxseed mixed with water)
  • Coconut sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Vanilla extract

I have two optional ingredients: cinnamon and arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Both are not necessary but you can add them if you’d like! I personally prefer them in there, but I’ve tried it both ways and both waffles are good!

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The cinnamon just adds a nice flavor note, and the arrowroot powder or cornstarch adds a little extra chewiness, but totally up to you!

How to make vegan Belgian waffles that are gluten free

What I love the most about these vegan Belgian waffles is that not only are they incredibly easy, but they’re the perfect recipe for anyone to make, whether you’re new to vegan cooking or a seasoned pro!

Plus, kids can help out with the batter mixing (just make sure they’re not near the hot waffle iron!).

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Now, as I mentioned earlier, you can make your own oat flour at home, and for cheaper than store bought. You can find my how to make oat flour guide here.

You can also just use store bought oat flour, or even all purpose or gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour! I just like using oat flour because not only is it gluten free, cheap, and easy to make, but it’s also gum free and nut free.

hand pouring maple syrup onto oat flour vegan waffles

Now, to make this healthy waffle recipe:

  1. Whisk together the oat flour with the baking powder, coconut sugar, and optional cinnamon and arrowroot powder.
  2. Add in the vegan buttermilk mixture, the flaxseed mixture, and vanilla extract, and fold together the ingredients until they’re just mixed.
  3. Heat the waffle maker according to the waffle maker directions, and use a butter brush to brush coconut or cooking oil into the hot waffle iron (letting the oil heat for 20-30 seconds on the hot iron).
  4. Place about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup of batter into the waffles machine, spread it evenly, close the waffle iron and flip to cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the waffle maker says it’s ready.
  5. Carefully remove from the waffle maker and serve. Repeat for the remaining batter.

That’s it! Now you get to top with whichever toppings you’d like.

stack of vegan waffles

For toppings, I recommend fresh berries and coconut whipped cream, maple syrup and vegan butter, chocolate chips and nut butter, or even sprinkles and coconut whipped cream!

How to store vegan gluten free waffles

You can serve these vegan Belgian waffles straight off the iron and top with your favorite toppings!

But, if you have any leftovers (this recipe does feed quite a few) and you decided not to halve the recipe, you can absolutely store these waffles in the freezer.

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Once the waffles are cool (repeat: do not put hot waffles into a plastic bag), simply place them into an airtight sealable freezer bag, squeeze all the air out, and seal the bag. Place the bag into the freezer and store the waffles for up to a month.

To reheat, you can either preheat the oven to 350F and place the waffle onto a piece of tin foil and into the oven for 5-7 minutes, or you can place the waffle onto a microwaveable plate, and heat the waffle for 1-2 minutes.

hand pouring more syrup onto waffles

This hack makes for the easiest weekend breakfast when you simply don’t feel like cooking but want that fancy brunch feel!

Vegan Waffle Tips & Tricks

  • Use a butter brush and brush the oil onto the hot waffle maker. This is the key to ensure that your waffle doesn’t stick. Many purchase nonstick waffle makers, assuming that you don’t have to use any kind of oil to prevent stickage, but you still do! I use coconut oil, and brush it onto the waffle iron while it’s still hot, allow the oil to heat for 20-30 seconds, then place the batter into the hot iron.
  • Don’t over mix the batter. Mix the batter until it’s just right. These waffles really don’t take a lot of work!
  • Get a good waffle maker! This is so key. I have tried both the Oster waffle maker and Cuisinart, and I like them both. Previously, I used to have the Flip It waffle maker, which was okay, but created a lot of mess. However, I do recommend getting a waffle maker that will flip to ensure equal cooking. The Cuinsinart one does this.
  • Add in fun toppings, like vegan chocolate chips, banana slices, sprinkles, nuts, and more!
  • Go with a high quality maple syrup. You guys have heard me talk about this before, but I’m a huge fan of investing in quality maple syrup. My favorite is Crown Maple, and you can really taste the difference.
  • Make your own oat flour. This tick is so simple, and yields the best texture. You can find my oat flour guide here!
  • Let the flaxseed mixture sit for 5-7 minutes. This ensures that the flaxseed begins to coagulate and act like an egg while cooking.
plates of vegan waffles with girl slicing into one

I hope you love these vegan Belgian waffles as much as I do! If you make them, let me know down below in the comments section. As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy Waffle Flipping!

stack of vegan waffles

More healthy vegan breakfast recipes

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes

Oat Flour Banana Pancakes

Whole30 Sweet Potato Waffles

Protein Overnight Oats (over 30 grams of protein per serving!)

Oil Free Banana Bread Granola

Buckwheat Banana Bread

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Easy Vegan Belgian Waffles (Made with Oat Flour)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These easy and delicious vegan Belgian waffles are a healthy weekend brunch dream! Made with oat flour and completely gluten free, these oil free waffles are perfect for kids and adults alike!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups coarsely ground oat flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch (optional, but recommended)
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed *mixed with 1/2 cup water, set for 5 minutes
  • 1 1/3 cup dairy free milk *mixed with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil for waffle machine
  • Toppings of choice: berries, coconut cream, chocolate chips, nut or seed butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and arrowroot together.
  2. Add in the ground flaxseed mixture, dairy free milk mixture, and vanilla extract. Mix until there are no more clumps of flour.
  3. Heat the waffle machine and brush the cooking oil onto the waffle machine. Let the oil sit there for a minute to heat.
  4. Prepare the waffles according to your waffle machine. I recommend using 1/2 cup-2/3 cup batter per waffle.
  5. Gently remove the waffle from the machine and serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 waffle
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 5.6 g
  • Sodium: 53.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan belgian waffles, vegan gluten free waffles, healthy waffle recipe, oil free vegan waffles

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