Basic Oil Free Vegan Waffles


My husband got me a waffle “iron” for Mother’s Day. It’s a Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle that fits right on my stovetop over the burner and makes 7 silver dollar waffles at a time! Brilliant. Lucky for me, this batter, which I adapted from Fat Free Vegan, makes enough for two rounds.


These waffles puff up and are fun to eat. All of the little waffle squares are perfectly designed to hold lots of maple syrup! They are oil free and the griddle is non-stick so no oil there either. Topped with fresh fruit, these waffles are a super duper home run for adults and kids alike!

1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon ground flax meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon arrowroot
1 cup plant milk
1/2 cup water (or more plant milk)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Heat up the griddle. Use a big spoon to spoon out a small amount of the batter onto each waffle section. I don’t have an exact amount, just don’t overdo it because the batter spreads. Just make sure there is enough batter covering the entire silver dollar.

When little bubbles appear on the top, carefully flip the waffles over. I used my offset icing spatula to make it easy.

Cut up some fresh fruit and get your maple syrup ready. Enjoy!