The World’s Best Vegan Waffles

Growing up I always felt a rush of excitement when my dad would pull out the waffle iron and announce, “I’m making waffles!” It wasn’t an every weekend tradition or something that followed any sort of predictable schedule. So when the smell of batter baking on the waffle iron would start wafting through the house, it was an exciting surprise. He did, after all, let me add all the chocolate chips, coconut shreds, and maple syrup I wanted, so it basically meant dessert for breakfast.

When I decided to go vegan in college I assumed my waffle days would become memories of the past. But today, with vegan butter and plant-based milks on most grocery store shelves, vegan waffles have once again found their way into my life.

My favorite vegan waffle recipe of all time is by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau from her cookbook The Joy of Vegan Baking. She has generously offered to share the recipe with you, and you can find it below!

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Vegan Waffles

  • Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


What’s better than sitting back and enjoying some waffles? These light fluffy vegan waffles make the perfect weekend brunch!


  • 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed (equivalent of 3 eggs)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 6 tablespoons of vegan butter (such as Earth Balance), melted
  • 1 ½ cups of non-dairy milk
  • 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pure maple syrup (to drizzle on top)


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Stir the ground flaxseed and water together and let sit until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency. Add the melted butter and non-dairy milk and whisk together until well incorporated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir, create a well in the center of your dry ingredients, and pour in the milk mixture. Whisk until combined. If you’d like to add any optional ingredients (like chocolate chips, banana, or coconut shreds), fold them in now.
  4. Scoop desired amount of batter onto the hot waffle iron, close the lid, and bake until the waffle is golden brown. Serve immediately or keep warm in a single layer on a rack in a 200°F oven while you finish cooking the rest.


  • If you use less butter, you may have trouble with the waffles sticking to your iron. I find that 6 tablespoons is perfect, but you can add more if that’s your preference.

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, dairy-free, egg-free, waffles,

The Joy of Vegan Baking is a widely celebrated baking book that has been empowering people to bake without harming animals for more than 10 years. Cheers to that!

The Joy of Vegan Banking cookbook by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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Vegan waffles recipe published by The Joy of Vegan Baking © 2007 Fair Winds Press. Text © 2007 Collen Patrick-Goudreau. First Published in 2007 by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 100 Cummings Center, #406L, Beverly, MA 01915, USA. Article written by Michelle Cehn and edited by Amanda Meth.

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  1. Amanda · Edit

    These waffles are so good! I love making mine savory with some vegan cheese shreds as well 🙂

  2. I love these waffles! Great memories of Sunday mornings from long ago! Now with these delicious vegan waffles new memories are being made. Bring on the berries and maple syrup!

  3. This is my go-to vegan waffle recipe!! I’ve been making it for years now and it’s always a hit.

  4. Marie H. · Edit

    The perfect traditional waffle recipe! Perfect for any occasion – especially for breakfast or brunch. They have the best texture and I could eat stacks and stacks of them all day long. Love to add sliced banana, maple syrup and sweetened coconut flakes to mine. Yum!

  5. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    I NEED these for breakfast every day! So delicious!

  6. Janaye · Edit

    Waffles are one of my favourite breakfast meals of all time! So so good!

  7. Andrea White · Edit

    These waffles are the perfect breakfast!


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