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How to Make Vegetarian Waffles & 7 Easy Recipe Ideas

Healthy & Nutritious, Energy-Filled Treats for Any Meal of the Day

Introduction

Warm up the waffle maker, and let’s get cooking.

Here are the best, easily customizable VEGETARIAN waffle recipes that will give you the needed fuel for your day.

Whether you need fuel for your daily workout or a filling and rejuvenating meal in the middle of the day, vegetarian waffles are a nutritious alternative that will give your body the energy it needs.

Waffles Can be Part of a Healthy Diet!

Breakfast is a vital part of an active and healthy lifestyle, and your choice of food for the first meal of the day matters.

Also, lunch or an afternoon meal should help you go through the rest of your day. Your choice of food should give you enough nutrients to make it through the day and be highly productive.

Waffles are a perfectly balanced meal.

Here’s why:

  • Waffles are made with flour which is packed with carbohydrates that you need for energy to get your brain, kidneys, heart muscles, and central nervous system going.
  • Waffles are highly customisable when it comes to toppings. This means that you can always add any nutritious ingredient as a topping for the carb.
  1. Top with fruits for energy, vitamins, and fibre.
  2. Top with dairy products like cheese for bone-strengthening calcium and magnesium
  3. Simply spread with unsaturated butter, which is a healthy fat that enriches your skin.
  4. Moderately use syrup for a needed energy boost before high physical activities.
  • Waffles are highly customisable when it comes to ingredients. Even the flour you use in waffles can be changed to whole grain or whole wheat flour, if you choose so, making the treat higher in fibre than when using regular flour.
  • You can go fully vegan with vegetarian waffles by switching to non-dairy alternatives. All you have to do is make an eggless waffle without using dairy and other animal products.
  1. Use vegan-approved butter or margarine, flour, sugar, salt, and other ingredients.
  2. Use dairy alternatives like coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk, or others.
  • You can go fully organic with waffles by sourcing your ingredients from local farms or certified organic stores.
  • You can entirely avoid unhealthy servings of ingredients and toppings. For example, you can control your sugar content when making your waffles or have a waffle store customise the amount for you if you are in a vegetarian waffle restaurant.
  • Waffles can also be an excellent source of sugars, fats, lipids, proteins, fibre, and vitamins. 

Verily, waffles can be a vital part of your healthy diet. But as for any food, you have to vary your meals, moderate sugar, and exercise good habits to leverage waffles for wellness.

Many people will categorise waffles as entirely unhealthy for your diet, but they are wrong. When you uncontrollably chomp on a ton of waffles a day, of course, it is far from healthy, but you can say the same thing about any fruit as they pack just as much sugar.

Eating correctly and in moderation is the key to wellness, whether you eat waffles or not.

Post a comment down below right now, or share this on your social feed if you believe that waffles can be part of a healthy diet.

Too Busy to Cook?

Before diving into the main recipe and the rest of the ideas for your vegetarian waffles, we would like to give you an easier and more convenient way to enjoy your energy-filled treats.

For busy people, probably like you, making your own food daily is a luxury, and many would often instead order meals from fast-food restaurants to get things going fast.

While fast food doesn’t necessarily mean junk food, many of the options on their menus are.

Your choice matters, not just about where you get your food but what you pick from the menu.

At Waffle and More, you can Build Your Own Waffle. It’s like cooking your own vegetarian waffle with your preferences, but someone else is doing the work for you.

Just order, say what you want to be done with your waffle, and have it delivered or ready for you to pick up!

Now, if you can make time, it would be most excellent if you could cook your own!

Remember that cooking can be meditative yet physically productive, adding to your overall mental and emotional wellness. Additionally, it would be best to cook not just for yourself but for your friends and loved ones, improving your overall health with a lovely dose of socialising and bonding.

Here’s How to Cook Vegetarian Waffles

Before diving into the recipe, let’s define “vegetarian” in this context, i.e., strictly not using meat and eggs but possibly using animal products like dairy, e.g., milk, cheese, and butter.

Since you are in control as the cook, you can change any ingredient to fit your diet and preferences.

Here are the things that you will need and have to do.

Materials
  • Two mixing or regular bowls
  • A hand mixer
  • A plastic spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Waffle iron or waffle maker (any shape or size will do)
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour (You can use whole wheat flour or gluten-free)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar (You can cut it in half for low-sugar)
  • 2 cups milk (You can use dairy replacements)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (You can also use other neutral oils like peanut or sunflower oil, not flavoured ones like olive or sesame oil )
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring or extract
  • 4 tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch for optional added crispiness

Before proceeding, please check your ingredients for their expiry date. And only use fresh ingredients for your waffle.

For this amount of ingredients, you will yield ten regular-sized waffles or five large ones if you have a deep waffle iron.

The preparation time will take 10 min and the cooking time will be 15min for a total of 25min.

Instructions
  • In one bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  • In another bowl, combine milk, oil, water, vanilla, and butter.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Gently mix them until integrated but slightly lumpy.
  • Rest the batter for a few minutes, giving it some time to puff up.
  • Cook the batter in your waffle maker or waffle iron, using the measurement, setting, and duration recommended by the manufacturer.

When done, you can do anything you want with your waffles in terms of toppings or fillings for waffle sandwiches.

You can go healthy with fruits and nuts or have a cheat meal with ingredients you crave. Another thing you can do is to swap components with creative alternatives to have a waffle experience that’s out of the ordinary.

We have some ideas here for you.

7 Recipe Ideas for Your Vegetarian Waffles

Idea No. 1: Southeast Asian Street Food Style

In Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines and a few nearby Indonesian islands, one of the staple street food delicacies is a unique sweet cheese pancake made with orange juice instead of milk.

You can apply this lovely peculiarity to your waffles.

Do everything the same except using milk. Replace the milk with one cup of orange juice and one cup of water.

When the waffles are cooked, spread them with a mixture of 1:2:1 cheddar, cream cheese, and margarine and sprinkle with sugar.

The result will be a cheesy, creamy, sweet, and fresh-tasting waffle that you will love to make again and share with your friends.

This recipe is a perfect show-stealer during any meal or get-together snack or breakfast.

And with orange as an ingredient, you get a healthy dose of vitamin C.

Idea No. 2: Lotus Biscoff Waffle

Top your waffle with Lotus Biscoff spread, ice cream, and crushed Lotus Biscoff biscuits for a perfect coffee match.

The warmness of Lotus Biscoff is made to enhance the experience of coffee time with friends and loved ones.

This combo is excellent for a pre-workout snack or meal, giving you the needed energy to push through your routine.

Idea No. 3: Blueberry and Cheese

Top your waffle with a spread of cream cheese, fresh or canned blueberries, and whipped cream for a perfect tea, cocoa, or coffee pairing.

Blueberries are an antioxidant superfood that is full of phytoflavinoids, potassium, and vitamin C. In addition, they are naturally anti-inflammatory and help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.

You can also swap blueberries for strawberries or other sweet and tart fruits.

Idea No. 4: Choco-Banana

Add vanilla whipped cream and banana slices, and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Bananas are rich in vitamins B6, C, and they are full of essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and many more.

With this fruit (technically a berry), you will also get the needed fibre while enjoying a tasty waffle meal.

Idea No. 5: Topical Treat

Whip coconut cream to top the waffles and add ripe mango slices (and pineapple if you’re feeling a little extra beachy). To level this up a little bit more, grind a gram of ginger over this healthy, refreshing treat.

Coconut cream is high in protein and excellent for healing, growth, and building muscle tissue. On the other hand, mango and pineapple are rich in vitamins and fibre, plus ginger is an excellent source of antioxidants.

Idea No. 6: Delight for the Kid in You

Top your waffle with chocolate mousse, ice cream-based icing, and caramel popcorn.

Now, this is just for cravings. You deserve a cheat day from time to time.

This flavour is ideal for parents giving their kids a yes day.

Idea No. 7: Sweet Nuts

You can simply top your waffles with powdered sugar and sliced almonds, peanuts, cashew nuts, pistachio, hazelnuts, walnuts, macadamia, or other kinds. Or you can combine them for the nuttiest treat!

Nuts are an excellent alternative to meat as a source of protein.

Tell us in the comments what you like to combine with nuts, and we might just come up with a new flavour based on your idea!

You can keep your waffles healthy!

Waffles can be healthy for you if you eat them as part of a balanced diet and often consume them with nutritious toppings.

You can enjoy waffles with nutritious toppings along with flavours that will satisfy your cravings during a cheat day at Waffle and More. And the best thing you can do at Waffle and More is getting a custom treat with our Build Your Own option.

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