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A tall stack of homemade fluffy vegan waffles on the counter.

Best Vegan Waffles

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 waffles 1x
  • Category: Vegan Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These are the best vegan waffles- big, crunchy, fluffy, and covered in honeycomb pockets just waiting to be doused in butter and syrup! This vegan waffle batter comes together in under five minutes and uses common ingredients.




  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil or melted vegan butter


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Measure all wet ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. (Milk, oil, vanilla)
  2. Measure all dry ingredients into a sieve or sifter and add to the wet ingredients. (Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) Adding the dry to the wet helps prevent dry pockets of flour. 
  3. Mix with a whisk until just combined, lumps are ok. Don’t overmix the batter, it will bubble and thicken and we don’t want to deflate all the air in the batter!
  4. Heat your waffle iron to medium heat, or your desired setting. 
  5. Use a measuring cup to pour the appropriate amount of batter into the center of your waffle iron and close the lid. If you don’t know, start with 1/3 cup and see how it goes. (Some waffle irons use as little as 2 tablespoons of batter, while others use as much as 1 cup per waffle).
  6. Don’t open the waffle iron early– wait for the beep that it’s done and that there is no longer any steam escaping from the waffle iron.
  7. Remove and enjoy! 
  8. To keep waffles warm, place on a wire cooling rack and keep in a 150-200* oven until you are ready to eat. The rack ensures the outsides of the waffle remain crispy; if you stack the waffles the outsides will become soft.


If using mix-ins like berries or chocolate chips, the waffles are more likely to stick. The key to cleaning your waffle maker is not to let it fully cool off and that sticky stuff harden! Use a damp cloth to wipe all the nooks and crannies as soon as your waffle maker has cooled enough to touch.

If adding mix-ins to the batter, we recommend 1/2-3/4 cup of mix-ins per 1 cup of flour!

Most waffle irons have a non-stick coating so avoid using a metal utensil to remove waffles to keep the coating intact.

If you read your machine’s manufacturer guidelines, it will specify how much batter is ideal. (Easy to look this up online, Google your “waffle maker + manufacturer guide” and you’ll find it!

Keywords: Vegan waffles