Over the last few years since my Hubby (Charles) and I went plant-based, I have been DESPERATELY searching for a waffle recipe. But not just any waffle recipe- a good one. Like, a really GOOD one.
And guess what?
Well, I was left immensely disappointed each time. Finding a plant-based waffle recipe was easy, sure. Finding a gluten-free waffle recipe was also easy. But finding a plant-based gluten-free waffle?
That proved to be impossible.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. Of course I found SOME recipes- and they were all okay. But everything I tried never really fit what I was looking for…
I like waffles that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Ones that are easily adaptable to suit my daily wants– like adding berries or dark chocolate chips.
And ones that actually TASTE good! Haha.
So, needless to say- that’s when I started to experiment to find a combination that really worked and hit all of the points I mentioned above.
And I am SO happy with the final result!
If you are also plant-based and gluten-free, I can promise you that this is the version you have been searching for!
And if you’re not… well hopefully you enjoy it anyways 😉
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup plant milk
- 2 tbsp apple sauce
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
STEP 1: Combine the ground chia and water in a bowl, whisk together and set aside to thicken.
STEP 2: Add the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix together.
STEP 3: Add in all remaining ingredients and whisk together. Stir in the chia egg.
STEP 4: Heat a waffle maker and add a touch of coconut oil to prevent sticking.
STEP 5: Use a ladle to scoop out the batter into the waffle maker. Repeat until all batter has been used. Serve with maple syrup and berries. Best if eaten right away 🙂