Tangy and sweet, fluffy and crispy apple cider waffles. Just in time for Fall, this vegan waffle recipe is also 100% gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free so everyone can enjoy!
It’s no secret that I love waffles and given the choice, I would choose waffles over pancakes any day.
It’s the crispy part for me.
I adapted this recipe from some of my favorite vegan breakfast recipes in my new vegan cookbook: Vegan Chocolate Treats and a gluten free waffle recipe from the blog: Cassava Flour Waffles.
Ingredients You’ll Need for Apple Cider Waffles
These apple cider waffles are so easy to make and the best part is the ingredient list–it’s super short!
Grab your apple cider and get ready to make these easy vegan waffles!
- gluten free all purpose flour – I used King Arthur’s measure for measure but any gluten free flour mix that contains xanthan gum will work.
- organic brown sugar – you can substitute for coconut sugar or organic cane sugar if desired
- apple cider – wouldn’t be apple cider waffles without it!
- vegan butter – I prefer stick form like Earth Balance or Melt
- almond milk – feel free to substitute coconut or oat milk here
- baking powder
- cinnamon and salt
How to Make This Vegan Waffle Recipe
Waffles are just as easy as pancakes to make and the only difference is that you need a waffle iron. I like this waffle iron from Amazon because it makes two toaster sized waffles at the same time.
Perfect for freezing and reheating when the homemade waffle craving hits.
Let’s make vegan apple cider waffles–
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the apple cider, almond milk, melted vegan butter and brown sugar until smooth and then add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until a thick batter forms.
- Prepare a waffle iron with non-stick spray and turn on medium-high heat. Once hot, use a ladle or measuring cup to pour batter into the center of the waffle iron. Close it and cook the waffles for 3-4 minutes and golden brown.
- Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup.
Commonly Asked Questions
To make extra crispy vegan waffles, make sure your waffle iron is HOT before adding the batter as well as not making a substitution for the melted butter or oil.
These waffles have 237 calories per waffle and 37g of carbs–enough to fuel your day!
This recipe has been specifically written for a waffle iron and hasn’t been tested as pancakes so proceed at your own risk.
Tips and Tricks
How to store waffles – If you aren’t eating these apple cider waffles immediately, you can store them in a plastic zip freezer bag for up to three months. When you are ready to eat one, remove them from the freezer and place them into the toaster to re-heat.
Clean up – Breakfast is over and now you are wondering how to clean a waffle iron? Wait for the waffle maker to cool completely and then use a dry paper towel or a damp cloth to wipe away crumbs and soak up excess oil drips on the grid plates.
Vegan Apple Cider Waffles
- waffle iron
- Mixing bowls
- 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour 1:1 or measure for measure
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup apple cider
- ¾ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- ¼ cup melted vegan butter or vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp organic brown sugar or granulated sugar of choice
- Prepare a waffle iron with non-stick spray and turn on medium-high heat.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the apple cider, almond milk, melted vegan butter and brown sugar until smooth and then add the wet ingredients to the dry.
- Stir until no dry spots remain and the batter is thick. Once the waffle iron is hot, use a ladle to pour batter (about 1/3 cup) into the center of the waffle iron.
- Cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat until you have used all of the batter. Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup.
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