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gluten-free vegan waffles with berries

Banana-Free Buckwheat Waffles


  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large waffles
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Fluffy soft vegan & gluten-free waffles, made with no added oils or refined sugars, and no bananas (by special request)!


Ingredients

Waffles:

optional: oil spray or some non-dairy butter for seasoning the waffle maker**

Optional Toppings:

  • powdered coconut milk for dusting***, maple syrup, raspberries or other fresh fruit or berries, ice cream, your favorite jam, etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle maker to a medium-high setting (or to whatever your preferred setting is). Have an an oil spray standing by (if using).
  2. Place all waffle ingredients, except buckwheat flour, in a power blender and blend until completely smooth. Add the Flour and blend once again to combine.
  3. Pour a third of this mixture (or whatever amount is suited for your waffle maker size) into your pre-heated (and oiled if need-be) waffle maker and bake for 7 minutes (until steam stops rising from the waffle maker). Carefully remove the waffle onto a plate with the help of silicone-tipped tongs (or something similar). Note: it will crisp up very slightly as it cools on the plate. Repeat twice with the remainder of the batter.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy straight away.

Notes

*I used the coconut water that’s left over from cans of full fat coconut milk (once the cream was separated and removed for use in other recipes). It lightens up the waffles a little, and also because the water tends to contain a touch of guar gum it helps the waffles bind a bit better. That said, the recipe works well with just all almond milk, or another plant milk, or regular coconut water, if you prefer.

**If you have a good non-stick waffle maker, or if your waffle maker is already seasoned, then you can skip the oil. Otherwise a light spray coat does the trick nicely (I used this coconut oil spray).

***For the coconut milk powder, if using, be careful that the brand you purchase is actually dairy-free because some can contain dairy in addition to coconut. I linked in the ingredients list a brand that’s vegan so you can see an example of what to look for.