Dairy Free Waffles
This amazing chocolate waffle recipe from The Simple Veganista, is what inspired me to create this dairy free waffles recipe.
Her waffles always come out so fluffy, chocolatey, and super delicious. Plus, they’re really easy to make and healthy. All while being vegan, or aka – dairy free.
Therefore I wanted to create a waffle recipe that embodied those same aspects. I believe that these waffles come very close.
A Couple More Chocolate and Oats Breakfast Recipe Suggestions
Chocolate and oats recipes are amongst my favorite recipes to create. I have a few other such recipes here on the blog.
One recipe that immediately comes to mind are these vegan chocolate oatmeal pancakes. It can’t get any better than a fluffy delicious stack of chocolate pancakes that taste just like brownies.
Another recipe I’m sure you’d want to try out is this amazing chocolate and oats breakfast brownie recipe. These brownies are deliciously gooey. Oh, and they contain some good-for-you ingredients, by the way!
Chocolate and Oats Together? Oh Yes..
You’re probably wondering why I chose to add oats to these waffles. Why not just create a plain chocolate waffle recipe, right? Honestly, I wanted for these waffles to be different and unique from the other waffle recipes.
And I wanted them to have a healthy aspect as well. Therefore I decided to add the oats.
I chose to use quick-cooking oats in this dairy free waffles recipe. I believe that was really the key to this recipe’s success.
I don’t think the larger size of rolled oats would work. They would’ve made the pancakes more chunkier – which isn’t what I wanted. But I’m sure you may want to try using rolled oats instead. Let me know how it goes for you..
Dairy Free Waffles Ingredients:
You’ll find that these waffles call for simple and basic ingredients:
- All-Purpose Flour: Additionally, spelt flour would work in this recipe as well.
- Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is naturally fat-free and yet still manages to impart a chocolatey flavor.
- Baking Powder
- Cornstarch: Being that these waffles do not contain a large amount of oil or butter, I used cornstarch to add a light crispy texture.
- Coconut Sugar: I just love using coconut sugar in most of my recipes, but you can use regular cane sugar as well.
I do appreciate that coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular sugar. Even so, I make sure to not add too much to my recipes – as it’s still sugar.
- Quick-Cooking Oats: You can try using regular rolled oats, but the smaller chewy texture of these oats is more recommended.
- Dairy-Free Milk: Or you can choose to use regular milk as well, if you’re not vegan.
- Vanilla Extract: It adds a subtle heightened flavor to these waffles. If you leave it out, your waffles will taste more bland.
- Oil: I will sometimes use oil in a recipe, in order to add a little more flavor or enhance the overall texture.
But I usually only add it in small amounts. For this recipe, any mild oil will work such as vegetable or organic canola oil.
After trying out this dairy free waffles recipe for yourself, you’ll see why I’ve been raving about it. First of all, these waffles are full of healthy ingredients. Secondly, they’re moist, chocolatey, and oh so delicious.
Maple syrup and a little butter are the perfect toppings for these waffles. You can also top them with a bit of whipped cream and fresh strawberries for a special treat.
If you’ve tried out this waffle recipe, I would love to know your thoughts on it. And I would appreciate any comments or feedback. Thank you!
Dairy Free Waffles
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- Dash salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp oil
- 3/4 cup and 2 tsp unsweetened dairy-free milk or regular milk for non-vegans
- Combine all of the dry ingredients first in a large mixing bowl.
- Add in the wet ingredients and combine just till the batter is mostly smooth.
- In a lightly oiled frying pan on low-medium heat; fry the pancakes for two minutes on the first side, and for an extra minute on the other side.
- Top pancakes with your favorites such as maple syrup, a little butter, etc..