I’m no breakfast food lover. When I think of breakfast I automatically think eggs, bacon, sausage, and what my dad is probably eating right now :) (Hi Dad, Love you!) Most of the time I’m so cranky when I wake up in the morning that all I can manage to do is make some oatmeal/cereal for my boys and rub my eyes while I down a gallon of coffee.
So when my boys ask me for waffles nearly everyday, I usually just say no because I’m crazy lazy in the morning. Horrible mother, I know. Though I’m really not sure why considering these vegan whole wheat waffles take 15 minutes total (if you’ve made your chia eggs in advance, otherwise 30min). That is why, when I do make them, I jam-pack my waffles with only the healthiest of healthy ingredients. 100% Whole wheat flour, coconut oil, chia seeds, and some yummy plant-based milk (almond is my favorite :).
Plus there are no weird complicated waffle making steps like in some non-vegan waffle recipes where you have beat the life out egg whites to form them into peaks just to “fold” it together with all the other ingredients. Pure nonsense that I have no time for.
Want to know how I make my easy whole wheat waffles? Simple put all your dry ingredients in a bowl and give them a quick mix.
Add all the wet ingredients.
Pop them on your waffle iron. Bake the waffles and done! Not too hard right? Even my nearly recipe illiterate hubby could make these (love you too). :) :)
Now you get to add whatever toppings you want. I’m a sucker for pure maple syrup and fruit. I really wanted to make these with mango on top but somehow 2 ripe mangos in the kitchen disappeared incredible fast (looking at you Hubbs!). I was left with bananas which equally delicious :)
Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add remaining wet ingredients to mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
- Pour waffle dough onto waffle iron and bake according to manufacturers instructions.
- Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and/or whipped coconut cream.
1) To make a chia egg, combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 10-15 minutes until a gel forms. This is ONE chia egg. This recipe calls for two so use 2 tablespoons chia seeds with 6 tablespoons of water.2) Note that melted coconut oil will quickly harden again if it comes in contact with something cold i.e. straight-from-the-fridge milk. If this is an issue, try mixing in the melted coconut oil after the other wet ingredients have already been mixed in. 3) If you are not used to eating foods with 100% whole wheat on a regular basis then I suggest you first use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all-purpose flour. Alternatively, these whole wheat waffles can also be made just with all-purpose flour. 4) If you don't have chia seeds you can substitute the chia seeds for flax seeds. Make flax eggs using the same seed to water ratio as with chia seeds (see above). Alternatively, use 2 pureed bananas in place of the chia eggs.5) Coconut oil can easily be replaced with olive oil, melted margarine, or canola oil.
Need some help finding some of these ingredients? Here are the ones I like:
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour (Organic)
Now after looking over how truly easy these vegan whole wheat waffles are, I feel bad. I really should make an effort to make these more for my boys being as healthy as they are :) Plus, if it makes them happy then keep doing it. Right?