If you are looking for a delicious and vegan breakfast option, look no further than these Vegan Buckwheat Banana Waffles! This recipe is simple to follow and only requires a handful of ingredients.
Best of all, the resulting waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. So give them a try!
These waffles are the best! Not only are they healthy, but they're delicious, too. I love making them for breakfast on the weekends.
Top these waffles with pure maple syrup and fresh strawberries when they are in season. These whole-grain buckwheat waffles are a tasty option for breakfast or brunch and are refined sugar-free.
They're perfect for a slow morning when you want something tasty but don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. So if you're looking for a new waffle recipe, definitely give this one a try!
The great thing about this recipe is that you can change the toppings to whatever you like. I love adding fresh fruit and maple syrup on top, but these waffles would also be delicious with almond or peanut butter.
Make these fluffy buckwheat waffles on Saturday mornings for the whole family to enjoy or for Sunday brunch, along with Vegan JUST Egg Quiche, Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Tahini Banana Bread, or a Vegan Southwestern Tofu Scramble!
Here is what you'll need to make these delicious, refined sugar-free, whole-grain vegan waffles.
- Buckwheat flour - This flour is whole grain and gluten-free. It does not contain wheat or gluten. It is a rich source of fiber, protein, and B vitamins and minerals. I love the nutty flavor!
- Whole wheat flour - Check the label to ensure it is 100% organic whole wheat flour, not a mix of whole and refined grains such as all-purpose flour.
- Almond milk or other plant-based milk such as organic soy milk.
- Ripe and spotty banana - This acts as an egg replacement, so there is no need to make a flax egg.
- Coconut sugar to add sweetness; this recipe is free of refined sugar.
- Apple cider vinegar - Add to the almond milk to make a vegan version of buttermilk.
- Cinnamon - I love adding cinnamon to buckwheat waffles.
- Vegetable oil - for spraying the waffle iron. I use avocado oil or grapeseed oil for this purpose.
See the recipe card for the exact quantities.
How to make Vegan Buckwheat Banana Waffles
These waffles are easy to make even if it is your first time - you need a few simple ingredients.
- First, you're going to start by making a vegan version of buttermilk.
- Combine almond milk with apple cider vinegar in a small bowl; let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. I do this in a glass 1-cup measuring cup.
- When measuring the flour, here's how I do it: stir it with a spoon, then spoon it into the measuring cup, and level it off with a butter knife when I get to the top of the measuring cup.
- Sift buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and combine.
- Next, mash the banana with a fork and add it to the vegan buttermilk and vanilla extract.
- Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix with a whisk. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Preheat the waffle iron for at least five minutes. Then spray both sides of the waffle iron with cooking spray before pouring the batter.
When ready, pour the waffle batter into the waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. For my Belgian waffle maker, I pour ¾ cup of waffle batter. There is enough batter to do this one more time.
Top with a little maple syrup and the toppings of your choice!
Hint: Spray the waffle iron again for your second set of waffles; they'll turn out crisper that way. Rest the waffles on a wire rack to prevent them from getting soggy.
This recipe makes 8 Belgian waffle slices, or 2 waffle rounds, as pictured above. Each plate has 4 waffle slices. Depending on how hungry you are and how you top the waffles, this recipe will make 2 to 4 servings.
Here are some substitutions you can make to customize this recipe.
- Gluten-free - Instead of whole wheat flour, use gluten-free flour such as oat flour, more buckwheat flour, or a gluten-free flour mix such as Bob's Red Mill.
- Whole wheat flour - You can use all-purpose flour or more buckwheat flour instead. If your waffle batter is too thick, add water to thin it.
- Almond milk - Use other plant-based milk such as organic soy, oat, or cashew. A creamier milk may make your waffle batter thicker. Thin it with water as needed.
- Coconut sugar - Feel free to use organic cane sugar, date sugar, brown sugar, or maple sugar.
- Apple cider vinegar - Feel free to use fresh lemon juice.
Change up this recipe for healthy waffles to your liking!
- Toppings - top with coconut whipped cream, a slice of vegan butter, almond butter or peanut butter, sliced fruit or berries, fruit compote, and chopped walnuts or pecans.
- Deluxe - top with red wine poached pears and vegan yogurt.
- Kid-friendly - add chocolate chips to the waffle batter.
- Waffle iron - I love this Cuisinart 4-slice Belgian round waffle maker.
- Medium or large bowl and a small bowl.
- Fork or whisk
- Sifter - a sifter is nice to aerate the flour and eliminate clumps for a lighter and smoother waffle batter.
Freeze any leftover waffles in a sealed, airtight container or Ziploc freezer bag.
Reheat: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the waffles on a baking sheet and place them in the oven for 10 minutes. Or, place them in the toaster for a few minutes at the lowest setting.
I have a few helpful tips when making these waffles!
Be sure to preheat your waffle iron; this usually takes 5 minutes.
Spray the inside of the waffle iron with oil (I love this one from Primal Kitchen) immediately before pouring the batter in, every time.
Place the waffles on a wire rack to prevent soggy and soft waffles while waiting for the rest of the batch to cook.
If you wish to serve the waffles all at once, keep them in a single layer on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat in a preheated oven set to 200°F.
Yes, you can make vegan buckwheat banana pancakes with this recipe. First, make the pancake mix by combining the dry ingredients. Then, add the wet ingredients when you are ready to make pancakes.
Mix the dry ingredients beforehand for busy mornings or to get a head start. When ready to make waffles, combine the wet ingredients that morning and make the recipe as directed. I don't recommend mixing the wet and dry ingredients ahead of time. You can make a batch, freeze them, and pop them in the toaster for an easy breakfast!
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Vegan Buckwheat Banana Waffles
- 1 ¼ cup almond milk or organic soy milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup buckwheat flour 89 grams
- ¾ cup 100% whole wheat flour 100 grams
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar date sugar, or maple sugar, or organic cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ripe banana with brown spots 105 g, mashed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray for waffle iron
- Pure Maple syrup for serving optional
- Strawberries sliced for serving, optional
- Combine almond milk with apple cider vinegar; let sit for 5 to 10 minutes while you gather the rest of the ingredients.1 ¼ cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Sift buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl and combine.¾ cup buckwheat flour, ¾ cup 100% whole wheat flour, 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Mash banana with a fork. Add along with vanilla to the milk mixture and combine with whisk.1 ripe banana with brown spots, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add liquid mixture to dry mixture and mix with a whisk. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Preheat waffle iron. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour waffle batter into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Repeat this process as needed.Cooking spray
- Serve. Top with pure maple syrup and sliced strawberries, if desired.Pure Maple syrup for serving, Strawberries
- The calorie count does not include toppings. This recipe makes 2 whole Belgian waffle rounds (8 slices). Depending on how hungry you are and how you top the waffles, this recipe will make 2 to 4 servings.
- Gluten-free: You may replace whole wheat flour with gluten-free rolled oats, ground in a blender to a fine-medium consistency, oat flour, or a gluten-free flour mix such as Bob's Red Mill.
- If you wish to serve the waffles all at once, keep them in a single layer on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat in a preheated oven set to 200°F.
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