Need a simple, delicious gluten free and vegan waffle recipe? Try these Vegan Buckwheat Waffles!
I’ve never owned a waffle iron. Can you believe this? My family was a waffle free family until very recently! A very lovely friend of mine gifted me a cute waffle iron for Christmas, and I’m in love. I’ve already made several different kinds of waffles (including savory ones!), but today I want to bring you a very simple, yet delicious recipe: Vegan Buckwheat Waffles! Spoiler alert: the batter includes maple syrup! 😉
As buckwheat has a rather strong taste on it’s own, I mixed it half/half with fine oats. You can’t tell that there are any in the waffle, once they are done, but I’m convinced they help making the waffle fluffier on the inside. These vegan buckwheat waffles are not extremely sweet, just lightly through the added maple syrup in the batter. I personally rather add more maple syrup (or other sweets toppings) onto the waffle once it’s done. That is personal preference though, and if you want the waffles to be very sweet on their own, I would suggest you double the amount of maple syrup you add to the batter.
By the way, there is also soon another buckwheat based recipe coming your way, namely buckwheat pancakes! Yes, I love buckwheat (you might be able to tell from my Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Mugcake or my Rainbow Buckwheat Bowl) . It was probably ingrained into me as a child, when my Granny made me buckwheat flour porridge (Heidensterz!). But for now, enjoy this vegan buckwheat waffles recipe:
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 cup fine oats
- 1 tbsp baking powder (a level tablespoon, not a heaping one!)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 shake cinnamon (up to your liking)
- 1 tbsp powdered chia seeds
- 1¾ cup coconut milk (light, or any other milk of your choice)
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Sift flour, mix in oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and powdered chia seeds.
- Add 1 cup of coconut milk and stir well.
- Add in maple syrup, coconut oil and slowly add in the remaining coconut milk until a smooth batter is reached (you might not need to add all of the liquid!)
- Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, as the powdered chia seeds will gel up and also the other ingredients will soak up liquid. The batter will thicken.
- If the batter has become too thick after 5 minutes, add in some of the (remaining) coconut milk. The batter should be a bit thicker than what you would use for pancakes.
- If you are celiac, make sure the oats are certified gluten-free, as they are sometimes contaminated!