Whole Wheat Waffle (vegan)

June 18, 2014

“Oh Kelly, why didn’t you post Monday?” asked no one. Sorry, I was too busy watching the Game of Thrones season finale. After the previous episode, nothing (okay, almost nothing) about this episode surprised me. Should I read the books? Maybe. But considering the fact that I need a fricken diagram to keep all of the characters in the TV straight, I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. The entire first season, I kept confusing all of the men with beards (i.e., every single man on the show) for any other man with a beard.  It didn’t go well, and thus my diagram.

Whole Wheat Waffle (Vegan)

What does that have to do with waffles?  Only everything (don’t listen to me, I’m clearly a liar).  Normally, I’m a pancake girl through and through, but sometimes after taste testing 8 billion microwave pancake recipes, a girl just needs a waffle.  You know, a pancake in fancy clothing.  I also just couldn’t pass up some alliteration, so I made a whole wheat waffle.  I was hoping that vegans suddenly decided to go by wegans for some quadruple alliterationing, but you can see that didn’t fly.

Whole Wheat Waffle (Vegan)

Why vegan?  Because I actually covered the end product in egg and I just don’t feel good about making something with eggs and then stuffing it with egg.  That’s too much egg.  Plus, I rarely have eggs on hand and flax keeps in the freezer for basically forever.  Despite only containing a splash of oil, these pancakes crisp up nicely.  Serve right away, if you let them sit for too long they’ll get soggy, but they reheat nicely in a toaster.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Whole Wheat Waffle (vegan)
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Serves: 4

  • 1 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. flax meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. turbinado or other sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1½ tbsp. oil (dealer’s choice, just melt it if it’s coconut)
  • ¾ c + 1 tbsp. water

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Whisk together the flour, flax, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir in the oil and water, mixing until the batter is just well combined. Do not over mix.
  3. If you don’t have a nonstick waffle iron, spritz with nonstick spray. Ladle approximately ¼ of the batter and close. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, until the waffle is golden brown and cooked through. My waffle iron has an indicator light, but I let it go an additional 30 seconds. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve hot with butter and syrup or fresh fruit.

Makes 4 waffles in a standard waffle iron.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Waffle Calories: 166 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 4 Protein: 4.5


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    Emily Aug 07, 2015

    I made these, but added half of a mashed up peach in place of the flaxmeal (to give it a little more flavor) and a bit of vanilla, and they were so yummy! Thanks for posting this recipe 🙂

    Katherine Mar 28, 2015

    These were good , not as soft and fluffy as I am used to. The taste and texture is hearty and healthy. I added blueberries to the batter and topped it with maple syrup:)

      Kelly Mar 28, 2015

      Whole wheat tends to be a little less soft and fluffy. If you can find whole wheat pastry flour, that’ll be lighter. Glad you liked them anyway!

    Tyler Jun 23, 2014

    Waffles are like badass pancakes. Vegan waffles are badass pancakes with tattoos and leather jackets. These look really great and easy to make. 🙂

      Kelly Jun 23, 2014

      Ha, I love it. Thanks Tyler!

    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Jun 19, 2014

    Lol I love GoT! These waffles look delicious! I like waffles better than pancakes and these look so wonderfully crisp and healthified-and so cool that they’re vegan!

    Joanne Jun 19, 2014

    My coworkers discuss Game of Thrones sometimes at lunch and it sounds exhausting to try to keep track of everyone. At least you’re giving your brain some good exercise by doing so! And that has to count for something?

    Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens Jun 18, 2014

    Mmmm … you know I love a whole wheat waffle! (Er, I mean a pancake in fancy clothing!) 🙂

    I need to watch Game of Thrones. My hubby and I love The Newsroom – that’s our summer show – but the new season doesn’t start for the fall! So we need a new summer show. Sounds like we’ll be watching GoT on demand! 🙂 I’ve heard such fantastic things about it, but now you’ve got me slightly concerned if everyone looks the same – all those beards! Oh boy!!

      Kelly Jun 20, 2014

      Sometimes your pancakes just have to dress up like a waffle, right? With all of those high class, syrup-holding, squares!

      GoT actually has an interactive diagram online now to help keep everyone straight, it’s incredibly helpful (which is sad a little, do I really need a cheat sheet for watching TV?).

    Em @ Love A Latte Jun 18, 2014

    I still need to watch the Game of Thrones finale!!! And I totally can’t keep everything and everyone straight – I’m always asking my husband questions like “who’s that again?”, “what happened with him?” And YAY for vegan waffles. I’m normally a pancake girl as well, but waffles are a nice change up. I’m sure I’ll be making these this weekend!

      Kelly Jun 20, 2014

      Let me know if you do! I felt a little bad for cheating on my BFF pancakes, but they were definitely worth it.