15 Sweet and Savory Vegan Waffle Recipes to Step Up Your Breakfast Game

It’s International Waffle Day, and we are celebrating with a selection of incredible vegan waffle recipes that will change your morning routine. Our sweet waffle section has regular and gluten-free vegan waffle recipes with flavors ranging from rose water & banoffee to churro & mint chocolate chip. In the savory section, you will find creatively executed charcoal waffles, potato (both sweet and regular) waffles, and even falafel waffles – all with delicious vegan toppings ranging from homemade hollandaise sauce and sage butter to vegan chick’n & bacon! And finally, we have a bonus section for those who don’t have a waffle iron but are in the mood to experiment by cooking waffles in a pan or turning them into edible bowls!

Sweet Vegan Waffle Recipes

Vegan Gluten-free Oat Waffles by Two Spoons

Who doesn’t love a light, crispy waffle for breakfast that’s also gluten-free and made with less than 10 ingredients? We know we do!

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Roasted Pear & Ginger Waffles (GF) by Haile Thomas

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These gluten-free waffles have a vegan buttermilk base and are topped with maple syrup, roasted pears, berries, melted chocolate, and slivered almonds. Yum!

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Banoffee Pie Waffles with Raw Toffee Sauce (GF) by Miss Marzipan

15 Sweet and Savory Vegan Waffle Recipes to Step Up Your Breakfast Game

Another way to make your breakfast waffles more decadent is to top them with homemade raw vegan toffee sauce. Added bonus: this vegan waffle recipe translates well to pancakes for those who don’t own a waffle iron!

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Rose Water Waffles by Chef Priyanka

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Scented with rose water instead of vanilla, these vegan waffles have a delicately floral taste that will breathe springtime into your kitchen!

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Vegan Churro Waffles by Crumbs & Caramel

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A fusion of two delicious crispy sweet treats, this vegan waffle recipe makes for a dreamy breakfast or, if you top them with dairy-free ice cream, an indulgent dessert!

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Mini Chocolate Chip Waffles by Foodie Yuki

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Ever wondered how to make five waffles instead of one with the same amount of ingredients? Besides making them smaller, obviously, the trick is to make waffle batter into a dough that’s easy to work with – and that’s exactly what Yukiko Tanzi of Foodie Yuki did!

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Savory Vegan Waffle Recipes

Jalapeño Cornbread Waffles with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary (GF) by Jessica in the Kitchen

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Stepping into savory vegan waffle category, we have spicy gluten-free cornbread waffles made with roasted garlic, freshly chopped rosemary, and topped with avocado, roasted tomatoes and maple syrup.

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Southern Fried Vegan Chik’n and Waffles by Carrots & Flowers

If you’re new to savory waffles, this is the recipe for you. It’s a tried and true classic mix of sweet and savory, soft and crispy – and of course, all vegan!

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Gluten-free Falafel Waffles (Faffles) by The Korean Vegan

15 Sweet & Savory Vegan Waffle Recipes to Step Up Your Breakfast Game

Is it still a vegan waffle recipe when it is actually a vegan falafel recipe? As long as you make it in a waffle iron, it is! Joanne’s tagline for these waffles is “for when you want to waffle the f*** out of everything”, and we are so on board with that!

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Potato Waffles (GF) by Earth of Maria

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All the potato lovers out there: this vegan waffle recipe is for you! These herby, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of goodness can be enjoyed hot or cold and served as breakfast… for dinner.

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Savory Loaded Waffles (GF) by The Plant-Based Wok

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These vegan waffles just hit different. Not only are they not sweet and topped with all kinds of veggies, but the dough has activated charcoal in it, making them look extra special. Hannah of The Plant-Based Wok called these waffles “possibly the most delicious things I’ve ever made”, and we believe her!

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce by Nm_meiyee

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This vegan waffle recipe is taking it one step further by adding sweet potato to the batter (which gives them a deeper flavor), and topping with homemade eggless hollandaise sauce!

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Savory Sweet Potato Waffles with Sage Butter Gravy + Spinach (GF) by Healthy Little Vittles

Gina Fontana of Healthy Little Vittles was debating whether she should use leftover sweet potatoes in waffles or gnocchi, and we’re so glad she went with the former! These are made extra special with the addition of rich vegan sage butter gravy. Yum!

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Bonus: Vegan Waffle Recipes That Don’t Require a Waffle Iron

Griddle Pan Waffles by Avant-Garde Vegan

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No waffle iron? No problem! Gaz Oakley of Avant-Garde Vegan created a vegan waffle recipe that can be made in a griddle pan! These sweet waffles can be made gluten-free and are best enjoyed with berry compote, vegan yogurt, mint, syrup & a sprinkling of seeds & nuts.

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Homemade Vegan Waffle Cones and Bowls by Make It Dairy Free

We’ve learned that waffles come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, but have you ever considered that they could be made into edible bowls? Head on over to Make It Dairy Free to learn how to do that (with or without special equipment)!

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Article by Anna Kot.

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