Vegan Spiced Waffles

This recipe is an excerpt from Emani Corcran’s new cookbookBlk + Vegan: Full-Flavor, Protein-Packed Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours. Emani, a creator from Dallas, Texas, is the founder of the popular food blog and Instagram account @blkandvegan.

Emani’s Favorite Vegan Spiced Waffles

Growing up, my aunt would make the absolute best spiced waffles. In my family, spiced waffles involve a ton of cinnamon and maybe even a clove or two. Waking up on Saturday morning and following the smell of cinnamon and vanilla to the kitchen was my absolute favorite part of the weekend. Here’s my version of those delicious spiced waffles, made with love—oil-free and absolutely delicious.

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Vegan Spiced Waffles

Emani's Favorite Vegan Spiced Waffles

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Vegan spiced waffles, made with love—oil-free and absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Emani Corcran
Servings: 4 servings



  • In a small bowl, mix the flax seeds and water and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • To a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon and give it a good mix until well combined.
  • In another medium bowl, mix the applesauce, vegan milk, vanilla and flax seed mixture until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients about 1 cup (240 ml) at a time and gently mix until well combined.
  • Preheat a waffle iron and if it is not non-stick, coat it with some oil to keep the waffle mix from sticking.
  • Pour 3⁄4 to 1 cup (180–240 ml) of the waffle mix into the waffle iron and cook until heated through, 8 to 10 minutes (or when your waffle machine alerts you that the waffle is ready). Enjoy with fruit, whipped cream and maple syrup.
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Reprinted with permission from Blk + Vegan by Emani Corcran. Page Street Publishing Co. 2023. Photo credit: Monika Normand. Click here to order a copy.

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About the Book

Vegan blogger Emani Corcran honors the roots of her culture by remembering and reworking the important foods of her childhood into healthier, vegan versions.

Dig in to comforting and traditional soul foods without the guilt! From creamy pastas to hearty soups to glowing salads, Emani’s recipes are high in plant-based protein while featuring fewer processed foods so you can satisfy the soul while taking care of the body.

Indulge in vegan reimaginings of various cuisine classics like Bolognese, jambalaya, stroganoff and beef wellington. Skip the meat but keep the protein with ingredients such as Smoky Pinto Beans, “Ground Beef” Tempeh and Barbeque Shredded Jackfruit. And discover how to keep the homestyle flavor in every meal thanks to better versions of popular sauces and dips such as Vegan Sour Cream, “Best Ever” Ranch Dressing and Protein-Packed Guacamole.

In addition to delivering delicious and healthy versions of favorite comfort foods, Emani weaves her experiences as a Black woman and as a vegan through her recipes to highlight Black culture and offer much-needed representation and diversity to the ever-growing vegan community.


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