Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Waffles that are decadent, yet healthy, oil-free, dairy-free and made with oat flour and almond butter. These are just 8 easy ingredients and so much better than store-bought waffles. Topped with a homemade chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries and you’ve got the perfect breakfast!
I’m back with some delicious vegan chocolate waffles. These are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free, as well as refined sugar-free. They are sooo delicious. I wrote this recipe back in June and am excited to finally be sharing it. I last shared these Chai Waffles and many reviews have come in saying they are the “best waffles” they’ve had in their entire life. And if you missed my post last week, be sure to check out my Top 20 Vegan Recipes to Wow Non-Vegans! It literally created the most traffic I have ever had in one day for a post. I was simply shocked. I got so much traffic that my site actually crashed several times, it was both funny and frustrating at the same time.
To all the people who have messaged me and emailed me, thank you so much for showing your concern. I will never forget those who reached out to me during this difficult time for so many. For those that don’t know, I live in Houston where the worst catastrophic flooding in our city has ever happened this week. Texas and Houston have been hit horribly with fatal floods and thousands and thousands have lost their homes. It has been an emotional week for so many.
A couple of days ago we awoke to our street flooded and the water halfway up our yard and driveway. I have lived in Cypress my entire life and have NEVER seen that kind of water. My hubby and I both panicked a bit and were certain we would flood that day, especially given the relentless rain forecast. By God’s grace, our home did not flood. We are so very thankful but it is a bittersweet feeling because so many, thousands, did flood and many of our neighbors did. Also, several have lost their lives so far and it is devastating.
We are also home flippers (yes, I do more than blog, lol!) and we just found out this morning that our condo we spent months renovating has flooded. It is upsetting but we are very thankful that it wasn’t our home we live in. It’s much better than what others have sadly endured and face each day now.
Imagine your life is simple, comfortable and easy and then in a moment, you lose everything. You are frantic and just trying to get out before you are engulfed in water. That is the reality of what many Houstonians and Texans have been facing this week. Yes, possessions can be replaced, but that does not diminish the devastation these people face. Especially some that have lived in their home for decades. Losing everything in moments. Only to not know what the future holds. These people, including children, are wet, hungry and need the very basics.
Please donate anything, even $5 to a local donation center or find somewhere to send donations if you’d rather donate items. I see so many people say they “feel helpless” because they aren’t in Texas and can’t help. Yes, you can help! You can mail items, you can donate items. There are needs everywhere and if you had lost everything, you would be grateful for even 1 warm meal. All you have to do is google how to donate to Hurricane Harvey and you can decide where to donate from there. Or, if you prefer to local charities, there are churches and shelters taking donations as well.
Here is a link that lists several local churches and shelters that you can ask what they need and help out. Please and thank you!
THE BEST INGREDIENTS FOR VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES
To make these delicious vegan chocolate waffles, you only need 8 easy ingredients:
- oat flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- plant-based milk
- maple syrup
- almond butter or sunbutter
- vanilla extract
HOMEMADE VEGAN CHOCOLATE SYRUP
For these vegan gluten-free chocolate waffles, I threw together a really fast homemade vegan chocolate syrup. It was soooo delicious. Just maple syrup, almond butter, cocoa powder and vanilla. Forget Hershey’s this stuff is so much more delicious and healthier. You will only need 4 ingredients:
- maple syrup
- almond butter or sunbutter
- cocoa powder
Does it get any better than vegan chocolate waffles with a homemade chocolate syrup and then strawberries?
I hope you all really love these vegan chocolate waffles! Be sure to leave feedback below and star rate the recipe after you make them. It helps me out and is so appreciated! And thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers.
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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles
- 1 cup 120g oat flour (I use Bob's GF oats) or spelt flour (Spelt is not gluten-free)
- 3 tablespoons 26g cornstarch or potato starch
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons 48g unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons 12g baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon 3g fine sea salt
- 1 cup 240g "lite" canned coconut milk, cashew milk or soy, room temp (other milks will yield a runnier batter)
- 6 tablespoons 120g pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon 5g vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons 64g roasted almond butter or sunbutter for nut-free
Optional Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- 1/4 cup 80g maple syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons 16-32g almond butter or sunbutter (1 for a thinner sauce, 2 for a thicker sauce)
- 2 tablespoons 16g unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
For the waffles maker, I love this one! It is high quality and makes perfect waffles.
- Add the oat flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt to a large bowl and whisk very well until thoroughly incorporated.
- In a medium separate bowl, add the milk, syrup, vanilla and almond butter and whisk until smooth. Pour the liquids over the dry and whisk just until mixed and smooth. Don't over-mix it, as oat flour can get too thick if overly mixed. Add a tiny bit more milk if needed but be careful not to add too much, as the batter is on the thicker side. Now let the batter sit while you heat up your waffle machine. The batter will thicken some as it sits, that is normal. I used a 7 inch round waffle maker and got 4 of the large round waffles. Obviously, this will vary if your machine is smaller. If using the same size as my machine, once your machine beeps that it is ready and hot, spray with nonstick spray on the top and bottom plates. If you don't spray, they will stick. Even though it says "nonstick surface", mine stuck without spray. May also be because I don't use oil in the recipe. You will add a scant 2/3 cup of batter and quickly spread out the top with a spoon being careful not to spread it too close to the edge to prevent overflowing. Leave about a 1/2 inch space. With my machine, I used the setting 4 and it beeps when they are done. This creates a nice crispy waffle. I always let it go about 20 seconds after the beep and then remove. I get nice and crispy results. They seem soft right at first, but crisp up almost immediately once the air hits them. Yours may totally vary if you have a different machine.
- Waffles are best eaten immediately, as they do soften if they are left out awhile. If I have leftovers, I just pop them into my toaster oven to bring back the yummy crispy texture!
To make the chocolate syrup, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk very well until all lumps are gone and it is very smooth. If you want a darker chocolate taste, add more cocoa powder.