Waffles are often overlooked in favor of pancakes. They’re like the middle child of breakfasts between pancakes and french toast. But that doesn’t make them any less amazing! One could argue that waffles are actually better than the other two. They have pockets to hold syrup, ice cream, or some other sauce; they’re crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside; and they are Eleven from Stranger Things’ fave food!

Still not convinced that waffles are superior? Check out these 15 vegan waffle recipes from our Food Monster App and let your tastebuds persuade you!


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1. Pumpkin Pie Waffles With Cream Cheese Icing

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Waffles With Cream Cheese Icing

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This is one of those waffle recipes that you must try! Waffles are always a delicious way to start your day, and this cashew based cream cheese icing on top really elevates the classic dish. You will love these Pumpkin Pie Waffles With Cream Cheese Icing by Kennedy Kitchings!

2. Chicken and Waffles

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Crispy fried “chicken” on top of a fluffy stack of waffles… What could be better?! Whether it’s the hot sauce baked into the tofu chicken, the sprinkle of rosemary, or the truffle oil in the waffles, this dish is full of tasty surprises. With such beautiful presentation, this recipe for Chicken and Waffles by Gabrielle St. Claire is a must at your next weekend brunch. Don’t forget the maple syrup!

3. Chocolate Protein Waffle Sticks 

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These Chocolate Protein Waffle Sticks by Sara Grandominico are a fun, easy breakfast. They’re packed with protein, healthy fiber, and then topped with a gooey peanut butter sauce so you’ll have fuel all day. Plus, these waffles sticks are soft, chewy, rich, and chocolatey which means that they are pretty much the best breakfast ever.

4. Fluffy Lemon Waffles

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Crispy golden waffles made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest to make an intensely satisfying breakfast which just so happens to be vegan. With subtle hints of vanilla and lightly dusted with powdered sugar, these Fluffy Lemon Waffles by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez are here to wow your weekend.

5. Raspberry Champagne Waffles

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The raspberry champagne in these waffles is a great way to celebrate summer! It adds a perfect and subtle sweetness to these brunch delights. These Raspberry Champagne Waffles by Gina Fontana are great for guests or when you feel like treating yourself.

6. Cornbread Waffles With Pulled Jackfruit

Cornbread Waffles With Pulled Jackfruit

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If you’ve ever been down south, you’ll be familiar with the concept of “soul food.” It’s comfort food at its finest: mac and cheese, grits, collard greens, and lots and lots of deep-frying. Chicken and waffles is a very popular dish there, and these yummy Cornbread Waffles With Pulled Jackfruit by Aquafabulous! 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba are a completely vegan version of the classic. Drizzle with warmed maple syrup spiked with bourbon, if desired, and you have the perfect brunch dish to serve to your friends.

7. Bailey’s Waffles With Whipped Cream

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Vegan because Bailey’s are homemade and gluten-free because the waffles are made from a tasty mixture of chestnut and rice flour. Chestnut flour contributes with a mild and delicious nutmeg-like flavor, where the rice flour gives fluffiness to these Bailey’s Waffles With Whipped Cream by Maria Engbjerg.

8. Butterscotch Carrot Millet Waffles

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Imagine if you could devour a cake for breakfast every day. The yummy, soft, delicious, creamy, spongy cake is just about to melt in your mouth… and then the alarm riiiinnnnngsssss!!! Really!?!  Don’t worry though! With these Butterscotch Carrot Millet Waffles by Gunjan Dudani, your dream can be fulfilled!

9. Savory Mashed Potato and Chickpea Waffles

Savory Mashed Potato and Chickpea Waffles

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These Savory Mashed Potato and Chickpea Waffles by Elsa Brobbey will impress pretty much everybody who attends your next brunch. The waffles are seasoned with a mixture of spices, fresh herbs, and sundried tomatoes so needless to say, they are savory, filling, and delicious.

10. Sweet Potato Waffles

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Sweet potatoes are perfect for any meal––even breakfast! These Sweet Potato Waffles by Stephanie Davies will allow you to enjoy this awesome ingredient like never before.

11. Pizza-Flavored Potato Waffles

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These Pizza-Flavored Potato Waffles by Nele Liivlaid are the ultimate brunch-luxury. They combine the delectable herbal bouquet that only pizza can provide in the shape of a waffle – pretty amazing, right? These magical creations are crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside, and go great by themselves or with a little vegan yogurt sauce.

12. Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan Pie Waffles

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Around these parts, Sundays are reserved for “special” breakfasts like French toast, pancakes, or waffles – and waffles are the hands down favorite in our household. Sunday could come seven days a week and you’d probably still wake up each morning craving crispy, chewy waffles generously coated in nut butter, slices of banana, and cacao nibs. These Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan Pie Waffles by Annie Oliverio are fantastic!

13. Toasted Coconut Waffles

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This recipe is for the most decadent yet gluten-free waffles…absolutely perfect for breakfast-in-bed during the holiday season. The toasted coconut flavor adds such a beautiful touch to these light and fluffy waffles. If you are new to gluten-free baking, these waffles are the perfect place to start. The batter is made from brown rice flour and buckwheat flour- two relatively easy flours to find. The secret to these waffles is the vegan ‘buttermilk’ and a cup of soda water to keep them light and fluffy. No eggs or dairy necessary! Serve these Toasted Coconut Waffles by Koko Brill to your visiting family and friends over the holidays and blow them away with how tasty gluten-free and vegan eats can be!

14. Chocolate Brownie Waffles

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These vegan Chocolate Brownie Waffles by Amanda Froelich are something out of this world! They are simple to make, oh so delicious and can be topped with any of your favorite waffle toppings. They will be a hit with your family on Sunday morning breakfasts! Make sure to give them a shot!

15. Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries

Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries

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This breakfast for a lazy weekend morning ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, indulgence and appeasing that insatiable sweet tooth that we all have! Try out these Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries by Happy Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi!

You’re probably thinking that you’ve got a waffle lot of cooking to do now that you’ve seen all these delicious waffle recipes. Even so, you should also check out 14 Sweet, Savory, and Delicious Vegan Waffle Recipes For the Perfect Breakfast, Brunch, or Dinner and International Waffle Day: 15 Delicious Eggless and Dairy-Free Breakfast Waffle Recipes!

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