The perfect vegan waffle
We take brunch very seriously and Mother’s Day Brunch even more seriously.
Waffles, in particular, are a staple on the weekends in our household. And perfecting a vegan waffle recipe was no small task. The trick, it seems, is a cornmeal and flour combo. That’s what gets you that crispy outside and the fluffy inside.
That combo has been working great for us. But we wanted to kick our waffles up a notch while not compromising our cruelty-free lifestyle. So we made a vegan lemon poppy seed batter.
It’s tart, it’s sweet, it tastes like something you’d be served at a fancy brunch place. Best part? We mixed it up in our Vitamix, no dirty bowls or spoons. Just poured straight from the container onto the waffle iron.
For something that tastes this good and is this easy, you’d be silly not to make a batch for your Mom!
Your Mom deserves this...
Every Mother’s Day my brother and I would make our Mom breakfast in bed. We’d dress up like waiters and offer her a menu. Then we’d prepare whatever she ordered and bring it on a tray with a single rose.
Not sure where we got this idea, but we were positive it was unique. Turns out, not so much. Tons of kids make their Mom’s breakfast in bed to celebrate Mother’s Day. And that is absolutely wonderful, because they deserve it!
Pre-teens that are good in the kitchen, Dads with young children, or adults making your Mom brunch, this recipe is both easy and delicious!
We use our Vitamix to whip up the batter, but you don’t need one to make this recipe. If you don’t have a Vitamix though, consider gifting your Mom one for Mother’s Day. Nothing shows how much you appreciate her more than the kitchen appliance she’s been eyeing for a decade. Plus, family-owned Vitamix always runs an awesome sale leading up to the holiday. And this year is no exception! You can save up to $70 on a new Vitamix Ascent Series!
These waffles already pack a pretty good flavor punch with the tart lemon and poppy seeds. But adding a little maple syrup never hurt anyone…
Waffles are one of those things that make a breakfast buffet memorable. Make a giant batch of batter (in your 64 oz Vitamix container), set out the waffle maker, and have people cook up their own!
Whether it’s waffles or a Vitamix, just make sure your Mom knows how much you love her. You wouldn’t be here without her after all 🙂
Video: We made waffles on one of our last weekends in Chicago
Useful tips for Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
Make sure your waffles are Instagram-ready by serving with fruit and a strong cup of coffee.
This recipe serves just 2 people. We make waffles at least 2x a month and the best ratio is about 1.5 waffles per person. Using this recipe, you'll yield 3 waffles. Double it for a brunch with 4 people.
Tastes great with our strawberry topper.
Waffles that are tart and satisfying using no animal products.
- almond milk (vanilla unsweetened) - 1 cup
- vanilla - 1/2 tsp.
- coconut oil - 1 Tbsp.
- lemon (with rind) - 1/4 whole
- cornmeal - 3/4 cup
- almond flour - 1/2 cup
- coconut sugar - 1 Tbsp.
- baking powder - 2 tsp.
- salt - 1/4 tsp.
- poppy seeds - 1 Tbsp.
- Put all ingredients (except poppy seeds) into your Vitamix container.
- Ramp from variable speed 1 to 10.
- Blend on high for 45 seconds.
- Add poppy seeds to the container.
- Pulse a few times until incorporated.
- Depending on your waffle-maker, you may want to grease both sides.
- Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the waffle maker.
- Cook per-instructions.
- Serve with strawberry syrup.
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE