Tempting Homemade Freezer Waffles with Nutty Maple Syrup for a Virtuous Breakfast


Recently, I’ve been loving everything hemp! My go to brand is always Living Harvest. They make various types of hemp products under the brand name Tempt – hemp milk, hemp ice cream, hemp protein powder, and hemp oil – all dairy-free of course, but also pretty darn close to allergen-free. My latest creation… Homemade Freezer Waffles!

Homemade Freezer Waffles - Dairy-Free and Healthy!

Hemp milk is a bit richer than most store-bought rice milks, almond milks, and soymilks, but it also has a slightly distinctive taste. I like to compliment the flavor (it goes well with other nuts and seeds like in the syrup below) or use it in baked goods where it simply adds a very slight flavor and some richness. If you can’t find hemp milk, you can sub your favorite milk alternative as needed.

I love these during the winter months since they are hearty, filling, and they freeze very well. Simply pop them in the toaster and server – just like you would with store-bought frozen waffles, but without all of the yucky additives!

Note: Since these waffles are vegan, and a bit lower in gluten than your average waffle, they can stick if your waffle iron isn’t well greased. I use a Misto oil sprayer to give it another spritz between batches.

Special Diet Notes: Homemade Freezer Waffles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Tempting Homemade Freezer Waffles with Nutty Maple Syrup for a Virtuous Breakfast
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup oats (I use rolled, but any cut will do since you are blending them)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup original or vanilla Hemp Milk, plus additional if needed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce*
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use extra-light olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the baking powder in your blender and whiz away until relatively smooth.
  2. Add the baking powder and give it a quick blend, just to combine.
  3. Let that sit for 10 minutes to thicken while you heat up and grease your waffle iron.
  4. Prepare waffles according to your waffle iron instructions. If the batter becomes to thick at any time, quickly blend in a little extra hemp milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
To Freeze:
  1. Simply let them cool completely on a wire rack. Then place them in a zip top freezer bag and pop them in! I use the large freezer bags and stack them 2 high, four in a square, and lay flat on a freezer shelf. To prepare, simply pop in the toaster and enjoy a hearty breakfast on a busy morning!
*Prefer waffles with eggs? You can sub the applesauce for 1 large egg if you desire.
Waffle iron note – I usually let the waffles cook for a couple extra minutes after the light clicks on for my waffle iron (a cheapy). In general, if I still see a lot of steam coming out (which is usually still going on when the light clicks “ready”), I assume there is still a bit too much moisture and give them some more time.

Our favorite waffle topping has to be this Nutty Maple Syrup! It’s an easy and delicious way to boost up the protein of your typical maple syrup drizzle.


Nutty Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup favorite nut or seed butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons original or vanilla hemp milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • Pinch salt (if using unsalted nut butter)
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together nut/seed butter, maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of hemp milk, cinnamon and salt. If it's too thick, whisk in additional hemp milk until it reaches desired consistency.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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