Van’s Frozen Waffles come in these Whole-Grain, Dairy-Free Varieties

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Van’s Frozen Waffles have been around for decades. They were one of the first natural brands to take on Eggo with more wholesome ingredients. Over time, new flavors have rotated in and out, and they have even come out with a gluten-free line. But this post is all about the wheat-based varieties of Van’s Frozen Waffles. Each one is dairy-free (see my specific notes below) and has an infusion of whole grain goodness.

Van's Frozen Waffles (Review) - Whole Grain Dairy-Free Varieties (8 Whole Grains, Power Grains and Organic)

Tasting Notes for Wheat-Based Van’s Frozen Waffles

For some strange reason, I’ve had a mad craving for frozen waffles. So when I spotted Van’s Frozen Waffles on sale for $2 and I had a $1 off coupon, it was kismet. Most Van’s Frozen Waffles are dairy-free, so I had a few varieties to choose from. This time I was in a very hearty mood, so I picked out the 8 Whole Grains Multigrain.

These hearty waffles have a crunchy exterior, but a soft interior with an earthy vibe. The flavor falls just a little flat on its own, but nut butter or maple syrup brings it to life. I noted some reviews stating that these taste more like whole grain toast than traditional waffles. I wouldn’t go that far, but admittedly, I do like eating frozen waffles out of hand topped with some sweetened nut butter.

Here are the ingredients and nutrition facts for each variety at a glance. If you try any of them, feel free to leave your own unbiased rating and review below!

Organic Original

Van's Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic VarietiesIngredients: water, organic whole wheat flour, organic unbleached wheat flour, organic soybean oil, organic oat fiber, organic cane sugar, baking powder (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), organic malt extract, sea salt, organic soy lecithin, organic guar gum, organic caramel. contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles): 160 calories, 6g fat, 26g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Organic Blueberry

Van's Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic VarietiesIngredients: water, organic whole wheat flour, organic unbleached wheat flour, organic soybean oil, organic cane sugar, organic oat fiber, contains 2% or less: organic soy lecithin, baking powder (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), organic malt extract, sea salt, organic natural flavors, organic potato starch, organic powdered blueberries and blackberries, organic sunflower oil, organic guar gum, organic caramel color. contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles): 180 calories, 6g fat, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 5g sugars (includes 5g added sugars), 4g protein.*

8 Whole Grains

Van's Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic VarietiesIngredients: water, van’s 8 whole grains mix (whole wheat, oat, barley, brown rice, dark rye, quinoa, amaranth and millet flours), non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, oat fiber, cane sugar, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, rice flour, monocalcium phosphate), malt extract, sea salt, organic honey, cinnamon, soy lecithin. contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles): 140 calories, 5g fat, 20g carbs, 4g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), 4g protein.*

Original Protein

Van's Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic VarietiesIngredients: water, enriched flour (unbleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), van’s power grains mix (whole wheat flour, cracked red wheat, steel cut oats, millet and brown rice), wheat protein isolate, cane sugar, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, contains 2% or less: vital wheat gluten, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, rice flour, monocalcium phosphate), calcium carbonate, cinnamon, oat fiber, soy lecithin, natural flavor. contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles): 200 calories, 7g fat, 26g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 10g protein.*

Blueberry Protein

Van's Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic VarietiesIngredients: water, enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), van’s power grain mix (whole wheat flour, wheat, oats, millet, rice), wheat protein isolate, non-gmo expeller pressed canola oil, cane sugar, organic blueberry flavor (organic cane sugar, organic rice flour, organic potato starch, organic dried blueberries, organic natural flavor, organic sunflower oil), contains 2% or less: baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, rice flour, monocalcium phosphate), soy lecithin, wheat gluten, oat fiber, natural flavor. contains: wheat, soy.

Nutrition (per 2 waffles): 210 calories, 7g fat, 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 10g protein.*

Chocolate Chip Protein

These do not appear to have any milk in the ingredients, but one of the ingredients has a “may contain milk” statement on it specifically. Because of this, the company chooses to add a “contains milk” statement, which is a bit misleading. Because of this inconsistency, we’re not covering this variety.

Van’s Frozen Waffles: Dairy-Free Whole Grains and Organic Varieties

More Facts on Van’s Frozen Waffles

Price: $2.99 per 6-pack

Availability: Van’s Frozen Waffles are sold in the freezer section of Sprouts, Whole Foods, Kroger stores, and other major grocers.

Certifications: Most varieties of Van’s Frozen Waffles are Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Pareve, but see the packaging for specifics. The organic varieties are Certified Organic.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the wheat-based varieties of Van’s Frozen Waffles are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian. The Organic varieties are vegan / plant-based (the others contain honey).*

For More Product Information: Visit the Van’s International Foods website at www.vansfoods.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Fulfilling breakfast

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February 12, 2020

Thus far, I’ve sampled the 8 Whole Grains, which is much heartier than your average frozen waffle. It has a soft, wheat interior with a somewhat crunchy exterior – not the delicate “crisp” Belgian waffle fans adore. That said, I crave fulfilling breakfasts, not fluffy ones, so this truly hit the spot. I also liked that they are dense with nutrition, but not high calorie.

Alisa Fleming

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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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  2. Leisha Fleming on

    Blueberry are fabulous. We are not nut free famiily so we add a bit of peanut butter. Then dip into favorite syrup. Extra morning protein. I love these waffles.

    • Hi Nilsa, Whole Foods. It was last week, so I’m not sure if they are still on. They were $2 a box and the in-store coupon book had $1 off / 1 box. It was an insane deal!

  3. I just came across this and I am in the midst of finding things for my 15 month old to have that are convenient. Thank you so much!!!