National Waffle Day may fall in August, but a new special event has emerged to celebrate waffles that are free from dairy and eggs. Dave Wheitner has launched the Global Vegan Waffle Party. And to celebrate, my friend Hannah of Bittersweet is sharing one of her original recipes, these easy Sweet Wheat Vegan Waffles.
How to Join the Global Vegan Waffle Party
Whether you like them savory or sweet (like the recipe below!), this waffle celebration is open to you. Dave says,
We’re hosting Waffle Party 10 here in Pittsburgh on the afternoon/evening of May 24. We think it would be great if adventurous people in several other cities around the globe also threw vegan waffle parties on or around that date. This would promote more sustainable, healthier, compassionate eating in a fun way!
We welcome waffle parties of all sizes, whether you opt to host a large party or an intimate gathering of a few friends. This is also a fabulous event to share with kids with food allergies. Invite their friends over to make and ‘decorate’ their own dairy-free, egg-free waffles that are ‘safe’ for everyone to eat.
Editor’s Note: See the Global Vegan Waffle Party website for current event dates. As of 2019, this annual event is still going strong! And to get you started enjoy Hannah’s recipe that follows for Sweet Vegan Wheat Waffles.
Special Diet Notes: Sweet Vegan Wheat Waffles
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2½ cups vanilla soymilk (regular or unsweetened; can sub a soy-free milk beverage)
- 2 tablespoons non-GMO canola oil (can sub your favorite baking oil)
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the soymilk and oil and stir to combine, but do not over do it. Lumpy batter is okay.
- Once your iron is hot, grease it with cooking spray or dairy-free buttery spread.
- Ladle some batter onto your waffle iron, close it, and let cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or according to your waffle maker directions.
- Serve warm with your favorite waffle toppings. Once cool, leftovers can be sealed in a plastic bag and frozen. Pop them in the toaster to reheat!