Vegan Hashbrown Waffles from Real Food, Really Fast


Perhaps I’m a little biased, but I think Real Food, Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less is going to be one of the best new vegan cookbooks of the year. I’ve worked with the author, Hannah Kaminsky, for over ten years now, because her recipes are always really darn good. And they’re accompanied by her beautiful food photography. Case in point, this lovely sample recipe for Vegan Hashbrown Waffles.

Vegan Hashbrown Waffles Recipe from the plant-based cookbook Real Food, Really Fast by Hannah Kaminsky

I just love “real world” recipes that can be thrown together quickly, and Real Food, Really Fast delivers. Hannah starts with a speedy section of quick tips, essential equipment, and an ingredient glossary. She does use a few “convenience” dairy-free and vegan items to save on time, but they are covered in this primer.

As for the recipes, they all have a fun, whimsical element, but are easy and unintimidating. Just a few that I plan to make include the following:

  • Vegan Hashbrown Waffles Recipe from the plant-based cookbook Real Food, Really Fast by Hannah KaminskyA+ Benedicts (with Avocado Hollandaise Sauce!)
  • Hashbrown Waffles (recipe below!)
  • Straight-up Chickpea Scramble
  • Sundae Smoothie Bowl
  • Tofu Shakshuka
  • Wasabi Pea Fritters
  • Pho King Salad
  • Sweet & Spicy Harissa Slaw
  • Manhattan Chickpea Chowder
  • Silky Matcha Miso Soup
  • Hasselback Zucchini
  • Sweet Potato Cacio e Pepe
  • Enoki Ropa Vieja
  • Palak Paneer Panini
  • Sausage Gumbo Burgers
  • S’mores Baked Alaska
  • Black Forest Skillet Crisp (sample recipe at Spabettie)

Side Note: I actually got to vote on photos for the cover of Real Food, Really Fast, and my pick was the winner! It is a picture of the Falafel Fattoush recipe in the Salad chapter. But you need to get the book to enjoy that recipe. While you wait for your copy to arrive, whip up these vegan hashbrown waffles.

Vegan Hashbrown Waffles Recipe from the plant-based cookbook Real Food, Really Fast by Hannah Kaminsky

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Hashbrown Waffles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

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Little more than piles of shredded potatoes, what separates superlative hash browns from the merely adequate hash browns all comes down to texture. Shatteringly crisp on the outside yet tender, even borderline creamy on the inside, it's a fine balance that's difficult to strike. Using a waffle iron instead of a standard frying pan maximizes the surface contact for a far more satisfying crunchy crust, while the enclosure allows the spuds to essentially steam from within, ensuring perfectly tender bites through and through.
Serves: 4 waffles
  • 1 pound frozen shredded potatoes*, thawed
  • 1½ tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread or coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Before doing anything else, begin preheating your waffle iron. All models work differently so yours may take more or less time to reach a suitable temperature.
  2. Squeeze any excess water out of the shredded potatoes if necessary before tossing them into a large bowl. Mix in the melted vegan butter or oil, salt, and pepper, stirring thoroughly to incorporate. Make sure that the shreds are all evenly coated before proceeding.
  3. Lightly grease the waffle maker. Distribute the potato mixture equally between four waffle squares, covering the surface as evenly as possible while packing it in firmly. Close the lid and make sure that it locks to ensure full contact with the hash browns. Cook on medium-high for 5 - 8 minutes, until golden brown all over. Serve right away, while still hot and crisp!
*You can also find ready-to-cook shredded potatoes in the refrigerated sections of some grocery stores, alongside prepared and packaged side dishes

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Real Food, Really Fast by Hannah Kaminsky. Published January 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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