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Best waffle I ever ate or made. I made them vegan and still they were awesome.
Yay! Yeasted waffles work so well when veganized–you get that lightness, it’s great.
What did you use for the eggs? Flax, Ener G? Milk- soy, almond, oat or coconut?
Making these this coming weekend- super excited to try a yeasted Belgian waffle (but a modified vegan version) – thanks!
I’ve made a veganized yeasted waffles, but I didn’t use an egg replacer in it at all. The yeast in the batter provided plenty of structure, and the resulting waffles didn’t have that gluey texture vegan breakfast griddles sometimes have. But if you are into the texture and fiber boost of flax, go ahead and add it. Enjoy your weekend waffles!
Awesome, thanks! No, not into the gluey texture, will definitely omit!
Thanks again for the info! :)
Jess I used a vegan product called Just Egg
I have never made Belgian waffles or anything with yeast before. I decided to try this recipe and followed it exactly except I used 2% milk instead of whole milk and used 1/4 cup flour instead of cornmeal because I didn’t have any. My batter was thick and sticky, unlike any batter I’ve made before. Is that normal?
I’m guessing it was swapping flour for the cornmeal that gave you the thick batter. How did the waffles themselves turn out?
The batter should be more on the runny side than on the thick side. You can always adjust the consistency with a little milk, buttermilk, or water right before you griddle the waffles.
The waffles were almost as good as the kind I get at restaurants! The taste was great, but the waffles weren’t as light and fluffy as I wanted them to be. I didn’t have a Belgian waffle maker so that probably has an effect too. Thanks for the recipe and the response!
Jess I used Just Egg you can find it Sprouts . I also used vegan butter and a plant based milk.
I substituted corn starch and it worked great. But the cornmeal is amazing.
Amazing! Best waffle recipe I have made to date. I have made several recipes and while good, this recipe blows the rest away! I double the recipe, slightly under ake them then I freeze them when cooled. When I reheat the crisp up but don’t get overdone because I built in the slight under baked method.
Thanks for sharing the tip, Ellen! Having homemade frozen waffles on hand is just the best.
Can I let this sit for LONGER than 8 hours at room temperature… like, for 12? Or does it need to go in the fridge after 8?
Yes, after hour 8 or so, pop this in the fridge; otherwise, the flavors may get too puckery.
What happens if we use instant yeast instead?
When using instant yeast, I usually reduce the amount a bit, since it’s more powerful. You could use 1-1/2 teaspoons, and add the yeast directly to the batter without proofing it.
“Why not fast acting yeast . Big, big warnings but no reason. I don’t get that. Tell me why that will not work. You stressed this so much without a rational explanation….really.
Would corn flour do the same if i cant find any cornmeal?
Corn flour is finer than cornmeal. I think it will work, but the texture will be more delicate, and you may need to adjust the amount of milk by a few tablespoons. Good luck!
Thank you for a great recipe.I was looking for a fluffy recipe not a cake texture and this recipe turned out great. This is what I am looking for. I used spelt flour instead of alle purpose and maple syrup.Thanks.
Made these for our dinner this evening. They were everything you said they would be. Delicious!! The hubs said they were the best waffles he’s ever eaten. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I just made THESE waffles for the FIRST time! I have to say, for my taste, this is hands down the BEST I’ve ever made and ate!! I’m now dumping my old recipe after a 10 year run YUMMY!
right on time! planning on making waffles for brunch sunday and am not really happy with the store-bought mix i’ve been using, so i’ll try this recipe!!! thanks!!!
Is there a substitute for eggs in this recipe?
Hi! So I’m not sure. I’ve never made these before without the eggs!
But I know some folks have had luck using a “flax egg” substitute in vegan recipes, using 1 tablespoon of flax meal with 1 tablespoon of water per egg in a recipe. So you can try that substitution! If you do, please come back and let us know how it turns out!
Surely. Thank you.
Not a fan of yeast flavour but liked the cornmeal grit
CAN YOU REFRIGERATE IT OVERNIGHT THAN TAKE THEM OUT 2 HOURS BEFORE THEN COOK THEM?
Hi, Gary — To answer your question, yes, you can refrigerate the batter overnight and take them out in the morning, but the refrigeration slows yeast development and fermentation so the batter won’t be has fluffy or flavorful as it would be if you let it rise and develop on the counter overnight. That being said, if you’re more comfortable with refrigeration, it’s worth a shot. If the dough doesn’t double to your liking, leave it on the counter for the day and make waffles for dinner!
Beautiful! I am also a loyal member of team waffle!