Yep. These waffles have alot to live up to with a name like that. Super Power Waffles.
Really, though, these waffles have some super powers.
When my mom proclaimed the glories of this recipe a few weeks ago, I was skeptical, to say the least. Right now, my parents are kind of on this oil-free thingy. I mean, they eat oil occasionally, but they are pretty evangelistic about how terrible refined oils are for you. Sometimes, I’m annoyed. But, lately, I’ve been trying to be open-minded about the whole thing.
When my parents came to visit a few weeks ago, Mom convinced me to let her make an oil-free enchilada sauce that she raved about. It was surprisingly amazingly amazing! (Okay, so I kind of covered it in non-oil-free vegan “cheese,” but anyways…)
Mkay. So, my mom gave me this waffle recipe, which she got from a friend/relative, who adapted a recipe from the 7 Secrets Cookbook (affiliate link).
And then, I made the waffles.
And, I was incredulous.
Even before the berry sauce went on, I was popping waffle pieces into my mouth left and right. (It’s a wonder there was any left to photograph.)
And then the berry sauce went on…
And then, this happened. (Leftover coconut cream from Trader Joe’s…)
Then, BAM! It was gone. Completely inhaled/devoured by myself and Jonathan.
If you’re searching for a vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free, sugar-free, everything-free, miracle-working, super-hearty, easy, … waffle recipe, then search no further. This is it, my friends.
Breakfast is served.
Vegan Super Power Waffles
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|
|Meal type||Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot|
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup oats (Use certified gluten-free oats, if desired.)
- 1/4 cup millet or cornmeal
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/3 cup whole pecans or walnuts (I used a mixture of both)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 apple
- 1 handful sesame seeds (optional)
|Blend all ingredients (except optional sesame seeds, which we'll use later) in a high speed blender until smooth. (I use Vitamix.)|
|Heat up your waffle iron as per manufacturer's instructions. If you are going for a completely oil-free waffle (and you don't have a brand new non-stick waffle iron), you're going to want to sprinkle a few sesame seeds on the lower portion of your waffle iron before pouring on the batter. Now, pour on your batter. Sprinkle a few more pinches of sesame seeds on the top of your batter before pulling down your iron lid.|
|Cook waffle according to your waffle iron's instructions, but I wouldn't trust your waffle iron if it beeps that this waffle is done before 6 minutes. With my Cuisinart waffle iron, this waffle needed to cook at least 8-10 minutes before it was done. Remember, with all the oats and flax in there, you're going to want to cook it a little bit longer to prevent goopiness, for lack of a better term.|
|Serve up your waffles hot with your favorite fruit sauce!|
1. If you aren't going to be gobbling up these waffles immediately, I would definitely recommend placing them directly on an oven rack on super low heat (like 170 degrees F). Don't just set them on a plate. On an oven rack, the waffle's moisture has a chance to escape, keeping the waffle from getting soggy and "goopy," if ya know what I mean.
2. I have not tried this recipe on a Belgian waffle iron. There is no reason why it shouldn't work on a Belgian, but I have only used it with a traditional iron.
3. This recipe was inspired by/adapted from a distant relative of mine (Dr. Tim Howe), who was inspired by "Light and Tender Waffles" in the 7 Secrets Cookbook.
Simple Berry Sauce
|Prep time||1 minute|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||11 minutes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Hot|
- 1 cup apple juice concentrate
- 1 1/2 tablespoon non-GMO cornstarch
- 16oz frozen berries (I used a berry medley containing strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.)
|Place apple juice concentrate in a saucepan on medium heat. Once apple juice concentrate has thawed (but isn't bubbling/boiling), add cornstarch.|
|Stir apple/cornstarch mixture with a wire whisk until it begins to boil and thicken slightly.|
|Now, add your berries. Use a large spoon to gently fold berries into your sauce. Allow sauce to cook another few minutes, just until berries are hot.|
|Serve immediately on top of waffles, pancakes, toast, whatever you want!|
If you're wanting a berry sauce that isn't quite so sweet, use only 1/2 cup of apple juice concentrate, and add 1/2 cup of water instead.