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.
Healthy Vegan Waffles
- waffle iron
- 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!