This Simple Waffles Recipe is egg-free and accidentally vegan. These hearty and healthy waffles are oil-free and made with almond flour, whole wheat flour, and a few other pantry staple ingredients.
Simple Waffle Recipe
I love breakfast and I try to find any excuse to eat it. Out of all of the amazing breakfast dishes waffles are in my top 5 favorite breakfast dishes. Don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes, french toast, and even a potato scramble.
It’s no secret that I’m a lover of all of the carbs. These waffles are quick and easy to make perfect as an after-run breakfast. They’ll fill you up when you are just too hungry to think or in other words hangry!
Main Ingredients Needed
For this simple waffles recipe I used common pantry staples. Instead of using butter or oil for the fat I went for almond flour. This adds a bit of protein, fat, and fiber! Here’s everything you’ll need to make this Simple Waffle Recipe:
- Milk + Balasmic Vinegar – Set this mixture aside for a few minutes (no a lot of time) this mixture will act like buttermilk. The balasmic vinegar really adds an extra depthness to these waffles.
- Whole Wheat Flour + All-Purpose Flour – I like to use a mixture of both to keep this hearty and light at the same time.
- Almond Flour – This will add a bit of healthy fat and protein to help you stay full longer.
- Oatmeal – The oatmeal really helps make this a hearty waffle allowing a lot of the ingredient to bind to it.
- Baking Powder – This will be your levening allowing you to create a fluffy waffle.
- Sugar + Maple Syrup – I love a little bit of added sweetness to my waffles and this combo is just incredible.
- Vanilla Extract – Again, this will add in extra flavor and make these waffles taste amazing.
How to Make Simple Waffles
For the full details of how to make this simple waffles recipe see the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make Sour Milk
In a liquid measuring cup combine the milk and balsamic vinegar. Then allow to set for 2-5 minutes. Also, plugin your waffle iron and turn it on high.
Step 2: Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl add the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, almond flour, oatmeal, sugar, and baking powder. Using a whisk stir to combine.
Step 3: Wet Ingredients
In a medium bowl add the milk mixture, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
Step 4: Combine
Once your wet ingredients are combined add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Thoroughly stir the ingredients together. You will notice that the mixture is a little bit runny. Please note that the batter will thicken in a minute or two. Do not add more flour!
Step 5: Cook/bake
Ladle batter into the waffle iron and allow to cook for about 10 minutes depending on your waffle iron.
Tips and Tricks
This recipe really is straightforward. I do recommend using a little bit of spray oil on your waffle iron so your waffles don’t stick to the waffle iron.
I like my waffles a little bit crispy On the outside and soft on the inside. Waffle irons do differ a lot when it comes to cooking times. Mine comes out perfectly after 10 minutes of cooking time.
The best toppings for this simple waffles recipe
You will never get tired of this simple waffles recipe with the endless possibilities of toppings you can add. Below are my favorite toppings to add to these waffles:
- Butter and maple syrup – a classic do I need to say more?
- Peanut butter and maple syrup – this is a childhood favorite. This is the perfect topping when you’re looking for something really filling!
- Jam – An easy topping is adding your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves on top.
- PB&J – Have you ever had a pb&j waffle? Don’t knock it until you try it.
- Butter and fruit flavored syrup – a childhood favorite was bosenberry syrup and butter. SO delicous!
- Mix berries and whipped cream – This is my favorite and fun enough the one I do the least. You can add thawed frozen mixed berries and a little bit of whipped cream for a fancy and delicious waffle topping.
Storing Simple Waffles
If you have leftover waffles you can put them in a ziplock bag and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to store them longer you’ll want to freeze your waffles.
I love making a large batch of these simple waffles and freeze them for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Freezing them and reheating them later is very easy.
Add your waffles to a parchment-lined baking sheet and place them in the freezer for about an hour. Remove the waffles from the baking sheet and add them to a freezer bag or freezer container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
To warm up your waffles add them to a toaster and toast them on medium. They’ll come out crispy, warm, and ready to eat!
Love this Simple Waffles Recipe? Check out these other recipes:
- The EASIEST Pancakes
- Buttery Biscuits
- Mixed Berry Smoothie
My family and I LOVE waffles! I really hope you give these a try and let me know what you think below!
The printable recipe card is below, enjoy! ????
Simple Waffles Recipe
- Waffle Iron
- 1/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 cup almond flour See notes
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 2 cups Milk I use oat milk but any milk will do.
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup Use 2 tbsp if you like sweeter waffles. Plus more for topping your waffles with!
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Plug in your waffle iron and allow it to warm up.
- In a small bowl combine the milk and balsamic vinegar. Set aside for a few minutes.2 cups Milk, 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Add the dry ingredient ap flour, whole wheat flour, oatmeal, almond flour, and baking powder into a bowl. Stir to combine.1/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour, 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- In the small bowl with the milk add the sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup, 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract, 1/4 cup Sugar
- Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir to combine and make sure you get all of the lumps out.
- Spray waffle iron with a bit of oil spray. Spoon out some of the mixture to the waffle iron. Allow the waffle to cook for 8-10 minutes. This depends on how crispy and how fast your waffle iron cooks.
- Top with your favorite butter and syrup. You can also top your waffles with berries and whipped cream!