Vegan and Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, December 27, 2021 Under: Vegan
Today, I tried a vegan and gluten free waffle recipe to use with my new Waffle Wow waffle maker Kawaii Snacks edition (Kawaii Fun Snacks Mini Waffle Maker - 7 Different Food Emoji Designs Featuring an Avocado, Pizza, Ramen, Taco & More) that I received as a Christmas gift this year by a family member. This waffle maker makes cute shapes that are so exciting for the kids!

I typically don't do anything extra when I am making waffles instead of pancakes, recipe wise, so I am going into this with the same approach for vegan and gluten-free pancakes/waffles.

I found two recipes that I wanted to use and came up with something taking inspiration from the two. Here were the recipes: and One of them used vegetable oil. I used olive oil instead because of a corn-allergy in the family. Another difference is: one of them used baking powder and soda while the other one uses dry active yeast. I'm using dry active yeast. 

My Ingredients List used for this vegan and gluten-free waffles:

  • 1.5 cups of Gluten Free 1 to 1 Bob Mill's Flour
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 packet of dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal
  • .5 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of warm almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of water
  • Olive Oil for greasing the waffle maker
My son liked it but I think I may cut down or omit the flaxseeds for my next try next time. I felt like it was not as fluffy as I would've liked but my kid did not mind it at all. I didn't proof the yeast this time for this recipe and I wonder if that would change the texture to more fluffy if I had proofed it before adding to my batch? I've looked online for this answer and some would say it wouldn't matter, while others recommend proofing first before using.


First, I mixed the first 7 ingredients above in a mixing bowl. Then, I warmed up the almond milk because one of the recipes did that and I was curious. (I may not warm that next time.) I added the almond milk to the mixing bowl that I had my other 7 ingredients in already and mixed the bowl again. Then, I added another cup of water as the batter still looked really dry. I may cut this down to just 1/2 cup of water next time to change the texture a bit.

After that, I warmed up my Waffle Wow waffle maker and when ready, I poured the batter and cooked each batch for 4 minutes. I'm saving some for tomorrow as it turned out to be a big batch for one sitting. They are so fun! My son said he thinks it tastes just like regular pancakes. I took that sign as a win! I served it with a side of maple syrup for dipping.

Note: We're not a vegan family. We're just eating more plant-based food to help with a health issue as many vegan recipes help support less inflammation.

Look at other successful recipes that I've tried under the Vegan category.

Second Take (12/31/21 Update)

It's New Year's Eve and I decided to try again!

Things that I did differently this time:
  • This time I proof my packet of yeast for 15 minutes before putting it in my batter. My proofing was mixing 1/4 cup of warm water, 1 packet of dry yeast and 1 teaspoon on sugar. Last time, I didn't proof at all and just put the packet of yeast directly into my batter
  • I also pre-mixed the flax seed meal ten minutes before I put it in the batter. My pre-mix was: 1 teaspoon of flax seed meal and 3 tablespoons of water. Last time, I used 2 teaspoons of flax seed meal and put it directly into the batter. 
  • I also did not add the 1 cup of water in the 9th item under the Ingredients List because there was enough water from my yeast proofing and flax seed meal mixes.
Even with the changes I made, it didn't make my batter fluffier. The texture and taste were still the same and my kid still enjoyed them.

Related Products:

In : Vegan 

Tags: vegan  gluten free and corn free waffle  pancake recipe  waffles recipes 

About Me

San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
Intellifluence Trusted Blogger

All photos (except for ads) on including: homepage, 'Family-Friendly Things to do' page, 'SLO Restaurants' page,'Mom Groups & Childcare' page, and 'blog' page were taken by me so they are my original content and belongs to this blog/website.

To find family-friendly activities in the SLO area, go to the 'Family-Friendly Things To Do' page.

Some of the links are just useful local information that I'm sharing for free and some are commission-based products that may help me earn a small commission for each sale to upkeep with the fees of running this local blog.

SanLuisObispoMom on IG