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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
  • 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)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Olive Oil (Vegetable Oil is better for texture but for corn allergies, I use 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 6 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 6 ingredients in already and mixed the bowl again. Then, I added 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and mix. This part is important to put last in the dry ingredients. I made the mistake of putting the maple syrup with the dry ingredients before the warm almond milk at the beginning and it made my batter so dry! If your batter ends up dry, a bit of water until you get to the consistency of your preference.

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.

In : Vegan 

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

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