Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles

Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons

Fall happened for me last night. I stepped off the plane at Midway Airport (in shorts) and immediately thought “they really have the AC blasting here.” Until I realized, oh wait, that’s just Chicago.

As I write this, I’m sitting in the kitchen I grew up in (with a few sweaters on), thinking about some of my warmest fall memories… Saturday mornings with pancakes and waffles are definitely at the top the list. Crisp cool air, hot waffles… and most likely the Muppet Babies on TV in the background.

Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons

These are great right off the waffle iron, but lately (especially because I’ve made so many test batches), I’ve been freezing the extras for easy-waffling any day of the week. Let them thaw just slightly and them pop them in the toaster. Because sometimes you want a waffle on a Wednesday.

Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons

These are made with whole wheat pastry flour, which I love because it’s whole grain but not too dense. I used my non-dairy milk of choice – Almond Breeze with a squeeze of lemon (to create a vegan “buttermilk” flavor). They’re soft on the inside, crisp on the outside, and are best with maple syrup and tons of fruit!

Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles / @loveandlemons Giveaway is now closed, thanks to everyone who participated in the survey!

whole wheat vegan waffles
Serves: approx. 8 square waffles
  • 1.5 cups Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk, at room temp
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups loose-packed whole wheat pastry flour (or white/wheat mix)
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • teeny pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
serve with:
  • maple syrup & butter (vegan butter)
  • seasonal fruit
  1. Preheat your waffle iron (I use setting #5 on mine - the second to highest setting)
  2. In a small bowl, combine Almond Breeze and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, flax meal, cinnamon, sugar, and salt).
  4. To your small bowl (with the almond milk), add melted coconut oil and vanilla and whisk together. Then pour your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (don't over mix).
  5. Spray your waffle iron with a little cooking spray and scoop in the batter. I let my waffles cook for about a minute after the beep for an ideal crispy-on-the-outside texture.
  6. Serve waffles immediately (while they're piping hot!), with butter, maple syrup and fruit.
  7. Let leftover waffles cool and freeze for easy weekday waffles later.
These freeze and toast well - if you have a belgian waffle maker with deep squares, you may want to let them thaw a bit before toasting so they toast evenly.


If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Lauren on said:

    Survey complete! love your blog! xo!

  2. Molly on said:

    Completed the survey! It just got cold here in Colorado (with snow!), so I’ll have to try these this weekend!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      omg, snow!? And I’m complaining about the rain 🙂

  3. Callie Ward on said:

    Survey done! Love your recipes.

  4. Bayley on said:

    survey done, think I deserve waffles as a reward?

  5. Monika Stogowska from foodthatcomforts.blogspot.com on said:

    Survey done! thanks for the recipe!

  6. Ana on said:

    I so want waffles now! PS: I filled out the survey.

  7. Krystina on said:

    Excited to try this waffle recipe – freezing will be a great option to have ready-to-go breakfast for my two year old. Survey submitted!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks! I love a good grab-and-go breakfast 🙂

  8. Oh these are the waffles I would have done if I had a waffle iron 😀 I save your recipe for when I’ll own that wonderful machine 😉

  9. Ellie from withlovefromellie.wordpress.com on said:

    survey complete! and these waffles look scrumptious

  10. L on said:

    Just filled out the survey. I just discovered your blog fairly recently and really love it. I guess what I like the most (which there wasn’t really space to say in the survey) is how flexible the recipes are – most are very open to substitutions based on personal preference/diet restrictions/what’s on sale or in season, etc. I also love how simple to make many of the recipes are – I love to cook and it’s easy for me to get carried away with complicated recipes, which I don’t really have time to make these days, so it’s been great to find recipes which are just as tasty without all the added stress. And I love how healthy they are too!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thank you SO much – this is so nice of you to say. I’m so glad you’ve been able to use & adapt the recipes so well (that’s always my goal when I create them!). This is such great feedback to hear…

  11. Erika from thepancakeprincess.com on said:

    Lovely looking waffles! Just wanted to let you know that I tried to do the survey, but couldn’t drag the statements on the 1-5 scale question, so I wasn’t able to finish. Not sure if that’s just user error or a bug in the survey!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks for letting me know Erika!

  12. Kristen B on said:

    Completed the survey. Welcome back to Chicago!

  13. Mary Pat from marypatturner.com on said:

    Hello, I wanted to say that I completely agree with “L”. I usually have no problem taking the recipe and then working in the ingredients from my CSA. The recipes are adaptable, beautiful, and delicious. Speaking of – can I use whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour? Baking is my weak point, and I’m not sure if that is an acceptable substitute. I completed your survey, because I wanted to let you know that I appreciate the work you put into this site.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I might try 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white. (or 3/4, 1/4) so they don’t become too dense. Thank you so much for appreciating all of our hard work! xo

  14. Cheyenne from wanderfulways.blogspot.nl on said:

    these look so delicious! now i really need to get a waffle iron…
    xo, cheyenne

  15. Lanita Ward-Jones on said:

    survey complete. keep up the good work!

  16. Melinda Preve on said:

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a waffle recipe like this for ages!! I already love almond Breeze, so having yet another avenue to use it in is always appreciated! (the giveaway isn’t a bad touch either) 😉 Thanks!!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks Melinda 🙂

  17. Amanda on said:

    I took the survey, and will be trying this recipe! Love your blog!!

  18. Sharon on said:

    These waffles look like a wonderful start to a morning, especially topped off with some delicious fresh fruit. Thanks for sharing this recipe and for the survey giveaway!

  19. Beth on said:

    There’s just something about hot, delicious waffles for breakfast. These look easy and scrumptious! I may make them this weekend. 🙂 Survey done, also!

  20. annie on said:

    survey done

  21. Elizabeth on said:

    Survey completed!

    I am on the other side of the world so we are staring Spring! Yay! So I’ll be searching your spring recipes 🙂
    Thank you for making al this cooking so fun and pretty.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Ha, so lucky! Spring is my favorite 🙂

  22. Joyce on said:

    Survey complete! I don’t have a waffle maker, but this recipe sure makes me want to buy one.

  23. Clarissa from Bakingintheattic.blogspot.com on said:

    Freezing in Chicago with you! At least it puts me in the mood to bake. Took the survey!

  24. Jordan on said:

    Seems like I need to get a waffle maker, unless I can just make these as pancakes! I took your survey 🙂

  25. Sam on said:

    Filled out the survey! These waffles look great!

  26. Delicious! These look so wonderful. I want to try them out for my next weekend brunch 🙂

  27. Kaitlyn Winn on said:

    Done! These look so good!

  28. Sis Adger from lemonsandlavender.blogspot.com on said:

    Survey complete! I had to say no to some of the questions that will eventually be yes’s, because I only found your blog recently! lol

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha, it’s ok, welcome!

  29. Natasha Red from jordanandnatasha.blogspot.com on said:

    Beautiful site 🙂 Been looking for new breakfast options, thanks!

  30. Meghan Faulkner from oatgasm.blogspot.com on said:

    Welcome back to the Windy City! I’m feeling the same breeze you are, so I know how bittersweet it tastes. But these waffles! I don’t think I’ve ever seen vegan waffles so golden and.. fluffy. I’ll definitely have to get out my waffle maker, along with my sweaters, for this one. (Survey done. Thanks for the chance at winning.)

  31. Lacey Kloster on said:

    Did the survey – made me really think about all the influences I get from the blogs I read… they’ve really made an impact on the food I eat and products I purchase overall, even if the individual promotions don’t necessarily get me to buy that brand.

  32. Whole wheat pastry flour is so versatile. Love making waffles to freeze too and these look wonderful! The drag and drop feature for the ranking question is not working for me. Any tips?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      so sorry you’re having trouble!

  33. Broma Bakery from bromabakery.com on said:

    Yes, weekend pancakes and waffles were a favorite at my house, too! Cooking is the best when it brings back those fond memories. Have fun at home!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks 🙂

  34. Coco on said:

    Survey submitted! (DC is not included in list of states.)

  35. Heather on said:

    Survey complete. Wanted to add that I love the vegan & vegetarian ideas. Often they are quick to make and pack up for lunches for the week.

  36. candace on said:

    Survey done!

  37. Heather on said:

    took the survey & I love your blog!

  38. YounginWA on said:

    Survey done. Love the waffles

  39. jade on said:

    finished the survey, thanks for posting again missed you over the past few weeks

  40. zoë on said:

    I want to eat all the waffles! and survey complete!

  41. Bri on said:

    Survey done. Love the idea of freezing these waffles so I don’t have to buy them from the grocery store!

  42. Kera on said:

    Any substitute for a waffle iron?

  43. What beautiful waffles!! Love all the colorful fruit you put on top. Pinned!

  44. Amy S on said:

    Survey completed!

  45. Meredith on said:

    Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!
    Are you happy with your waffle iron? I’m in the market and trying to get a read on what people like. Thanks!
    Finished the survey too 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I like it – but I haven’t owned any others so I have nothing to compare it to. It makes great waffles. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s sort of a pain to clean because none of it comes apart.

  46. Audrey on said:

    Took the survey. Thanks for the recipe, the waffles look delicious!

  47. Rachel on said:

    Survey complete! These waffles look scrumptious!

  48. Chelsea on said:

    Just finished the survey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Fee from thevegetariancenter.com on said:

    OMG – I’m in love …. with the food!!! As soon as I started reading this, I started to drool. I’ll be back to this blog, that’s for certain.
    And, many congrats for getting Readers Choice in this year’s Best Food Blog – that’s how I found you 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thank you 🙂

  50. brittany from joziuncooked.com on said:

    I took the survey. I’m going to buy a waffle iron asap so I can try this recipe. Looks great!

  51. Heather on said:

    Survey completed.

  52. Sarah on said:

    Survey complete! Wish I had a waffle iron! They look amazing 🙂

  53. Kelly on said:

    Survey completed. And I think I now may have to put a waffle iron on my Christmas wish list!

  54. Tarin on said:

    Just took the survey!

  55. Victoria on said:

    These look delicious!

  56. Rianna on said:

    These have been bookmarked, for sure! I freeze waffles, too, mostly because there’s usually only one person (me) to eat them. I’ve tried other vegan waffles and for some reason I think they taste better than the regular kind, so I’m keen to give these a go. Survey done, thanks for the recipes!

  57. Caitlin McGonagle on said:

    Survey done! Love this blog! I live local so I love all the inspiration, places and recipie ideas that feel so close to home!

  58. Maggie on said:

    Just completed the survey! I love easy weekday breakfasts. I might have to switch up my smoothie routine now that it’s getting cooler. Waffles seem like a great mid-week pick me up!!

  59. kam on said:

    survey done! new to your blog…and I love it! already told friends about it!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      aw, thanks! It really makes my day to hear that 🙂

  60. Amanda on said:

    I completed the survey!

  61. Uma on said:

    Survey done ! 🙂

  62. Kristin on said:

    Thanks for taking time to ask for our thoughts! Survey complete … aaaand these waffles look delightful!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thank you for taking a minute to give your thoughts!

  63. Alexandra from chezsasha.com on said:

    Love your tip for creating vegan “buttermilk”. Thanks!

  64. Casey on said:

    Did the survey–happy to help! I need more waffles in my life, too!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha 🙂 thanks!

  65. Beth on said:

    Survey complete!

  66. s.w. on said:

    Took the survey, your blog is amazingly beautiful and filled with a variety of things

  67. L on said:

    Took the survey!

  68. Diane on said:

    what can I sub for the oil? Could I use an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce?

  69. Diane on said:

    What can I sub for the oil? Could I sub an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      You could try (or just try cutting the oil in half) – I think they’d be a bit dry without any oil.

      • Diane on said:

        I have had success with replacing oil in pancakes with unsweetened applesauce so I am going to try subbing the coconut oil for the applesauce as it will save me a lot of saturated fat and calories and hopefully will not effect the taste.

  70. Alice on said:

    When I saw this recipe I ran to buy a waffle maker. Because I was looking for a healthy waffle for long time. I make the waffles and believe me they are delicious and simple to make. But the most important very healthy.

  71. Barbara on said:

    Just discovered your “Love and Lemons” blog. I am vegan and always trying
    healthy and delicious new recipes, so I appreciate this new find. Your photos are wonderful and recipes look amazing and easy to follow. I’m looking forward to more of your posts. From Kelowna, British Columbia – the west coast of Canada.

  72. Maria F on said:

    Hi! I just bought your cookbook and am SO excited to read through it, your blog is amazing!! One quick question – is the almond milk supposed to curdle when you add the lemon juice? That happened to me and I assume its so it has a thicker texture, but I want to make sure it’s okay to use!


  73. Angie on said:

    Just made these, and they turned out really well – very light and fluffy. They have just the right amount of sweetness without adding syrup. No need to oil my ceramic waffle iron; there was no sticking. The only modifications I made were using an unsweetened almond milk from Whole Foods, and sucanat in place of the cane sugar, which has a 1:1 substitution ratio. For me, this recipe made 3 Belgian waffles. This is only my second attempt at vegan waffles, the first being with ground oatmeal and banana…which was not good. I don’t think I need to look any further.

    Thanks for the yummy recipe Jeanine.

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