Yes, this is the ultimate college-student-friendly waffle: affordable, easy, and well… affordable. I calculated the approximate cost of these waffles and they do indeed cost under $1 per serving (to make the batter). Additionally, these babies are summer-body friendly thanks to healthy ingredient swaps that you should know about. There’s no logical excuse to not try this out.

Before you begin making the waffle, here are a few notes about the ingredients:

  1. A mixture of 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour has provided the best results out of all my trials. White whole wheat flour left a strange taste. Replacing 1/3 of the flour with mochiko flour added a subtle mochi waffle texture.
  2. As for the liquid, water is perfectly fine to use. It will just result in a little less flavor in the waffle itself, but it totally doesn’t matter if you are topping off the waffle with fruits, syrups, or some homemade Nutella. Milk can be used to provide extra protein and calcium to the waffle.
  3. Sweet or savory? Thank goodness these can be adjusted to be either. For a savory waffle, simply swap out 1/4 of the flour with grated parmesan cheese, and the cinnamon for an herb such as dried oregano. You can then make some bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches and never want to eat anything else for breakfast… ever.

Vegan Waffle

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:4-5 waffles
  • Easy


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or white flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
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  • Step 1

    Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon (optional) and mix well with fork.

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  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, combine the water (or milk), oil, and vanilla (optional). Then add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix together to create batter. Slightly lumpy is okay.

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  • Step 3

    Pour batter onto a pre-heated waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron’s instructions.

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  • Step 4

    Remove waffle from iron. Let cool on a rack for 1-2 minutes.

    #SpoonTip: After cooling, you now you have two options: Add toppings to the waffle and eat it now or freeze overnight and re-heat in toaster oven the next day.

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  • Step 5

    Top your waffle off with some sweet or savory add-ons. This banana cream waffle can spark your creativity. It’s simple with just vanilla pudding, whipped cream, bananas, and melted Nutella… but the taste is heavenly.

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