Growing up , one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast were waffles .
I loved them from the Waffle House .
My step mom used to make really , really good waffles .
And now as a vegan , I have figured out how to make amazing waffles that are just as good as the ones that I used to eat as a child .
So I'm gonna show you how to make this today .
They're easy .
They're super , super delicious .
And while you're cooking them , they make your apartment or your house smell amazing .
So there are three things that I need to vegan in this waffle recipe .
First of all , you've got the egg , you also have the buttermilk and you have your butter .
So for the egg , I always use flax seed , ground flax seed meal .
When you add a little bit of water to it , it turns into a gelatinous sort of putty that is reminiscent of an egg and it will work just like an egg works just as well in these waffles .
So I did one tablespoon of flax seed ground up to two tablespoons of water , add that to the bowl , stir it up and after a few minutes .
It's gonna get nice and gelatinous just like we want it .
That's gonna be our vegan egg .
The second thing we need to vegan is our buttermilk .
So , what I like to use for that is non dairy milk .
Today , I'm using soy milk .
Just plain , nothing added to it , soy milk .
And here's the secret ingredient , apple cider vinegar .
So when you add apple cider vinegar or even white vinegar to any sort of non dairy milk , it helps to curdle it a little bit .
So it's reminiscent of buttermilk .
So I'm just gonna add a teaspoon of my apple Cider vinegar to a cup and a half of one .
So milk pour that into your bowl with the flax egg , give it a stir and then you can add the last of your wet treats the butter .
Now , as you know , I'm not using dairy butter , I'm actually gonna use the vegan butter from a brand called Earth Balance .
Now this comes solid just like dairy butter looks the same .
Um So I melted it over just , you know , a little double boiler because I don't use my microwave .
So it's nice and melty and this will work just like dairy butter .
You pour that right into your milk as well .
And the last little liquid ingredient I'm gonna add is two teaspoons of vanilla extract .
So now that , that's all in there , I'm gonna just set it aside and move on to my dry ingredients .
So for my dry ingredients .
I'm gonna be using some white flour .
This is just an unbleached all purpose flour .
So here I've got a little mixture of dry ingredients .
I got some sea salt , baking powder and baking soda .
That's gonna go right into my bowl with the flour and last but not least sugar .
I'm gonna pour that right in there too .
So now we just need to blend this all up , take your whisk and blend it , stir it well to combine all those ingredients together .
So here's a little tip about vegan baking when you use baking soda and or baking powder in your dry ingredients and you use vinegar , apple cider or white vinegar in your wet ingredients .
When you combine those two before you , you know , stick it in the oven or turn into waffles , they start to react with each other and that helps for your baked good .
What it might be to rise and to get more fluffy and light and all the things you want .
You want in like a nice pastry , adding my wet ingredients to my dry .
You are just gonna stir it and to make sure it's combined .
Be careful that you don't over stir it .
Your batter should stay clumpy at the end .
As soon as you're finished with that , you can plug in your waffle maker .
So now that my waffle maker is nice and hot .
Oh , wow , we're gonna take some butter and make sure to coat both sides down here as well .
So it does not stick and now we can ladle some of that batter right into the center .
And then once you got it in there just , you know , close the top .
So here's waffle number one , I just got to continue to do the same thing with the rest of the batter .
So that's how you make waffles and now that I have a whole entire stack that I just wanna eat really fast .
Um I'm gonna plate them first though .
So let's take one .
Obviously , you can just throw the waffle on the plate and like finish it with syrup and all that .
But I always like to cut my waffle in half or in quarters and then I like to put it on my plate , add a little bit of banana .
Oh , I toasted these pecans a little earlier and you can just Sprinkle those right over your waffles .
And of course we cannot forget maple syrup .
Now , isn't that a beautiful , beautiful plate of waffles ?
Oh my God .
I cannot wait to devour these like right now .
So I'm gonna go eat these and next time I promise I'll invite you over for breakfast too .