This recipe for Eggless Waffles makes a delicious breakfast and is easy to make. Yes, you can make waffles without eggs! And this recipe can be adapted to suit common food allergies – egg free, dairy free, or vegan. Make these egg free waffles if you are simply caught without eggs for your usual recipe.
You can make waffles without eggs
When I crave waffles, I really mean it. I just want waffles. This recipe is for those times when you get that waffle hunger, pop open your fridge, and realize you don’t have eggs for your usual waffle recipe.
On those mornings, you know you need to make some waffles without eggs. And I'm here to tell you it can be done! These Eggless Waffles are delicious, and to be honest, you can't even tell they are made without eggs.
This is an allergy friendly egg free waffle
Or maybe you have food sensitivities to eggs and want an egg free waffle? My toddler is in the same boat. His eczema flairs up when he consumes egg, so this is our go-to eggless waffle recipe. I've been developing some egg free recipes for him, and I'm happy to share this waffle recipe today.
For whatever reason you are looking for a waffle recipe without eggs, you read right, you can make waffles without eggs.
Eggless waffles are easy to make and delicious
This eggless waffle recipe looks and tastes just like the best waffle recipe.
While my son is allergic to eggs, my husband and I are not. So, we are people who normally eat waffles made without eggs. From our lifetime of waffle eating experiences (and trust me, I've eaten a lot of waffles), you really cannot tell that this waffle is an eggless waffle.
My toddler, on the other hand, doesn't know any better. But in his year of waffle-eating experience, for what it's worth, the promise of me making these Eggless Waffles will get him out of bed, brush his teeth, wash his face and change his clothes. All without any struggle.
For anyone who has toddlers, you definitely know how hard that can be on a normal day, especially when there's no promise of these Eggless Waffles!
I can also promise you, this eggless waffle recipe is so easy to make, that even my toddler helps out in the kitchen. And it's fast enough that the waffles are done before his tiny rumbling stomach turns into a meltdown.
How to make waffles without eggs
You'll need one bowl to melt butter or coconut oil, one cup to mix milk and vinegar (for homemade buttermilk), and one bowl for dry ingredients.
Then mix it all together, and you're ready to start pouring this egg-free waffle batter into your waffle maker.
These egg free waffles are allergy friendly. The recipe is eggless, and can be made dairy free and vegan.
This eggless waffle recipe can be adapted to suit common food allergies.
Dairy-Free waffles (vegan): You can replace the milk with a milk alternative of your choice. As my son is also intolerant to dairy, we often use Oatly Oat Milk in this recipe. For the butter, just swap it out for coconut oil. If you substitute the milk and butter, these waffles also become vegan-friendly.
No added sugar waffles: There is no refined sugars in this egg free waffle. To take it a step further, you can leave out the maple syrup completely.
While the waffles can be described as light, the oats help provide some substance and texture with each bite. If you make the recipe with butter, you'll get a slight buttery taste with each bite. If you make this recipe with coconut oil, you'll get a light aromatic coconut taste. Both ways are delicious, so give them both a go.
This eggless waffle recipe is sure to make breakfast or brunch a hit
I like these egg free waffles with just a touch of maple syrup on top. My toddler likes these waffles with a dollop of peanut butter and jam. These Eggless Waffles are also really delicious with some fresh fruit and whipped cream.
You can serve these Eggless Waffles with whatever topping your heart desires. But with this recipe, you know you are getting a delicious waffle with perfect texture. It makes for a great morning breakfast or weekend brunch for the entire family.
Enjoy this waffle recipe without eggs with the entire family on the weekend
It may be a bit unconventional, but I also love to snack on these waffles, long after breakfast has passed. This eggless waffle recipe is healthy, especially if you make it with spelt flour (my favorite). With the spelt flour, the oats, the lack of refined sugar, they make a tasty healthy snack. You might say, there is butter and hence fat in the recipe, but that bit of fat is also what makes this snack great because it helps keep me full.
I find they are perfect finger foods for my toddler, and they pack so well in a small tupperware. Each eggless waffle triangle is great for portion control, as well as taking on the go. So if you are a small family, go ahead and make all eight waffles anyway. If you are a large family, don't be shy and double the recipe!
If you want to make waffles and have no eggs in the fridge, don't fret :) This eggless waffle recipe is exactly what you need
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- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (I prefer cider vinegar, but any type will do)
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cup flour (I usually use a mix of all-purpose and spelt flour)
- ½ cup quick cooking oats
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the milk and vinegar. Allow to sit aside for about 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave until it is just about melted (about 30-45 seconds). Whisk in the maple syrup while it is still warm. Mix in the vanilla.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and slowly add in the milk mixture and the butter mixture. Whisk together until everything is mixed and the batter has come together.
- Pour or scoop the waffle batter into a hot waffle iron (I used a ¼ cup measuring cup for each waffle, but waffle makers vary). Cook waffles for about 4 minutes each, until cooked through. Once done, transfer the waffles to a cooling rack.
Kim M Evans says
I'm allergic to oats can I just put more flour in place of it and do I need to change the amount of liquid I add to it?
Amazing recipe. Waffels where just perfect! Thank you do much:)
Amazing recipe.. waffles were nice and soft in the inside and crunchy in the outside
This is my go-to recipe for making waffles since my daughter has an egg allergy. I've used this recipe with different combinations of spelt, whole wheat and all-purpose flour, depending on what I have on hand/feeling that day, and the waffles have consistently come out great! I also usually freeze the extra waffles and they warm up well in the toaster oven. Thank you for an amazing recipe!
Juliette Stephenson says
We didn’t have any eggs in the fridge for our staple breakfast treat so I searched for waffles without using them and found this recipe. I wasn’t expecting my boys to enjoy these as much as the usual ones but they LOVED them! Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!
Tina Jui says
Thanks for the kind words! Happy to hear you all enjoyed the eggless waffles.
Wondering if I can do buttermilk instead of regular milk and vinegar?
Tina Jui says
Hi - yes, that should work! You might need to adjust the quantity a bit because buttermilk tends to be thicker. Enjoy the recipe!