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Vegan blender waffles

Vegan blender waffles (whole foods only)

5 from 3 votes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 people


  • power blender (Vitamix, Blendtec, or similar)
  • waffle maker


  • 1 cup oats (rolled, steel cut, or groats)
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 pitted date (small) - optional Do not use big juicy Medjool-style dates. It will turn out fine without.
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups water use just 2 cups if not using buckwheat
  • fresh fruit for serving
  • molasses or maple syrup (optional) for serving


  • Start preheating your waffle maker. If it has a setting, it should be on the high end.
  • Place all ingredients in a power blender.
  • Start blending on low power for a few seconds then progressively increase to max power. Blend until smooth, 30 to 45 seconds more.
  • Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
  • If the waffle maker is not non-stick, you'll need to spray with a little canola or avocado oil.
  • When the waffle maker is nice and hot, carefully pour in about 7/8 cup of the batter. (At first, I was pouring from a separate cup, but now that I am familiar with the process I pour straight from the blender.)
  • Let the waffle cook approximately 6 minutes. (You'll have to find the exact timing based on your waffling setup but these take longer to cook than white-flour waffles.)
  • Carefully remove the waffle and keep warm.
  • Let the waffle maker return to the right temperature if needed, and repeat with another cup of batter, until you have none left.
  • Serve with lots of fresh fruit and a little maple syrup or, for a Dr. Greger-approved sweetener, blackstrap molasses.
Keyword blender waffles, plant-based, sugar-free, vegan, wfpb, whole foods plant-based