I hope you have a waffle iron, otherwise you’ll be annoyed right away that you can’t immediately bake these delicious vegan chocolate waffles!
Whether for breakfast with a few fruits or as a dessert with vanilla ice cream, these waffles are simple, fast to make and delicious. You only need a waffle maker and a few ingredients that you probably already have at home.
Vegan dough and cider vinegar
To get the vegan chocolate waffles fluffy – all by itself without using eggs – you absolutely have to use cider vinegar. It reacts with baking powder to carbon dioxide, which rises the dough and makes it airy. It’s important that the dough is not processed too long. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl, you should not stir longer than necessary. If the dough is stirred too long, it gets too tough. Baking soda and cider vinegar need a while to react well with each other. If that worked, you can see by the bubbles that have formed in the dough.
Which waffle maker should I take?
The shape of the waffles is basically up to you. Just use the waffle iron, that you have at home. You should, however, be careful with the classic waffle makers for heart waffles. I’ve often seen vegan waffles tear apart in these waffle irons, because the egg-free binding is not that strong and the waffles getting very thin. Write me your experiences in the comments!
My waffle maker is for thicker waffles, which I really love. They are crunchy on the outside and very handy. In addition, such thick waffles are nice to style and shoot. Here you can see step by step how I decorated the vegan chocolate waffles.
If you’d like to see how I make my photos, check out A Look Behind My Camera for some insights.
For the waffles:
- Put the almond milk, cider vinegar, oil and sugar into a bowl and stir well.
- Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir briefly into a homogeneous dough. Do not stir too long!
- Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. After that, small bubbles should have formed in the dough. Do not stir the dough anymore.
- During the rest period prepare the cherry compote and heat up the waffle iron.
- Drain the liquids from the jar of cherries into a pot. Put 2 tbsp together with starch and sugar in a bowl and stir until smooth. Boil up the rest in the pot. Add the stirred starch mixture to the simmering liquid and stir constantly. Pour the cherries into the mixture and remove the pot from the oven.
- Bake two waffles (depending on how much dough fits in your waffle iron) in the heated waffle iron.
- Spread the waffles with the cherry compote and top with a few balls of vanilla ice cream.