These waffles made without milk are a delicious, dairy-free alternative to one of the most classic breakfast foods there is. They're made with a simple homemade batter that delivers that sweet flavor of Sunday morning to your taste buds. Not to mention, they're perfectly crispy on the outside, fluffy inside, and oh-so-yummy.
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The Best No Milk Waffle Recipe
Waking up to a plate of hot, crispy waffles with a light and fluffy center is one of life's greatest pleasures. Put a slab of butter on top, followed by a drizzle of maple syrup, and the first bite will have you smiling for the rest of that day!
Now, don't let this dairy free waffles recipe fool you. The waffles come out just as fluffy and delicious as regular waffles! Plus, the ingredients used to make these perfectly crispy waffles are super simple grocery store finds.
- Oat flour- I like to use Bob's Red Mill. You can also blend rolled oats and make the flour yourself.
- Baking powder- make sure it's fresh!
- Salt- just a pinch.
- Water- or you can use almond milk or any dairy free milk.
- Coconut oil- you can use another oil if you want.
- Maple syrup- for a touch of sweetness.
- Vanilla extract- to add a delicious flavor.
Now, if you want an even easier waffle recipe - and are okay with dairy - these Belgian waffles are a great one to make too. And if you want a super healthy waffle recipe, these 3 ingredient banana waffles are a great option as well!
How To Make Waffles Without Milk
Step 1: Mix The Waffle Batter
First things first, preheat your waffle iron. Next, put all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and whisk them together until everything is completely mixed and has a batter consistency.
Alternatively, you can add all of the wet ingredients and then the dry ingredients to a blender and blend until a smooth batter forms.
Step 2: Cook The Waffles
Grease your waffle iron with a little oil or cooking spray. Then, pour in enough batter to cover the waffle iron surface - about ¼ cup for smaller waffle irons and up to ½ cup for larger ones.
Once the waffles are golden brown and cooked through, remove them from the iron and repeat with the remaining batter. A good indicator is when the steam stops coming out of the waffle iron. And here are some more tips to know when they're done cooking in the Belgian waffle maker.
Step 3: Serve The Waffles
Serve your waffles fresh off the Belgian waffle maker with whichever toppings you prefer. I love fresh berries and a drizzle of honey, but it's up to you! You can top them with
Waffle Topping Ideas
Waffles are delicious on their own, but they're even better with a little something extra. For a hearty breakfast, pair them with this air fryer ham steak, air fryer hash browns, or Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage.
Feeding a crowd? Try setting out a waffle buffet! Put out a few toppings and let everyone create their own masterpiece. Here are some of my favorite waffle toppings:
- Fresh fruit
- Chopped nuts
- Whipped cream or ice cream
- Maple syrup
- Chocolate sauce
- Caramel sauce
- Peanut butter
- Jam or jelly
- Powdered sugar
How To Store Leftovers
One of my favorite things with this recipe is to make two or three batches and then save some leftovers to have these delicious waffles on hand whenever the cravings hit. And these homemade waffles keep so well! Seriously. I think they're better than Eggo waffles.
So, if you have leftovers, once they've cooled, transfer them to an airtight container and store them in the fridge for about 5 days. You can also freeze them for longer storage - this is what I like to do. To freeze, put them on a baking tray and flash freeze until frozen. Then, put the leftover waffles in a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for several months.
How To Reheat Waffles
I like to pop them in the toaster oven for about 4-6 minutes or until crispy and warmed through. You can also heat them up in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, but I find the toaster gives you a crispy waffle. If you need to reheat a big batch, preheat the oven to 375°F and warm the waffles on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet for 5-10 minutes or until hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use instead of milk in waffles?
Instead of milk in waffles, you can use either water or a milk substitute like any dairy free milk such as coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk.
What does milk do in a waffle?
The milk in a waffle helps bind all of the ingredients together, and it makes the waffle batter richer, resulting in fluffy waffles. You can achieve the same fluffy results with the ingredients used in this recipe!
Does waffle mix have milk in it?
No, it does not have milk in it. However, the majority of waffle recipes call for milk to be added to the mix to create waffles.
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- Whisk together all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. Or blend all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Grease the waffle iron and pour the batter in batches. Cook for a few minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with berries and honey.
Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g