Monday, November 18, 2013

Vegan Cider Waffles With Apple Cranberry Topping

Don't tune me out at the word vegan, y'all. I personally dip my toes in vegan baking pretty frequently, as I am a semi-lactose-intolerant vegetarian who lives with a dyed-in-the-wool vegan. I can say with confidence that this is among the easiest vegan "pastry" recipes ever. There are no flax or chia eggs, no Ener-G egg replacer, only really simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

But seriously, YUM, guys. These are light and crispy, spicy and aromatic, and they pretty much taste like fall on a plate. The apple cranberry topping is a quick and simple touch that take these to the next level. They don't take that much effort to make, and they will totally make your Saturday morning the best one ever. Trust.

RECIPE (adapted from Art of Dessert)
Makes 3 large waffles

Waffle Ingredients:
1.5 cups + 3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups almond milk
6 tbsp apple cider
5 tbsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Apple Topping Ingredients:
2 medium apples (I used Gala, but feel free to use whatever you like)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tbsp coconut oil (or vegan margarine)
3 tbsp dried cranberries
Dash of maple syrup (optional)

Waffle Instructions:
Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray
Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth
Pour 1/3 of the batter into the iron
Repeat until you have achieved a warm waffle trifecta

Topping Instructions:
Peel, core, and slice your apples
Preheat coconut oil in your pan
Add spices, sugar, and cranberries, stir until combined
Add apples, saute for about 5-7 minutes or until apples are tender
If using maple syrup, stir it in right at the end and get it out quick to prevent sticking
Pour on top of warm waffles and enjoy a taste of the season!

P.S. the waffle maker we have now is an old one of mine from my parents' house. It's shaped like a princess carriage. So every breakfast is 300% more awesome for this fact. Look on in envy:


  1. that looks DELICIOUS! mmm I wouldn't mind having that with a cup of hot chocolate :D

    1. I would totally endorse that pairing! :)

  2. Annie, this looks delightful! And we must be on the same wavelength--I totes baked up a vegan peanut butter pie :) Love that apple topping!

  3. i want to eat that so much. gaaah!