Friday, June 29, 2007

It's a waffle party!

I felt like making some waffles the other day, so I searched up some recipes and came across a site with a bunch of vegan waffle recipes and much more!

I made the Banana Oatmeal waffles... They were indeed delicious! And they were amazingly easy, with no egg replacer at all. I really liked how healthy the recipe was, too- no added oil or sugar and all whole grain! I added about 1/4 of blueberries, too. I'd have addedmore, but that's all we had left. :(

The only problem I had was that the waffles REALLY stuck to the waffle iron- so not cool and very annoying. Pancakes worked better for that reason, but I had to lighly oil the pan first.

Next time, I might try making the pancakes on our special pancake griddle- I kinda forgot about it last time. Or, I've heard that you can line a frying pan with parchment paper, so I could also experiment with that.

(my sisters each gave these a "middle thumbs-up": they tasted great and were nice and crunchy on the outside, but a bit undercooked in the middle. That's probably just my fault, though, and not the recipe's.


David said...


Thanks for checking out the recipes on the site! I'm sorry to hear you had issues w/the waffles sticking. I'll update the site with the caveat that generously spraying or brushing some canola oil on the iron is generally necessary, even with a new non-stick iron, and even if you were to add oil to the recipe itself. Additionally, adding at least a tsp. of Ener-G egg replacer to any vegan waffle recipe that doesn't already incorporate it will help to "bind" it together slightly more--but still not enough to prevent sticking on its own w/o oil, given my experience. For less "soggy" centers, make sure that you're mashing the banana very well so you don't end up w/small mushy "clumps" of banana; and if you do happen to have a waffle iron with a temperature dial, try setting it a little lower and cooking the waffle a little longer--this will keep the outside from toasting too quickly before the inside has had a chance to cook.

We generally prefer some oil in our waffles, but if you come up with a way to produce ones w/o any use of oil, please let me know and I'll link to it from our site, as I'm sure others may be interested! I hope this helps, and happy waffling!

Dave W.
Strategic coaching for authentic living, leading and creating.

Peggy the Veggie said...

Thanks so much for all the tips! I'm definitely going to embark on some more waffle-making now :)