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If you’re regularly scheduled brunches have been cut short, first due to a global pandemic, and then because you’re snowed in, then you might need to improvise.
I mean, sure. You can just eat whatever you might normally eat for breakfast and skip brunch altogether. But is that ever fun? Nah.
Since one of my favorite brunch orders includes waffles of some sort, that was last weekend’s brunch. With blueberries, and maple syrup of course.
If you’ve made light and crispy waffles from scratch, you might know that beating egg whites is what gives them that texture. Which is out for vegan waffles. Or is it?
Instead of egg whites, for these you’ll whip up what in the vegan world is called aquafaba, aka the liquid from a can of chickpeas.
I’m not sure of the science behind it, but somehow chickpea liquid will mimic egg whites. And don’t worry, your waffles won’t taste like chickpeas.
Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles
Easy waffles that are dairy free, gluten free and full of blueberry maple flavor. Perfect for a lazy weekend brunch.
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend I use King Arthur, but you could also use AP flour if not gluten-free
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil or vegan butter
- 1/3 cup aquafaba liquid from a can of chickpeas
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- Maple syrup
- Vegan butter
- Extra blueberries
- Powdered sugar
Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturers instructions.
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl.
Add the almond milk, extracts, and coconut oil to a mixing cup.
Put the aquafaba in a bowl and whisk — you can use a hand mixer or whisk by hand. Whip until fluffy.
Add the liquid to the dry and then fold in the whipped aquafaba.
Stir in the blueberries.
Pour the batter in the waffle iron and cook until done.
Serve with desired accompaniments.
Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSodium: 731mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12gCalcium: 339mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.