How to Make (Mostly) Vegan Banana Waffles From Scratch

by Jamie & Brian Spencer

These vegan banana waffles, adapted slightly from "Veganomicon", are the bomb. Even my stern, food-critic father asked for the recipe. Here you go, Pops.


  • Waffle Maker
  • 1 ¾ Cups Soy Milk
  • ¼ Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • 1 Pinch Cinnamon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First things first. Make sure "Veganomicon" is a permanent fixture in your kitchen. Don't fear the vegan.

    Step 2

    Here's the goods. NOTE: Neither cinnamon nor any waffle toppings are pictured. NOTE2: I oft substitute some White Whole Wheat flour for All-Purpose (1:1 ratio). This batch had 1/2 cup Whole Wheat.

    Step 3

    Heat up that waffle iron (Medium power) while you make your batter.

    Step 4

    Pour the soy milk, water, and apple cider vinegar into a measuring cup and let it --gulp-- curdle. I've used vanilla soy milk before, and even cow milk. Yup. Ya know, whatever.

    Step 5

    Mash up the bananners in a large mixing bowl. I like to leave them chunky, but mash until your heart desires.

    Step 6

    Don't slip on that banana peel!!

    Step 7

    Throw everything else in the mixing bowl. Add a few dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, extra vanilla or sugar, or just go by the book.

    Step 8

    Mix in that curdled soy mixture. It's kinda gross.

    Step 9

    Mix it all up with a fork. Don't over mix! You want some flour chunks. Taste the mix at this point (there's no eggs so have a few tastes). The batter is super good.

    Step 10

    Spray your waffle iron (don't risk the stick) and then pour that chunky mess in there. Distribute evenly.

    Step 11

    Watch your bird feeder and wait for that waffle iron to beep.

    Step 12

    Hi, titmouse.

    Step 13

    Hey, Jay.

    Step 14

    Beep Beep Beep! Those bad boys look way ready!

    Step 15

    Load 'em up with whatever you like. We went the super non-vegan route of vanilla yogurt and chocolate chips. Don't forget more maple syrup!!

    Step 16

    Homemade waffles make people happy.

    Step 17

    Homemade waffles make people hopeful.

    Step 18

    Dig in and enjoy!!

    Step 19

    Beep Beep Beep! You didn't forget you had a second batch in, did you?

    Step 20

    Throw a chocolate chip in each bite and let them melt a bit. You know you want to.

    Step 21

    Hopefully you enjoy this delicious breakfast as much as we do. Thanks for viewing!

    Step 22

    Don't forget to come back!!