Breakfast Recipes

Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles

These waffles are a family breakfast favorite! This recipe is made with 100% whole wheat flour, sweetened with dates, oil free, salt free, and nut free!

One of my family’s favorite things for breakfast is waffles! It can be difficult to find vegan recipes that don’t include sugar and oil but these waffles check all the boxes!

They are:

  • Made with 100% whole wheat flour
  • Contain no added sugars, only sweetened with dates
  • Oil free
  • Salt free
  • Nut free

I love being able to quickly make breakfast without having to check them constantly like you do pancakes! We have the Krups Waffle Maker (not sponsored, non-affiliate link) and these easy to remove waffle plates make for an easy clean up. We just toss ours in the dishwasher which means our machine is always clean and there is no scrubbing involved – a win-win!

No matter if you’re team waffle or team pancake, there are plenty of delicious toppings you can include! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Mixed Berry (see my Very Berry Date Syrup)
  • Chocolate, Peanut Butter, & Banana
  • Dad’s Special which is a waffle topped with sprinkles and syrup
  • Yogurt & Fresh or Frozen Berries
  • Kiwi, Pineapple, & Coconut for a Tropical Twist
  • Baked Apples with Cinnamon Maple Syrup
  • PBJ which uses your favorite berry (we prefer strawberries!) and drizzled with peanut butter

Are you team pancake or team waffle? Leave a comment below with your favorite and what toppings you like to include! 

Vegan Whole Wheat Waffles

These classic vegan waffles are made with whole wheat flour, sweetened with dates, and are oil-free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 Large Waffles


  • Waffle Iron


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup date sugar (sugar or other sugar substitute may be used)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (equal amounts banana or pumpkin may be subsituted)
  • 2 cups plant based milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Combine the flour, date sugar, baking powder, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and combine, being careful not to over mix.
  • Use spray oil on waffle iron plates and cook until waffles are done.
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup.


Check out my Very Berry Date Syrup for a berry twist on these classic waffles!

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