This recipe could easily have been called “Canadian Waffles,” but that would be a bit weird and stereotypical. Wouldn’t it?
I know that maple syrup isn’t a must-have ingredient in everyone’s pantry, but it always has been in mine. I more-or-less just use maple syrup on my waffles and pancakes (I rarely make the latter, though. I just never got the hang of it), so a small bottle tends to last a long time.
For those of you who have a larger family (than just my family of one), or who enjoy syrup on top of other breakfast foods, I guess I can excuse the fact that you may not have maple syrup lying around. Do yourself a favour—buy some!
So, now that you have “paused” this blog post and gone out to purchase a bottle of maple syrup, let’s get on with the recipe!
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl
- Mix all wet ingredients together
- Mix both set of ingredients together
- Pre-heat waffle machine
- When waffle machine is ready, fill batter to just cover the grooves.
- Top with maple syrup, fruit, or
- caramel-apple topping:
- -cut small pieces of 1 apple into thin slices.
- -add apples to small saucepan on low-medium heat
- -add 3 Tbsp of brown sugar to sauce pan and stir until the apples are softened
- -add 1 Tbsp of maple syrup and keep staring
- -when mixture is slightly crispy, remove from heat and serve warm on top of waffles
I admit that I’m more often ready to experiment with food when it comes to baking than cooking—and this recipe was no exception. I had a Granny Smith apple that I felt like eating—so tried my hand at creating a crunchy, sweet, delicious topping for these waffles. The topping turned out really well and works well with the maple syrup and coconut milk whipped cream I also topped these waffles with.
I topped these waffles with dairy-free coconut milk ice cream, caramel apple topping, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. I bet it would taste good with fruit or whatever else you prefer. What’s your favourite topping for waffles?
These vegan maple waffles are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and as a way to celebrate the everyday special occasion (or a holiday).