vegan waffles with strawberries & chocolate syrup
vegan waffles with strawberries & chocolate syrup

Vegan Waffle Party 2015 Highlights and Photos

We decided to try something different with this year’s Portland vegan waffle party, making it smaller and more intimate. Rather than having 20-40 people as we have in past vegan waffle parties, we had 10-12 people. This resulted from my realization that there are at least two kinds of parties.

I had some concerns that we might not have a large enough variety of toppings, but all worked out well. We enjoyed delicious vegan waffles with a range of toppings, and wonderful conversation.

vegan waffles with chocolate syrup, strawberries, & coconut ice cream
vegan waffles with chocolate syrup, strawberries, & coconut ice cream

This year’s Portland vegan waffle party featured the Naked Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe. This was a variation from the vegan waffle recipes used last year, both from The Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook and the website. I again ground the brown rice flour for the gluten-free waffles using a Ninja blender.

vegan waffles with mixed berries & ice cream
vegan waffles with mixed berries & ice cream

Along with their wonderful company, guests again brought a mouth-pleasing variety of vegan waffle toppings. This year’s toppings included:

  • fresh blueberries
  • mango pineapple ginger topping
  • persimmon-strawberry topping
  • coconut maple ice cream with cardamom
  • spicy smoky hummus
  • organic dark cherries with chopped Brazil nuts
  • chia pudding
  • coconut whipped cream
  • dark chocolate syrup and dark chocolate rum syrup
  • chocolate chips
  • real maple syrup
  • chopped walnuts
waffle maker and ice cream maker, BFF
waffle maker and ice cream maker, BFF

If all of this is making you hungry for your own waffle party, let us know if you plan to host one!

What's a vegan waffle without a side of carrots?
What’s a vegan waffle without a side of carrots?

Alongside our own party, I was also very excited to know that a few other cities are joining us again this year!

Other vegan waffle party cities and hosts this year, all returning from multiple prior years, include:

  • North Seattle, WA: Marisa and James’ 4th Annual Waffle Party, featuring, vegan, local, delicious food and lots of herbs
  • Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Mike R.’s party, featuring lots of berries among the vegan toppings
  • Boston, MA: Andrea’s Really Global Waffle Party, featuring some international foods
vegan waffles with cherries & nuts
vegan waffles with dark cherries & Brazil nuts

Because I’m already feeling withdrawal form last weekend’s waffles, I’m currently prepping some 48-Hour Yeasted Vegan Waffles for a few visitors. I can smell the yeasted dough rising–yum!

pouring thick chocolate sauce onto the vegan waffles
pouring thick chocolate sauce onto the waffles

As always, I look forward to additional updates and photos from other waffle parties. Some highlights may be posted here, or on the Facebook Vegan Waffles page. If you want to throw your own party, it’s not too late to sign up for this year.

Happy vegan waffling!

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