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