This light, crispy, delicious, and easy vegan waffles recipe plays well with a range of toppings, and will please eaters with a range of dietary needs. Makes 4 (7-inch) round Belgian waffles.
If you substitute another sweetener for the real maple syrup, you need to use one that has a bit of acidity to react with the baking soda, such as brown sugar.
If you use artificial maple syrup or cane sugar, also add a tablespoon of molasses (which is slightly acidic) to correct for this.
Because this vegan waffle recipe uses flaxseed and is also a relatively thin and fluffy batter, it's especially important to spray both grids generously with oil prior to each waffle.
It's best to cook the entire batch shortly after mixing, as the waffles may be a little less fluffy after the batter has been sitting for a while.