While The Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook and this website provide plenty of topping ideas, the possibilities are virtually endless. For some of the vegan waffle toppings below, see the lists of weblinks for vegetarian/vegan recipe websites and vegetarian/vegan cookbooks on this site.
- Homemade vegan ice cream makes an excellent waffle topping! A few sources for this include Agnes L.’s vegan ice cream recipe blog , and Jeff Rogers’ exciting Vice Cream vegan ice cream cookbook . We picked up a small ice cream maker from a neighborhood moving sale, and went to town. Even though we have 5 ice cream shops within a mile of our house, I prefer to make the cashew-based ice creams–the 2008 waffle party will likely feature a dark chocolate/peanut butter combo.
Vegan cheese alternatives, as found in The Uncheese Cookbook–my favorites there include the relatively easy-to-make “Parmezano” powder as well as the more complex but excellent-tasting “crock cheeze.”
Homemade vegan whipped cream alternatives are just as great on waffles as their non-vegan counterparts.
Homemade chocolate syrups are one of my favorite waffle toppings. I use a recipe that combines cocoa powder, sugar, soymilk, Earth Balance, and vanilla, and sometimes add amaretto, mint, or other flavorings.
- Fruit syrups can be a real crowd pleaser. The pomegranate marionberry topping pictured above, by Megan M. was quite a treat.
Bean-based dishes. This includes, chilis, beans with greens, salsa with beans, and bean dips.
Homemade hummus can make a great vegan waffle topping. There are a ton of recipes on the internet for this–it’s fairly easy to make in a food processor. If this sounds good to you, you might also enjoy the Pickled Mango Tahini Topping.
- Skim the posts of past vegan waffle party highlights, as I often list some of the delicious and creative toppings that people brought. A guest at this party made vegan nettles with mushrooms, onions, and olive oil, pictured below.