Apple Cider Pecan Vegan Waffles Recipe
This vegan waffle recipe is especially great for the fall or early winter, and for desserts near holidays including Halloween and Thanksgiving. A good friend grew up near a farm that makes delicious apple cider donuts, and sometimes laments that no vegan version of them is available locally. These waffles, however, revived some of her childhood memories. Perhaps they'll do the same for you.
- 1/3 C raw pecans finely chopped
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1 C all-purpose wheat flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t xanthan gum powder
- 1/4 t nutmeg
- 1/2 C + 2 T soymilk
- 1 1/2 C apple cider
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1/2 C canola oil
- 1 t vanilla
- Chop the pecans and set them aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, xanthan gum, and nutmeg.
- In a small bowl, mix the soymilk, apple cider, sugar, canola oil, and vanilla.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until the dry ingredients are saturated. Fold in the chopped pecans.
- Preheat the waffle iron for 3 to 5 minutes, according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Spray both grids of the waffle iron generously with oil. This is important even with “no stick” irons.
- Pour or ladle the batter into the center of the iron, covering no more than two-thirds of the iron’s surface for the first waffle. Adjust the amount as needed for subsequent waffles.
- Bake each waffle for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of brownness and can be easily removed.
- Drizzle with hot maple syrup or sprinkle with additional cinnamon and sugar.