Apple Vegan Waffle Stuffing
This treat, suitable for Thanksgiving or other special meals, has a gingery sweetness. It's also a delicious way to use up leftover waffles.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 5 people
- 7 to 8 cups bite-sized waffle pieces (roughly four 7-inch round Belgian waffles, or around 1 batch, using your favorite recipe)
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine divided
- 1 cup peeled and finely chopped apple
- 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- salt to taste (see note)
If using freshly baked waffles that need time to rise, such as yeast-raised waffles, start the batter in advance of making the sauce.
For the sauce, combine the onion and 2 tablespoons of the margarine in a large saucepan. Sauté covered over medium heat for 5 minutes or until slightly browned, stirring once per minute to avoid burning. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of margarine, apple, celery, and ground ginger. Sauté covered for 3-5 more minutes, continuing to stir at least once per minute. Stir in the vegetable stock and brown sugar.
In a cup or very small bowl, whisk the corn starch with the hot water until the corn starch is completely dissolved. Pour the corn starch mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients, and stir rapidly to incorporate and break up any clumps. Stir constantly while heating for another 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is hot and has thickened slightly. Taste and add salt if necessary. Cover the sauce, and turn off the heat or reduce it to simmer/keep warm.
Bake or reheat your waffles (see note), and chop them into bite-size pieces.
Spoon waffle pieces onto serving plates, and spoon warm sauce onto each pile of waffle pieces just before serving.
If you’re making fresh waffles, you can leave them in the waffle iron 1 minute longer than normal if you’d like to make them a bit toastier. However, if you’re putting the sauce on right before serving this is optional. If the waffles have been frozen, and you don’t wish to use the toaster, you can also reheat them by placing them back in the hot waffle iron for 1-2 minutes.
Start with 1/8 teaspoon salt if margarine and vegetable stock don’t provide enough saltiness.