Vegan Apple Cider Waffles w/ Ginger Snap Syrup:
Aka – The recipe that combines all my favorite Fall flavors of childhood into one easy, decadent, and delicious vegan breakfast.
When I was a kid, there were two pantry staples our house always had in stock during the colder months:
- Apple cider. Whether it was the big jug from the grocery store or the homemade deliciousness they sold at the orchard down the street where we rode our bikes as kids, this was a must-have item in my family’s household.
- Ginger snaps. My mom would get that orange and black box they have piled up everywhere in the grocery stores this time of year (which are – I have now learned – “accidentally” VEGAN). They were hard as rocks out of the box but turned to warm, gooey, deliciousness after being stirred around in some hot apple cider…a little trick my Mom showed me for which I’m still grateful to this day!
I used to love curling up in a blanket on the couch with some hot apple cider, a plate of ginger snaps, and my favorite Law & Order marathons. Actually, what am I saying? I still do that. Often.
So, when I started to think about recipes to make for the blog this Fall, the idea of a dish combining these two flavors in an unsuspecting way was very appealing to me. And that’s how these Vegan Apple Cider Waffles w/Ginger Snap Syrup were born.
What I really, really love about this recipe is that it is indulgent AF. Like seriously, you will feel like a queen eating these Vegan Apple Cider Waffles for breakfast. But it’s also so simple to make.
All you have to do is whisk the batter together, pour it in your waffle iron, close, plate, and eat! TOTALLY do-able, even on a Sunday morning when your brain isn’t totally there yet but your tummy is demanding something delicious.
Wanna learn how to make these Vegan Apple Cider Waffles in 60 seconds? Check out this quick video:
Wanna cook them with us? Check out the replay of our live video:
And don’t think you need some incredibly fancy, elaborate waffle maker either. We use (and love) this one. It’s really easy to use (even I could figure it out!) and also kind of a sweet story: My Nana actually found this in a yard sale her retirement community holds and, remembering T and I had been talking about getting a waffle maker, she so thoughtfully snagged this one for us. So ultimately, you (and we!) can thank Nana for this killer breakfast recipe.
These Vegan Apple Cider Waffles with Ginger Snap Syrup are great on their own OR piled high with all the toppings. I went for:
- a very generous pat of vegan butter (or scoop? maybe that’s a more appropriate word)
- sliced apples
- lots of cinnamon
But some other topping ideas roaming around my head are:
- coconut whipped cream (oh YES. Someone PLEASE do this!)
- drizzled peanut butter and/or chocolate
- date caramel
- chia jam
This weekend, you don’t need to choose between sleeping in OR treating yourself to an indulgently delicious breakfast. You can have your waffles and eat them too, so to speak. Then tell us about your wonderful waffle experience: Tag us on Instagram (we’re @theplantpowercouple, with the ‘the’) or Facebook (just Plant Power Couple there). We cannot wait to hear all about it. Enjoy!
Yield: 6 waffles
Serving Size: 2 waffles
15 minPrep Time:
10 minCook Time:
25 minTotal Time:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax + 3 Tbsp cold water)
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 ginger snap cookie (check ingredients to ensure vegan friendliness), grated
- In a small bowl, mix your flax egg. Set this aside to thicken.
- Then, get your syrup started: Add the maple syrup and grated ginger snaps to a small sauce pan and heat it - uncovered over low heat. Allow this to simmer, stirring occasionally, while you make the waffles.
- Use a whisk to combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then, pour in your apple cider and flax egg. Whisk again until no clumps remain.
- Spray or brush your waffle iron with some coconut oil and pour the batter in. Be careful not to pour too much. I like to pour a little in, then use a spatula to spread it around and see if I need more. Close and cook according to your waffle iron.
- When the waffles are done, pop 'em out, plate 'em, and drizzle with ginger snap syrup and your chosen toppings. Enjoy!