I have a thing for waffles. And I have a thing for hearts (Check out my Instagram for my Hearts stories highlight!) So you better believe I’m going to make a recipe for pink Valentine’s Day themed waffles. I’m sure there are many questions floating around as to how you make pink vegan waffles!
How do you make vegan waffles?
The biggest misunderstanding about baking is that you need eggs and butter. This is not true. There are several different substitutions for eggs in baking. Assuming you’re using regular flour, you don’t even really need a binder! The gluten already binds everything together! However, I generally use flax eggs or chia eggs by soaking 1 tbsp ground flax or chia into two tablespoons of water per egg. Depending on the recipe, such as this one, I use cornstarch.
And as for the butter, there are SO many different types of vegan butters now. My favourite is Miyokos. But there is also Earth Balance or simply just coconut oil which is what I use in this recipe.
One more trick to vegan baking is adding apple cider vinegar to your non-dairy milk prior to using it in your recipes. This changes the acidity of your milk and makes the baking powder add even more fluffiness.
How do you make waffles pink?
I tested this recipe using pink pitaya powder. It didn’t really do the trick. I wanted BRIGHT pink waffles. So I blended the wet mixture with a cooked beet and added beetroot powder to the dry mix. It worked perfectly. The batter was such a beautiful colour.
Mix together your wet ingredients and your dry ingredients, and cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions! One more tip is to set your waffle maker on a lower temperature, otherwise the outside will turn brown.
What is a healthy substitute for food colouring?
You will notice that I do NOT use artifical flavourings or colourings in my baking. There are plenty of natural food colourings – like beets, matcha powder, blue spirulina. I get mine from Rawnice.
Try this recipe!! It is:
- Great for Valentine’s Day
For more recipes, try:
Vegan Pink Waffles
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp beetroot powder optional
- 2 tsp salt
- 3 cups almond milk room temperature
- 1 cup cooked beets diced
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- In a blender add almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and beets. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together.
- Pour wet blender mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together until well combined.
- Add melted coconut oil to mixture and mix well.
- Cook according to waffle maker instructions.
- Enjoy with toppings of your choice!