Chocolate Vegan Belgian Waffles are fluffy, decadent, and made with 7 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Serve with fresh cut strawberries and pure maple syrup for a delicious start to your day!
Why We Love Belgian Waffles
Every now and then I get a craving for waffles. They’re a terrific alternative to pancakes and cook up just as fast.
Belgian waffles are much thicker than classic waffles due to the Belgian waffle makers deeper, larger grid pockets. This makes them perfect for holding toppings and pools of syrup.
Made with 7 simple ingredients, these amazing vegan Belgian waffles are full of chocolate flavor and a perfect addition to the collection of vegan waffle recipes.
We love how quick and easy this recipe is to make. Plus, it includes options for different flours, making the plain and/or oil-free. There are options for everyone!
Serving your Belgian waffles with fresh sliced strawberries and pure maple syrup will take them over the top, making for a healthy and delicious meal. So from my kitchen to yours, enjoy!
Here is everything you’ll need to make these delicious chocolate waffles. Included are ingredient substitutions when possible. Measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
- Flour – I used whole wheat for this recipe, but spelt and all-purpose will do just fine in this recipe.
- Cocoa – Organic preferred, but use your favorite cocoa powder.
- Sugar – I used pure cane, but coconut, turbinado, date, or sugar-free monk fruit sweetener all work well.
- Baking powder – Preferably aluminum free.
- Salt – Just a pinch to enhance the flavors, my favorite is pink mineral salt.
- Unsweetened almond milk – Any non-dairy milk will do so use your favorite (oat, cashew, soy, etc.)
- Oil – I’ve used light flavored olive oil, but any neutral oil will do. Also room temp coconut oil work. Can also sub with unsweetened applesauce.
- Vanilla – Can skip if using a vanilla flavored plant milk, or add extra to taste.
How To Make Vegan Belgian Waffles
- Preheat Belgian waffle maker to manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add non-dairy milk, oil and vanilla, mix until combined.
- Pour batter onto the waffle iron, close and cook about 3 – 4 minutes (or according to your waffle maker’s instructions). Gently remove waffles and serve right away. You can also keep waffles warm in a preheated oven at 200 degrees F., keep waffles on a cookie sheet until all waffles are ready.
- Serve waffles with pure maple syrup. Pairs perfectly with fresh sliced strawberries but any seasonal berry will be great too.
And that’s it!
Sinfully delicious, yet oh so healthy!
Tips + FAQ’s
- Make your waffles oil-free. Replace the oil with applesauce or extra milk. I’ve done this many times with great success! Just be sure your waffle maker is non-stick.
- Why do my Belgian waffles split when opening the waffle maker? This may happen when waffles are undercooked. You may need to turn up the heat or cook the waffles a few seconds extra before opening the lid to make sure they are done.
- Make regular flavored Belgian waffles. If you don’t have chocolate on hand, you can easily make these plain by replacing the cocoa powder with flour. Also, use half of the sugar called for.
- Use a classic waffle maker. This Belgian waffle recipe can also be made with a regular sized waffle iron and will yield 4 smaller waffles.
More Vegan Breakfast Recipes!
- Simple Tofu Scramble
- Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits & Country Gravy
- Chickpea + Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
- Classic Vegan Pancakes
- Vegetable Vegan Frittata
If you try this chocolate waffle recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
CHOCOLATE VEGAN BELGIAN WAFFLES (HEALTHY)
Healthy vegan chocolate Belgian waffles are made with pantry staples and are perfect with fresh cut strawberries and pure maple syrup!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 waffles 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: waffle iron
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 ½ cups flour (whole wheat, spelt, all-purpose, or 1–1 GF flour blend)
- ½ cup organic cocoa powder
- ¼ cup sugar (organic pure cane, coconut, date, raw, or monk fruit sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch of mineral salt
- 1 ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
- ¼ cup light flavored olive oil or room temp coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat waffle maker to manufacturer’s instructions.
Mix batter: In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt. Add non-dairy milk, oil and vanilla, mix until combined.
Cook: Pour batter onto the waffle iron, close and cook about 3 – 4 minutes (or according to your waffle maker’s instructions). Gently remove waffles and serve right away. You can also keep waffles warm in a preheated oven at 200 degrees F., keep waffles on a cookie sheet until all waffles are ready.
Serve: Top waffles with pure maple syrup. Pairs perfectly with fresh sliced strawberries, but any seasonal berry will be great too. For variation, try this Nut Butter Maple Syrup.
Makes 2 Belgian waffles (as shown) or 4 regular ones if using a classic waffle maker.
Store: Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days, or in the freezer for 2 – 3 months. Reheat in the toaster oven.
Vegan buttermilk: Make vegan buttermilk: Add juice of ½ large lemon to non-dairy milk and let set for about 10 minutes.
Using coconut oil: Be sure to warm the milk or use room temp milk. Cold milk will solidify the coconut oil making it lumpy. For best results, warm the milk and coconut oil together.
Oil-free: I’ve made these many times with no oil and have had great results. Add a little extra milk if like, up to ¼ cup, or use unsweetened applesauce. Just be sure your waffle maker is non-stick.
Updated: Vegan Belgian Waffles was originally published in August 2012. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in January 2021.