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Vegan oat waffles topped with blueberry compote on a white plate.

Vegan Oat Waffles

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  • Author: Alexandra Shytsman
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These healthy-ish oat waffles are made with whole grains, minimal sugar, and simple pantry staples. Great for batch-cooking and freezing.


  • 1/4 cup rolled or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour* (see note 1 for substitutions)
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar* (note 2)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, plus more for the waffle iron* (note 3)
  • 1 tablespoon mild vinegar (like apple cider or wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats with 1 3/4 cups milk. Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes while you prep the other ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.
  3. (It’s a good idea to start preheating your waffle iron on a medium-high heat setting at this point.)
  4. To the milk mixture, add 1/4 cup oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Using a rubber spatula, fold just until everything is incorporated and there are no dry patches of flour left. Do not over-mix.
  5. Brush the hot waffle iron with oil. Add the batter to the iron (mine uses about 1/2 cup batter per waffle) and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Be sure to wait until the steam has died down before opening the iron – otherwise, the waffles may stick and break apart.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the iron with more oil before each batch. If not eating right away, keep the waffles warm in a 200ºF oven.


  1. If you don’t have WWPF, use a half-and-half mix of all-purpose and regular whole wheat flours (or just all all-purpose).
  2. You can sub with coconut or maple sugar, or use any other granulated sugar.
  3. Use virgin coconut oil if you like the flavor of coconut. If you don’t, use refined. You can also sub with avocado oil or organic canola.


  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.2 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g