vegan waffle recipe without banana or pumpkin?
February 7, 2008 5:19 AM Subscribe
Vegan waffles with no banana, using egg substitute?
posted by amtho to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've got some Bob's Red Mill egg substitute (yes, I looked on their web site for a recipe - no luck). It's a powder. I could just use the equivalencies on the package - so much powder + so much water = 1 egg (plus I'd add some oil to make up for the lack of fatty egg yolk).
But of course, vegan egg substitute is not exactly like egg, it doesn't bind quite as well, and if you use too much there can be a slight bitter taste. I think there's actually seaweed involved. Waffles depend on the binding qualities of egg in order to be removed in one piece from the waffle iron; a misstep could lead to a very messy waffle iron full of gunk that will be difficult to remove. Not to mention a bunch of less-than-tasty waffles.
So, I'm trying to find some kind of proven recipe to use. No odd flavors, though - we've got some lovely-looking maple syrup that we'd like to use, and just plain old waffles is the perfect companion for it.
Searching for [vegan waffles] yields all kinds of recipes using pumpkin or banana as a binder -- I definitely don't want to use banana, as it will be too sweet to add much syrup then, and I really just want a plain waffle that will take various toppings well. Pumpkin just doesn't sound good to me right now, anyway. I even found waffleparty.com -- but it doesn't have a plain waffle recipe (that I can find), just a bunch of slightly-too-interesting ones. I also searched the Post-Punk Kitchen blog (the cupcake book they published is awesome), but no luck.
Searching for ["egg substitute" waffles] yields recipes that, I strongly suspect, are using "egg beaters", which are actually egg whites -- not what I want. I'm surmising this because the quantities given for the egg substitute are liquid measure quantities - like 1/4 cup or 2 Tbsp.
I've got some soy yogurt to work with, too, and I'd also be interested in a vegan pancake recipe. Thanks!