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Simple Homemade Waffle Recipe Without Milk

Simple Homemade Waffle Recipe Without Milk

Oh, man, who doesn’t love a good crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffle? I do! Can you make a waffle recipe without milk, though? Yup, you bet. 

You can get milk-free waffles that are just as delicious as those made with cow’s milk. There are a couple of ways to achieve this too. So, I’ve got you covered if you have an allergy to milk, don’t like it, or don’t have any in the house.  

I have an amazing recipe for you and some good suggestions for all the ways you can make mouth-watering waffles without milk.

What’s great about this recipe is that there are a couple of substitution options. So, its really a great one for many different people and dietary requirements.

What can I substitute for milk in waffles?

Ok, let’s jump right into it. Here are a couple of great alternatives to cow’s milk:

  •  Water: I know, right? It seems insane that you can use water in a waffle recipe, but you absolutely can.
  •  Rice milk: swap out equal quantities of rice milk for cow’s milk.
  •  Oat milk: it’s slightly thicker than cow’s milk, so you can thin it out slightly with water before swapping out 1:1.
  •  Yogurt: thin out the yogurt slightly with water. You may also need to thin the batter out if it seems a little bit chunky for the waffle iron.
  • Buttermilk: as with yogurt, thin it out with a little water and adjust the batter if it seems too thick.
  • Nut milk: is easily switched out at 1:1 to cow’s milk. They give waffles a delicious flavor.
waffle recipe with water instead of milk

Why you’ll love homemade no-milk waffles

There’s no need to convince you to love waffles. That’s a done deal. Here are a couple of reasons anyway, to love no-milk waffles:

  • If you make them with water, they’re super economical. Without compromising on flavor.
  • They’re just as easy to make as a classic waffle recipe. There aren’t any extra skills needed.
  • They taste amazing! They’re all crunchy on the outside and soft and silky on the inside.
  • No-milk waffles can be adjusted to whatever milk alternative you have in the refrigerator. No need to make a special trip to the store.

Ingredients you’ll need 

 Here is the list of super easy-to-find ingredients for your waffle recipe without milk.

 You can switch out the flour to oat flour if you want to make this recipe gluten-free. I’d just watch the consistency if you choose to do this. You may need to add in a little more water or plant milk.

  • 1 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ TBS granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk OR oat milk OR water
  • 6 TBS coconut oil OR melted butter

How to make no-milk waffles

Follow these simple steps to getting your very own milk-free waffles:

Step 1:

Crack the eggs into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the sugar, coconut oil (or butter), and vanilla. Whisk these together until combined.

Step 2:

Add in the all-purpose flour and baking powder.

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Step 3:

Pour in your choice of plant milk and mix everything together until you have a smooth consistency. Allow the batter to “rest” for 10 minutes.

Step 4:

Pour in ½ a cup of the batter into the greased waffle iron. Close the iron lid. Sometimes I overfill mine (rookie mistake), making a bit of a mess. So just a little warning here, not to overfill it.

As soon as the iron starts steaming, it’s probably close to ready, so keep an eye on it.

Step 5:

I use a pair of tongs to prevent me from burning my fingers. Once the waffle is ready and out of the iron, you can repeat the process.

What to serve with no milk waffles

The list of what to serve with waffles is pretty endless, to be honest.

Here are a couple of my favorite toppings. In the spirit of keeping it milk-free, these are all dairy-free topping ideas:

  • Mixed fresh berries marinated in minted sugar
  • Fresh mixed chopped fruit
  • Peanut butter heated up with a little maple syrup
  • Crispy bacon and a fried egg
  • Chocolate sauce (dairy-free) and chocolate chips
  • Honey, sliced banana, and chopped nuts
  • Fried chicken and maple syrup
  • Jelly and peanut butter

How to store leftover no-milk waffles in the fridge?

It’s a rare thing to have leftover waffles. I’ve never met a waffle I didn’t like! I generally want to make 3 or 4 batches and then store them in the freezer. Yes! You can freeze them.

The best way I find to store these beauties is to first wrap them in plastic. I wrap each individually. The other option is to keep them in an airtight container.

They will keep in the refrigerator for around a week.

The key thing with storing waffles is making sure they don’t dry out.

waffles recipe without milk

FAQ

Can you use water instead of milk for waffles?

Yes, you can totally use water to make waffles. Sounds insane? I know, right.

The weird thing is you’ll get a delicious waffle, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

What is the difference between waffle mix and pancake mix?

Traditional waffle mix has higher fat, sugar, and egg levels. Basically, waffle mixes are a little richer tasting than pancake mixes.

That’s the general rule, especially when it comes to boxed mixes. They look and behave in pretty similar ways, so it can be tough to tell them apart.

Why is my waffle not crispy?

If your first waffle isn’t crispy, it’s likely that the iron isn’t hot enough. You should hear a good sizzle when pouring the batter and closing the iron.

If your iron isn’t hot enough, it’s likely to produce a soft and soggy waffle. No one wants that!

Is it better to make waffles with water or milk?

Well! It depends entirely on you! If you like your waffles without milk, then you can totally make waffles with just water (or follow this waffle recipe without milk). It just won’t taste as creamy as it would if you were to make your waffle with milk.

waffle recipe without milk

Waffle Recipe Without Milk (Insanely Good!)

Jamela
Oh, man, who doesn’t love a good crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffle? I do! Can you make a waffle recipe without milk, though? Yup, you bet. 
You can get milk-free waffles that are just as delicious as those made with cow’s milk. There are a couple of ways to achieve this too. So, I’ve got you covered if you have an allergy to milk, don’t like it, or don’t have any in the house.  
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 waffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk OR oat milk OR water
  • 6 TBS coconut oil OR melted butter

Instructions
 

  • Crack the eggs into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the sugar, coconut oil (or butter), and vanilla. Whisk these together until combined.
  • Add in the all-purpose flour and baking powder.
  • Pour in your choice of plant milk and mix everything together until you have a smooth consistency. Allow the batter to “rest” for 10 minutes.
  • Pour in ½ a cup of the batter into the greased waffle iron. Close the iron lid. Sometimes I overfill mine (rookie mistake), making a bit of a mess. So just a little warning here, not to overfill it. As soon as the iron starts steaming, it’s probably close to ready, so keep an eye on it.
  • Use a pair of tongs take the waffles out. Then, repeat the process and make the next batch of waffles.
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Wrapping it up!

I really hope you enjoy these waffle recipe without milk. There is no need to miss out if you don’t have milk at home or if you just don’t consume it.

It’s a great idea to serve no-milk waffles if you’re making them for a big group. You never know if someone doesn’t like milk. This way, you’ll be totally covered.

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