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If you need a good plant based breakfast idea, these Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Waffles may become a new family favorite! Top them with fresh berries for a super healthy start to your morning. These bad boys are oil free and full of fiber!

Easy waffle recipe is vegan & can be made gluten-free

This waffle mix is really easy to make and is already dairy free & egg free. Unsweetened applesauce takes the place of oil and gives it a light sweetness.

These vegan double chocolate chip waffles can also be made gluten free – just use a gluten-free certified flour like oat flour. You can also grind your own old fashioned oats in to oat flour really easily – just put in a high powered blender and blend until a powder forms.

I use whole wheat pastry flour to have a lighter, fluffier texture, but regular whole wheat flour works great too; it’s just more course.

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What kind of waffle maker?

How many waffles this makes, really depends on the size of your waffle maker. I have a pretty big Belgian Waffle Maker, so it makes 4 large waffles. My waffle maker is the Waring brand. I have had for over 10 years and it still works great. However, I think the exact model has been discontinued. Mine was not that expensive! I also recommend this Cuisinart Brand because it is a very similar style to mine that rotates and is a lot more budget friendly.

Use this vegan waffle recipe to make pancakes

Don’t have a waffle maker and want to make pancakes? No problem! Use this exact recipe to make plant based pancakes for breakfast instead.

Pour a 1/4 cup of the batter on to a pan or griddle on medium heat. Don’t let sides of batter touch, so use a large pan to make multiple pancakes at a time.  When the edges look dry, flip and cook for about 2 minutes more.

Whole Food Plant Based Waffles

To make these waffles 100% whole food plant based, use DARK chocolate chips. I like the brand The Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips contain a tiny amount of sugar, no oil, & is 69% cacao.

If you find that the batter isn’t sweet enough when leaving out the vegan chocolate chips, you can add 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup for added sweetness.

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What about the syrup?

Most all syrups are full of sugar, sweeteners, extra calories & little to no nutrients.

Pure maple syrup is a whole plant food, but is more calorie dense, so if you choose to use that as a topping. Use it very sparingly. I’ve gotten to where the fresh berries are all the sweetness I need!

Blackstrap molasses is also a whole plant food and does contain much higher amount of nutrients per calorie than pure maple syrup.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Waffle Ingredients

vegan chocolate chip waffle with healthy toppings

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Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Waffles

These plant based double chocolate chip waffles will be a family favorite for breakfast! Make sure to use vegan dark chocolate chips which do not contain oil or dairy.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Whole Food Plant Based
Keyword: chocolate chip waffles, plant based breakfast ideas, vegan breakfast ideas, vegan waffles
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Kim Murphy



  • Preheat a waffle griddle.
  • Milk together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the milk, apple sauce, & vanilla and mix until well combined. Add more milk for thinner consistency. Mix in vegan chocolate chips if using.
  • Lightly spray both sides of the waffle griddle with cooking spray. Using the waffle maker scoop (usually about a 1/4 cup) pour batter into the griddle. Close & cook according to the directions.
  • Makes about 4 large waffles, depending on the size of your waffle maker.
  • Top with fresh berries and serve immediately!


You can store the waffles in an air tight container for up to 7 days.  Reheat waffle in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm.
If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use this recipe to make pancakes!  Pour a 1/4 cup of the batter on to a pan or griddle on medium heat.  When the edges look dry, flip and cook for 2 more minutes.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 347mg | Iron: 5mg

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