Oh Sundays. Fundays? Probably not if you’ve made a bad decision on Saturday.
Yes, you know what I’m talking about.
Or maybe not. But, in any case… what could be a better way to end the week than with WAFFLES? It either cures your bad decisions from Saturday, or prepares you for your lazy-hazy Sunday afternoon chill session. Win-win? I indeed think so!
Luckily for me, I was quite the responsible young adult this weekend. On Saturday we had a GREAT group outing to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (I actually checked my French this time… I constantly make huge French mistakes, and one of my lovely French friends likes to point this out ALL the time : D.)… the biggest science museum in Europe! SO much fun. Yes. I now have glow in the dark dinosaurs to match my glow in the dark stars on my wall. No big deal.
Then Sunday (why I was a reasonable being on Saturday) was the Nike 10km Paris Centre run! It was loads of fun, and after they provided you with heaps of dried fruit and fresh fruit and even a medal! … the small things in life. Plus, it provided me with a great excuse to have lots and lots of waffles after for brunch. Oh yeah – and champagne?
If you know me, my answer to everything is probably champagne. And, honestly, if more people in this world drank champagne, I’m sure it would be a happier place. (Perhaps don’t quote me on that one.) So, when the Sunday brunch idea popped into my head, obviously the only solution was vegan waffles with mimosas! Obviously.
I’ve done some serious research on the vegan waffle scene, and err, I haven’t found one recipe that really excited me. So, I’m combining the forces of my previous waffle knowledge with soymilk, and hopefully coming up with a delicious solution.
Waffles – what you need:
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- 1 cup, minus 1 tablespoon, of soymilk (or almond milk)
- 1/3 cup oil
- ¼ cup of apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Waffles – what you do:
Pour the vinegar in a 1-cup measuring cup. Pour the soymilk over the vinegar until it measures out to 1 cup. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Mix together the dry ingredients until well combined (flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon).
Add in the soymilk and vinegar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla to the dry mixture.
Stir well and set aside for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, heat your waffle maker. During this time I also juiced a ton of oranges for freshly squeezed orange juice to go with our champagne!
With a brush, lightly coat the waffle iron with oil or melted margarine/butter. You can also use non-stick spray.
Cook the waffles according to the directions on your waffle maker… or if you’re like me, and don't read directions, just cook them until they look ready. I used a fourth cup of batter for each waffle. It made 7 waffles!
Serve with jam or syrup!
P.S.: Best waffle/pancake topping IN THE WORLD = crunchy peanut butter (the no-sugar kind), maple syrup, and a tinnnnyyy bit of sea salt. Yes, you will thank me later.
I was pretty pleased with these bad boys! I hope you are too!
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