Vegan Chocolate Waffles


Valentine Waffles

These Vegan Chocolate Waffles are a sure hit for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day or any day. Rich and full of delicious chocolate. So if you are a chocolate and waffle lover these are for you. Load them up with your favorite toppings. You may be interested with some vegan ice cream with these, whip cream, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, jam, jelly, strawberries, bananas, raspberries and coconut. The list could goes on with these healthy dairy-free and eggless chocolate waffles.

Vegan Chocolate Waffles. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

New Great DASH Waffle Maker

I was inspired for this recipe by a recipe in a booklet by DASH Deluxe No-Drip Waffle Iron Maker. It is a wonderful new waffle maker I got for Christmas. I love it! It has a spill over reservoir on each side of the waffle press. It definitely helps eliminate the mess that old waffle makers use to have. I love that it can tell you when the press is ready to use and I never burned my waffles. Well worth it and money well spent. I can’t wait to use it for other uses like sandwiches and home fries. Check it out!!!

DASH Waffle Maker
DASH Waffle Maker. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan
DASH Waffle Maker
DASH Waffle Maker. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Make Vegan Chocolate Waffles

The first thing to making these waffles is to bake a medium sized sweet potato. Yes, these waffles have sweet potatoes in them. I love them baked because they have such a rich sweet flavor to them after they are cooked. Scrub the sweet potato skin and clean, puncture holes in them with a knife and bake them until they are soft. I like to bake ours at 450 degrees for about an hour. If they are squishy and oozing with drips from them then they are perfect for this recipe. You want to reserve 1 cup of cooked sweet potatoes for this recipe.

Baked sweet potato for Vegan Chocolate Waffles. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

While the sweet potato is cooling melt the vegan butter (let cool) and make the plant based buttermilk mixture and the flaxseed egg. In a medium mixing bowl add the plant based milk and 1 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to create a plant based buttermilk. In another cup add 1/4 cup of the plant based milk of choice and a tablespoon of ground flaxseed. It will congeal in a couple of minutes. This will be your flaxseed egg. While that is all processing combine all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

With an electric mixer or food processor add the sweet potatoes, vegan butter, organic vanilla extract, flaxseed egg mixture and plant based buttermilk to the dry ingredients. The sweet potatoes will be a little lumpy so make sure it is well blended with the hand mixer or food processor.

Cooking Vegan Chocolate Waffles

After the waffle maker heats up make sure to coat it in oil. I like to use coconut oil because it can withstand very high temperatures. Although, you may have your own oil that you prefer. Close the waffle maker and let it heat up again. The first waffles are not always the best waffles because it seems to need to be primed with that first batch. Check the waffles after 2 minutes and continue to keep checking them until they are to your desired doneness. I found that my last batch is always the best and thats at a 6 minute cook time. Every waffle maker is different so be watchful and don’t walk away from your waffle maker while it is cooking.

Vegan Chocolate Waffles
Vegan Chocolate Waffles. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

There is so many topping to add to these Vegan Chocolate Waffles. I hope you can explore with these ideas that I have come up with. Top them with powdered sugar, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, jam, jelly, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, vegan butter, shredded coconut, vegan ice cream, whipped cream, nuts, caramel sauce, vegan bourbon sauce (which I have a recipe for on this website) and whatever you can think of to go with chocolate. There is so much you can do with this. I am sure you will come up with even more to top these delicious waffles.

Now that I have this fantastic new DASH waffle maker I will be making more waffle recipes. Some may be on the unusual side of creative cheffing. Stay tuned in. I hope you like these Vegan Chocolate Waffles. Enjoy!

Maybe you would like some of my other breakfast recipes:

Vegan Coconut Cornmeal Pancakes

Vegan Cinnamon Crumb Top Muffins

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Vegan Lemon Loaf

Cranberry Orange Vegan Muffins

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Vegan Chocolate Waffles

Vegan Chocolate Waffles

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes per Waffle
  • Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
  • Method: Bake/Food Processor/Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: Belgium
  • Diet: Vegan


These Vegan Chocolate Waffles are perfect for a delicious Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Birthday treat. Actually just perfect for whenever you want them. These waffles have a base of sweet potato in them so they are on the low side of sugar content but high in flavor. They are eggless and dairy-free but rich in chocolate. Makes about 10 Vegan Chocolate Waffles.


Units Scale

Baked Sweet Potato

  • 1 med Sweet Potato, (the size of one cup full of cooked sweet potato)

Plant Based Buttermilk

  • 1 3/4 cups Almond, Oat or Coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar

Flaxseed Egg

  • 1/4 cup Almond, Oat or Coconut milk, (the same milk you used for the making the plant based buttermilk)
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed

Vegan Chocolate Waffle Batter

  • 1 1/2 cups Organic White or Spelt Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Monk Sugar Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup Organic Chocolate Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Melted and Cooled Vegan Butter
  • 2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract


Baked Sweet Potato

  1. Preheat oven to °450. Clean and scrub the skin of the sweet potato. Pock holes in with a sharp knife and put in the oven for 1 hour at °450. Sweet potato will be done when it is soft to squeeze. When done scoop out the soft inside of the sweet potato out of the skins and fill 1 cup worth of the sweet potato. Set aside to cool or put in the refrigerator to cool.

Melting Vegan Butter

  1. Melt the vegan butter and set aside to cool.

Make The Plant Based Buttermilk

  1. In a medium bowl mix together 1½ cups of plant based milk of choice and 1½ Tablespoons of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Stir together and let sit for about 5 minutes. It will curdle a little.

Make The Flaxseed Egg

  1. Mix together ¼ cup of the plant based milk that you are using for the recipe and 1 Tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Mix together and set aside to congeal.

Make The Vegan Chocolate Waffle Batter

  1. In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix together well.
  2. Add to the dry ingredients the melted plant based buttermilk mixture, vegan butter, sweet potato, flaxseed egg and organic vanilla extract. Mix together with an electric hand mixer or food processor.(I use Hamilton Beach Food Processor) Mix well as to get all the sweet potato lumps out. Should take a couple of minutes until it is smooth.

Heat The Waffle Maker

  1. Heat the waffle maker until it is ready to use. Oil the waffle maker with coconut oil or your favorite light oil (nothing heavy like olive oil) Pour the batter in with a large spoon or a 2 cup measurer. Pour 1½ cups of batter in the whole waffle maker and spread it out evenly or it will over flow.
  2. Press down and check after 2 minutes to see how well done they are. They can take up to 6 minutes to cook. Do NOT walk away from the waffle maker while it is cooking. Keep an eye on it so that is does not burn.
  3. When done use a fork to lift the corners and remove it out of the waffle maker. Top with your favorite toppings. I have listed a long list you can use in the blog post above.
  4. Enjoy!

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