Dairy Free Waffles (made with water instead of milk). No weird milk substitutes like I’ve seen in other recipes.
I don’t have a regular waffle maker so I made them in my Belgian waffle maker. The only real difference is they are bigger and thicker sized waffles. I have the Oster brand Belgian waffle maker (affiliate link).
I didn’t know if it was possible to make dairy free pancakes or waffles. All of the recipes I found had weird ingredients in them with milk substitutes like almond milk & I couldn’t use any of them because the person I wanted to make them for has bad food allergies. So I made up this recipe that uses water instead of milk & vegetable oil instead of butter. They turned out light & fluffy & tasted just as good as my regular homemade waffle recipe. I served them with real maple syrup on top.
So if your dealing with a milk allergy or perhaps you’ve ran out of milk at your house, you can still make waffles from scratch. If your waffle batter is too thick add a little more water, you want it to be the same consistency as regular waffle/pancake batter. I find that sometimes I have to add an extra tablespoon of water to mine to thin it out.
The recipe below made 6 Belgian waffles. If only cooking for 1 or 2 people you could cut the recipe in half if you want a small amount.
Dairy Free Waffles made with water.
- 2 large egg
- 1½ cups water
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ⅓ cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add eggs to mixing bowl & whisk really well (about 2 minutes).
- Add water, sugar, oil, & vanilla & stir. Add in flour, baking powder, & salt. Mix just until everything is combined. If mix is too thick you can add a little bit more water. You want it to look like normal pancake/waffle batter.
- Let sit for a few minutes.
- Heat up your waffle iron and use as directed to cook the waffles. (My waffle iron has a heat setting and I cooked on medium/high for about 5 or 6 minutes, varies).
- Serve warm.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! So glad to have found this today! Looking at the mini pumpkin waffle makers on target.com and wanted to have a recipe for dairy free. This is perfect!
Hi Laurel, Hope you like the recipe.
Love this..milk makes me very ill.But I love waffles…can I freeze these…how long do they keep when froze……
Laura, Yes, you can freeze the waffles. I make them and freeze them all the time. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.