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For today’s The Kids Cook Monday, our boys used a super simple vegan waffle recipe. Our whole family loves waffles and pancakes! Waffles are much easier for the kids to make since there is no flipping involved. So, when it’s their turn to cook breakfast, that’s what they go for. They prefer to use Bisquick baking mix. If I’ve been on the lazy side, which I have since we’re still unpacking, I’ll give them the box and tell them to go to town! If I haven’t been lazy, then I will have some homemade baking mix already put together in the pantry. This recipe is awesome for a DIY Bisquick. It’s my go-to recipe. And please use Spectrum. It’s so much better.
When you are new to vegan cooking, it’s sometimes hard to know which substitution to use in a recipe. When it comes to making vegan waffles, you only need to substitute for the eggs and milk. The milk is simple. Just use your favorite milk alternative. I like almond milk for vegan waffles and pancakes because it gives you that nice nutty flavor. Subtle, but nice. The eggs are a different matter. You have so many egg substitutes that it’s often hard to know which one to use in a recipe. When it comes to waffles, I generally go for the ol’ banana or yogurt. Flax eggs work, too! But you get a different texture with each of these egg subs. I have a husband that gags whenever coconut is even mentioned, so coconut yogurt is out. Almond yogurt is hard to find around here. So that leaves us with the yummy standby: Silk soy yogurt. For vegan waffles and pancakes, I like yogurt the best. It gives a soft, moist, fluffy texture to whatever you’re using it in. Perfect for waffles! Plus, you get to choose the fruit flavor. The boys went with blueberry this time. Soooo good!
Don’t those look great?! Our boys have become pros when it comes to vegan waffles. They’re quite the team! They both measure out the ingredients and take turns with the stirring. Lego Lad puts the batter into the waffle maker and Star Wars Boy cooks them and gets them out.
And then you always have that last poor waffle. He’s the runt of the batch. Scrawny and pitiful looking. That’s Mama’s waffle. Poor fella!
Easy Vegan Waffle Recipe
- 4 Cups Bisquick
- 2 1/3 – 2 2/3 Cups Milk Alternative
- 2 big spoonfuls of Silk Yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 TBS vegan sugar (optional – we do this if we’re not using a topping)
Put it in a bowl in the order above, mix it all up with a fork and scoop it into your waffle maker! Depending on the size, go for 1/3 or 1/2 cup. For us, 1/2 cup is perfect.
How simple is that?! That’s why this vegan waffle recipe is so perfect for the kids to cook. They really can’t mess it up and it gives them such a big confidence boost. Instead of you making breakfast on Saturday morning, let the kids do the cooking! And the cleanup. Always let the kids do the cleanup.
What do your kids like to make for breakfast when it’s their turn to cook? Let me know in the comments below! If you have a recipe on your blog, link it up sister!