Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles

When I’m developing a recipe, I try to come back and make notes about how much I liked (or didn’t like) the end result. This one, after the first try? My notes were “SO GOOD – buttery, crispy, delicious.”

And I still feel the way after the second, third, fourth, and (infinity) times I’ve made this one. I TRULY LOVE THESE WAFFLES.

Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles - Light, crisp, buttery, delicious! #veganwaffles

And bonus? They’re vegan! Yet total crowd-pleasers! And no complicated ingredients here, nuh uh. These Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles are so, so easy, and with just a handful of ingredients to boot. Perfect.

Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles - Light, crisp, buttery, delicious! #veganwaffles

They’re based off of my Light & Crispy Vegan Waffles, another super easy yet crowd-goes-wild recipe. I do love those waffles, but sometimes I’m craving waffles with a little more heft – a bit heartier. So I thought I’d throw some almond butter and a banana into the mix and oooooh yeah. New fave right here.

Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles - Light, crisp, buttery, delicious! #veganwaffles

They cook up crispy and golden brown. I love them with slices of banana, pure maple syrup, and a drizzle of warmed almond butter. I’ve even thrown a few hemp seeds on top for a bit of added nutrition. Well, not literally thrown – that sounds messy. And angry. And these waffles make me anything but angry. SO GOOD.

Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles - Light, crisp, buttery, delicious! #veganwaffles

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Vegan Banana Almond Butter Waffles

Light and crisp yet hearty and full-of-flavor. Friends, meet my new favorite waffle.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping ideas:

  • Vegan butter
  • Banana slices
  • Almond butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Hemp seeds

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mash together banana and almond butter. Whisk in coconut milk, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Set a sifter over the bowl. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Sift into the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir with a spatula until incorporated, but don’t over-stir!
  4. Cook according to waffle maker instructions.
  5. Serve with assorted toppings!
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