Introducing: Wally the Waffle Iron!

July 10, 2010 at 10:05 am 19 comments

I mentioned earlier in the week that I have never been so lucky as to enjoy home-made waffles anywhere but in diners or breakfast joints.  They aren’t my #1 breakfast food, but they sure are a delicious treat that I’ve wanted to try veganized.  So last week I bought Wally, the Waffle Iron. I couldn’t wait for “Sunday Breakfast” and started on it today.  I followed Isa’s Recipe on PPK, however subbed the lemon juice with 1 tsp. vanilla extract.  I also added 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar to the soy milk and let it sit a minute before adding it to the wet ingredients, to thicken it up a little.  The soy yogurt I used was vanilla flavor.

I had to “prep” the waffle iron, so the first pancake was a little greasy.

I then got a little creative, and decided to powder the waffles.

And caramelize bananas & strawberries.  Best decision yet!

The caramelized fruit totally stole the show, turning the waffle more into the vessel for sugary fruit consumption.  However, I did manage a few bites sans fruity delight and the waffle was pretty damn good.  It does have a grainier aspect to it, due to the cornmeal, however this recipe fluffed right up and maintains a thick consistency, with no holes or breaks in the waffle (which I hear can be a bit of an issue with vegan waffles).

D is eating these right now, sans fruit because I ate it all, but with powdery goodness and maple syrup. They’re actually reheated because he woke up late and he says they are really good. Hip hip hooray!  Off to a day full of hanging curtains and World Cup.  Happy Saturday!!

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JoLynn-dreaminitvegan  |  July 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Hi Amanda! I just found your blog and these waffles look fantastic! They look so good with the carmelized fruit.

    • 2. Amanda  |  July 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Hi JoLynn thanks for stopping by! The caramelized fruit totally took it over the top!

  • 3. Keri - I Eat Trees  |  July 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Freakin’ A I should have just bought the dang waffle iron. Now I have waffle envy. Story of my life!

    • 4. Amanda  |  July 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      Haha you can still?!

  • 5. cat  |  July 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    These look so delicious! I absolutely love home made waffles but I hate making them because I always make such a mess. These are tempting me to destroy my kitchen ASAP!

    • 6. Amanda  |  July 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      I feel the same – big breakfasts are a messy way to start the day, but so worth it once a week!

  • 7. Carissa  |  July 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Oh I love these pics! I have been craving waffles.

  • 8. Shenandoah Vegan  |  July 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Good job eating all the fruit! This will learn ‘D’ to get his *ss out of bed.

  • 9. Jessica @ Lima's Vegan Kitchen  |  July 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Your blog is my food porn-I just love it!!! My waffles, how ever, leave something to be desired. I’ve yet to be successful! Send some over here!!! 😉

    • 10. Amanda  |  July 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      Haha will do! They reheat well! 🙂

  • 11. Gail  |  July 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for reminding me that I must get a new waffle iron! Mine has been acting really weird lately, either browning too much, or not enough.

    Go see who won a free copy of The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East!

  • 12. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan  |  July 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Glad you got to use the new iron! I looove caramelized bananas!

  • 13. Jill - Vegan Backpacker  |  July 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

    The waffles look great! It sounds like you made some wise alterations. I’ve had cornmeal vegan pancakes and didn’t really like the grainy texture. Maybe your next batch should be made with something else. I’ve had great success with putting berries and chocolate chips in homemade vegan waffles 🙂

  • 14. Eric  |  July 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Hot damn those look good!

  • 15. Vegan Thyme (Kelly)  |  July 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Girl–way to go! I LOVE waffles on Sunday–usually a rare thing because I love to dress them up so much–they end up being something out of a really high calorie breakfast restaurant!

  • 16. miss rachel  |  July 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    WAFFLES! Girl, I’ve been craving a waffle for like a week. These look great.

  • 17. Stacy  |  July 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

    These do look great. Mine always stick in my waffle iron :(.

  • 18. Marissa  |  July 17, 2010 at 12:14 am

    This makes me want to get out my waffle iron! Yum!!

  • 19. Jessica  |  July 22, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, I need to try these immediately! I looooove waffles. Yours look amazing.


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