Is it possible to make delicious waffles without using baking powder, eggs, or milk?
If you really love waffles—making and eating—then I can assure you guys that nothing can stop you! You don’t always need the traditional ingredients to enjoy warm, crisp waffles as there are many substitute components to make delicious waffles.
So, if you’re allergic to some traditional waffle ingredients, there’s always something you can use as an alternative. The same goes for vegans who want to avoid dairy or any animal products used in traditional waffles.
Personally, I don’t have any food restrictions that I have to live by, but I choose to not eat grains (usually). So although I know you can make delicious oat bran waffles, I don’t usually eat them.
I also do my best to stay away from sugar. Instead, I prefer to use honey or fruit.
However, I know many people who have serious restrictions and believe that they can’t enjoy waffles. Nowadays, it’s so easy to do a quick Google search and find recipes that fit your restrictions.
For example, did you ever think you could make delicious gluten free waffles? It’s possible!
That’s the power of being able to make your own waffles, you control the ingredients. It’s also why we also advise to never buy frozen waffles!
The three questions we receive the most have to do with baking powder, eggs, and milk. So here we go!
Can You Make Waffles Without Baking Powder?
Yes, you can! The funny thing is most people will ask this question when they don’t have any baking powder or they don’t have the time to rush to the store to buy some. But, you can make tasty waffles without adding baking powder to the batter. As we said, there’s always a substitute ingredient.
To make traditional waffles you need flour, some salt, a couple of eggs, milk, sugar, and yes, baking powder. Just because you’re out of baking powder, does not mean you shouldn’t give yourself, your kids, or your friends a nice waffle treat.
You can make a baking powder substitute quickly and easily from existing ingredients in your kitchen. All you need is 1½ teaspoons baking soda and 1½ teaspoons cream of tartar. To make one tablespoon of baking powder, simply whisk together the cream of tartar and baking soda. You can add ¼ teaspoon of cornstarch if you want, but it’s optional.
Remember to add the mixture immediately to the batter. You can store this mixture in a sealed container and put it in a refrigerator for using it later. While using this refrigerated mixture, test it before adding it to the batter. You can do this by putting a small amount of your baking powder substitute in steaming water and wait for a few moments. If the water starts bubbling, the mixture is good.
Can You Make Waffles Without Eggs?
Baking and eggs go hand-in-hand. It’s almost impossible to find a cake, cookie, or waffle recipe that does not need eggs. Besides baking, eggs are an essential part of most recipes. Simply because eggs are necessary doesn’t mean that you can’t make any scrumptious baked food without eggs.
There are lots of folks out there who are allergic to waffles, desserts, and baked goods that have eggs. Or someone who’s a Vegan, or can’t have eggs because of medical or personal reasons.
So, if you’re one of those people who can’t or don’t want to consume eggs or simply you’re just too lazy to get some eggs when when you ran out, allow me to cheer you up! You can totally prepare tasty waffles without using any eggs. What’s even better is that most people and even yourself won’t be able to tell the difference.
To make waffles without eggs, you’ll need the following:
- Flour – 1 cup
- Whole grain flour – ¼ cup
- Baking powder – 2 Tsp
- Sugar – 2 Tsp
- Salt – as needed
- Water – 1 ¼ cups
- Vanilla extract – 2 Tsp
- Oil – 2 Tsp
Preheat your waffle iron, while you prepare the batter. This will take you not more than 5-6 minutes.
Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, in a bowl and whisk them until all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
Now, add water, oil and vanilla extract and mix everything together.
Continue whisking the mixture until you don’t see any lumps in the mixture.
Now, coat the surface of the waffle maker with some oil if it doesn’t have a nonstick-coating on it. This will prevent your waffles from getting stuck in the plates.
Pour the batter into the waffle plates evenly and shut the lids. Waffles made without eggs will need more time to bake. So, bake your waffles a little longer than you normally do if you want them to have that lovely golden brown texture and crispiness.
You can add different toppings, fruits, creams, syrups to make them look pretty and irresistible.
If you’re waffles are constantly getting stuck, read this article!
Can You Make Waffles Without Milk?
Similar to eggs, most recipes require milk to prepare. Milk is a primary ingredient is most sweets, chocolates, desserts, baked food, and other food items we consume regularly. But, not everyone is tolerant of milk or products that have diary content in them. In fact, it is estimated that more than 75 percent of adults are lactose intolerant and approximately 60 percent of the population can’t digest milk properly. This isn’t surprising given the fact that our bodies lose its capability to digest milk post-infancy.
So can you make waffles without milk?
People assume that waffles that don’t have milk are for Vegans or for people who are lactose intolerant. But, you’ll find plenty of individuals, who want to have a healthy diet and lead healthier lifestyles, and are die hard waffle lovers. So, if you’re one of those people, you’ll be delighted to know that you can prepare light, crispy, and delicious waffles without any milk.
To make waffles without milk you’ll need the following:
- Flour – 2 cups
- Baking powder – 2 Tsp
- Salt – ½ Tsp
- Eggs (separate the egg whites and yolks) – 4
- Granulated sugar – 2 Tbsp
- Almond milk (unsweetened) – 2 cups
- Coconut oil – ¼ cup
- Vanilla – ½ Tsp
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Now beat the egg whites at medium speed for about 3-5 minutes using a hand blender.
When soft egg whites, whisk the egg whites at high speed for a minute or so, until stiff egg whites are formed.
Now, mix the egg yolks and the sugar in a bowl for half a minute.
Then add vanilla, almond milk, coconut oil and keep whisking until the mixture has a nice even combination.
Now, add this wet mixture with the dry ingredients mixture and keep on stirring until you see an even combination. Add the egg whites to the mixture. Gently whisk all the ingredients.
Preheat your waffle maker and coat the waffle plates with oil or fat of some kind.
Pour the mixture into the plates evenly and start baking!
Use a topping to make your waffles more appealing and delicious. You can put frozen yogurt, fruits, ice-cream, fruit sauce, avocados, and or even bacon!
So, there you’ve it—you can still prepare healthy, delicious waffles without milk, baking powder, or eggs. Regardless of what kind of diet you keep, the best way of controlling what exactly you ingest is to cook your food yourself. It may be easy to buy frozen waffles, or frozen food in general, but it’s always healthier and usually more delicious to make it yourself!