Can you make waffles without Baking Powder, Eggs, or Milk?

Can you make waffles without Baking Powder, Eggs, or Milk?

Is it possible to make delicious waffles without using baking powder, eggs, or milk?

If you really love waffles—making and eating them—then I can assure you that nothing can stop you! You don’t always need the traditional ingredients to enjoy warm, crisp waffles because there are many substitute ingredients that can be used.

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.

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!

Two of my favorite Gluten free waffle recipes are from Nurture My Gut and from Gluten Free On A Shoestring.

That’s the power of being able to make your own waffles at home, you control the ingredients. It’s also why we also advise to never buy frozen waffles!

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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.

This recipe is an Easy Kitchen Appliances original recipe.

Best Waffle Recipe without Baking Powder

Baking Powder Free Waffles

baking powder free waffles with cream and strawberries on top

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup fine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted and melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt



  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg, butter, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients.
  5. Pour in the liquid ingredients and start to whisk gently.
  6. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Pour ¼ of the batter into the waffle iron.
  8. Cook the waffles for approximately 7 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with whipped cream and raspberry jam.

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 you just simply ran out and don’t want to make a store run right now, 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.

Best Waffle Recipe No Eggs!

Eggless Banana Waffles

Eggless banana waffles with banana on top and honey on the side

Preparation time: 10 minutes + inactive time

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4



  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder



  1. Combine flax seeds and water in a small bowl. Place aside and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and baking powder.
  3. Mash banana in a bowl, and stir in almond milk, and flax seeds mixture.
  4. Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry ones.
  5. Preheat waffle iron.
  6. Spray the iron with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into the iron.
  8. Cook the waffle for 7 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  9. Serve warm.

Because there’s no butter or eggs in this mixture, it’s necessary to have the nonstick cooking spray to ensure that your waffles don’t stick.

In recipes with a lot of fat in them, you probably won’t need cooking spray for your nonstick waffle iron.

You can add different toppings, fruits, creams, syrups to make them look pretty and irresistible.

If your 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 in most sweets, chocolates, desserts, baked foods, and other food items we regularly consume.

However, not everyone is tolerant of milk or products that have diary content in them. In fact, it is estimated that more than 75% of adults are lactose intolerant and approximately 60% 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.

Even for those who have the ability to consume milk without a problem, many choose not to.

Also, with Keto and Paleo lifestyles growing in the United States and throughout the world, healthy individuals are choosing to abstain from milk altogether!.

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.

Waffles without Milk Pro Tip!

Just so you know, whenever you see a Keto friendly or a Paleo recipe, it’s likely that it’s a recipe that does not contain milk. So if you’re ever in a jam and need to quickly Google a recipe, just add “Paleo” to the front of it and you can rest assured that it will NOT contain milk.

This recipe below is another Easy Kitchen Appliances original waffle recipe. Hopefully you enjoy it!

Best Waffle Recipe without Milk!

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles with a fried egg on top

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4



  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled, grated
  • 4 medium eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons sifted coconut flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To serve with:

  • Fried eggs
  • Avocado, sliced



  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Squeeze the grated sweet potato to remove excess liquid, and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until fluffy.
  4. Combine the eggs with sweet potatoes. Add the chives, and coconut flour.
  5. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Stir until you have a smooth batter.
  7. Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the waffle iron.
  8. Cook the waffles for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with fried eggs and sliced avocado.

Your final instruction is to….. enjoy!

In conclusion

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!

There is an endless supply of substitutions for anything you can think of. If you can bake it but can’t eat it, you can substitute it!

Once you own a specialty appliance that hopefully makes your life easier, feel free to experiment away.

At Easy Kitchen Appliances, we love kitchen appliances that make our lives easier. That’s why we love great waffle irons, awesome bread makers, and time saving countertop ovens!

If you’re looking for a unique waffle maker that guarantees a no mess experience, take a look at our Chefman Belgian Waffle Maker review!

What other substitutions can you use for baking powder, milk, or eggs?

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