Sunday, July 04, 2010

Vegan Waffles with Blueberry Topping





Did you notice the change from "Coconut Milk Kefir" to "Cultured Coconut Milk"? No matter the name, it's still the same delicious drinkable "yogurt." And I love how creative foodies keep finding new ways to enjoy So Delicious. So I was delighted when a reader alerted me to Jenna Nichols' /Endeavors in Domestic Art blog, and asked me to veganize her recipe for waffles made with So Delicious Coconut Milk Kefir. (Ooops! I mean Cultured Coconut Milk!) I had just half a bottle of the vanilla flavor on hand, so I tried making them this morning for breakfast. By the time I landed on Jenna's post, another reader had already suggested veganizing the recipe by using Ener-G Egg Replacer and Earth Balance in place of the eggs and butter. That's exactly what I did, and it worked perfectly!

Jenna's gorgeous photo of her waffles with blueberry topping inspired me to go out to the garden and grab a handful of blueberries so I could make a delicious topping for my own waffles. Thank you for the inspiration, Jenna! And thank you, Helen, for letting me know about Jenna's wonderful blog and recipe. These are my waffles, and what follows is my vegan version.


Ingredients:

2 cups unbleached wheat flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp evaporated cane crystals
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup So Delicious Cultured Coconut Milk (I used Vanilla flavor)
3 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 4 TBS water
4 Tbs Earth Balance Buttery Spread, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Lightly coat waffle iron with canola oil or spray. Whisk together egg replacer and water and set aside. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together and combine well. Then add wet ingredients and mix to thoroughly combine. (Batter will be on the thick side.)

Spoon about one fourth of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook until ready. Repeat with remaining batter. Makes 4 thick waffles.

Blueberry Topping Ingredients:

2 handfuls blueberries
2 Tbs freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 Tbs evaporated cane crystals
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 dashes of cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Heat all ingredients in a small saute pan over medium heat, stirring frequently
until blueberries turn dark in color and begin to release their juice. If you prefer a thicker topping, you can add 1 tsp arrowroot towards the end of cooking time. Serve over waffles.

I think this dish would make a sinfully delicious dessert served with Purely Decadent Made with Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean ice cream! How do you enjoy your waffles?

14 comments:

nikki said...

ooooh, yum!

Amanda said...

Been tossing around the idea of buying a waffle maker for a few weeks now, thanks for the inspiration these look so delish!!

Vegiegail said...

Hi Amanda! I hope you do! I think waffles are one of life's delicious little pleasures.

Helen said...

Wow! I can't believe how fast you responded to my request. I'm dashing off to the store to find some So Delicious cultured coconut milk and fresh blueberries. Thank you, Gail!

JuneBug said...

Blueberries, coconut? Waffles? Fabulous!

marilyn said...

divine! and I will take you up on a wheat free version, LOL!

VeganMarr said...

This reminds me of my indulgence yesterday at Follow Your Heart restaurant in Canoga Park...I had blueberry wheat-free pancakes w/lots
of Earth Balance & syrup on top! Tho
I don't think they went out back to pick the blueberries like you did!

avegangirl said...

Made these this morning and WOW! Totally delicious! Thank you so much!

Patti said...

Oooh, I'll take my waffles with blueberry topping and Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream!

Suzanne said...

Oooo, how about some Soyatoo whipped cream on them!! Mmmmmmm!!! ;-)

Vegiegail said...

Heck, yeah, Suzanne! Soyatoo would be awesome with these!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

These look delicious! I definitely need to get some of this Kefir!

persiflage said...

yum I can't wait to try these for myself! I have been buying more of cultured/Keifer products since komboucha has been taken off the shelves.

The Vegan said...

I want some waffles!!! No blueberries for me though. Just lots of maple syrup please.