These dairy free waffles are easy to make and packed with flavor. Use your favorite nondairy milk or even water and get the perfect golden waffles every time.
No Milk Waffle Recipe
These waffles are fluffy, flavorful, and delicious. With nondairy milk or without, these can easily become an allergen-friendly recipe to use in your home.
When my son was a baby he had a strong dairy intolerance so we went 100% dairy free in support. Finding trusted and true recipes without milk often had us getting creative in the kitchen trying to copy flavors without using the usual ingredients.
We have since gotten dairy back into our lives as our son outgrew the intolerance around age 2, but I still enjoy dairyless recipes here and there. Especially when I don’t want to run to the store for a gallon of milk.
These waffles are incredible and whether you’re avoiding dairy for a reason or simply wanting to be frugal and mindful of grocery shopping day, they’re sure to hit the spot.
Non dairy waffle ingredients
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Non-dairy milk or water
- Canola or vegetable oil
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making waffles without milk
To make this waffle recipe without milk, simply use water. While water may cause some flavor loss, with the right toppings, you’ll hardly notice. The waffles come out fluffy, golden brown, and perfect every time.
For seasonal fun, use a half flavored coffee creamer and half non-dairy milk/water to get a flavored waffle. Perfect for those of us wanting to enjoy a different spin on a classic breakfast.
Making the perfect waffle comes means following along with the manufacturer’s instructions. In the booklets received with your new waffle maker, they specify the different settings, how to grease it properly and how much batter to use.
For example, my waffle maker prefers that I use a pastry brush to brush oil on rather than spray with nonstick, and I can adjust how “done” I want them by a simple twist of the dial.
It may take a few waffles to get the results you desire, but it’s an easy learning curve, and you can save time next time by remembering what went right this time.
FAQ’s about milkless waffles
Yes, these waffles can be made in advance and frozen. Simply place them on a baking sheet and let freeze for 1-3 hours before transferring to a Ziploc bag or airtight container for up to three months. Thaw and reheat before eating (or eat them frozen).
After your waffles have cooled, place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat simply place them on a cooking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees F for a few minutes on each side to crisp them up without making them soggy. A wire rack is preferred for cooking both sides at once.
How to make dairy free waffles
Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center and add the eggs, milk (or water), and oil to the center.
Whisk until no lumps remain.
Pour or scoop your batter into a preheated waffle maker, close the lid, and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Serve as desired.
More great recipes to try
- Dairy Free Coleslaw
- Vegan Banana Bread
- Roasted Frozen Green Beans
- Grilled Fluffernutter Sandwich
- Instant Pot Taco Zucchini Boats
- Microwave Yellow Squash
Dairy Free Waffles
- Waffle Maker
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg (1/8 tsp)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup non-diary milk or water NOT Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Make a well in the center of the ingredients and add in the eggs, vanilla, milk, and oil. Whisk until well combined and no lumps remain.
- Scoop your batter into a preheated waffle maker in the amount requested by manufacturer (usually 1/4 cup-3/4 cup of batter).
- Close lid and cook until ready light signals finished or it has reached desired color.
- Serve with syrup and fresh berries. Enjoy.