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Vegan and Gluten-free Buckwheat + Oat Flour Waffles With Local Ontario Peaches and Plums


vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

What does family mean to you?

This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. As a child, I was taught that blood is thicker than water. Since becoming an adult, however, I’ve realized that isn’t always the case. I’ve spent the last decade of my life in different places across the globe: Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, and, for a few months, the U.S. Even though I was away from my immediate family most of the time, I found family in those I met. I’ve been blessed to have so many new people enter my life, and together, they’ve formed the fabric of my life story thus far. It’s strange to think that, at some point, all of them were just strangers or acquaintances… because now, I see them as members of a far-reaching and ever growing family tree.

vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

I bring up the topic of family because this month’s Recipe Redux challenge was to share a favourite recipe meant to bring families back to the dinner table. I decided to share a breakfast/brunch dish because a.) breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable and b.) waffles are my favourite thing to make for my friends and family. As a child, I spent many Saturdays eating frozen Eggo toaster waffles, Sara Lee pound cakes, Betty Crocker muffins, and Aunt Jemima pancakes. Ovens weren’t a common kitchen appliance and my parents weren’t fussed with buying fancy kitchen gadgets like electric mixers, blenders, or waffle makers.

When I got older, my love for cooking got the best of me and I filled my kitchen with all the appliances I grew up without, including my beloved waffle maker. It’s hard to believe there was a time in my life when I didn’t own a waffle maker, because my waffle maker has since become an important part of my social life. It usually comes out on weekends, when I invite people over for breakfast, or late at night, when I’m craving a sweet treat. Last week, my sisters and mom arrived in Toronto, and I decided to make waffles to celebrate. These are simple, basic waffles that I made by tweaking my recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes. I served them with local Ontario peaches and plums that were bursting with sweetness and tender to the touch; they were so lusciously ripe and fragile that the grocer hesitated to place them in the bag with my other produce.  You can top these waffles with your fruit of choice, but if equally luscious stone fruit exists where you live, I think it would be a mistake to not pair the waffles with them.

vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

 vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe What does family mean to you? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. As a child, I was taught that blood is thicker than water. Since becoming an adult, however, I’ve realized that isn’t always the case. I’ve spent the last decade of my life in different places across the globe: Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, and, for a few months, the U.S. Even though I was away from my immediate family most of the time, I found family in those I met. I’ve been blessed to have so many new people enter my life, and together, they’ve formed the fabric of my life story thus far. It’s strange to think that, at some point, all of them were just strangers or acquaintances… because now, I see them as members of a far-reaching and ever growing family tree. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe What does family mean to you? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. As a child, I was taught that blood is thicker than water. Since becoming an adult, however, I’ve realized that isn’t always the case. I’ve spent the last decade of my life in different places across the globe: Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, and, for a few months, the U.S. Even though I was away from my immediate family most of the time, I found family in those I met. I’ve been blessed to have so many new people enter my life, and together, they’ve formed the fabric of my life story thus far. It’s strange to think that, at some point, all of them were just strangers or acquaintances… because now, I see them as members of a far-reaching and ever growing family tree. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe I bring up the topic of family because this month's Recipe Redux challenge was to share a favourite recipe meant to bring families back to the dinner table. I decided to share a breakfast/brunch dish because a.) breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable and b.) waffles are my favourite thing to make for my friends and family. As a child, I spent many Saturdays eating frozen Eggo toaster waffles, Sara Lee pound cakes, Betty Crocker muffins, and Aunt Jemima pancakes. Ovens weren't a common kitchen appliance and my parents weren't fussed with buying fancy kitchen gadgets like electric mixers, blenders, or waffle makers. When I got older, my love for cooking got the best of me and I filled my kitchen with all the appliances I grew up without, including my beloved waffle maker. It's hard to believe there was a time in my life when I didn't own a waffle maker, because my waffle maker has since become an important part of my social life. It usually comes out on weekends, when I invite people over for breakfast, or late at night, when I'm craving a sweet treat. Last week, my sisters and mom arrived in Toronto, and I decided to make waffles to celebrate. These are simple, basic waffles that I made by tweaking my recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes. I served them with local Ontario peaches and plums that were bursting with sweetness and tender to the touch; they were so lusciously ripe and fragile that the grocer hesitated to place them in the bag with my other produce. You can top these waffles with your fruit of choice, but if equally luscious stone fruit exists where you live, I think it would be a mistake to not pair the waffles with them. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe I bring up the topic of family because this month's Recipe Redux challenge was to share a favourite recipe meant to bring families back to the dinner table. I decided to share a breakfast/brunch dish because a.) breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable and b.) waffles are my favourite thing to make for my friends and family. As a child, I spent many Saturdays eating frozen Eggo toaster waffles, Sara Lee pound cakes, Betty Crocker muffins, and Aunt Jemima pancakes. Ovens weren't a common kitchen appliance and my parents weren't fussed with buying fancy kitchen gadgets like electric mixers, blenders, or waffle makers. When I got older, my love for cooking got the best of me and I filled my kitchen with all the appliances I grew up without, including my beloved waffle maker. It's hard to believe there was a time in my life when I didn't own a waffle maker, because my waffle maker has since become an important part of my social life. It usually comes out on weekends, when I invite people over for breakfast, or late at night, when I'm craving a sweet treat. Last week, my sisters and mom arrived in Toronto, and I decided to make waffles to celebrate. These are simple, basic waffles that I made by tweaking my recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes. I served them with local Ontario peaches and plums that were bursting with sweetness and tender to the touch; they were so lusciously ripe and fragile that the grocer hesitated to place them in the bag with my other produce. You can top these waffles with your fruit of choice, but if equally luscious stone fruit exists where you live, I think it would be a mistake to not pair the waffles with them. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe

 vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe What does family mean to you? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. As a child, I was taught that blood is thicker than water. Since becoming an adult, however, I’ve realized that isn’t always the case. I’ve spent the last decade of my life in different places across the globe: Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, and, for a few months, the U.S. Even though I was away from my immediate family most of the time, I found family in those I met. I’ve been blessed to have so many new people enter my life, and together, they’ve formed the fabric of my life story thus far. It’s strange to think that, at some point, all of them were just strangers or acquaintances… because now, I see them as members of a far-reaching and ever growing family tree. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe What does family mean to you? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about. As a child, I was taught that blood is thicker than water. Since becoming an adult, however, I’ve realized that isn’t always the case. I’ve spent the last decade of my life in different places across the globe: Hong Kong, Scotland, Canada, and, for a few months, the U.S. Even though I was away from my immediate family most of the time, I found family in those I met. I’ve been blessed to have so many new people enter my life, and together, they’ve formed the fabric of my life story thus far. It’s strange to think that, at some point, all of them were just strangers or acquaintances… because now, I see them as members of a far-reaching and ever growing family tree. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe I bring up the topic of family because this month's Recipe Redux challenge was to share a favourite recipe meant to bring families back to the dinner table. I decided to share a breakfast/brunch dish because a.) breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable and b.) waffles are my favourite thing to make for my friends and family. As a child, I spent many Saturdays eating frozen Eggo toaster waffles, Sara Lee pound cakes, Betty Crocker muffins, and Aunt Jemima pancakes. Ovens weren't a common kitchen appliance and my parents weren't fussed with buying fancy kitchen gadgets like electric mixers, blenders, or waffle makers. When I got older, my love for cooking got the best of me and I filled my kitchen with all the appliances I grew up without, including my beloved waffle maker. It's hard to believe there was a time in my life when I didn't own a waffle maker, because my waffle maker has since become an important part of my social life. It usually comes out on weekends, when I invite people over for breakfast, or late at night, when I'm craving a sweet treat. Last week, my sisters and mom arrived in Toronto, and I decided to make waffles to celebrate. These are simple, basic waffles that I made by tweaking my recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes. I served them with local Ontario peaches and plums that were bursting with sweetness and tender to the touch; they were so lusciously ripe and fragile that the grocer hesitated to place them in the bag with my other produce. You can top these waffles with your fruit of choice, but if equally luscious stone fruit exists where you live, I think it would be a mistake to not pair the waffles with them. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe I bring up the topic of family because this month's Recipe Redux challenge was to share a favourite recipe meant to bring families back to the dinner table. I decided to share a breakfast/brunch dish because a.) breakfast for dinner is totally acceptable and b.) waffles are my favourite thing to make for my friends and family. As a child, I spent many Saturdays eating frozen Eggo toaster waffles, Sara Lee pound cakes, Betty Crocker muffins, and Aunt Jemima pancakes. Ovens weren't a common kitchen appliance and my parents weren't fussed with buying fancy kitchen gadgets like electric mixers, blenders, or waffle makers. When I got older, my love for cooking got the best of me and I filled my kitchen with all the appliances I grew up without, including my beloved waffle maker. It's hard to believe there was a time in my life when I didn't own a waffle maker, because my waffle maker has since become an important part of my social life. It usually comes out on weekends, when I invite people over for breakfast, or late at night, when I'm craving a sweet treat. Last week, my sisters and mom arrived in Toronto, and I decided to make waffles to celebrate. These are simple, basic waffles that I made by tweaking my recipe for vegan and gluten-free pancakes. I served them with local Ontario peaches and plums that were bursting with sweetness and tender to the touch; they were so lusciously ripe and fragile that the grocer hesitated to place them in the bag with my other produce. You can top these waffles with your fruit of choice, but if equally luscious stone fruit exists where you live, I think it would be a mistake to not pair the waffles with them. vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe vegan + gluten-free waffles with plums and peaches // gratitude and greens // #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #recipe  VEGAN + GLUTEN-FREE BUCKWHEAT AND OAT FLOUR WAFFLES
Yields 8-10 waffles.

INGREDIENTS
DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder or potato starch
  • pinch of salt
  • coconut oil, to grease the waffle maker
  • fruit and maple syrup for serving

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your waffle maker to its medium heat setting. Mix the almond milk, water, and apple cider together in a bowl and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, whisk the ground flax with the water and set aside for 5 minutes as well. While they sit, combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk and flax mixture. Add the vanilla and maple syrup. Sift the dry ingredients in gradually and whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Brush your waffle maker with some coconut oil, and once the waffle maker is hot, pour the batter in and allow the waffles to cook for 3-5 minutes. 3-4 minutes will give you softer and fluffier waffles, while 5+ minutes will give you harder and crunchier waffles.
  4. Once finished, gently remove the waffles from the waffle maker with a spatula. Serve with fruit and maple syrup.

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39 Comments

  1. Ally @OmNomAlly
    August 22, 2015

    I actually don’t use my waffle maker very often , but it’s still in my top 5 favourite appliances at home. as waffles are the best breakfast food ever! Love your take on family food to get people back to the table, this recipe would bring a smile to my face any morning for breakfast or brunch :)

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      Thank you Ally! I hope you get to bring that waffle maker out for some tasty waffles soon! xo

      Reply
  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    August 22, 2015

    O dear, waffles are the perfect dish to bring the family RUNNING to gather together! This is such a simple and beautiful recipe <3 The perfect way to start the day with the ones you love!

    Reply
  3. Cindys Recipes and Writings
    August 22, 2015

    Your waffles look delicious! I agree that people who care make the family.

    Reply
  4. Kathryn @ The Scratch Artist
    August 22, 2015

    My sister bought me my first waffle maker for my 20th birthday and it was a MEGA belgian waffle maker. She pulled out all the stops :-) I remember thinking that we would never make waffles with it again after my Birthday, but I was so, so wrong. That waffle maker has stayed with me on every move and I have used it for many, many breakfasts, dinners, and lunches for the last nine years!

    I love your question, “what does family mean to you?” Thanks for sharing your experiences. Mine are very much the same. I was adopted, so the connection I feel towards my parents has nothing to do with blood. And like you, in my adult life, I have found many people who I now consider family. It is a wonderful thing to broaden our definitions of family. If we are lucky our families bring us such happiness and joy, so why limit it to only those related to us by blood?

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      I hope my sisters don’t see this, but… I think your sister should get a best sister award for that gift! I completely agree that people should broaden their definitions of family. It seems silly to deny that you can develop close, intimate friendships and relationships with others. I am thinking of adopting in the future, and it saddens me that so many people have responded to that by saying it’s impossible to love/have a “real” connection with children that “aren’t your own”, which I simply refuse to believe! xo

      Reply
  5. Rebecca
    August 22, 2015

    I love waffles–and spent a couple years making them on repeat, much like you’ve described. I just bought a big bag of buckwheat flour and now I know exactly what to do with it. :)
    And your peaches + plums–this is just the best time of year for local, bursting with flavor, stone fruit!

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      Thank you Rebecca! I hope you get a chance to make these waffles cause they are super yummy! Waffles are always on repeat with me because I can never get enough of them, hehe. xo

      Reply
  6. Alison @Food by Mars
    August 22, 2015

    Oh my word, girl! These look stunning and I love buckwheat and oat flours – I too have been filling up the kitchen with all the appliances I always wanted growing up… waffle machine is next on that list and this will be the first recipe I try :) Which waffle machine do you like? Gorgeous!

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      Thank you Alison! I’m currently using a Breville Smart Waffle Pro, which is priced at $300ish (eeek, no thanks!) but I got it a little cheaper at a Canadian department store. There are lots of different settings- more than I need, actually- but I love it! xo

      Reply
  7. Sarah | Well and Full
    August 22, 2015

    I love your words on family. I’ve been blessed to have lived close to my family for my entire life, but I’ve also come to have my own “extended” family that goes beyond blood. And it’s funny because my favorite thing to do is cook for all of my families!! On Christmas morning I love to prepare my family a huge brunch. And then I’m always constantly feeding my friend-family with blog recipes + home cooked meals + experiments alike. It’s the best feeling to create something delicious for the people you love, and to have them enjoy it. :)

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      Thank you Sarah! Cooking for friends and family is one of my favourite things to do. It’s just such a nice feeling when everyone gets together for a delicious meal and knowing that you played a part in feeding and nourishing them. Definitely one of the best feelings in the world! xo

      Reply
  8. GiGi Eats
    August 22, 2015

    These waffles are total perfection! So many nooks and crannies for all the syrup! ;)

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      Thank you GiGi! The nooks and crannies are the best thing about waffles ;) xo

      Reply
  9. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    August 23, 2015

    I am so with you when it comes to other people becoming more of a family. i spent 90% of my time with friends/co-workers so for me, they are like my family. these waffles will be delightful to share when you have people over. i have never tried making anythng with buckwheat flour, so im going to pin it right now.

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 23, 2015

      When I was working at my old job, I spent so much time with my coworkers that I saw us as a big family. I’d say that’s the one thing I miss the most! I hope you get a chance to make these waffles and I hope you like them :) xo

      Reply
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  11. Steph @ The Grateful Grazer
    August 23, 2015

    Okay, I usually am not one for waffles but you have me thinking about purchasing a waffle maker now! Holy yum! :)

    Reply
  12. Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
    August 23, 2015

    Mmmm.. I so need to dig out my waffle maker! These look delish. Love anything with buckwheat really. I also am lovin’ all those peaches and plums right now <3

    Reply
  13. Farrah
    August 24, 2015

    I adore waffles, and these look so darn amazing! <3 I need my waffle iron back in my life! (It is unfortunately across the country at the moment. :[ )

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 30, 2015

      Thank you Farrah! I hope you get reunited with your waffle maker soon. I’d really miss it if it was on the other side of the country! xo

      Reply
  14. Tessa | Salted Plains
    August 24, 2015

    I totally know what you mean about friends becoming family. Even though we live near our real family again, our close friends have really become such an important part of everything. There is such a comfort in having that “family” and to know they understand you and support you. These waffles look so good, Genevieve!! Can’t wait to try these out!

    Reply
  15. Rachel @ DeliciousBalance
    August 24, 2015

    These looks so delicious! I have been in search of a good waffle recipe. I can’t wait to try these!

    Reply
  16. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
    August 25, 2015

    Having lived abroad for a little bit, and having British in-laws, my family is alll over the world now. I do love that you make waffles (and other breakfast foods) as a way to connect with your friends and family. These waffles look beautiful, Genevieve!

    Reply
  17. Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    August 25, 2015

    Love your words on family and the tight knit bonds that form between strangers over the years – the process of life is just amazing. So neat that we get to experience it! And waffles. Experience lots and lots of waffles :)

    Reply
  18. Christine // my natural kitchen
    August 25, 2015

    You’re reading my mind, I was JUST craving waffles and thinking that an oat/buckwheat flour combination would be good. These sound so perfect for me, I wonder if I could pass them off as dinner this evening! I’ve been away for the past few weeks and have missed my farmer’s market badly, but I can’t wait to load up on peaches this Saturday when I go! And I’ll probably be making waffles again because the combination of peaches and waffles is delightful <3

    Reply
  19. Ale
    August 25, 2015

    Love the idea of this waffles!

    Reply
  20. valentina | sweet kabocha
    August 25, 2015

    I can’t wait to try those waffles! I’m going to buy a waffle maker when moving with my boyfriend in our apartment ;) Btw, what family means to me? Honestly? Nothing. Bad relationships, insensitive parents. The only person I can really consider “my home” is my boyfriend.

    Reply
  21. Shashi at RunninSrilankan
    August 25, 2015

    Your mom and sisters must have thoroughly enjoyed these delicious, gluten free waffles! I love the texture and flavor of buckwheat flour – it’s my go-to flour when I make waffles!

    Reply
  22. Bianca @ ElephantasticVegan
    August 25, 2015

    These look gorgeous! I totally wish I’d still have a waffle iron. Well.. I guess I need one now :D

    Reply
    • genevieve y
      August 30, 2015

      Thank you Bianca! I couldn’t recommend getting a waffle iron more. I love mine so much! No regrets there ;) xo

      Reply
  23. Evi @ greenevi
    August 27, 2015

    Oh, I love waffles! And buckwheat flour! Definitely gonna try this version, pinned! ;)

    Reply
  24. Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen
    August 28, 2015

    I love your comments about friends and family, Genevieve. I’m an only child and am incredibly close with my parents, but love to think about my friends as being part of my family too. Having just moved, I’m hoping I can keep in touch with all of my loved ones back home. It sounds like you’ve been able to do that really well despite moving around a lot.

    These waffles look perfect – crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and such a beautiful golden color. I haven’t tried any vegan baking before, but your recipe makes it look very approachable. Waffles were my favorite growing up. Whenever I hosted a sleepover, my parents would make a big batch of waffles for me and my friends. I will always associate them with that happy memory!

    Reply
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