When it comes to waffles admittedly I am a savory gal! Sweet can be nostalgic and fun but if waffles are stuffed with healthy-ish ingredients it can really feel like a complete meal. That's what I was going for with these green waffles. They've got spinach, green onion, and vegan cashew cheese in the batter and stuffed throughout the whole stack! The sriracha maple syrup is also a nice kick that compliments this brunchy, lunchy, maybe even breakfast for dinner kinda dish!
This is all part of the latest video on my YouTube channel for vegan waffles 2 ways which you can watch below or keep scrolling for the recipe.
** makes 8 square waffles
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C cornmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground pepper & salt
1/3 C fermented spreadable herbed cashew cheese, cut or broken into small chunks (OR 1 C vegan cheese shreds)
1/3 C chopped green onion
1 C packed baby spinach
1/4 C melted vegan butter
1 1/2 C non-dairy milk
sriracha maple syrup:
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 to 2 tbsp sriracha
Heat your waffle iron. This is the one I purchased from Hudson's Bay.
In a mixing bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, onion powder, smoke paprika, ground pepper, and sea salt.
Then add in the cashew cheese in small chunks and toss to get them coated in the dry ingredients.
Add green onion, spinach, vegan butter, and non-dairy milk to the bowl and fold to combine. Do not over mix the batter but ensure you don't see any bits of flour left unmixed.
Spray the waffle iron with a coating of oil on both sides.
Pour half the batter into the center of the waffle iron and spread out to the edges. Close the lid and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Time will vary depending on your make of waffle iron.
Before serving combine the sriracha and maple syrup together.
Serve the waffles with sliced avocado, baby arugula or other greens or herbs of your choice. Top with a bit more of the cashew cheese if you used it and douse in sriracha maple syrup!
If you have left over waffles you can re-heat them in the waffle iron to get them crisp again before serving.