These vegan gluten free lemon poppyseed waffles are a lemony light and bright breakfast recipe! crispy and fluffy – perfect for vegan weekend brunch!
recipe originally published March 24, 2016
Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
One of my favorite treats as a kid was a Lemon Poppyseed Bread.
I cannot believe I have never made one - that might need to happen soon.
Thing is, as much as my mom made just about every single thing from scratch, this favorite loaf came from the store.
It was a rare treat. Our family used to go to the lake in the summer - one of those day trips that started super early in the morning so we'd snag a great spot on the beach. We had a big cooler filled with eats for the day, and for some reason, we always bought a few of the same things at the store for these trips. One of those things? A Lemon Poppyseed Loaf from the grocery bakery.
Oh so good.
(see more vegan breakfast recipes here.)
So these waffles are lovely - bright lemon, crispy fluffy light, with that little crunch from the poppyseed. Slightly sweet, just as I like things. So, way less sweet than that favorite Lemon Poppyseed Bread I loved...
These would be great with a little melted butter and syrup, but I didn't even do that. I am loving the new Daiya Greek Yogurt Alternatives - and the Blueberry flavor was a perfect match for these Lemon Poppyseed Waffles. Perfect flavor match and color match, don't you think?
It really is all I needed.
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Sunday Vegan Brunch, here we come.
Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
Vegan Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Waffles - a lemony light and bright breakfast recipe! crispy and fluffy – perfect for vegan weekend brunch!
- 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour
- 2 -3 tablespoons vegan granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon poppyseed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup club soda
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- Sift together flour, sugar, poppyseed, and baking powder. Whisk in soda and combine. Stir in lemon juice and zest.
- Allow waffle batter to sit several minutes, stirring again just before pouring into waffle maker.
- Pour ⅓ to ½ cup into middle of prepared waffle iron (depending on size of iron). Close and cook per machine instructions.
- I cooked mine about 3-4 minutes on one side, flipping and cooking another minute (using a waffle iron that flips).
adapted from Perfect Vegan Vanilla Waffles
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
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Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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Ali Owens says
THESE LOOK SO GOOD and I am neither vegan nor gluten free.
Did you cook waffles in cast iron as pictured? I would love to know which iron you used/recommend. Cast iron appeals to me...
Thank you for your response.
Kristina Sloggett says
hi ValOrie! no, I did not use a cast iron - the waffle maker in the photo here is actually this one - Waffle Iron - I have used it for YEARS and it still works like a charm! 🙂
oohhh! I've never thought about making a poppyseed waffle! Genius!
Ashley - Forking Up says
Gorgeous waffles! Even better than they're so allergy-friendly.
Oh wow, these look so yummy!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
These waffles sound incredible. Love lemon poppyseed together and adding blueberries to the topping is genius!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
One of my favorite things to do is remake childhood favorites like this. Your waffles are gorgeous and the flavor combo is spot-on! The blueberry topping sounds perfect too.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Lemon poppy seed is pretty spectacular! Although I've never had it in the traditional loaf form!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
Saving this one try try. Pretty sure Vegas will never notice they're vegan. I bought Daiya cream cheese today... going to see if she catches on to that.
But you ned to come here. She refuses to go to Kindred with me. Lame.
Silly. I keep seeing people's photos from Bar Kindred, and I've been trying to figure out when I can get down there 🙂
Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite says
I love lemon poppyseed!!! These look delish. And that pop of purple is so pretty!!! And yum. I haven't tried the Daiya ones yet.