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Vegan Chai Waffles

Vegan Chai Waffles – without eggs or dairy – but 100% flavorful. With cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and all the typical chai spices!

Vegan Chai Waffles |

When the whole kitchen smells like Christmas – it’s either Christmas or Chai Waffles are in the making. I definitely prefer the latter. For me, Christmas means work (buying presents, planning to visit relatives, baking cookies), while Chai Waffles mean enjoying one of my favorite sweet breakfasts. That’s not a hard choice.

Oh and you know what goes great with Chai Waffles? Chai :D Is there are a thing like chai overkill? I don’t think so. This is the perfect breakfast for weekends or if you need a sweet breakfast treat on cold fall or winter days.

Chai Spices

For these vegan Chai Waffles, I’ve made my own chai spice mix consisting of

  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • cardamom
  • cloves
  • fennel
  • vanilla bean powder

You can either use ground spices or grind them into a fine powder in a mortar.

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Vegan Chai Waffles

Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Chai Waffles topped with maple syrup taste and smell just like Christmas. These are made without eggs or dairy - but 100% flavorful. With cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and all the typical chai spices!
4 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 3 waffles
Calories 176 kcal


Ingredients for the Waffles

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 pinch nutmeg powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil liquid
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk e.g. unsweetened rice coconut milk
  • nonstick cooking spray for the waffle iron
  • maple syrup for drizzling on top


  • Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and spices in a mixing bowl. Add the coconut oil and rice milk and whisk until combined. It should be a thick, sticky batter. 
  • Heat the waffle iron and spray it generously with the oil, so that the waffles don’t stick to the iron later and add about 1/3 of the waffle batter for each waffle. Depending on the waffle iron, you might end up with more or less waffles. Let it cook in the iron until slightly brown on the edges. Repeat until all the batter is used. 
  • Drizzle the vegan Chai Waffles with maple syrup before serving and enjoy!


Serving: 1waffleCalories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 183mgSugar: 7gCalcium: 74mgIron: 1.6mg
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Recipe Rating


Monday 16th of September 2019

Cons: this recipe makes 3 of the small square type waffles so if you’re making for more than just yourself you’ll need to at least triple the recipe. The recipe is really dry, I had to add a few more tablespoons of milk to un-seize the batter because it was too thick to stir. I used allspice instead of fennel because I hate fennel and I used 1/2tsp of vanilla extract instead of the vanilla powder. Pros: these waffles are freaking delicious 🤤 the chai spice is incredible and so warm, perfect for fall 🙌🏻

Florian Heißl

Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Schmeckt sehr gut!! Danke


Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Freut mich sehr, Florian! :)


Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Would it be ok to sub a tiny bit of vanilla extract for the vanilla bean powder?


Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Absolutely, Jessica! :) That will work!