Last night around 1 AM I announced to all my friends that I was dying to have waffles. My waffle craving could be related to the amount of alcohol in my system, or the excitement of the exploding fireworks, or even my non-stop dancing to this Taylor Swift song (don’t judge me). Whatever the reason, all I could think about was waffles! Of course, there’s no vegan-friendly waffle joints open at 1 AM on New Years in my neck of the woods, so I didn’t get any waffles. Until this morning when I made them myself!
It’s no secret that Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen fame is my favorite vegan chef of all time. I own almost every cookbook she has written and I’ve never tried a recipe of hers that I didn’t like. Her latest work, Isa Does It, is my top vegan cookbook. I did not create the recipe for these waffles. These Sinfully Wholesome Waffles are in Isa Does It, but I also found the recipe online in the PPK forums HERE.
You have to make these waffles. They’re simple, and like the recipe title says, Sinfully Wholesome! I knew I could top these breakfast beauties with plain maple syrup and be in heaven, but there was a pound of fresh strawberries in my kitchen begging to get in on the waffle action! This is the easiest strawberry sauce you will ever make. I promise. But easy doesn’t mean flavorless! The minimal ingredients really allow the strawberries to shine as a perfect topping for a wafflelicious New Year’s breakfast.
What’s this kale picture doing in the middle of all this strawberry talk?! Before waffles, before strawberry sauce, I scarfed down a plate of sauteed kale with lemon juice. Because hey, it’s New Years! That’s when we’re supposed to eat veggies, right? Kale for breakfast. Try it.
- Assemble ingredients as listed for the Sinfully Wholeseome Waffles recipe.
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Prepare waffle batter as directed for the Sinfully Wholeseome Waffles recipe. Please note that I omitted the called for oil to make this dish WFPB (leaving it out won't affect the recipe), and I used all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat, because I was out of whole wheat. I also used 1/4 cup additional rolled oats in place of the wheat germ.
- Pick over strawberries and reserve 5-6 of the best to eat fresh. Chop remaining strawberries into small pieces and put in a small saute pan.
- Add lemon juice and maple syrup, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. After boiling, continue to cook until strawberries release their juices and become soft, about five minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to rest for an additional five minutes.
- Top waffles with strawberry sauce and garnish plate with fresh strawberries. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite waffle topping?