I don’t get breakfast skippers. Even when I’m working hard at my computer and slugging back multiple coffees, I’m all about a good breakfast. My archives are full of breakfast inspiration, but I’m also content with a bowl of store-bought cereal or a couple slices of toast when the situation demands it.
Sometimes a breakfast is so good that it has to be repeated. These vegan lemon cornmeal waffles are such an occasion. The first time I made these waffles, I was out of eggs, so I headed to the Post Punk Kitchen recipe archives and found this recipe. I was hooked. These waffles are have a good lemon flavour, a nice bite from the cornmeal and if you cook them a wee bit longer in the waffle machine, they become extra crispy which is always a good thing. Yesterday I made them for our Canada Day brunch as we had friends over and they received accolades and second round platefuls. If you choose not to use the vegan ingredients, feel free to sub in dairy as the results are just as tasty.
lemon cornmeal waffles
(adapted from the post punk kitchen)
1 1/4 cs +2 T flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3/4 c cornmeal
1/4 c canola oil
2 c almond milk
1/4 c soy yogurt
zest and juice from 2 lemons
2 T agave syrup
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cornmeal together. In another bowl, mix together the oil, almond milk, yogurt, lemon juice & zest and the agave syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold together until just mixed. Use a small ladle to pour batter onto your prepped waffle maker and proceed in your usual waffle-making style. Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
yum these look amazing! i need a waffle iron in my life ASAP!!!
I am going out to get a waffle iron. Right. Now.
I don’t understand breakfast skippers either! These waffles are right up my ally, yum!
This recipe nearly made me buy a waffle iron when I first saw it on the PPK.
I do love good vegan food that is mainstream. If everyone cut down on their animal products consumption it would be so much better for your health and the environment
The combination of lemony goodness, fresh strawberries and crunch from the cornmeal sounds soooo good.
Oh wow! These are making me hungry! I’d love to try them out but don’t have a waffle iron…sucks to be me 😉
These look so tasty! I’m thinking about making them for 4th of July brunch.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I love getting up early and reading my favorite blogs, it’s just so peaceful.
I’ve been looking for a good cornmeal waffle recipe! Love that you doused them in strawberries.
AlyssaG & even-star, what are you waiting for? Get that waffle iron 🙂
Jacqui, breakfast is where it’s at.
Helen, you gotta get a waffle iron as this recipe is so good. Agreed.
Topping the waffles with locally grown berries was tops, Nicole! A great combo.
Bijoux, you’ve got to get one. I’m sure you could scour freecycle or craigslist for one quite easily.
Petalbelles, I hope you do! Our brunch guests loved them.
Can’t beat local strawberries, Joanne…especially on top of these babies.
I would never have dreamed to add lemon to waffles…but now that I have…watch out waffle iron…
Yummy! Made these this morning and will definitely make again (they were a little too runny at first due to overly juicy lemons, but an extra couple of Tbsp of flour fixed that). Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
These look beautiful! We love cornmeal waffles here too. I started making them when my husband found out he has celiac. They really are perfect, right?! YUM!
Good idea kickpleat! That is how I found my ice cream maker 🙂
i love how you made them look glazed. how did you do that? nice photo skills!
PCWG, lemon makes a fine addition!
Elliomeg, watch out for juicy lemons. Glad you found a quick fix & enjoyed these babies!
Yup, they are pretty perfect, Sarena. Yum, indeed.
Glad I could help, Bijoux.
Thanks Caroline, but there is no glaze….just some maple syrup poured over top!
Made these this morning after a early am to store for cornmeal and lemons. the best waffles ever! so crunchy and good.. i’d eat them plain and may try an orange next time too. many thx!
These really are THE BEST waffles EVER! We topped ours with fresh strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and a drizzle of honey. I also worked a little whole wheat flour into the mix. Fantastic! Thanks for the super recipe. 🙂
Gia, glad you loved these! So good and orange sounds like a great sub.
Love the ww addition, Jen!
These sound scrumptious! A good waffle recipe and the right toppings make all the difference I find.
I love a good waffle recipe so will save this one! I’ve yet to make a waffle with lemon.
These waffles sound delicious. However, I would like to use cow products for the milk and yogurt. Do you think that will change the flavor profile? I wish I could say that I’m good at adapting recipes, but I’m not so I need someone to hold my hand.
Margot, the two go hand in hand!
Ashley, this is a good one and I love how pronounced the lemon is.
OrangeCat, yes, you can easily sub in any kind of milk or yogurt with these waffles. I’ve done it and there’s no difference except that they are no longer vegan. Enjoy!
These sound amazing!! I love breakfast…Pity I don’t have a Waffle maker – might have to turn these into pancakes instead!
Your blog is sooo cute. I love the name. And this recipe is lovely! Beautiful photos. I hope you will submit this recipe and more to my new “vegan finds” website:
Rebecca, the batter is a bit thick for pancakes, but you could easily thin it out.
Hi! These were so amazing 🙂
I had to make a few changes and thought that you guys might like to hear them!
The batter was a little thin for me, most likely because I didn’t have any soy yogurt! So I used half almond milk,, half coconut milk, 3/4 cup of coconut and an extra 1/2 cup of flour for the perfect consistency! They tasted like a wonderful coconut lemon crisp. Thank you so much again for the recipe!