Fast and easy, these vegan 2 ingredient waffles turn out amazingly thick and fluffy. The perfect recipe to customize with your favorite flavors and toppings. These waffles are vegan, healthy, and easily made gluten free.
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty busy, we did all of our normal weekend things on Saturday (meal prep, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.), cause we had a little marathon to get through Sunday morning! I’ve posted previously all of my injury trials throughout our training, but God once again provided amazingly and my foot was feeling okay in the days leading up to the race, so I decided to go for it. I just knew I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t at least try. From the start of our training we never were worried about a time goal, and I knew obviously I wouldn’t be able to go as fast as I could if I was totally healthy, so it was nice not to have that pressure. Our main goal was to run the entire thing, and most importantly to do it together. I know Joe could’ve gone WAY faster, but he’s the sweetest and we stuck together and ran the entire 26.2.
The race feels like a blur, but at the same time I remember every part vividly! All of the happiness, tears, and sweat through 4 months of training was so worth it. The feeling of accomplishment is absolutely amazing, totally indescribable. And though I wouldn’t wish injuries on anybody, overcoming adversity made the achievement that much sweeter. I’m so, SO thankful for all of my amazing supports. I’m blessed to have been able to even make it to the start, and God watched over me the whole race. My faith has been strengthened tremendously, as always God worked in His own way and things worked out according to his plan. Joe has been there for me constantly through all the ups and downs, amazingly patient, loving, and kind.
My wonderful parents came to the race and cheered us on throughout the course, at miles 5, 9, 19, and the finish line. Seeing them gave me a burst of energy each time, more motivation to stick it out and do what we went to do, even when my legs wanted so badly to quit. We earned our medals, and we have a cherished memory for a lifetime. I also now have completely blistered/black toes (I’ll spare you that photo), and can only move like a 90 year old woman, the soreness is UNREAL (work today should be an adventure)…but it was worth it.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept of “carb loading,” right?! The night before a physically demanding race/event you’re supposed to take in more carbs so that your glycogen stores are all topped off, so that when your body fatigues and needs more energy fast, you have something to draw from and don’t fall flat. This was my and Joe’s version of carb loading Saturday night – a lot of 2 ingredient waffles! These are also one of Joe’s absolute favorite breakfasts (and actually, dessert, most nights of the week). They’re one of the easiest things to make, and if you’ve got a waffle maker you’re ready to go. If not, they’d probably make perfectly good pancakes, too! But today, I’m makin’ waffles (if you got that Shrek reference, you’re the best).
These vegan 2 ingredient waffles couldn’t be easier. Simply process your whole grain oats into flour, and mix some almond milk into that. The amount of milk you’ll want to add depends on how thick/runny you like your waffle batter – it’s forgiving, so if you feel like you made it too runny, just add a little more oat flour, and same thing with if it’s too thick, just add a little more almond milk. Once the batter is ready, pour it into the waffle iron and wait! I just bought one about a month ago for Joe for his birthday, and it turned out to be a perfect, slightly random gift choice – he’s used it almost every night since.
The vegan 2 ingredient waffles bake up nice and fluffy, with the perfect thick, slightly chewy texture. They definitely stand up to any toppings or sauces you want to add. For these, we went with date syrup! Simply process a couple of large dates with almond milk, until the dates are smooth and pour like a syrup. It added the perfect amount of sweetness, since the waffles on their own are not sweetened. Any fruit/jam, nuts, or chocolate sauce would be amazing too. Or almond butter?! Hello, waffle perfection. Pardon me while I drag my sore body to the kitchen to make a celebratory, post marathon waffle.
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!