Chai Spiced Buttermilk Waffles (Vegan+GF)

There's nothing quite like starting your day with a stack of delicious waffles, but if you add some warm and comforting spices these become a perfect holiday celebration!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 - 12 servings


  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar or 1/4 cup (packed brown sugar)
  • 2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream *see note
  • 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato can sup pumpkin, banana, or applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground anise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend

Optional Toppings:

  • soy whipped cream
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh berries


  1. Whisk milk and vinegar in a large mixing bowl and allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder, spices, and salt in a separate bowl. Now add the coconut cream, mashed sweet potato, and vanilla to the milk and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until just smooth. (If the batter seems too thick or too thin you can adjust it with a small amount of milk or flour).

  2. Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve hot with desired toppings

Recipe Notes

If you have trouble finding coconut cream at your local grocery store it's completely fine to use full-fat coconut milk and scrape the cream off of the top. Just be sure that it's cold enough to separate.