Studio BOL's favourite vegan waffle recipe

“Waffles are synonymous with sugar, chocolate and indulgence…but they don’t have to be. Waffles can be healthy, plant-based deliciousness that taste just as tempting as their Belgium counterparts.”

…This the exact pitch given to Founder Paul by two hopeful interns on a mission to fuel the studio with sweet treats. After an extraordinarily convincing speech and many tactical tea rounds later, a shiny new VonChef Waffle machine made its way into the loving home of Studio BOL.  

Our beloved banana & cinnamon waffles go down a treat on BOL birthdays, rainy days and in our monthly team meetings. Here’s our go to recipe: 

  • 1 + 1/4 cup soya or nut milk
  • 1/4 cup olive, vegetable, or melted coconut oil
  • A heaping 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour, or a DIY gluten-free blend (read more about different types of flour here)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • A splash of maple syrup
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A sprinkling of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Toppings of your choice (see below for our favorites!)


  • Place all of the ingredients into a nutri-bullet or blende, and whizz up until you have a smooth, thick batter.
  • If your batter is looking too pourable (verging on milk) mix in another ½ cup of flour and whizz again. Alternatively, if your batter is resembling cement, add in a good glug of plant-based milk to thin it out (everyone loves their waffles different, after all).
  • Lightly grease your waffle machine or waffle iron and allow it to heat.
  • Once your waffle pan is sufficiently hot, pour your batter in and spread evenly.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes, until your waffles develop a crisp golden crust and are cooked through.

Waffles are the ideal vehicle for all kinds of toppings (the best bit in my opinion) and some of our favorites include: 

  • HEAPS of Lotus Biscoff Spread
  • Almond butter
  • Sliced banana
  • Fresh or frozen berries
  • Frill Intense Chocolate nice-cream
  • Nuts & Seeds


Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Sofia x