Light and fluffy avocado waffles are easy to make and are loaded with fresh, creamy avocados. This kid friendly breakfast only takes 15 minutes to make! Serve now or freeze for later.Jump to Recipe
I’m on a serious waffle kick. Waffles are our go-to breakfast lately. They’re so good, filling, and there are so many things you can do with them. I had some avocados laying around and thought to use them to make waffles. They’re creamy like bananas and pumpkin so I thought why not.
Using avocados as a mix in is a great way to add subtle flavor and more nutrients to your breakfast. Especially if you're in the mood for something sweet. They also give the waffles a pretty green color and they stay green when stored properly! I think you’ll love this family friendly healthy waffles recipe.
- Why You’ll Love These Avocado Waffles
- What You Need to Make Avocado Waffles
- Choosing The Best Avocados for Avocado Waffles
- The Best Toppings for Avocado Waffles
- Avocado Waffle Variations
- How to Make Avocado Waffles
- Tips for Making The Best Avocado Waffles
- What to Serve with Avocado Waffles
- Is This Recipe Vegan?
- Can These Avocado Waffles be Made in Advance?
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- The Fluffiest Avocado Waffles
Why You’ll Love These Avocado Waffles
- You can easily meal prep these waffles for busy work weeks. If you make too many they can be refrigerated or frozen for later.
- They're combine the perfect blend between slightly crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on the inside
- They take on the prettiest green color and stay green when stored properly.
- It’s kid friendly and a great way to introduce healthy fats, vitamins and minerals for breakfast which are essential for growing kids.
- If you’re avoiding dairy or are sensitive to lactose these are for you. They're made with almond milk instead of regular milk.
What You Need to Make Avocado Waffles
Sugar - I use granulated sugar
Pinch of salt - to bring out the flavor and contrast from the sugar
Avocado - be sure your avocado is ripe and green, you want one that’s firm but not too firm
Almond Milk - or any other non-dairy milk. Regular milk will also work just fine for this
Vanilla extract - use a good brand for the best results
All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder - for fluffiness of course
Choosing The Best Avocados for Avocado Waffles
Choosing the right avocado is essential. If it’s not ripe enough you may have a hard time slicing into the fruit and you will find that the taste is not desirable. On the other hand choosing an avocado with soft spots or one that’s too soft could mean that it’s browning on the inside.
If you’re not familiar with choosing the perfect avocados don’t worry I’ve got you covered. Here are some things I look for when I’m looking for avocados to make these delicious avocado waffles.
- Flick off the stem, this is going to be the little brown nub at the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and you see green underneath, the avocado is ripe. If you see brown underneath it could be overripe or not ripe yet.
- Don’t solely rely on the avocado color. There are so many varieties of avocados like haas and California avocados. They all turn different colors as they ripen. The most common type I see get darker as they ripen but that may not always be the case.
- Avoid dark marks and soft spots on the flesh. This may indicate browning on the inside of your avocado.
- Firmly grab the avocado, if it feels firm it may need a few days to ripen. If it feels firm but slightly soft it may be perfect to use that day or the next. Plan accordingly! Because we’re blending the avocado you have more grace on ripeness.
- Consider buying the bulk bag if you plan to use avocados for another recipe or if you have a big family to feed. Many times you’ll get a better price
The Best Toppings for Avocado Waffles
When it comes to topping avocado waffles there are so many ways to do it besides the traditional syrup and butter. Get creative for breakfast and try some of these varieties.
Peanut or almond butter drizzle - heat the peanut butter slightly and stir in maple syrup and drizzle over
Chocolate drizzle - make this by melting chocolate chips, thin out using coconut oil or butter
Powdered sugar and fresh fruit - our favorites are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
Cinnamon Sugar - equal parts sugar and cinnamon add the perfect amount of sweetness
Avocado Waffle Variations
Make them savory - omit sugar, add a pinch of salt and pepper, throw in shredded cheese and prepare. Serve with a cooked egg and sausage.
Add berries - chopped strawberries, whole blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries are all great in this recipe
Chocolatey - add cocoa powder for a chocolatey batter
Add Oats - gives more texture and provides the waffle with even more fiber, it's basically an avocado oats recipe put into a waffle which tastes great and has the perfect texture
Gluten Free - while I've never tried using a gluten free flour with these, you can substitute almond flour for the all purpose flour with a 1:1 ratio. However, you may end up needing more egg to use as a binding agent.
Use Buttermilk - buttermilk waffles are a favorite, using buttermilk would add so much flavor and make these a hit, let me know if you substitute almond milk for this!
Add extra avocado - serve the avocado waffles as avocado waffle toast by placing additional avocados on top of the waffle.
How to Make Avocado Waffles
Step 1. Place sugar, salt, avocado, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla in a blender and blend on high until you have a smooth green batter.
Step 2. In a mixing bowl add all purpose flour and baking powder. Stir until the baking powder is evenly distributed in the flour.
Step 3. Stir in the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. It’s okay if your batter is a little lumpy. Be sure not to over mix.
Step 4. Prepare your waffle iron by preheating and coating with cooking spray if needed. Once heated add 1/2 cup of batter to the waffle iron and spread a little among the iron with a spoon. Close the iron and cook according to the waffle iron directions until golden brown. Once done remove the waffle from the iron and serve with butter, maple syrup or try something new.
- Because this is a thicker batter this recipe only makes 5 waffles. I recommend doubling the recipe if you have a big family to feed.
- If you don't have a high speed blender you may use a food processor but be sure the avocado batter is completely smooth before adding the dry ingredients. Blender avocados are easy to make and save on time.
Tips for Making The Best Avocado Waffles
- Let your eggs reach room temperature before adding to the batter. Room temperature eggs are less viscous than cold eggs allowing them to mix better and helps the waffles become lighter and fluffier.
- Do not over mix your batter. The idea here is to stir the ingredients together until just combined. This does not mean until the batter is smooth. The batter will probably be a little lumpy but this is okay. As long as the flour streaks are gone you should be good to go.
- Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately to avoid over mixing the batter. Using a blender is almost essential in this recipe unless you're okay with avocado chunks in your waffle.
- Make sure the waffle iron is completely ready and heated before adding the batter. Usually the waffle iron only takes about 4 minutes to preheat but some experts recommend letting the waffle iron preheat for 10 minutes or longer.
- Spray the waffle maker with cooking spray. This is especially important if you don’t want your waffles to stick or break as you’re trying to pull it from the iron. Using cooking spray will help your waffle come out easily.
What to Serve with Avocado Waffles
- Fruit salad
- Greek Yogurt
Is This Recipe Vegan?
While this waffle recipe does not contain milk or other dairy, it’s not entirely vegan since it uses eggs. I have seen many recipes use flax eggs as a substitute for eggs in waffles or increase the oil content to make up for the eggs but I have never tried that with this recipe.
Can These Avocado Waffles be Made in Advance?
I always make these avocado waffles ahead of time. I love eating waffles during the work week however, you’ll never find me making them the morning of because it does take extra time than the on the go alternatives. I don’t think that should be a reason to not eat waffles for breakfast because there are ways around that.
I make this recipe ahead of time two different ways. The first way is making the batter ahead of time. The batter takes maybe 5-10 minutes to make if you have all the ingredients readily available. The batter can be placed in the fridge for no more than two days so I make this on Sunday and serve for Monday and Tuesday.
The second and most favorite way I make these ahead of time is by cooking up all the waffles on Sunday, then I place them in the fridge where they can keep for up to a week. To reheat you can place in a toaster or heat in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until heated through.
You can also freeze the waffles after they’ve been made. Waffles can be frozen for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat them you can place in a toaster oven on the low setting so they don’t burn. You can also heat in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until heated through.
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The Fluffiest Avocado Waffles
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 avocado peeled pitted, and flesh scooped out
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- In a blender combine sugar, salt, avocado, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
- In a mixing bowl add the all purpose flour and baking powder.
- Stir in the blended wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until just combined.
- Prepare your waffle iron by preheating and spraying the iron. Once heated, add 1/2 cup of waffle batter and use a spoon to spread evenly into the waffle iron. Close the iron and cook until the iron says your waffles are done. Remove and serve with fresh fruit.