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Cornmeal Honey Waffles with Whipped Honey Butter (Dairy & Egg-free Options)

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 waffles 1x


Crispy and crunchy cornmeal waffles smothered with honey to top it off! Whipped honey butter that is so good you’ll probably just want to eat it plain… I won’t judge. And it’s all so easy! Egg and dairy-free options included.



For the Waffles:

  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 2 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan margarine (or salted butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups fine-grain yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Honey Butter:

  • 1/4 cup softened vegan margarine (or salted butter)
  • 23 tsp honey


For the Waffles:

  1. Combine the flax seed and water in a small bowl to make a flax egg; set aside for 10 minutes. Combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a measuring cup and set aside to curdle.
  2. Add the cornmeal, flours, and the remaining dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Pour in the almond milk mixture and the flax egg. Add the honey, then the melted margarine, and quickly mix together until just combined; do not over-mix. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  3. Cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions; ours takes 1/3 cup batter for 4 minutes. They’ll likely come off the iron a bit darker than you’re used to – that’s okay, they’re not burnt (unless you actually did burn them…).
  4. Top with honey butter and some extra honey or maple syrup to serve!

For the Honey Butter:

  1. Combine the softened margarine or butter and the honey and beat vigorously with a whisk until fluffy. If your butter was too soft (e.g. if you put it in the microwave too long), just mix the honey with the butter and then place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to harden a bit. Then beat until fluffy.


I made this with Earth Balance Original non-dairy butter. It worked great! Regular ol’ butter would certainly work too (use salted butter). Other types of margarine I cannot guarantee, but I imagine it would turn out alright.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Maker
  • Cuisine: American Comfort

Keywords: waffles, honey, cornmeal, egg-free, dairy-free