Cashews, dates and oats are three of the most ubiquitous ingredients in the vegan pantry.  We combine all three in this recipe to make the quintessential vegan waffle.


  • 2 ½ cups cold water, divided
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 2-4 Medjool dates, pitted (or 1 tablespoon agave nectar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • In a high-speed blender, blend 1 cup of water with the cashews until smooth.
  • Then, add the pitted dates, salt, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
  • Add the rolled oats and the remaining 1 ½ cup of water, and blend until smooth.
  • Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before making the first waffle.
  • Lightly spray PAM or olive oil on the surface of a heated waffle iron and then pour in ⅙ of the mixture.
  • Bake until the waffle is golden to dark brown, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Note: due to the ingredients in the batter, each waffle may take a minute or two longer than usual to cook.
  • Repeat for all 6 waffles and enjoy with optional toppings.
  • Optional toppings: almond butter, fresh berries, sliced bananas, maple syrup

Ready in about 45 minutes
Makes 6 waffles

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Jonathan Ewald

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