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Chai Dairy Free Waffles & Berry Compote

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These dairy free waffles are fluffy and scented with chai spices! Made with almond milk and coconut oil, they’re a delicious dairy free breakfast option.



For the berry compote

  • 1 pound frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the dairy free waffles

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk (we used Califia Farms)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Make the compote: Place frozen berries and maple syrup in a skillet over medium heat. Stir for several minutes until fruit is thawed. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water, then pour into the skillet and heat until the sauce is thickened. Add additional cornstarch mixed with water for a thicker sauce, if desired.
  2. Heat waffle iron on high heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, spices, and salt; mix to combine.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, then add milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined; do not overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the heated waffle iron and cook the waffles until golden brown. Remove the cooked waffles and place on a baking sheet without stacking. Make to order or place in a 300F oven to keep warm.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: American