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Vegan Potato Waffles

  • Author: Rae Aflatooni
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy, vegan potato waffles that are gluten-free and oil-free. This recipe for potato waffles is filling and comforting, making for the perfect savory vegan breakfast. 


Units Scale
  • 3 pounds of red potatoes (about 7 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 zucchini, cut length-wise, and then chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare: Chop potatoes into cubes and place them into a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cook: Add a fourth of a cup of water to the bowl and microwave for 10 minutes.
  3. Chop: While the potatoes are baking, chop up the onion and zucchini and sauté them in 1/4 cup of water (or more) until the onion is translucent and the zucchini is soft.
  4. Mash: Once your potatoes are cooked, put them in a bowl and mash them up using a potato masher.
  5. Combine: Add the sautéed veggies, garlic, chives, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until evenly dispersed.
  6. Cook: Scoop potato mix into a waffle iron and cook until well done. I like mine extra crispy, so I let it cook extra long.


  • If you enjoy these vegan potato waffles along with some plant-based breakfast side dishes, this recipe makes 6-8 servings. However, if you enjoy this recipe as a meal on its own as we do, it feeds 2-4 people.
  • If you don’t have red potatoes on hand, any type will do.
  • If you would like to bake the potatoes instead of microwave them, you don’t need to chop them up ahead of time. Just poke some holes in them using a fork and bake for about 50 minutes at 400°F/200°C. If you decide to bake them, you may want to add a tablespoon or so of water to the mashed potatoes mix, so they aren’t too dry.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Breakfast, Main
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: French Inspired

Keywords: vegan potato waffles, gluten-free potato waffles, oil-free potato waffles, crispy potato waffles