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Vegan Cocoa Waffles With Caramelized Pears

This Vegan Cocoa Waffles With Caramelized Pears recipe is slightly sweet and pairs perfectly with your morning cup of coffee or a mimosa.

Adapted from Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Author Shelly Westerhausen


For the waffles:

  • 1 cup all-purpose
  • 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil , melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the pears:

  • 1 Tablespoon earth balance or coconut oil
  • 2 firm red pears , cored and sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt


  1. For the waffles, preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. Whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, oil, and vanilla extract to the center. Whisk together the wet ingredients until incorporated and then fold the dry ingredients into the wet until a thick batter has formed. Bake the waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions.
  2. For the pear, heat oil or earth balance in a skillet over medium. Add pears and sugar and saute in the pan until the pears are soft and begin to caramelize, about fifteen minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and salt. Top over warm waffles and serve right away.