Try this Delicious Vegan Pizzelle Recipe Today

Welcome, my friends! Today we’re venturing into new territory: the world of vegan pizzelle cookies. I know what you’re thinking – “Vegan?! How could a cookie without dairy or eggs possibly have any flavor?” But trust me when I say that these vegan pizzelles are a delightful mouthful of crispness and sweetness that will change your mind.

Many of us are always on the lookout for vegan desserts and, fortunately, pizzelles made without dairy and egg definitely fit the bill. This recipe is so easy to follow; it will delight anyone who loves thin cookies.

And while it may seem daunting at first to make these Italian-inspired treats, I assure you that with the right ingredients and tools (ahem, a pizzelle iron), you’ll be cranking out beautiful, crispy pizzelles in no time.

So let’s take a leap of faith here and give this vegan pizzelle recipe a try. I guarantee it will instantly become one of your go-to dessert recipes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Pizzelle
Vegan Pizzelle

As someone who has always been curious about veganism, I was thrilled to stumble upon this vegan pizzelle recipe. But even for those who aren’t particularly interested in the dietary lifestyle, this recipe is a must-try.

Firstly, these pizzelles are made without dairy or eggs, making them perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or those looking to make more conscious meal choices. The ingredients are simple and accessible- all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, margarine and pure vanilla extract to name a few.

Most notably, these vegan pizzelles have the same crispness and beautiful thin nature that traditional pizzelles possess – so there’s no compromise on taste. Plus, they’re light and crispy in texture, making them perfect for snacking or as a dessert accompaniment.

As a bonus, the recipe also includes gluten-free variations for those who are intolerant to gluten. By using alternative flours like teff flour or almond flour and substituting certain ingredients like granulated sugar with coconut sugar or flax egg for eggs they can enjoy to their heart’s content.

But let’s not forget the joy of making these! Crafting these delicacies is just as fun as eating them – They can be made using a specialized pizzelle iron (or chocolate pizzelle maker), which come in different designs – shapes like hearts or snowflakes which turn out so beautiful.

In sum, vegan or not, you will fall in love with these pizzelles. The recipe’s simplicity combined with its delightful taste makes it easy enough to make over and over again whether as a midday snack or weekend bake treat.

Ingredient List

 A closer look at these crispy vegan Pizzelle cookies
A closer look at these crispy vegan Pizzelle cookies

Let’s gather all the ingredients we need to bake these delicious vegan pizzelles. Don’t worry, you probably have most of them in your pantry already. If not, they are easy to find at any grocery store!

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ¾ cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons of liquid egg substitute (or use flaxseed replacement: mix 2 tbs of flaxseed meal with 6 tbs of water, let it sit for about 5 minutes)
  • 1 ¾ cups of dairy-free milk (such as soy or almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of melted and cooled vegan butter (such as Earth Balance or coconut oil)

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of anise seed if you want that traditional pizzelle flavor

Make sure to measure everything precisely to avoid a flat or dense final result.

The Recipe How-To

 Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked Pizzelle cookies
Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked Pizzelle cookies

Step 1: Gather all ingredients

Before starting the recipe, it is essential to gather all the necessary ingredients. For this vegan pizzelle recipe, you will need 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ¾ cup of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of anise seed, and a pinch of salt. You will also need 9 tablespoons of liquid egg substitute or flaxseed meal mixed with water (3 tablespoons flaxseed meal with 7 tablespoons warm water), 1 cup of melted vegan butter or coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract.

Step 2: Combine dry ingredients

In one mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients – all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, anise seed, and salt. Whisk until the ingredients are fully mixed.

Step 3: Mix wet ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, mix the wet ingredients – liquid egg substitute (or flaxseed meal mixture), melted vegan butter or coconut oil, and pure vanilla extract. Whisk together until well combined.

Step 4: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients

Next, slowly add the dry ingredient mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture while continuing to whisk everything together.

Step 5: Prepare Pizzelle Maker/Iron

Preheat your pizzelle maker or iron to its highest setting.

Step 6: Scoop batter

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out some batter from the bowl onto each pizzelle mold. Use enough batter to fill about two-thirds of each mold.

Step 7: Cook

Close the pizzelle maker or iron and cook for about one minute or until lightly golden brown.

Step 8: Remove from Maker/Iron

Open your pizzelle maker/iron and use a fork to gently remove each cookie from the molds. Place the cookies on a wire rack and continue cooking until all your batter is used up.

Step 9: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve your delicious vegan pizzelles as soon as they cool down. You can dust them with powdered sugar using a sieve and serve alongside coffee or tea for a perfect dessert treat.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to indulge in this guilt-free, plant-based treat
Get ready to indulge in this guilt-free, plant-based treat

There are many different substitutions and variations you can try with this vegan pizzelle recipe to suit your tastes or dietary needs.

For those who are gluten-free, you can easily swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend or individual flours such as teff flour or almond flour. These flours produce pizzelles that are just as delicate, flavorful and crispy as their gluten-containing counterparts.

If you want to experiment with different flavors in your pizzelles, try adding a teaspoon of anise seed into the batter. The anise adds a subtle licorice taste which pairs beautifully with the vanilla extract in the recipe.

Instead of margarine or vegan butter, you can also use coconut oil or Earth Balance for a slightly different taste. You can also use flaxseed meal mixed with water (known as a flax egg) in place of liquid egg substitutes to make your vegan pizzelles even healthier.

For chocolate lovers, simply add cocoa powder to the recipe and turn your plain vanilla gluten-free pizzelle cookies into rich chocolate delights. You can also dust your pizzelles with powdered sugar, drizzle them with melted chocolate or sandwich buttercream between two cookies to make dessert sandwiches.

No matter what variations you choose, these vegan pizzelles will still have the same delightfully crisp texture and mouthwatering flavor that will leave you begging for more!

Serving and Pairing

 These vegan Pizzelle cookies are perfectly crispy and sweet
These vegan Pizzelle cookies are perfectly crispy and sweet

The vegan pizzelle recipe is a dessert that can be served in many ways. One option is to have it alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea as a midday snack. You could also serve them as an elegant dessert at a dinner party.

For those who love sweet and savory flavors, you could sprinkle some sea salt on top of your pizzelles to balance out the sweetness. Additionally, adding a drizzle of melted chocolate on top of the pizzelles can take them to the next level of sweetness.

Another fantastic pairing for these vegan pizzelles are fresh fruits such as berries, cherries, and kiwis. The tartness of these fruits will contrast with the sweetness of the cookies, making a harmonious melody in your mouth.

If you want something that has more texture and crunchiness, you might try sandwiching two vegan pizzelles together with some chocolate ganache or peanut butter spread in between. By doing so, you add more density and richness to this dessert.

Lastly, if you’re looking for something even more filling, serve your vegan pizzelles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of creamy cold ice cream with warm crunchy pizzelle cookies is an experience everyone needs to try at least once.

No matter how you decide to serve your vegan pizzelles, one thing is for sure – they’ll leave you feeling delighted with their crispness made without dairy.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 An Italian classic turned vegan and extra delicious
An Italian classic turned vegan and extra delicious

Once you’ve made your batch of vegan pizzelles, you’ll want to store them properly to ensure maximum freshness. The good news is that these cookies stay nice and crisp even when stored in an airtight container. You can make them ahead of time for a party or for snacking, as they keep well for up to two weeks.

If you’re planning to serve these pizzelles at an event, make sure they’re completely cooled before storing them away. Don’t stack them on top of one another unless you separate them with a piece of parchment paper or wax paper. You want to avoid having them stick together or lose their shape.

If you start running low on pizzelles but don’t feel like making another batch, don’t worry! You can always reheat them by placing the cookies on a baking sheet and warming them in the oven at 350°F for about three minutes. This will restore some of their freshly baked crispness and make them even more delectable.

When it comes to freezing pizzelles, they actually hold up quite well. Store them in an airtight container or a zip-top freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. To thaw, simply leave them out at room temperature for an hour or so before serving.

Thanks to their mouth-crispness and thinness, they are perfect for snacking on-the-go or as a quick dessert option. These vegan pizzelles are convenient as they can be prepared and stored ahead without losing their texture and flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Serve up some love with these heart-shaped Pizzelle cookies
Serve up some love with these heart-shaped Pizzelle cookies

Now that you’re ready to whip up some vegan pizzelle goodness and impress your friends, let me share some tips to ensure consistent and perfect results every time.

Firstly, if you want thinner pizzelles, add more liquid to the batter. If you prefer thicker ones instead, reduce the amount of liquid. Keep in mind that an excessive amount of liquid will cause the batter to run and spread out too much. On the other hand, too little liquid will result in a dense and dry texture.

Another aspect to consider is the type of flour you use. All-purpose flour is great to work with, but gluten-free flour options like teff flour or almond flour can add more depth to the taste of your pizzelles while still maintaining its texture. When using gluten-free flour, try incorporating 1/4 tsp extra baking powder per cup of flour used, as this will give your pizzelles the lift that they need!

When making vegan pizzelles, many plant-based substitutes for dairy products exist. Still, I recommend sticking to margarine or Earth Balance for your recipe’s fat portion as these two ingredients would produce an ideal result. Melt the margarine before adding it to the batter mixture so that it becomes very easy to mix.

Making sure your pizzelle iron heats up correctly is also crucial. Set your iron on medium-high heat (around 375°F) and allow it enough time to get hot before using it. Preheat it for at least 5 minutes.

Lastly, keep an eye on those pizzelle cookies! Baking time can vary from 30 seconds to a minute depending on your iron’s make and model, so check them regularly until they have become slightly golden brown in color. The moment they start to turn slightly golden, promptly extract the hot cookie from the iron with care and leave it alone for a bit to cool down before serving.

By taking note of these tips, you’ll be able to create beautiful thin cookies with a mouth-watering crispness that will make a delightful after-dinner dessert or afternoon snack.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan pizzelle recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make. With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you can create a batch of beautiful thin cookies that will delight your mouth with their crispness. Plus, they’re free from dairy and gluten, making it a perfect dessert option for those with dietary restrictions.

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s a little different than the usual cookie or brownie, try making these vegan pizzelles. You won’t regret it! Plus, with the endless possibilities of variations and substitutions, you can make them your own and impress your guests at any gathering.

So what are you waiting for? Whip out your pizzelle iron or chocolate pizzelle maker and get baking! This recipe is sure to become a favorite among all dessert lovers – even those who aren’t vegan. Give it a try and taste the magic for yourself.

Vegan Pizzelle

Vegan Pizzelle Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Small Appliance, Vegan
Cook Time: 1 hour
Calories: 236.8kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 3/4 cup unbleached cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup mild-tasting oil or 1/2 cup margarine, melted and returned to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons green anise seed, toasted and ground


  • With a stand mixer or handheld, beat the soy yogurt and sugar together until well incorporated. Add the oil (or melted and cooled margarine) and vanilla, mix well. Sift flour and baking soda together and mix with the ground anise seed into the yogurt mixture. The resulting batter will be very thick, but will spread out on the iron when pressure and heat is applied. Follow instructions to bake on your pizzelle iron.

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Serving: 49g | Calories: 236.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.1g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 73.1mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 15.1g

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