Nature’s Path Dark Chocolate Chip Waffles

Waffles are among the foods I adore but am usually too lazy to make from scratch. So, when I glimpsed these vegan waffles from Nature’s Path in the freezer at the grocery store, I pounced.

I didn’t notice (or care) that they are gluten free, but this is a special treat for anyone who can’t eat gluten. The waffles are light, crispy, and have just the right amount of sweetness. I made them in the toaster oven, and they got a little crisp the first time — they need hardly any time at all to warm up. But the second time, they were perfect.

These waffles have very few chocolate chips — which would be my only complaint — otherwise, they are delicious. And, the lack of chocolate chips is hardly noticeable if you use plenty of vegan butter (such as Miyoko’s oat milk butter, pictured above) or whipped cream (like the amazing coconut whipped cream from Trader Joe’s, pictured below).

Waffles are among the foods best made from scratch, but if you’re looking for waffles you can have ready in about two minutes, this is a fantastic choice. We’ve also tried the Buckwheat Wildberry waffles (also vegan, organic, and gluten free), and they are delicious, with a sweet berry flavor that doesn’t require much more than butter (though we drowned them in maple syrup anyway).