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Valentine’s Day Pink Pitaya Waffles {vegan + gluten & oil-free} sweetsimplevegan.comI created for you all a Valentine’s Day Pink Pitaya Waffle recipe that you all are going to LOVE — not just cause they are delicious, but come on, how cute are they? AND not only is this perfect for the holiday, it is perfect for kids, too!

As some of you may know from my Instagram and YouTube, I have recently had a problem with my external hard drive. Well, I should say currently, because the issue is it yet resolved :/

Anyways, I am telling you this because this Pink Pitaya Waffle recipe would not have been born had that not happened. Two weeks ago I shot an oil free fudge recipe to be shared today in time for Valentine’s Day (it will still be released at some point, I promise), and I was so pumped to do so. Since the files from that shoot and video are not accessible at the moment, I decided to create another recipe for you because with the and possibility that I recover my data (crossing my fingers and toes), why not cook up a brand new recipe?

So everything happens for a reason right? Scratch that. Everything happens for waffles, right?

I don’t know how I had not thought of this before, but pitaya is the PERFECT ingredient for Valentine’s Day recipes. It’s fluorescent pink tone is the perfect festive color! If you don’t know what Pitaya is, it is another name for Dragon Fruit, which you may know. I bought frozen packs from Whole Foods, but if you attempt to use fresh if available, let me know how it turns out!Valentine’s Day Pink Pitaya Waffles {vegan + gluten & oil-free}If you like this recipe, you might also love my Healthy 3-Ingredient Pancakes w/ Berry Syrup that I made around this time last year 🙂 It is hearty, nutritious and most importantly it is good for you!

Make sure you tag me on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan or twitter @sweetsimpleveg and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of my recipes, I love to see your photos!

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Valentine’s Day Pink Pitaya Waffles {vegan + gluten & oil-free}

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  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 packet (100g) frozen pitaya, thawed
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/4 cup medjool dates
  • 2 cups gf oat flour OR 2 cups gf rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch sea salt

Top with:


  1. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a bowl, mix, and allow it to sit for a few minutes. This will make it more of a “buttermilk”.
  2. Add the pitaya, applesauce, medjool dates, vanilla, and almond milk vinegar mix into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. Taste and adjust sweetness/flavor as desired.
  5. Preheat your waffle iron, on low if possible, and allow your batter to set in the meantime.
  6. Add batter to the iron, and cook according to it’s instructions. The amount of batter and cooking time will vary based on your waffle iron.
  7. Remove from iron, and place onto a plate/sheet in a single layer (not stacked!). If you would like to keep them warm, you can place them in a 200 F oven.
  8. Serve immediately with desired toppings, such as fresh fruit, berry syrup, or maple syrup.


You can freeze leftovers for a few months and warm in the toaster or oven when you want to eat them 🙂
Adapted from Minimalist Baker.
Date Chocolate Sauce:
1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted and packed
3/4 cup almond milk
1½ tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if needed to reach desired consistency.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Last year, My boyfriend Chris and I collaborated and put together a healthy, oil-free and easy peasy Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu for you to enjoy. Even if you are stumbling across this page far our from the month of February, all of the recipes we included are must try’s!Vegan Valentine's Day Menu {oil-free}
To all of you lovebirds who need a cute Valentine’s Day date idea, why not do a relaxed night in, making a healthy homemade dinner with your sweetie?

Our full Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu {oil-free} includes recipes from both my blog and All of these are perfect for a night in with you and your {vegan} honeee, I hope you enjoy!


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  1. oh my yum! I’m currently at the library and I think scrolling through your blogs has not only made me hungry, but others around me too! haha can’t wait to try this at home 🙂

  2. Jasmine you are such an inspiration! I went vegan not long ago and checking your website and instagram regularly makes me appreciate this lifestyle even more. I also struggled with ED the same way you did lying about eating and telling myself that I was just being healthy. I think you’re the most creative vegan food blogger out there and your recipes are very unique and accommodating to different food restrictions and lifestyles which is awesome. Thank you for doing what you do.

    1. Hi Hind, thank you so much for this, it brought a huge smile to my face because this is why I do what I do, and I love being able to hear a voice from the other end of things. Sending you my love!