MoFo'n Chicken & Waffles w/Maple Sriracha Aioli

Happy MoFo'n September, VegHeads!

So excited that it's that Vegan MoFo time of year again. It's always such a fun and challenging month of food. This year, I'm all about the MoFo daily prompts (i.e. focus on a nutrient, recreate a restaurant meal, etc.)  A little structure/guidelines makes the whole thing just that much cooler - like my own personal game show and on my game show I'm also going to have a little bit of structure:
  • each post will start with the daily MoFo prompt as the header 
    • i.e. Rise and Shine! It's MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast.
  • each post will feature ingredients sourced from Treasure Valley farmer's markets and my garden (what's a Treasure Valley? It's the valley where my lovely Boise home is located).
And that's pretty much it for structure cause a little bit goes a long way; like my crazy breakfast which doesn't fit the rest of my theme at all. Don't judge me tho, it's the first day of MoFo, I'm trying to celebrate over here. And let me tell you, Chicken and Waffles is a pretty damn good way to celebrate (useful tip: serve with mimosas).

For the Waffles:

2 c non-dairy milk (I used Cashew Milk)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp cornstarch
2 c rice flour
3 rounded tbsp raw sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c water
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Mix together the non dairy milk and the apple cider vinegar. Set aside to curdle.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a big bowl. After the milk has had about 10 minutes in time out, mix together all the ingredients to make your waffle batter. 
  3. Use your waffle iron as normal to make some bomb ass, vegan, gluten free waffles. 
  4. Warm the oven to about 200 to keep the waffles warm while you make everything else.

For the Chicken:

1 package of Gardein Chick'n Scallopini
1/3 c water
3 tbsp grainy mustard
3 tbsp rice flour + 1 c rice flour, divided
1/4 c nutritional yeast
2 tbsp cornmeal
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper, to taste

  1. In a pie plate, mix together water, mustard and 3 tbsp flour until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In another pie plate, mix together flour, nutritional yeast, cornmeal, baking powder, and remaining spices. Set aside.
  3. Get a good amount of frying oil hot AF in your favorite pan (I used my cast iron skillet).
  4. Coat your scallopinis in the wet batter and then coat in the dry batter. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until the scallopinis are golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a warmed oven to keep warm while you cook the rest.

For the Maple Sriracha Aioli:

1/3 c vegan mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp sriracha

  1. Whisk together all ingredients

Tomorrow: Recreate a Meal from your Childhood., see y'all there.

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All the love,



  1. OMG!!! You made my day with this recipe! It's vegan and GF! I'm drooling over here!

  2. Oh my God, yes!! These look perfect! I haven't had veg chicken and waffles in years, and you may have just sparked a craving.

    Yours look amazing!

    1. AHH! Thank You!

      I don't mean to toot my own horn, or anything, but this was a pretty epic breakfast and seriously took no time at all.

  3. Looks so good. I've been drooling through MoFo posts and my tummy is growling over here. Happy MoFo!

    1. for real though! I've been really enjoying everyone's posts today. there have been some super inspiring things posted already and its only the first day!

  4. This. Looks. Gorgeous! I love the idea of maple and sriracha. My tummy is growling now...

    1. sriracha is my favorite food group.

  5. Wow! They look AMAZE! Nice to see another waffle based post!

  6. These look incredible! P.S. I think this is the first I've ever seen "hot AF" used in a recipe, so if there's a prize for that, I think you won it! :D

    1. hahaha. I get bored reading stuffy recipes. I figure if I'd rather read a recipe that sounds like my bff is telling it to me over the phone than someone else has got to as well, right?!

  7. I've never had chicken and waffles this looks/sounds amazing!!

    1. this was my first time! It was a staple dish growing up in Alabama but I never tried it because you know...VegHead over here.

  8. The maple sriracha aioli is going to be a thing in my house. I bet that would be good on so many things... sweet and spicy!

  9. wow! that looks fancy yet comforting!

    1. totally comforting, but not too fancy. it takes no time at all to prepare (i guess i equate fancy foods to foods that took hours/days to prepare). It's just good old Deep South Classic.


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