Chai-Spiced Elderberry Waffles

When the weather turns chilly, there's nothing better than waking up slow on the weekend and making homemade waffles. The aromatic spices in these waffles will really warm your senses. The best part -- the immune-supporting elderberry syrup and elderberry powder that adds not only a sweet berry flavor, but also the immune support benefits of Sambucol!*

So wake up slow, put on your favorite tunes, and get ready to make a mess in the kitchen that can definitely wait until later!  

Recipe by Hannah Kaminsky


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Packets Sambucol Black Elderberry Drink Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground All Spice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Plain Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup (to serve)


  1. Begin by pre-heating your waffle iron so that it’s ready to go as soon as the batter is, too.

  2. In a large bowl, combine both flours, sugar, Black Elderberry Drink Powder, baking powder, baking soda, all the spices, and salt. Whisk lightly to make sure everything is well distributed.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, vinegar, and oil. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and fold together with a wide spatula. Stir to combine, but don’t over-mix; it’s perfectly fine to leave a few lumps remaining.

  5. Once your iron is hot, grease with cooking spray and ladle a healthy portion of batter on top. It exact amount depends on the size of your waffle iron, so don’t be discouraged if your first couple are a little bit funny looking.

  6. Cook for about 4 – 6 minutes or until golden brown all over. Serve immediately with plenty of Black Elderberry Syrup on top.


4-6 Large or 8-12 Small Waffles


Feel free to use 1 tablespoon of your favorite chai spice blend instead of measuring all the spices individually.

sambucol elderberry syrup