Plug in and preheat your waffle iron.
Mix almond milk and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl and let set aside for at least 4 minutes. It will start to curdle slightly and thicken like buttermilk.
Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract to the milk.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Test batter for sweet- ness and flavor. Add more sweetener, vanilla extract or cinnamon if desired.
Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray and pour on about 1/2 cup of batter. Cook for 7-8 minutes or according to manufacturer instructions.
Carefully remove waffles and serve immediately with desired top- pings, such as fresh berries and more maple syrup.
(Note: if making several waffles one by one you can place them in an oven set at 200 degrees to keep them warm until desired amount is made).