A delicious recipe for Apple-Cinnamon Waffles! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these yummy waffles are gluten, dairy, & refined sugar free!
I love breakfast. Maybe it’s because you can get away with eating bread for an entire meal (and I LOOOVE bread!) or maybe it’s because I get to drink coffee (I also love coffee. Almost as much as I love bread. Almost.) Whatever the subconscious reason is, it’s my favorite meal of the day!
And why wouldn’t it be when you can eat Apple-Cinnamon Waffles! These waffles are soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside. Using applesauce is a time saver and gives these waffles that delicious apple-y flavor without having to peel and grate an apple! Hey, I’m all about finding ways to save time and energy…and dishes!
As much as I love bread, I don’t eat it everyday
although I’d like to. When we do have bread for breakfast, I try to make it as healthy as possible. After all, it is the most important meal of the day!
These waffles are chocked full of healthy fats, grains, and protein. They’re also gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free! They can even be made egg free and vegan friendly by using the listed alternative ingredients.
These are not only super easy, but they are so yummy! They’re even kid-approved by my picky children, which to me, says a lot! I hope you enjoy these, friends!
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup potato starch
- ½ cup oat flour (or ground rolled oats)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg (can also use a flax egg, 1 tablespoon of flax meal + 3 tablespoons of water)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or regular milk (use the lesser amount and add more if needed)
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in egg, applesauce, ½ cup almond milk, oil, and maple syrup until thoroughly combined. Add the additional ¼ cup of almond milk if your batter is too thick.
- Brush coconut oil/butter or spray non-stick spray onto your waffle iron to keep waffles from sticking. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, pour batter by the ½-1 cupfuls onto your hot waffle iron (Don't add too much, it'll spread when you close the top) and cook until golden brown. Place cooked waffles on a cooling rack so they keep their crispness. You can also set your oven to the lowest temperature and place waffles on a baking sheet in the oven to keep them warm. Yields 3-4 six-inch round waffles.