An easy and delicious homemade recipe for apple-cinnamon waffles with sautéed apples with a simple apple cider syrup! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these yummy waffles are vegan friendly as well as gluten, dairy, and 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.
Because, I also love coffee. Almost as much as I love bread.
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 with apple cider syrup! These homemade 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. Although, freshly grated apple is delish in these too!
I go a step further and top them with sautéed apples and an apple cider syrup, because if you’re going for that apple flavor, I say GO FOR IT!
That might sound like too much apple-y flavor to you, but I find there’s no such thing as too much apple. Kind of like there’s not such thing as too much chocolate!
The good news is that these homemade apple-cinnamon waffles are chock-full of wholesome ingredients. They’re also vegan friendly, refined sugar free, and includes a gluten-free option as well.
These homemade waffles are the perfect fall time treat for my fellow apple lovers! They’ve also been given the stamp of approval by my picky family, which says a lot! I hope you’re able to give these a try! Enjoy!!
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (for gluten-free: 1½ cup gluten-free flour blend + ½ cup blanched almond flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil, plus more for waffle iron
- 1 tablespoon of flax meal mixed with 2 tablespoons of water (optional)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1¼ – 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice (add more if batter is too thick)
- 1–2 tablespoons coconut oil or other oil of choice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2–3 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener of choice
- 3 medium apples, cored and sliced
- 1 cup unfiltered apple cider
- 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with ¼ cup water
- 2–3 tablespoons sweetener of choice (use more or less to taste)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in sweetener, oil, flax egg, applesauce, lesser amount of milk until thoroughly combined. Add the additional 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.
- Grease well in between batches to keep waffles from sticking.
- 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.
- In a large saute pan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Stir in cinnamon and sweetener, blending well.
- Add apples and cook until tender, stirring often. Serve on top of cooled waffles.
- Place a small saucepan on the stove. Pour in apple cider and cook over medium-high heat. Stir in cornstarch slurry, sweetener, and cinnamon, stirring well.
- Continue to cook, stirring often, until syrup has thickened. Remove from heat and let cool before transferring to a serving pitcher.
- Serve with waffles and sautéed apples.
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