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Apple-Cinnamon Waffles

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 23 servings 1x


An easy and delicious recipe for Apple-Cinnamon Waffles! Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these yummy waffles are vegan friendly as well as gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free!




  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (for gluten-free: 1 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend + 1/2 cup blanched almond flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 1/4 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
  • 1 1/41 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice (add more if batter is too thick)

Sauteed Apples: (optional)

  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil or other oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 23 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener of choice
  • 3 medium apples, cored and sliced

Apple Cider Syrup: (optional)

  • 1 cup unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 23 tablespoons sweetener of choice (use more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. 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.
  2. 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 1/2-1 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.
  3. Grease well in between batches to keep waffles from sticking.
  4. 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.

Sauteed Apples:

  1. In a large saute pan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Stir in cinnamon and sweetener, blending well.
  2. Add apples and cook until tender, stirring often. Serve on top of cooled waffles.

Apple Cider Syrup:

  1. 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.
  2. Continue to cook, stirring often, until syrup has thickened. Remove from heat and let cool before transferring to a serving pitcher.
  3. Serve with waffles and sautéed apples.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, vegan, gluten free