These healthy vegan applesauce waffles are perfect for kids and anyone with common allergies. This apple waffle recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo friendly and only sweetened with applesauce - no added sugar.
It's a little known secret that I love making pancakes and waffles for my kids.
They're such an easy breakfast option. Plus, my kids enjoy them. Not to mention, the flavor options are endless!
These vegan applesauce waffles are my newest flavor addition. What I love most about them is that they're only sweetened with applesauce. That's right - there's no added sugar!
Not only that, but these easy apple waffles are free of top allergens (gluten free, dairy free, nut free, grain free), Paleo friendly, contain healthy, brain-boosting fats and taste delicious. All three of my kids absolutely love these gluten free apple waffles.
Here's what you need to make these paleo apple waffles:
- tigernut flour
- cassava flour
- apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
- baking soda
- applesauce (unsweetened)
- avocado oil (or olive oil)
- vanilla extract
These waffles are sweetened with applesauce and flavored with apple pie spice and vanilla extract. I love the apple pie spice blend, but cinnamon would work as a replacement.
Avocado oil is necessary for texture purposes and provides healthy fats, perfect for growing bodies and minds. The best alternative would be olive oil. Be sure to stay away from vegetable oils, as those are highly refined and horrible for health.
How to Make Apple Waffles
This apple waffles recipe is super easy to make and they stay crisp if you warm them in the oven after baking. Here's what you need to do:
First, preheat your oven to 215 degrees F.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all dry waffle ingredients. This includes the tigernut flour, cassava flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt. Mix in the wet ingredients: applesauce, avocado oil, water and vanilla.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken. During this time, preheat your waffle iron. I used a miniature waffle iron, but any waffle iron should work.
Once the waffle iron is ready, scoop about ¼ cup of the batter onto the waffle iron. Cook until done.
Then, place the waffle on a wire cooling rack and place in the oven. Keep the cooked waffles in the oven until all of them are done.
Apple Waffle Toppings
Although they're great as-is, here are some delicious applesauce waffle topping ideas:
- coconut butter
- maple syrup or honey
- maple butter
- apple butter
- whipped coconut cream
- sautéed apples
- candied nuts
These waffles are best stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. You may also keep them in the freezer up to 2 weeks. Store them in a sealed container or baggie.
When ready to eat, pop the waffles in a toaster or oven.
More kid friendly waffle recipes
Healthy vegan applesauce waffles made with tigernut flour and cassava flour. Paleo, gluten free, nut free and only sweetened with applesauce - no added sugar.
- Preheat oven to 215 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Mix in wet ingredients.
- Let batter rest for 5 minutes to thicken. During this time, preheat miniature waffle iron.
- Scoop ¼ cup batter into the waffle iron and cook until done.
- Place the cooked waffles on a wire cooling rack in the preheated oven.
For best results, measure ingredients by weight (when given).
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