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
This applesauce waffle recipe is made without wheat flour. Instead, it uses a combination of tigernut flour and cassava flour; both nut free, grain free baking flours.
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.
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Vegan Applesauce Waffles (Gluten Free, Paleo)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 miniature pancakes 1x
Healthy vegan applesauce waffles made with tigernut flour and cassava flour. Paleo, gluten free, nut free and only sweetened with applesauce - no added sugar.
- ½ cup tigernut flour (50g)
- ⅓ cup cassava flour (48g)
- 1 tsp apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (128g)
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 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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My kids love these vegan apple waffles and we hope you do too!
Could you use coconut oil instead of avocado?
Coconut or olive oil should work in place of the avocado
Measured as recommended. Lumpy clumpy fall apart mess
I'm sorry they didn't turn out for you. Did you use a mini waffle iron?
Yea I did. The flavour was SO GOOD…but they completely fell apart! I thought maybe I missed an ingredient like
Huh, I don't know what could have gone wrong then. I've made them multiple times and they held together well. The only other things I can think of that would make a difference are the brand of cassava flour and measuring the ingredients by weight (to ensure you used the right amount).
Maybe it could be the different Cassava flour (didn’t use Otto). I tried to salvage and turn it into a pancake after it was a waffle flop lol. Again taste was TOP! But I couldn’t even flip them. Will order ottos and try !
What could I use in place of tiger nut flour?
Love your recipes!
Hi! Almond flour should work, but I haven't tested it myself.
Megan feldman says
My kids and I loved these. Used almond flour instead of tigernut.