plate of cinnamon waffles with apple cinnamon pecan topping

Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles

  • Author: Ashley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 mimutes
  • Total Time: -26113030.766667 minute
  • Yield: 8 medium waffles 1x


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used cashew)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour (whole wheat pastry or 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose baking flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup packed shredded apples, about 1 medium apple (or chopped)

warm cinnamon apple topping


  1. Preheat waffle iron and grease if needed.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, oil and applesauce. Add in vanilla and milk, gently whisking to combine.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and apples; combine with spatula until no lumps are present. Depending on your flour blend you may need a touch more milk here OR a tiny bit more flour. Batter should be somewhat thick but not drippy.
  4. Use 1/4 cup to pour batter into waffle iron; cook on low-medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until waffles are lightly golden. Every waffle iron is different so cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Keep in warm oven (about 160ºF) until ready to serve.
  6. To make the apple topping: in medium skillet over medium heat, sauté sliced apples with cinnamon and oil or ghee; stir occasionally for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add to warm waffles and serve immediately.
  7. Waffles freeze great and reheat lovely in toaster.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whole grain waffles, apple cinnamon, dairy free waffles

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