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BEST APPLESAUCE WAFFLES

Vegan Applesauce Waffles are made with simple pantry staple ingredients and are so easy to make! Top with warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup for a healthy and delicious breakfast!

side angle view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Over the last month or so, I’ve used up 2 bottles of cinnamon and too many apples to count!

We’ve made classic Applesauce, Cranberry Applesauce, Applesauce Bread, Apple Coleslaw, Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Cranberry Crisp and Favorite Cranberry Orange Bread, all of which use apples and/or cinnamon.

It’s been a tasty few months and all these delicious recipes are waiting to be bookmarked and made!

So here I am finishing off the last bottle of cinnamon with these healthy, easy and delicious applesauce waffles. They’re kid friendly, mother approved, and the whole family will love them!

Applesauce Waffle Ingredients

Here is the everything you’ll need, with tips and variations to make the best vegan applesauce waffles:

  • Applesauce: Use unsweetened applesauce if possible to keep sugars to a minimum. You can make your own applesauce, or use store bought, organic preferred. I like to keep a few single serve applesauce cups on hand too, they equal 1/2 cup and are a perfect size for recipes like these applesauce waffles.
  • Flour: I’ve used spelt flour here, but white whole wheat or all-purpose if great too. To make these gluten-free, use your favorite all-purpose flour blend.
  • Oil/Butter: I used Miyokos butter (which is absolutely amazing). Oil works too, use your favorite oil. If using coconut oil, just be sure it’s in liquid state and all other liquids are at room temp so it doesn’t chill and harden.
  • Milk: I always tend to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk when baking, but use your favorite non-dairy milk. If you don’t have vanilla flavored milk, you may like to add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Spices: Cinnamon is the perfect warm spice for these applesauce waffles and the vanilla is another wonderful flavor added here. To change up the flavor profile, try adding a pinch of nutmeg or allspice.

Adjusting For Dietary Restrictions

  • Oil-Free: You can replace the oil with unsweetened applesauce for oil free waffles! Just be sure your waffle maker is non-stick.
  • Gluten-Free: Use 1 – 1 gluten free flour, or your favorite gluten free flour blend.
top down view of applesauce waffles on a wire cooling rack

How To Make Applesauce Waffles

Applesauce waffles are so easy to make! (Note – The full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post)

  1. Simply preheat your waffle iron (affiliate link).
  2. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, add in the milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  3. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, scoop up the batter and pour onto the center of the waffle iron, close lid and wait for the light to turn green. Repeat until batter is gone, makes about 4 waffles.
  4. Keep waffles warm in a preheated oven.

That’s it, healthy, easy, delicious applesauce waffles ready for the table in about 20 – 25 minutes or freeze for later!

top down view of plated cinnamon applesauce waffles.

Serving Suggestions

  • In the cooler seasons, top your applesauce waffles with these warm Skillet Cinnamon Apples or this Blueberry Compote.
  • In the warmer seasons, add your favorite fresh berries or sliced bananas for a heart healthy breakfast.
  • And for a boost of protein, add a sprinkle of nuts or seeds – pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts would all be great!
  • Serve with Simple Tofu Scramble and Breakfast Potatoes for an even heartier meal.

How To Store Waffles

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: Applesauce waffles are freezer friendly and can be kept for up to 2 – 3 months in the freezer. To freeze, let cool completely and place in freezer safe containers or ziplock bags, placing a piece of parchment paper between each waffle so they don’t stick together.
  • Reheat: Warm the waffles from frozen using a toaster oven or microwave.

More Vegan Waffle Recipes!

Not only are waffles an easy breakfast/brunch meal idea, but they’re great for a light lunch or dinner too. Try these other vegan waffles to keep it varied and different, you just may find a new favorite waffle recipe for the meal rotation!

side angle view of cinnamon applesauce waffles with fork.

If you try this easy waffle recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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BEST APPLESAUCE WAFFLES

Warm and delicious homemade vegan applesauce waffles, made with simple ingredients and perfect for a healthy breakfast the whole family with love!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 4 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Entree
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) flour (whole wheat, spelt, or all-purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (281ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (113ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (56g) non-dairy butter/margarine or oil (I recommend Miyokos)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, preheat oven to 200 degrees F., for keeping the waffles warm.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well. Add in the non-dairy milk, applesauce, butter/oil, and vanilla, mix well, until most of the flour lumps are gone.

If using this Cuisinart waffle maker (affiliate link), or one similar, using a 1/2 measuring cup, scoop up batter and pour in the center of the heated waffle maker plate. Close the cover and wait until the light turns green.

Gently remove and place waffles on a wire rack in the preheated oven until the remaining waffles are made.

Serve: Pair your waffles with warm Healthy Skillet Cinnamon Apples and pure maple syrup. Would also be great with this easy homemade Blueberry Compote. In the summer months, top with fresh fruit like sliced banana, strawberries, or other fresh berries.

Storage: Store leftover waffles in the refrigerator for up to a week, or store in the freezer for up to 1- 2 months. When ready to eat, pop them in the toaster oven.

Notes

Gluten-Free: Make these gluten-free by using all-purpose gluten-free flour or your favorite GF flour blend.

Oil-Free: To make oil-free waffles, replace the oil with applesauce and use a non-stick waffle maker.

Updated: Applesauce Waffles was originally published in December 2018. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in February 2021.

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14 Comments

  1. Turned out perfectly!

  2. Little Swede says:

    My family and I loved these! I used whole grain spelt flour and used the applesauce rather than oil/butter. It was amazing! I am so pleased to have a whole grain, no sugar, no oil recipe that doesn’t taste like you’re missing something or trying too hard to be healthy. Thank you!

  3. Instead of the wheat flour can you use almond flour instead?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I don’t recommend subbing 1 to 1 with almond flour in place of regular flour in this waffle recipe. I would recommend using at least 1 cup of regular flour and 1/2 cup of almond flour. Depending on how they turn out, you can adjust the flour ratio up or down. Hope that helps!

  4. These have got to be some of the best waffles I’ve ever tried, vegan or not vegan. So amazing!

  5. They came out soooo good! I struggled with finding the right waffles recipe, cause it always seemed to be too wet and this one is just perfect. I just had to down size it to smaller portion and replace applesauce with mashed banana. Thank you for sharing the recipe <3

  6. These waffles are the best i have made … I have made many different recipes and this is the BEST !!!!

  7. I respected the doses and my dough came out extremely liquid. I added more flour (spelt and chestnut) + carob powder to it. It came out magical, best vegan wheat-free waffles I ever ate and made! Excellent taste, texture, appearance! So the doses are still unclear but I have a good start thanks to your recipe. Many thanks!

  8. Recipe was good! :)

  9. Patricia Sorrentino says:

    I love your recipes! Thank you so much.
    And I have to tell you, I have been vegetarian for 26 years and vegan for 10. It is amazing how far the product development has come in that time.
    I never really missed any products except for BUTTER. I saw this vegan butter at Target and thought I would try it https://miyokos.com/collections/vegan-butter. You are so right. IT IS AMAZING ?.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Thank you! That’s amazing, 10 years vegan is great!

      It’s incredible how much easier it is today with all the great products coming to market. Super excited to know you can find this butter at Target too. With Miyokos butter, I can finally feel good about a vegan butter… the ingredients are amazing and the taste is superb! Can’t wait to start baking with it. :)

  10. Love them and will definitely make them again! I added nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger for super flavor.

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