Best Ever Applesauce Waffles

These applesauce waffles are fluffy, healthier, and refined sugar free! A great waffle base for all of your favorite waffles toppings.

These fluffy whole wheat applesauce waffles take your weekend’s homemade brunch to the next level. They’re light, fluffy, and made with healthy ingredients too!

TELL ME ABOUT THIS APPLESAUCE WAFFLE RECIPE

Level of difficulty: Easy.

Flavor: A fluffy and delicious waffle with a hint of apple-cinnamon

Time: It will take you about 5 minutes to mix up your waffle batter, but cook time can vary based on the size of the waffle maker you have. If you allow yourself 30 minutes from start-to-finish, you should be covered!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Salted butter

Large eggs

Unsweetened applesauce

Milk of choice (I use 2% or whole dairy milk)

Pure maple syrup

Whole wheat flour

Baking powder

Ground cinnamon

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE APPLESAUCE WAFFLES

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Mix together wet ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, milk, and maple syrup until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients. Slowly whisk in cinnamon, baking powder, and whole wheat flour until a batter has been formed.
  4. Cook the waffles. Using a ⅓ cup measuring cup, scoop waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  6. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months. See ‘How to Store and Reheat Cooked Waffles’ section below for tips!

TOPPINGS IDEAS FOR WAFFLES

Top your applesauce waffles with your favorite toppings, like:

  • Butter and pure maple syrup
  • Peanut butter and pure maple syrup (a personal favorite!)
  • Nut butter and sliced banana
  • Whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Fresh berries
  • Whipped cream and cinnamon apples (shown in the photos)
  • Cinnamon apples
  • Nutella

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT COOKED WAFFLES

In the refrigerator: You can store cooked waffles in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

In the freezer: You can store cooked waffles in the freezer for 2-3 months. Prior to freezing, make sure to cool your waffles completely and then place cooled waffles into a ziplock bag or freezer safe container. Placing a piece of parchment paper between the waffles will help them from sticking together.

How to reheat: Reheat refrigerated or frozen waffles in a toaster, toaster oven, or microwave.

FAQs

Is this a refined sugar free waffle recipe ? Yes! These whole wheat waffles are sweetened with pure maple syrup and unsweetened applesauce. If you are concerned about refined sugars, you’ll just need to confirm your topping selections are in line with your goals too.

Can I make this into a dairy free waffle recipe? Yes you can! To do so, you will need to use a dairy-free milk like almond milk or oat milk. You will also need to substitute the butter. One option is to swap the butter with a vegan butter in a 1-to-1 ratio. You can also use vegetable oil or canola oil. To do so, use ¾ the amount of butter specified in the recipe (in this recipe, you would use 3 tablespoons of oil).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

You will need a waffle maker to make homemade waffles.

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Best Ever Applesauce Waffles

These whole wheat applesauce waffles are light, fluffy, and made with healthy ingredients too! The perfect healthy homemade waffle recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Waffles
Calories 133 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 + 1/4 C milk of choice (I use 2% or whole dairy milk)
  • 3/4 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 + 3/4 C whole wheat flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, milk, and maple syrup until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Slowly whisk in cinnamon, baking powder, and whole wheat flour until a batter has been formed.
  • Cook the waffles. Using a ⅓ cup measuring cup, scoop waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.*

Notes

How to store and reheat waffles:
  • In the refrigerator: You can store cooked waffles in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
  • In the freezer: You can store cooked waffles in the freezer for 2-3 months. Prior to freezing, make sure to cool your waffles completely and then place cooled waffles into a ziplock bag or freezer safe container. Placing a piece of parchment paper between the waffles will help them from sticking together.
  • How to reheat: Reheat refrigerated or frozen waffles in a toaster, toaster oven, or in the microwave.
*The nutritional facts for these waffles assumes your recipes yields 12 waffles, and was calculated with 2% milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 208IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Jared says

    5 stars
    Great recipe, recommend freezing then heating them up in the toaster for the perfect crispy texture and a quick breakfast!

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      I’m so glad you like these Jared!! And good call on freezing & toasting – such a great way to have an easy breakfast!

  2. Jill says

    It is really hard to find a waffle recipe altered to gluten and egg free and still come out crispy. Hands down, this is my new favorite waffle recipe. Not only do the waffles cook up great fresh, reheated they are even better.