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BEST EVER APPLESAUCE WAFFLES



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!


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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).


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