Are you on team waffles or pancakes? Personally, I tend to oscillate between the two, so I guess I’m on both teams.
But I must say, lately waffles have been winning for two reasons. First, I love the ease of them. You just pour batter into a waffle iron and it does everything for you, like magic. No flipping required.
And second, I sort of love the little square pockets that make a waffle a waffle. Not only are they cute, they are the obvious perfect place to hold maple syrup. But we all knew that already, as this isn’t our first waffle rodeo.
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These are extra awesome because they are favored for the season (hello, apples and cinnamon!), naturally sweetened, and super soft and fluffy. Oh yes, whole wheat breads can still be super soft and fluffy, friends!
I know sometimes whole grain foods can conjure up images of hard and chewy cardboard, but I promise these waffles are pretty much the exact opposite. They are soft, flavorful, and still packed full of good-for-you ingredients.
I think you’re gonna love them. Bonus points if you use an apple that you got from an apple picking day. Ha!
Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles, makes 4
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup arrow root powder (or corn starch is OK too, if you can’t find arrow root)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 apple, shredded with a box grater (do not include seeds or stem)
1 cup (unsweetened) applesauce
1/3 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat up your waffle iron while you prepare the batter. Add all the dry ingredients (first six listed) to a medium size mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Then, add the wet ingredients (all remaining ingredients) and stir until well combined. Stir in the shredded apple.
Some waffle irons require a little non-stick cooking spray before you begin making your waffles and others don’t. I trust you know what yours needs, so either use that or don’t.
Pour about 1/2 to 2/3 cup batter into the waffle iron, cook until done (most irons have a light that goes off when the waffle is done). Repeat until you’ve cooked all the waffles.
These are great with a little butter, or drizzled in nut butter, and then topped with 100% pure maple syrup. Yum! Happy breakfast making to you. xo. Emma
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- ¾ cup pastry flour (whole wheat)
- ¼ cup arrow root powder (or corn starch )
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 shredded apple (do not include seeds or stem)
- 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- ⅓ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat up your waffle iron while you prepare the batter. Add all the dry ingredients (first six listed) to a medium size mixing bowl and whisk to combine.Then, add the wet ingredients (all remaining ingredients) and stir until well combined. Then stir in the shredded apple.
- Some waffle irons require a little non-stick cooking spray before you begin making your waffles and others don't.Pour about 1/2 to 2/3 cup batter into the waffle iron, cook until done (most irons have a light that goes off when the waffle is done). Repeat until you’ve cooked all the waffles.
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Just made these and they’re SO good! I forgot baking powder so they were a little flat (oops.), but the texture and flavor is awesome. Will definitely make again:)
Made these today, they turned out great! Nice and fluffy. I used cornstarch and topped with almond butter and maple syrup
Making my mouth water. Iam looking forward to tasting things like this again after having gallbladder surgery last week.
Team waffles all the way! We’re just finishing up a batch of homemade applesauce, so this is perfect timing.
It looks yummy! 🙂
These waffles look amazing!
These look so yummy! I’ll have to try them out
What brand waffle iron do you use?
I’ve been making a similar recipe but with pumpkin puree instead of applesauce. Delicious!
Although I love a good pancake, I am generally #teamwaffles! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!!
They look sooo delicious, I can almost taste the apples! Definitely have to try this!
Team waffles all the way! How else will the syrup stay put? This healthy twist is perfect for fall and getting ready for the holiday season!
Ahhh OBSESSED with the sound of this. Seems so so good, definitely saving this to try someday. Hopefully in the near future. Quite perfect for October, it seems like.
Thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely weekend xo
Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog
I don’t have a waffle iron so I might just make pancakes with your recipe anyway.
I’m on team waffles for sure! There’s just something about the uneven gridded structure that gets me addicted. These waffles sound delicious for fall!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
So much goodness I cannot eat!
I have never seen arrowroot in the grocery store before. Is it an organic specialty product?
Anyways looks delicious!