Healthy Apple Cinnamon Waffles (made with oatmeal)

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

These homemade apple cinnamon waffles are a twist on traditional waffles. I wanted something for my son that was nutrient dense but still had the feel of classic homemade waffles. 

Instead of using all-purpose flour, refined sugar or eggs, I made these with apple sauce, oats and almond milk. You get fluffy waffles with a golden brown crisp, but these ingredients are gentle on little tummies and ideal for toddlers and baby lead weaning.

The applesauce sweetens the breakfast while giving major fall vibes. The oatmeal is the perfect way to keep kids full and satisfied. The cinnamon flavor is light enough to be tasted without being too overpowering. Simply put, this waffle recipe is everything kids need it to be!

❤️ Why You’ll Love Apple Cinnamon Waffles:

  • No boxed waffle mix.
  • No refined sugars, flours or oil.
  • Gluten and dairy-free.
  • Perfect fall breakfast.
  • Make ahead of time for busy mornings.
  • Add berries or fresh fruit to the batter or on the side.

🍲 Ingredients

Unsweetened Applesauce

Old-Fashioned Oats

Almond Milk

Baking Powder

Ground Cinnamon

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé

👩‍🍳 How to Make Apple Cinnamon Waffles

  1. Heat waffle iron while you prep the waffle mixture. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until everything is completely smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Let it rest for a few minutes so batter can thicken.
  3. Pour waffle batter (about ⅓ cup depending on the size of your waffle maker) into waffle maker and close until done to your liking!

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • BLW: this recipe is good for babies 6 months and over. Tear into little bite-size pieces or slice into strips for them so they can practice grabbing smaller pieces, rather than one large one.
Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé


🗒 Substitutions

  • Use whole milk in place of dairy-free.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • Add grated apples into the waffle batter for an apple pie feel.


🗒 Best served with

  • For babies: serve with cut up fresh fruit.
  • For older kids and adults: serve with maple syrup, butter, peanut butter, or chocolate chips.
  • During the fall season, I like to cook apples over the stove with a little brown sugar, until they are super soft. I add them to the top of the waffle in place of maple syrup.
  • To add extra protein, serve with my Chicken Mushroom and Gruyere Egg Muffins.

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up the three days. To re-heat, pop into the toaster to make crispy waffles.

Make a big batch of these and store in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. When ready to eat, simply take ’em out of the freezer and pop in the toaster oven, no need to defrost.

🤔 Common Questions

Are these dairy and gluten-free?

Yes! Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats and a non-dairy milk.

Can the waffles be frozen?

Yes! Store in airtight container for up to three months in the freezer. Thaw overnight and reheat in the toaster in the morning!

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Major fall vibes happening with these cinnamon apple waffles! These delicious waffles have just a few simple ingredients, are insanely easy to make and have a crispy golden brown outside. Pair with fresh fruit and you have a healthy and hearty breakfast the whole family will love. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon waffles
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond milk can whole milk or any other kind of milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Turn waffle maker on and let it get hot while you prep the waffle mixture. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Add all ingredients into blender and blend until everything is completely smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Let it rest for a few minutes so batter can thicken.
  • Pour waffle batter (about ⅓ cup depending on the size of your waffle maker) into waffle maker and close until done to your liking!

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