waffles with a scoop of applesauce on a white plate

Applesauce Waffles

These fluffy applesauce waffles are moist and lightly sweet. With no added sugar, they’re a healthy breakfast option the whole family will love.

Be sure to give these pumpkin spice waffles a try, too!

waffles with a scoop of applesauce on a white plate

Making these applesauce waffles

The addition of applesauce means you’re getting a serving of fruit in your breakfast meal, right? Trust me, parents: Nobody will be the wiser!

waffles with a scoop of applesauce on a white plate

Feel free to substitute whole wheat flour for up to one cup of the all-purpose flour for a slightly grainier waffle.

This waffle recipe makes a moist, fluffy waffle. Add maple syrup if you like, but one of my favorite ways to enjoy these waffles is with a generous scoop of homemade applesauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I mean, talk about winning breakfast!

waffles with a scoop of applesauce on a white plate

Healthy Applesauce Waffles (No Refined Sugar)

These fluffy applesauce waffles are moist and lightly sweet. With no added sugar, they're a healthy breakfast option the whole family will love.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make waffles
Servings: 6
Calories: 363kcal

Equipment

  • waffle iron

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups applesauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Using a stand or handheld mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Combine remaining ingredients (including egg yolks) in a separate bowl and stir together, making sure to not over-stir. Fold in the whipped egg whites, until just incorporated.
    pouring applesauce into waffle ingredients
  • Cook in waffle iron. For more cooking waffles, go here.
  • Top with fresh homemade applesauce, maple syrup, or both.

Notes

Makes 6-8 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle iron.

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 3mg
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