These whole wheat applesauce waffles make for a healthy breakfast—even when served with real maple syrup and butter!
I didn’t realize how much I loved to eat waffles until I actually started making them – and devouring them. Or how delicious REAL maple syrup tastes!
I admit, for many years I fell into the blissfully ignorant trap that is sugar-free syrup. I pretty much ate sugar-free anything. Not only are the artificial sweeteners questionable for their health risks, they play trickery with your brain and actually cause you to over eat.
In my case, it wasn’t biochemical trickery. It was more psychological. Since I’d eat fewer calories with the sugar-free syrup, I’d just eat ALL the pancakes, waffles and French toast—and rationalize that it was okay.
Now I’ll serve real maple syrup and real butter alongside breakfast, like these delicious whole wheat applesauce waffles, on a regular basis. This trio keeps me satiated all morning long—and I don’t feel guilty about my food choices.
I’ll never forget how difficult it was to be comfortable eating butter again. No matter how ridiculous that might sound, the aftermath of a fat- and calorie-fearing mentality paves a long road to recovery. It took me nearly 10 years to discover the delightful world where butter is blended with coffee and generously slathered on whole wheat carbohydrates. I giggle and wince as I reminisce the misguided eating habits of the past.
Luckily we don’t live in the past. We live in the present. And today I happily present you with a present. The gift of mouthwatering whole wheat applesauce waffles. Go whip out your whisk and waffle maker and get to work!
Of course, I’d recommend making these waffles with a homemade crockpot applesauce. It’s extremely simple, cost effective and gives you better control of what’s in your food. But if you have store bought already at home, I can’t see you use it, and I don’t hold grudges.
Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles
Yield 7 waffles
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup crockpot applesauce, or use an unsweetened, store-bought applesauce if you haven't prepared this ahead of time
- In a small bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
- In a larger bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Stir well.
- Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
- Heat the waffle iron. Once ready, grease the iron with non-stick spray then scoop 1/2 cup of batter into the iron. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes, depending on the waffle maker and heat setting.
- Remove and let cool on a wire rack, or serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.
Serving Size 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Total Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 12 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.