Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles (GF)
I’ve got another Paleo waffle recipe coming in hot for you! These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles are light and fluffy and crispy in the way all waffles should be. They are also laced with cinnamon and cooked apple goodness and topped in a delicious maple syrup apple compote. All while being naturally grain-free, gluten-free, and clean.
They are basically an apple cinnamon lover’s dream. And they are calling your name! Seriously.
I know these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles are full of “Fall” flavors…. there’s apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg… which all goes SO well together.
But, I didn’t want to keep these delicious waffles all to myself until next Fall! That would be just wrong.
I also don’t like being limited to only having certain flavors at certain times of the year.
And I assume many of you are like me and don’t want to only eat apple cinnamon goodness in the Fall.
I personally think “cinnamon and apple” really is a universal all-year-long flavor combination. Which is evident by this post and by the fact that I’ve made this recipe 3 times in the last month alone. 🙂
Yup three times! But they are just too good to make only once.
Honestly, these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles are to-die for. They’ve got cooked cinnamon apples INSIDE the batter and then they are topped with a maple syrup apple compote and drizzled with chia seeds and almond butter.
Oh and I grated fresh nutmeg on top of all of my waffles as well. Which put it all over the edge.
True story: I had three taste testers try them and they all raved about how good they were. They actually didn’t speak until the waffles were finished, but I heard many YUMS in between bites.
The smell of these waffles alone woke up a member of my household. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to the smell of cinnamon apple waffles?!
Especially when they are made of clean and non-processed ingredients. And especially when they don’t taste like they are.
I used a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, and arrowroot flour here. I’ve found that the combination of all of these flours works best for grain-free waffles.
I also like whipping the egg portion of the batter until it is frothy and THEN adding the flours in. The batter should look like this…
I know I have been on a healthy waffle kick lately… which can be seen by my two recent recipes:
Paleo + Gluten-Free Mashed Blueberry Waffles
Perfect Crispy-On-The-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles
But with how delicious they are all turning out, it’s not a bad thing. Not at all. 🙂
Plus, I feel like I’m really on a Paleo waffle roll, so I’m just going with it.
Can’t have too many healthy waffle recipes around, if you ask me!
🙂 Happy feasting!
Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles (GF)
- 2 cups diced apples ( 2 small apples)
- 2 tsp cinnamon , divided
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 1 Tbs water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbs honey
- 2/3 cup + 2 Tbs almond flour
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbs tapioca flour
- ½ cup arrowroot flour
- 3 Tbs coconut flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- optional: chia seeds and almond butter to drizzle and sprinkle on top
- Cook 2 cups of diced apples over medium heat, with 1 tsp cinnamon, a pinch nutmeg, and 1 Tbs water. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until the apples are soft. Set aside.
- Put the applesauce, eggs, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, and honey into a bowl and mix with a handheld mixer until well mixed and bubbly in texture— about 1.5 mins on the highest speed setting.
- In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and 1 tsp of cinnamon together with a fork.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Fold in ½ of the cooked apples.
- Then, spray oil onto your waffle maker and preheat it until it is ready to be used. ( I set my waffle maker setting to 5 out of 7 heat)
- Pour the waffle batter into your waffle maker ( I used a Villaware Belgian Waffler). Cook until the waffles are golden brown in color and crisp on the outside. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- This recipe yields 7 waffle squares that are 5 inches long per side. This would be good for about 5-7 people.
- Mix 1/3 cup maple syrup with the other 1/2 of the cooked apples. Top the waffles in the maple syrup apple compote, some almond butter, and chia seeds.
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23 Comments on “Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles (GF)”
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Oh, these waffles look amazing! Though I don’t follow a paleo diet, I would love to try your recipe! Love it!
Thanks!! I’d eat them even if I wasn’t following a Paleo diet. 🙂
Really filling, good for a crisp summer morning/retreat. Cool plate, good pics
Thanks 🙂 🙂 It’s really so so good!
These look amazing! Love how you whipped the eggs into the batter..they look so fluffy!!
Thanks!! It makes such a difference with the texture. 🙂 🙂
I think apples and cinnamon are year round yummy 🙂 I love that this is a paleo waffle version!
Totally year round yummy ?
These look AWESOME! My family and I are meat free, dairy free and gluten free! Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing!
Oh perfect, you guys will love these! 🙂 Let me know how they turn out!
I’m putting the waffle maker to good use this weekend! I always love a good, clean recipe. Thank you!!
🙂 🙂 Please let me know how they turn out! Yummm!
Looking at the pictures was making me hungry! I’ll have to save this for later, thanks for sharing!
Thinking about them makes me hungry ?
These look amazing! Can’t wait to try the recipe… Perhaps on a lazy Sunday morning (for her, I’ll be too busy whipping up these bad boys for brownie points ?)
These win major brownie points!
I have come across so many paleo blogs lately and oh my gosh the food loos so good! It can’t be a diet can it?
haha Right?! I’m loving all the healthier alternatives out there.
these waffles look amazing, i like that there is cinnamon in there. i don’t follow a strict paleo diet but do follow a gluten free one so this one is good for the books! thanks
They are gluten-free deliciousness. 🙂
These look perfect for breakfast. Apples and cinnamon are so comforting. I just need to get a waffle maker..
Yes you doooo!!! Ever since I got mine, I’ve been making waffles on repeat. 🙂