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These gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Waffles are light and fluffy and crispy. They are laced with cinnamon and cooked apple goodness and topped in a delicious maple syrup apple compote.

Apple cinnamon waffles on a plate with apples on top.

These paleo waffles are basically an apple cinnamon lover’s dream. And they are calling your name! They are also naturally grain-free, gluten-free, and clean.

Apple and cinnamon flavors are a dream come true together, so if you like the combo as much as me, check out my apple muffins, apple gummies, and apple crisp recipes. You can’t have too many apple recipes in your pocket.

Gluten free apple cinnamon waffles on a plate with a bite taken out of it.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It is great for those following a dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo diet.
  • This paleo waffles recipe is made with healthier ingredients like almond flour, maple syrup and olive oil.
  • It comes together quickly and is a great healthy breakfast option.
  • There are warm cooked apples both inside the batter and also on top of the waffles.

Recipe ingredients

  • Apples– Use your favorite apples for this recipe. Any will work.
  • Cinnamon– Use a good quality cinnamon like Ceylan cinnamon.
  • Nutmeg– You can buy your own ground nutmeg or grind it yourself.
  • Apple sauce– Make sure to use one without added sugar or flavors.
  • Eggs– these help bind the batter together.
  • Olive oil– this is used instead of butter and helps make the waffles crispy.
  • Almond milk– or any non-dairy milk that fits in your diet.
  • Almond flour– make sure to use blanched almond flour because it is more refined in texture.
  • Tapioca flour– this helps give good texture to Gluten-free recipes.
  • Arrowroot flour– this also helps give good texture to Paleo or Gluten-free recipes.
  • Coconut flour– this flour is very absorbent so only use the required amount.
  • Baking soda– this helps make the waffles rise.
  • Maple syrup– make sure to use a good quality pure maple syrup.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step by step instructions

Waffle batter.
Step 1

Step 1: Make the batter. Mix the apple sauce, eggs, oil, almond milk together on high until bubbly.

In another bowl mix the dry ingredients, then mix the dry and wet together.

Apple batter for waffles.
Step 2

Step 2: Mix the apples into the batter.

Paleo apple cinnamon waffles on a plate with apples on top.
Step 3

Step 3: Make the waffles in a waffle maker, then serve. Cover the waffles in cooked apples, almond butter, maple syrup and chia seeds.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store these waffles?

Put them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Can you freeze them?

Yes. Wait for them to be completely cooled then individually wrap them and place in the freezer.

What kind of waffle maker do you recommend?

I like using this Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker.

Healthy apple waffles with nutmeg being put on top.

Other Paleo waffles you’ll love:

Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!

5 from 5 votes

Gluten free Apple Cinnamon Waffles (Paleo)

Servings: 7 waffles
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Paleo Apple Cinnamon Waffles (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
Healthy waffles with cooked cinnamon apples INSIDE the batter and topped with a maple syrup apple compote. Naturally gluten-free and grain-free.


  • 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
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  • 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.


Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 193mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. Oh, these waffles look amazing! Though I don’t follow a paleo diet, I would love to try your recipe! Love it!5 stars