These apple waffles are the perfect breakfast for fall! They’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.

Maple syrup drizzling on a stack of gluten-free apple waffles.

Gluten-free Apple Waffles

Who doesn’t love a warm breakfast filled with fall flavors?! These Gluten-free Apple Waffles are the perfect start to Fall. Serve it up with a pumpkin cream cold brew, and some breakfast sausage and you’ve got a seriously cozy breakfast.

These waffles are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. Almond flour and tapioca starch form the base and just add a few other simple ingredients and you have fresh waffles!

The ingredients you’ll need for Gluten-free Apple Waffles

  • Almond flour. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill or Anthony’s.
  • Tapioca starch. You can also use arrowroot starch.
  • Apple sauce.
  • Almond milk. I haven’t made this with other plant-based milks, but other options like oat milk should also work fine.
  • Almond butter.
  • Maple syrup.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Baking soda.

How to make Gluten-free Apple Waffles

  • Mix dry ingredients. Combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  • Fold in wet ingredients. Fold in the apple sauce, almond milk, almond butter, and maple syrup.
  • Prepare the waffle iron. Grease lightly and preheat on a medium/low setting. Once preheated, ladle in about a third of the waffle batter.
  • Cook. Allow it to cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through and lightly crisp.
  • Serve. Top with extra maple syrup and sliced apples if desired.

A bite of gluten-free apple waffle on a fork.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time? Do they freeze well?

You can for sure make them ahead of time and freeze them for up to 1-2 months.

Can you make this recipe nut-free?

I haven’t successfully made this recipe without the almond flour. I do have a recipe for waffles in my cookbook that’s AIP and nut-free, but it’s different from this recipe.

Can you add protein powder to these waffles?

I’ve tried to add collagen to this recipe and it does work, though it makes it a bit drier.

A stack of gluten-free apple waffles with sliced apples and syrup on a plate.

 

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Gluten-Free Apple Waffles {Paleo, Vegan}


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

These apple waffles are the perfect breakfast for fall! They’re gluten-free, paleo, and vegan.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 3 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Using a large bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  2. Fold in the apple sauce, almond milk, almond butter, and maple syrup. Stir until a thick waffle batter forms.
  3. Prepare the waffle iron by greasing lightly and preheating on a medium/low setting. Once preheated, ladle in about a third of the waffle batter (the amount will vary depending on the size of your waffle iron). Close the waffle iron and allow it to cook for 3 minutes (cooktime may vary) or until cooked through and lightly crisp. Transfer to a plate and repeat for all of the batter.
  4. Serve topped with extra maple syrup and sliced apples if desired.

Notes

Adapted from Detoxinista.

All nutritional facts are estimates and will vary.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 229
  • Fat: 6.7
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6
  • Fiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 5.4