Top down shot of a plate stacked with Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles
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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Cinnamon apple waffles made in 1 bowl and 30 minutes. Wholesome, simple, vegan and perfect for both everyday and special occasions.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4 (waffles)
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (layered between parchment paper)
Does it keep? Store in freezer.


For the Apples

  • 3 medium apples (2 tart, 1 sweet // peeled and cubed)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

For the Waffles

  • 1 batch flax egg (1 Tbsp (7 g) flaxseed meal + 2 ½ Tbsp (37 ml) water as original recipe is written)
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter (melted // or sub avocado or coconut oil)
  • 1 scant cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup oats


  1. Start by sautéing your apples. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add butter, then apples and stir. After a few minutes add in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover to let steam and soften, stirring frequently. Once softened (about 4-5 minutes) remove lid to let caramelize a bit more. Remove from heat.
  2. Next, prepare your waffles. Start by preparing flax egg by combining water and flaxseed in a large bowl and letting rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Add maple syrup, applesauce, melted butter or oil, brown sugar and whisk. Add almond milk and stir once more.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon to a sifter and sift over wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in oats, then half of the apples. If batter appears too thick, add a little almond milk. Let batter rest for 5 minutes while preheating waffle iron.

  5. Once preheated, generously spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and spoon about 1/2 cup of the batter onto the center of the iron, press down to spread the batter, and cook according to your machine’s instructions. I like to set mine to the darkest setting so it gets extra crispy.
  6. Once done, remove and place on cooling rack to let steam roll off and crisp up a bit. Serve warm with vegan butter (such as Earth Balance) and maple syrup, and the leftover apples. Store in an airtight container in the freezer and warm in the toaster or oven.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with apples on top but not maple syrup.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 waffles)