Apple Pie Waffles

I was saving this post for November, but I obviously couldn’t wait to share it with you guys! Yes, you read right. Apple Pie Waffles, they are full of whole wheat fiber, vitamins, minerals, and low in sugar. Their warm zesty cinnamon taste makes a perfect match with these fresh apples. Just like an apple pie, but not as bad for you! Is it Thanksgiving yet?…

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Apple Pie Waffles 

(Makes 4 large Belgian Waffles)

Apple Topping:

  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 apples (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Zest from ½ a lemon
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp. light brown sugar

Batter:

  • 1 ½ c. whole wheat flour
  • ¼ c. rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 c. 1% milk
  • Juice from ½ lemon (the other half)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method: First start of by making the apple topping. Add the coconut oil and the peeled and sliced apples to a saucepan. Sauté with medium heat for 2 minutes and add lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and light brown sugar. Never let the apples become dry. Add 1 tbsp. of water and sauté until the apples caramelize for another 5-7 minutes. Cover with lid and turn off heat.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, ¼ rolled oats, light brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add coconut oil and mix into batter immediately! (Coconut oil will solidify if left for too long.) Add eggs and mix, then milk, lemon juice, and finally vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients until everything is well combined. When all the waffles are made, top with the caramelized apples.

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Real apple pie has about 1 c. of sugar or 200 g of sugar. Yikes, that means if there’s 8 slices in a pie, 1 slice would be 25 g of sugar. Not to mention the vanilla ice cream people tend to eat it with. This batter with the apples have overall 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. of light brown sugar which is 28 grams of sugar and a giant waffle is 7 grams of sugar. I usually cut the large Belgian waffles into fours and for dessert I serve 2 of the slices for each person (refer to the above picture). That mean’s everyone is getting about 2 grams of sugar. Try it and see the benefits of moderation and fresh ingredients for yourself!

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