Apple season is underway and the weather is slowly evolving here. There’s no better way to wake up on a crisp morning than with the scents of the season filling your home. These Caramel Apple Spice Waffles with caramel apple syrup are the perfect Fall breakfast, when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas curled up by the fire with a cup of warm apple cider. Just like my macadamia waffles (and cashew waffles in the book), these are as simple as throwing everything into a blender and then letting the waffle iron do the work for you. And you won't want to skip the syrup. The underlying tones of caramelized honey and butter mixed with the tart flavors of apples complete this blissful seasonal breakfast.
By the way, people often ask me about the use of waffle irons and the non-stick coatings. We eliminated all teflon a long time ago in my kitchen, but every once in a while, I think it's ok. We can't be perfect and waffles are too fun to pass up so I let it slide. Although, I did just find this $20 cast iron waffle maker online and may have to try it out and see how it fares! If anyone already has one and likes it, please let me know because I would be thrilled to switch!
I’ve been wondering if you think these types of waffles would work with sunflower seed butter for those of us who have issues with nuts. Thoughts?
Against All Grain
Yes they do! Swap the baking soda for baking powder though or they’ll turn green from the chlorophyll reaction
That might be fun for St. Patrick’s Day!!
I have been wanting to get a waffle iron for some time now but haven’t been able to settle on one. I am a huge fan of cast iron. We have two cast iron skillets and a cast iron bundt pan, so a waffle iron sounds like the next most logical addition! I just may have to give it a try. And these waffles are certainly a perfect excuse. I love love waffles. I don’t know how I’ve gone so long without having an iron of my own. Will definitely be giving these a try!
Absolutely delicious! After eating the waffles, my 11 year old boy said “MOM, YOU CAN THROW AWAY ALL YOUR OTHER COOKBOOKS!” This is the highest compliment from a boy who has been my painfully, honest kitchen critic, turning down numerous attempts to make “his favorites” without the ingredients that have harmed his body. .
We are a grain intolerant family. I have celiac disease and my children have too many severe symptoms related to grains to list. So a year and a half ago we began the quest to look at food in relation to our bodies. Not going to lie, the transition was incredibly hard. At the time my kids were 10, 8, and 5. Their little world of food was rocked. At first, the grain free recipes I found online, honestly, left my kids in TEARS. Each meal became a struggle. They embraced the vegetables, fruit, and lean meats but dreaded anything remotely close to a grain free substitute.
Then one day, I stumbled upon Danielle’s blog and began trying her recipes. With anticipation I waited for the cookbook. Danielle’s blog, recipes, encouragement, and new cookbook have been a God-send. I am so thankful for her passion to make healthy food and for her delight in sharing it with others. God has used her to bring smiles back to my kids faces at meal times. It has been a slow process, but health is returning to our family.
So grateful that you are sharing your story and your love of food!
Against All Grain
Thank you so much Kelly!
I’m with you. Danielle is awesome and has made my job so much easier feeding my little girl who is following the SCD because of too much yeast in her gut.
Nothing beat the feeling I had when I first came across the blog and her waffles recipe and made them. My little girl who is delayed with speech because she is autistic, at the time didn’t say much, but one day out of the blue I got “I want waffle”. So yes, I cried and thanked the heavens for Danielle. She has been our God send as well.
Danielle, I don’t know if you comprehend how much your recipes have helped all of us.
Thank you for all your work.
I made the blueberry waffles from your cookbook for the first time on Sunday. They were great and looking forward to trying this apple recipe as well. One question – is there anything you can recommend to get them a little more “crispy or toasted”? In my waffle iron, we tried different settings and timing, but they came out very “spongy”. Thank you for your wonderful recipes!!!
Against All Grain
You can cook them a bit longer or try reducing the coconut flour a bit.
Will try; thanks so much for responding! 🙂
These were great! My 3, 6, and 7 year olds loved them as much as my husband and I did. We did breakfast for dinner tonight and had these with some pastured pork sausage patties. Thanks for the recipe!
OMG, YUM!!! These were fantastic!!! Is the batter suppose to be pretty thick (not pourable)? That’s how mine was but they turned out so good anyway. I ate more than I should have and I’m trying to drop a few lbs!!!
Thanks for another awesome recipe!!
These sound AMAZING!
My daughter has been begging me to make a Caramel Apple Waffle, but I haven’t been up to the task. Totally making these this weekend. Thank you!
What kind of waffle iron do you use?
Against All Grain
I use an old one that I inherited from my grandmother years ago, but any will work!
I can’t wait to try these waffles! I’m usually one to weigh my flours so I was happy to see the conversion charts in the back of your cookbook. Thank you!!! I’m still trying to work on my ratios but what a pleasant start.
I recently bought a teflon free electric waffle irin at target! A lot of manufacturers have switched to ceramic instead if teflon. Yay! It works just like a teflon iron but without guilt. I have to oil the pan every two waffles or so, but still great!
Brilliant! Simply fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this “award winning” (or at least it should be) recipe! I only had 2 egg yolks and the recipe worked fine. I will be using this to experiment on a carrot cake recipe!
I made these for my family this morning (even those who think they could never do Paleo) and everyone LOVED it!!!
This makes cooking grains free so much easier! Thanks for all your hard work figuring out the recipes for us!
I just bought a ceramic coated waffle iron from Oster for $50..nonstick and evenly heats! No teflon.Any issues with ceramic?
Tammi Van Camp
I personally don’t think so. A lot of cookware I’ve seen is trending toward ceramic or ceramic coated. I bought the Oster ceramic waffle iron too and really like it.
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
I could have a stack of these waffles anytime!
After reading your book I now soak all of my nuts overnight before using them in any recipe. My question is about the waffle mixture. Is it OK to add the cashews in if they are still a little damp or do I need to dry them out in the oven before putting them in the blender?
Thanks and not to be overly dramatic but you help change lives for the better.
Against All Grain
No, they need to be dehydrated or they will add too much moisture to the batter.
These waffles look simply amazing. I am new to Paleo but excited to see the health improvements already. Thankyou for your wonderful recipes.
I was out of apples but REALLY wanted to make this. I had pears and used that instead, turned out FANTASTIC!! Yummy
We bought an old cast iron waffle iron off eBay a few years ago for camping. It works great as long as you oil it really well. I use a spray to make sure we get all the nooks and crannies so nothing sticks. You’re inspiring me to bring it into the kitchen, now, tho! We added several cast iron skillets to our kitchen this summer. I love cast iron!! Looking to forward to trying these amazing-looking waffles and exploring the rest of your recipes!
I wanted to love these but found them very dry even with the apple syrup not to mention they were very thick and I wasn’t able to pour the batter. I had to spread it but it was not easy to spread either, it just kept separating from the iron. The iron was well oiled but it just seemed weird that it wouldn’t come off the spatula as well so I even oiled that. Sorry it was a miss for me
Might this batter work for pancakes as well?
Thank you Danielle for this amazing recipe, my batter came out really thick though, how long would you say you left yours to process? it did taste good but I couldn’t even pour it into the skillet and had to scoop it out. What if use cashew or almond butter do you think that would work better? thank you again for sharing your awesomeness
Hi, do u recommend to always sift flour? If so what kind of sifter do u suggest?
Vickie Knight Vick
I don’t suppose a flax egg substitute would work for this recipe? Or maybe you have another suggestion? I’m really missing pancakes and waffles and this sounds wonderful! Being egg free is so hard when you love to bake and eat baked goods!
I know this was awhile ago that you posted the question. I decided to try these using plantains (1/4C per egg) and they came out thick but delicious. (Other people are claiming the dough was thick as well….because I used plantains I added a bit more coconut milk until the batter looked thick, but usable.) Right now I have a Belgian Waffle-maker, I kept mine in for 5+ minutes and they still split when I opened. I’m hoping to buy a cheap normal waffle-maker and try it again. Not sure if this was due to the dough or it being a thicker waffle-maker.
I just made these and they came out amazing! How do you come up with these recipes?!!