Cozy Cinnamon Apple Waffles

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. Join me on my journey to reclaim my health. I now have to bob and weave around food and many cultural situations. My family still eats the same old way. There are often many different food temptations in my house at any given time.  Currently, there is a pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin pie both from Costco in my home. Is it easy to navigate this dietary restriction road? No. Does that mean that my family should not be able to enjoy the foods they enjoy too? It is a tricky situation for all concerned. While I am tempted I also remember how I felt before. And the thought of that totally destroys any temptation.

The holiday season is a slippery slide for many of us who have autoimmune illnesses or other types of allergies. We must make choices about attending holiday get-togethers and parties where food will be served. I and others like me will have to decide whether we take our own food to these parties or whether we risk it and hope and pray that there will be something that we can eat that won’t cause an allergic reaction. We will have to decide if the social interaction is worth the anxious feelings we have. Or whether we would rather have the interaction with our friends and family. Sometimes the temptations are too great but we also don’t want to feel separated by this invisible wall of not being able to partake in the foods everyone else gets to eat. Food is so much an integral part of all of our lives.

My daughter loves waffles. I love being able to feed my family good and tasty food. I, therefore, wanted to create a fall like waffle for her. Recently a group of homeschoolers took a field trip to apple orchards in California.  It is so hard to go on these types of field trips as there are not any places that have anything I can eat and I had a teenager who did not want to attend.  But, I had received apples from a friend from their backyard. I thought this would make a wonderful cinnamon apple. This was the thinking behind this recipe.

Enjoy these waffles with Cinnamon Apples or Chunky Fresh Applesauce as a topping and whipped cream.


1 1/4 cup diced apples

1/4 cup apple cider

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoons cardamon


Adda all ingredients into a saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes. Using a potato masher mash the apples. Once apples are cooked and mashed set aside. This will be used inside the waffle batter.



Waffle Batter

1/2 cup Almond Flour

1/2 cup Cassava Flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cardamon

1/4 cup canned coconut milk

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 beaten eggs

1/4 cup apple juice

Apple filling from above

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil


In a large bowl add almond flour, cassava flour, baking powder, monk fruit sweetener, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and stir together and set aside.

In a separate bowl whisk together the canned coconut milk, fresh lemon juice and set aside for 10 minutes.

LaRena's Corner
Coconut milk buttermilk (coconut milk with a little lemon juice)

After 10 minutes whisk together beaten eggs, apple juice, and coconut milk mixture.

Add melted coconut oil to the egg mixture and whisk together.

Combine the apple filling a little at a time into the flour mixture. Take time to break up the apple filling into the flour mixture.

Next, combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture.

Heat waffle iron.  Allow the pan to heat up. Once hot add about 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup of waffle batter into your waffle iron.

Repeat until you have no more waffle batter. Makes approximately 4 -5 waffles. These waffles rise up really well. Can store leftover in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 g 18 %
Saturated Fat 8 g 38 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 74 mg 25 %
Sodium 56 mg 2 %
Potassium 84 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12 %
Sugars 5 g
Protein 3 g 7 %
Vitamin A 2 %
Vitamin C 22 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 10 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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