These Gluten Free Mini Waffles are so dang cute, and delicious. Top them with a simple caramelized Cinnamon Apples and they’re out-of-this-world delicious. These mini waffles are made gluten-free, paleo friendly and refined-sugar free for a breakfast you can feel good about!
Mini Waffles with Cinnamon Apples
These Mini Waffles are the perfect kid-friendly breakfast or treat, but adults will love them just as much. The best part: they are freezer friendly for a quick morning meal. Make a batch now and have breakfast or a mid-day treat all week (or month) long! Top them with this seasonal and delicious caramelized cinnamon apples OR make them churro style by dipping them in cinnamon sugar. You wouldn’t know these waffles were made without flour and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. They are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
How to Make Mini Waffles
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s made all in one bowl! Start by whisking together all of the wet ingredients and then add in the dry ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Because there is no gluten here, there is no worry about the waffles being tough from overmixing.
Once you’ve mixed the batter, heat up your waffle and make sure to spray well with a high-heat cooking spray! To make them mini add in 1 tablespoon of batter at a time. If your waffle iron makes 1 large waffle you may be able to add 1-3 tablespoons of batter spaced far apart to make the mini waffles.
How to Freeze Waffles
You can serve the waffles immediately, or let it cool completely and freeze. To freeze them place them flat on a sheet pan and freeze completely, then place in a bag with an air tight seal for longer term storage. Freezing them flat first ensures they keep their shape. Waffles will keep frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat place in a toaster oven until heated through
How to Make Mini Waffles “Churro Style”
Once the mini waffles have finished cooking, brush them with butter or coconut oil and dip in a mixture of coconut sugar and cinnamon.
If you like this breakfast recipe, check out these others:
- Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake (Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries!)
- Savory Breakfast Sausage Oatmeal
- Gluten Free Apple Muffins
- The Ultimate Guide on How to Make Oatmeal
If you like this waffle recipe, check out these others:
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles
- Ham and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)
- Double Chocolate Banana Waffles
- The BEST Paleo Pancakes
Best Ever Fluffy Waffles from page 35 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted for greasing the waffle maker
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 apples, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, more to taste
- pinch of sea salt
Cinnamon-Sugar Churro Coating
- Pre-heat waffle maker set to low heat and brush liberally with melted butter.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Add in eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until fully combined and no lumps remain.
- Following the directions for your waffle maker, cook four waffles at a time by adding 1 tablespoon of waffle mix to each quadrant. Cook until waffles are light brown and set aside until all of the waffle batter is used. *You can place the finished waffles in an oven set to 200 °F to keep warm while you cook the rest of the waffles and prepare the caramelized apples, but this is not necessary!
- Once the waffles are done, make the caramelized apples.
- In a small saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter. Add diced apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Mix well. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until apples are soft and a light brown color. Taste and adjust cinnamon as needed. Take off heat and set aside.
- If making these into churro bites: add cinnamon and coconut sugar to a small mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, melt the butter. Brush waffles with melted butter and working in batches, carefully dip the waffles into the cinnamon sugar mixture until the waffles are well coated.
- Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup!
*Waffles last for 3 months in the freezer or four days in the refrigerator!