From Scratch Waffles

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Easy to Make From Scratch Waffles

These from scratch waffles are perfect for your home waffle maker. The ingredients are simple and wholesome too so you don’t need to feel guilty when you indulge 😉

The key “special” ingredients include applesauce, coconut oil, and whole wheat pastry flour. Applesauce is a great way to keep the waffles light and moist on the inside, coconut oil instead of butter helps them to crisp up, and the whole wheat pastry flour keeps them wholesome without turning them into a dense brick. All of these elements together are what, to me, makes the absolute perfect waffle.

From Scratch Waffles

The Process

This recipe is really easy to pull together. Most waffle recipes require you to whip egg whites. Cut out all of that (and a few extra dishes) by using a blender to mix your ingredients. DISCLAIMER: Just be sure to add them in the order stated in the recipe! Don’t worry, I’ll remind you there too 🙂

Scratch Waffle Mix

After that, it’s simply pour and cook according to your waffle maker’s instructions. For me this means four minutes (slightly longer for the first batch). The waffles come out super crisp on the outside and light and airy on the inside.

Prep and Enjoy Later!

These waffles are JUST as good from frozen. This recipe makes enough for a family of four with maybe a couple of waffles left over depending on what else you’re serving them with. Once the waffles have cooled, wrap them in plastic wrap in single layers. Wrap a set in foil if you like, and then place in a freezer safe bag. I highly recommend going straight to the freezer and skipping the fridge altogether. When you want to make your frozen waffles, preheat your oven to 350. Place the FROZEN waffles (please don’t thaw first!!) in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 5-10 minutes, you’ll likely smell them when they’re ready to eat again. 🙂

I’m confident these will become a new staple in your home like they have mine.

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These waffles are super easy to prep, yet also wholesome!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Waffles
Servings: 4 people
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce, Unsweetened
  • 1 cup Milk, Skim or 2%
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil, Melted and cooled
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat your waffle maker.  Set oven to warm to keep waffles warm as you make them if serving all at once instead of in batches.

  2. Place wet ingredients into blender in the order they are listed.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl then sprinkle on top of wet ingredients.

  3. Blend just until combined, scraping sides as needed.

  4. Bake batter according to waffle maker instructions.  Place on a baking sheet in preheated oven until ready to serve.

  5. Enjoy warm with your favorite toppings and sides!  We love fresh fruit and bacon with ours 🙂

How to Freeze and Eat Later
  1. Allow waffles to cool.  Wrap each waffle in plastic wrap and then place into freezer safe plastic bag. 

  2. To eat, preheat oven to 350.  Place waffles in single layer on baking sheet.  Bake 5-10 minutes until heated through or you smell waffles 🙂

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