Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Caramel Sauce

Grain-free waffles made easily in a blender with cinnamon spiced apples and homemade caramel sauce. A healthful gluten-free, refined sugar-free breakfast recipe.

Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Homemade Caramel - paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy!



Apple.flipping.pie.waffles <- That’s what they call these.

If you embrace the Human Condition like me, and are always always seeking more, better, greater things to fill your hungry mind, body, and soul, you’re probably all about the dessert-for-breakfast situation. You wouldn’t want to forgo a great encounter with a steamy stack of mock apple pie waffles drizzled with homemade caramel, and then go to work Monday morning and hear allllll about the delicious apple-y//pumpkin-y things your co-workers ate for breakfast allllll weekend, because: FOMO.

The spiced apples are where it is at with this recipe. And the homemade paleo caramel. Don’t even think about skipping them! You can cook them up while you waffle batter is getting the spa treatment on the waffle iron. The whole process is therapeutic, because your house will smell like a legit cider factory exploded into the most beautiful spectrum of warmly-spiced maple-cinnamon-scented aroma.

Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Homemade Caramel - paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy!


The only thing missing is a great playlist.

Mr. Probz Pandora Radio. Boom. Gotcha covered.

The best part about these waffles, other than the fact that they taste like straight up apple pie is they’re all healthy-like. There’s not an ounce of refined sugar in the whole thing, and per ush, and the waffles are grain-free. So I may talk a big talk about letting your hair down and eating dessert for breakfast, but in the grand scheme of things, this stack isn’t all that bad for you. In fact, you’re getting your fiber and apple vitamins, so there is that.

Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Homemade Caramel - paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy!

I will say, this is the breakfast you want to make when you don’t need to be anywhere in a hurry, since there are many moving parts. Paleo Salted Caramel takes a hot minute (or 30), as do the spiced apples. So basically, you want to make these waffles when you’re allotting yourself a lazy weekend morning, sipping on all the pots of coffees.

The waffle recipe here is very similar to the Paleo Blender Waffles I showed you a while back. They’re a cinch to make, since you just toss all the ingredients in your blender to make the batter. You can use a mixing bowl, too, if you’re having a no-tech Saturday or Sunday.
Your weekend needs waffles.

Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Homemade Caramel - paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy!

Grain-Free Waffles with Spiced Apples and Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Julia


Grain-Free Waffles:

Spiced Apples:

For Serving:


  1. Prepare the homemade paleo salted caramel.

Prepare the Spiced Apples:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the apples to a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Cover, reduce the heat slightly, and allow the mixture to cook at a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until apples have softened and the juices are thick, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Prepare the Waffles:

  1. Plug in your waffle iron, heat to medium-high, and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add all of the ingredients for the waffles to a blender and blend until smooth. Allow batter to sit 5 minutes.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of batter in the center of the hot waffle iron (batter will be very thin). Secure the lid and cook until waffle is golden-brown and cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat for remaining batter.
  4. Serve waffles with generous amounts of the spiced apple mixture and paleo salted caramel!

ONE MORE THING!: If you’re in the market for something cheese-y, carby, and fully loaded, check out my Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes over on Wolf Gourmet’s blog!

Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes |


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  1. Shirley

    This makes me long for a trip to Apple Hill! We really have to go. The recipe looks so yummy, and is just right for fall.

  2. Ashley

    This looks very dessert-y, but really, it’s not that much of a dessert… I don’t think there’s any guilt to be had here about the whole “dessert for breakfast” thing.

    Unless you add ice cream… well, then you’re on your own 🙂

  3. Ashley

    haha I love the alternate title for these waffles!! Those spiced apples sound ridiculously good – I think I’d put some over these waffles and then everything else I could think of!

  4. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    Whyyyyyyyyy didn’t I come to your blog to see this recipe until TODAY, when I could have made the recipe for my entire family yesterday? Ugh. Totally saving this for when we have folks in town (or, you know, next weekend when it’s just the two of us) because I’m a sucker for dessert for breakfast. And spiced apples. And caramel. And waffles.


  5. Janet

    This post has me wondering how I was so late to the party. This entire blog! I am so happy to find healthy waffles, healthy brownies, healthy everything that I crave. I know what I’m making for my next lazy, breakfast-in-bed morning!

  6. Francine

    I’ve been testing these this morning and if found an issue to be addressed with regard to quantity of the batter.

    Because this batter is so thin, you really need to put closer to 3/4 of a cup in my standard waffle iron. The batter needs to cover the waffle squares or the are thin and too crisp.

    And brcUse of the egg content these will go soggy and smash like a soufflé if not served immediately.


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