Applesauce Waffles

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Recipe: #14120

September 01, 2014

Categories: Waffles

"From Houston Chronicle via loof, these are great you have to spray Pam like crazy so they don't stick"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (258.6 g)
  • Calories 387.6
  • Total Fat - 11 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 177.7 mg
  • Sodium - 630.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 13.3 g
  • Protein - 14.7 g
  • Calcium - 325 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Step 2

In a smaller bowl, combine egg yolks and milk and lemon juice and beat well. Stir into dry ingredients. Add the applesauce and stir well.

Step 3

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold into batter (don't overmix).

Step 4

Pour about 2/3 cup batter onto a preheated waffle iron. spray Pam. Close and bake about 3 minutes. These waffles are fairly soft, so if you like them crisper cook about 1 minute more.

Step 5

Serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a couple of peach slices.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For the peaches, make sure to use canned peaches in light syrup to avoid adding too much additional sweetness.
  • For the applesauce, use unsweetened applesauce to keep the waffles from being too sweet.

  • Substitute almond milk for regular milk - Almond milk is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. It is also a healthier option for those looking to reduce their intake of saturated fats.
  • Substitute maple syrup for granulated sugar - Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that adds a unique flavor to the waffles. It is also a healthier alternative to granulated sugar as it is lower in calories and contains some essential minerals.

Apple Cinnamon Waffles Replace the peaches with 1/2 cup of diced apples and add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream, diced apples, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Caramelized Bananas - Caramelized bananas are a great way to add a sweet and creamy flavor to the Applesauce Waffles. They are easy to make and pair perfectly with the waffles. Simply slice bananas and fry them in butter and brown sugar until golden and caramelized. Serve on top of the waffles for a delicious breakfast treat!

Maple Syrup Glazed Bacon: Maple syrup glazed bacon is the perfect accompaniment to Applesauce Waffles. The sweet and savory flavors of the maple syrup and bacon pair perfectly with the waffles, and the crunchy bacon adds a nice texture contrast. Plus, it's easy to make and sure to be a hit with the whole family!


Q: How long should I cook the waffles?

A: Cook the waffles for about 3 minutes, or until they are golden brown. If you prefer them to be crispier, cook for an additional 1 minute.

Q: What temperature should I set my waffle iron to?

A: Most waffle irons will have a setting for light, medium, or dark. Generally, light is around 325-350°F, medium is 375-400°F, and dark is 425-450°F. It's best to start with a lower setting and adjust as needed.

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Fun facts:

The recipe for Applesauce Waffles was created by the Houston Chronicle, one of the oldest newspapers in the United States, founded in 1837.

The use of applesauce in waffles was popularized by the famous American chef, Julia Child, who used it in her recipe for Apple Waffles in her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.