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Autumn Waffles with Caramelized Apples & Spiced Maple Syrup

Belgian waffles are one of the easiest yet delicious treat you can make any time you have a sweet tooth. They can also be nutritious, if you use healthy ingredients. They are very easy to make gluten free, there for all my recipes including this Autumn Waffles are gluten free.

Although, you can also use whole grain spelt or whole wheat if you wish. I have a few waffle recipes on my SMOOTHIES & BREAKFAST page, however, I would like especially mention the one I made last year around this time. That is the AUTUMN WAFFLES WITH PEAR MILLE FEUILLE which is equally delicious as the one with apple.

Of course, we all love waffles with strawberries and chocolate like for example CHOCOLATE WAFFLES ! Yet, this season calls for pears, apples, cinnamon and all the other spices that makes your home cozy. And if you don’t have a waffle maker yet, than you can browse on Amazon and find your favorite. I personally have the Chefman, but for this recipe I was using my daughter’s Cuisinart.

Also, the original idea behind the caramelized apple and pear is my old recipe for PEAR MILLE FEUILLE that I made for a competition. You may take a look, because that alone is quite a delicious dessert. It is a lovely presentation too and very easy to make. And while I was making this Autumn Waffles with apple, I stocked up the apple layers and it look just as lovely as the pear. However, for the waffle recipe I had to take it a part.

I really hope you like this idea and if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for visiting and I wish you a Happy Holiday Season.


Autumn Waffles with Caramelized Apples & Spiced Maple Syrup
Vegan – Gluten Free –Refined Sugar Free
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Belgian, Vegan
Keyword: autumn waffles, belgian waffles, gluten free recipe, gluten free waffles, plantbased recipe, refined sugar free, vegan recipe
Yield: 8
Author: Lena Novak – Lena’s Vegan Living


  • Waffle maker, brush, spatula


  • 1 1/3 cup plant-based milk I use oat milk, you may add little bit more if needed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted above the steam in double boiler
  • ¼ cup raw coconut sugar or erythritol you may add more if you like
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour I use Bob’s Red Mill
  • ¼ cup quinoa flakes
  • 2 tbsp arrow root powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • Grape seed oil or oil of your choice
  • 2 small apples
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup mix nuts & seeds crushed, could be walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds etc.
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt


  • Add vinegar into milk with, stir well and let it sit for 10min to activate and the coconut oil with vanilla later.
  • Blend all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • When ready, combine all together by mixing gently until smooth and let it sit for 10min.
  • Preheat your waffle maker to a medium setting and lightly brush with oil.
  • Fill your waffle maker measuring cup (it depends what size do you have) and pour the batter in. You may spread it evenly all the way to the edges with spatula.
  • After you receive signal, open the lid and check if they are ready. Again, it depends on your waffle maker. It is better to have the setting on medium if possible and cook them little bit longer longer.
  • When ready, careful remove with plastic thongs and spatula and serve right away with caramelized apple and spiced maple syrup.
  • Wash and dry your apples well.
  • Cut the bottom and slice the rest evenly into thin slices.
  • Blend the Maple syrup with lemon, apple pie spice and salt.
  • Heat up the frying pan and pour the mixture in the middle.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat.
  • Arrange all the slices, or as many you can fit on your pan and let it soak for minute or two on each side.
  • When ready, arrange them on your waffles and sprinkle with nuts.
  • Repeat until you have no slices left.
  • Scoop the caramelized mixture into a sauce pitcher and pour on your waffles. If it get’s too thick, you may add teaspoon or two of maple syrup and stir well.


Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Mix
Quinoa Flakes 
All these products are available on Amazon 
These waffles should be eaten immediately, however, they can also be frozen up to 1 month as long they are properly sealed in a Ziploc bag. To prevent sticking, separate with parchment paper, if you are placing two or more on top of eachother.  

Belgian Waffle Makers Available on Amazon


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