This Apple Waffle and Pancake mix has fresh apples shredded into it. With cinnamon notes and maple syrup you will love this mix with your Sunday brunch! This recipe is plant based and ready in under 20 minutes.
*This blog post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own*
This time of year is the best time to incorporate in-season apples into all your recipes! They are extra crisp and tasty in the early fall months. I enjoy adding them into my breakfast time items the most. It’s a sweet cozy flavor perfect for pancakes or waffles. This mix makes fluffy, flavorful pancakes and waffles! Enjoy.
Why You Need Apple Waffles.
This mix is easy and doesn’t have too many ingredients in it. You can make it out of pantry staples, plus it’s plant based. You can use this mix interchangeably so it’s up to you if you want to make waffles or pancakes. I prefer this mix best with waffles. The waffles are beautiful and crispy. You can also make this recipe gluten free if you use all ingredients that are specially-marked gluten free like specially-marked Quaker Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats.
Ingredients For These Apple Waffles.
(find measurements at the bottom of the page!)
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. Creating this “flour” base gives this mix a nice texture and flavor.
Apple. We will be shredding an apple. I like to use gala or fuji apples in this recipe.
Cinnamon & nutmeg. This combination is so tasty for this mix.
Unsweetened Almond Milk. You can use any milk of choice here.
Maple Syrup. To add a little sweetness to the mix.
Baking Powder. To help the mix rise
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). Adds more apple flavor and it helps to get the milk to react with the mix.
Olive Oil or canola oil. To grease the pan for pancakes and to add to the mix for waffles.
How To Make These Apple Waffles
Step 1. Place the oats in a high-speed blender or food processor on high for about 2 minutes to turn the oats into a flour.
Step 2. Add all the dry ingredients into the oat flour and whisk together well.
Step 3. Shred your apple. Squeeze the excess moisture out of it. Be sure to save any apple leftovers for waffle garnish!
Step 4. Combine the dry ingredients with the milk, ACV (apple cider vinegar) and oil. Add the apple. Let the mixture sit for about 2 minutes so the milk can react with the vinegar. Place ¼ cup in a greased pan for pancakes on medium to high heat (about 3 minutes each side) OR place ½ cup of mix into a greased waffle maker and cook until finished (about 5 minutes per waffle).
Once you’ve had some fun with this recipe, join me in another Quaker activity: the Quaker Good Call Challenge!
Quaker believes life’s circumstances should never be a barrier to good nutrition, so they’ve committed to donating $125,000 to Feeding America® this year to help families facing food insecurity across the country. This will help secure at least 1.25 million meals*! As the official oatmeal sponsor of the NFL, Quaker is teaming up with a few fan favorites – Drew Brees, Jerome Bettis and Jerry Rice – to help shed light on the hunger crisis in America. They’re also encouraging us all to get involved by joining the Quaker Good Call Challenge. It’s a simple way we can help give back!
All you have to do is look for spare change around your home, collect it in an empty canister or container (like after you’ve enjoyed your Quaker Oats!), and take it to a participating Coinstar kiosk by December 31, selecting Feeding America to submit your donation. I hope you’ll join me in taking the Challenge!
*The monetary equivalent of meals will be donated. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Quaker has committed $125,000.00. Valid: October 20 – December 31, 2021.
Tips For Apple Waffles.
yes, you can make pancakes instead of waffles with this mix. Just grease a skillet or pan over the stove on medium heat and scoop 1/4 cup of the mix out and cook on each side for about 4 - 5 minutes, flip very carefully. Since this recipe is plant based, it is delicate.
chop it up and serve it as a fruit topping to these waffles.
Yes, you can make them ahead of time and refrigerate for 4 days, or freeze for 3 months in an airtight container. To reheat, pop into the microwave or toaster oven.
Other Recipes To Try.
- 1½ cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp apple spice
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp canola or coconut oil
- 4 tbsp shredded apple extra liquid sqeezed outPlace the oats in a
- Place the oats in a high-speed blender or food processor on high for about 2 minutes to turn the oats into a flour.
- Add all the dry ingredients into the oat flour and whisk together well. Shred your apple. Squeeze the excess moisture out of it. Be sure to save any apple leftovers for waffle garnish!
- Combine the dry ingredients with the milk, ACV (apple cider vinegar) and oil. Add the apple. Let the mixture sit for about 2 minutes so the milk can react with the vinegar. Place ¼ cup in a greased pan for pancakes on medium to high heat (about 3 minutes each side) OR place ½ cup of mix into a greased waffle maker and cook until finished (about 5 minutes per waffle)