Apple Cinnamon Waffles (AIP/ Paleo)

Waffles or pancakes? To me the answer is obvious – it’s always waffles. They are just the superior breakfast treat. I’m sorry to disappoint you but it’s true. My husband and I have a tradition every Saturday morning of making these waffles, a big batch of bacon, coffee or tea and watching House Hunters International together. Honestly, this tradition is getting us through life at the moment… It’s the little things, am I right?

Apple and cinnamon is such a classic combination. So, when you put it in a waffle the result is the ultimate fall comfort food. These waffles have a light, fluffy texture and are naturally sweet from the ripe plantains. The fresh apple in the batter makes the waffles really moist and the fried apple topping is so syrupy you honestly don’t even need maple syrup! These waffles are the epitome of fall flavor.

I know you want to fire up that waffle iron! 

Apple Cinnamon Waffles (AIP/ Paleo)

Makes 3-4 Waffles


For the Waffles

2-3 medium yellow plantains

2-3 TBS coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 apple diced

For the Fried Apples

1 TBS coconut oil

3 apples, sliced

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt



Peel the plantains and cut into large chunks. Add them to the food processor and process until smooth. While the food processor is running on low, slowly pour in the coconut oil until the plantains reach a batter-like consistency. Stop the food processor and add in the cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Next, add the vanilla and the apple cider vinegar. NOTE: Make sure to pour the apple cider vinegar on top of the baking soda so it starts to fizz. This is the rising agent in the waffles! Process the mixture one more time in the food processor until fully combined. Fold in the diced apple. 

Plug in your waffle iron and heat it according to the manufacturer directions. Once hot, brush coconut oil on the top and bottom of the iron and pour about 1 cup of the batter to the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and cook for about 2 ½ to 3 minutes. Once done, carefully lift the waffle using two forks and transfer to a plate. Repeat this process until the batter is gone. 

To make the fried apples, heat coconut oil in a small saucepan on medium heat. Once it has come to temperature, add the sliced apples, ground cinnamon, and salt and stir to coat. Sautee the apples for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until they’ve fully softened and started to brown. Serve on top of the waffles!


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.

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I empower women autoimmune warriors to reclaim their health by teaching each woman how to make the right food choices to heal her body while confidently owning her journey so she can live a vibrant life with chronic illness.


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