Single Lady Applesauce Waffle [21DSD]

Another good name for this would be hungry lady applesauce waffle. Or man. My dad would like this waffle, and he’s definitely not a lady. This batter will make a little bit more than one big Belgium waffle. I don’t own a small waffle maker, but I’m guessing it would make about 3 waffles or so.

You could split this with one other person with a side of bacon, but I wouldn’t judge you for eating the whole waffle yourself or saving a little leftover for a later snack. I didn’t share my waffle either.

What ever you do, don’t try to put all of the batter inside your Belgium waffle maker at once, because it will overflow into a large, applesauce waffle mess! At the same time that I overflowed my waffle maker, I jammed the handle so that I couldn’t turn it back over to open the lid. Batter was literally going everywhere with nothing I could do about it. I was left scooping batter off of the counter and scraping crusted waffle off of my machine.

Maybe that’s what I get for buying the cheapest waffle maker I could find, and then carelessly not paying attention when I use the thing.

Single Lady Applesauce Waffle

The idea for this waffle recipe came from leftover homemade chunky applesauce I had in the fridge from dinner the night before. This was the first time I had made homemade applesauce, and, oh my gosh, homemade really is always better! I love the chunky bits of soft, diced apple left in the sauce. You could use store bought applesauce for this recipe if you aren’t on a 21 day sugar detox, but I have to recommend making your own. The bits of apple in the batter make this waffle even better.

You absolutely cannot leave off the toasted coconut or cinnamon whip, though. The added ‘sweetness’ and texture of the toppings is what pulls the whole dish together. If you don’t have any toasted coconut on hand, toss unsweetened coconut chips in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes until they lightly toast. Then try not to eat all of the coconut straight from the pan.

If you’re a big coconut fan like me, you know what I mean.

If you don’t have a waffle maker, simply use the same batter to make pancakes instead. Since this waffle is made both nut free and 21dsd approved with coconut flour, it doesn’t have a crispy exterior but rather is perfectly fluffy throughout.

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Single Lady Applesauce Waffle [21DSD]
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Serves: 1-2
Cinnamon Whip:
  • 5 Ounce can coconut cream (refrigerated)
  • ½ Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Waffle Batter:
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup homemade chunky applesauce (or sub store bought)
  • ½ Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • Heaping ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt
Additional Toppings:
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon (to dust)
  • Chopped walnuts/almonds
  1. To make the cinnamon whip, scoop the thick cream from the can of coconut cream and whip with the cinnamon using a fork.
  2. Chill until ready to eat.
  3. Heat your waffle maker.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, ghee and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until a batter forms.
  5. Fill your waffle maker with batter and cook according to the instructions of your specific waffle maker.
  6. Remove the waffle and top with toasted coconut and cinnamon whip, or your preferred toppings.





  1. says

    I need to get some coconut flakes (I always run out cuz I just eat them straight from the package) and some green apples and then I’m making this recipe! Or I do have some bananas. I’m wondering if maybe that would work in place of the applesauce? I may have to try that too!

    • Tess says

      I’ve made it with bananas too, so that will definitely work. If you can get the apples though I recommend it! Maybe because banana is my go-to for making pancakes, but I love the change of applesauce. Plus the chunks of apple really add to the texture!

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