Beth Warren Nutrition Blog



by Beth Warren January 27, 2017

I’m going to lay it all out on the table for you: The way I get my kids to try anything whole grain is to throw in dark chocolate chips. They would practically try anything as long as it’s oozing with chocolate. I do however, draw the line with adding any added sweeteners such as syrup to my creations. Ultimately, my goal is wean them off the chocolate chips and onto more whole food tastes. I made the attempt to turn off the chocolate while keeping the natural sweetness turned on with this recipe of Apple Cinnamon Waffles. Let me tell you – I’m happy to say we now have a new recipe that the whole family loves. It truly feels like a guilty pleasure when you feel like you are eating dessert for breakfast – not to mention, the feeling you get when the ingredients are actually good for you! My goal is always to avoid adding any sweeteners, even non-caloric ones, to my recipes. Luckily, in this dish, you do not miss it.


Yiled: 4 waffles


1/2 cup spelt flour

4 tbsp oats

1/2 apple finely chopped (I used gala)

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tbsp coconut oil (softened)


Preheat the waffle iron. Depending on the waffle iron, you may or may not need to spray non-stick cooking spray each time. Add 1/2 cup of batter to the center of the iron and cook according to your waffle iron directions.



Per serving: Calories 124; Fat 4 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 2.8 mg; Carbohydrate 20 g; Fiber 3.7 g; Protein 2.9 g


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