Cinnamon Waffles {Allergy-Friendly}

Need a waffle recipe free from your top 8 allergens? Look no further. This is one recipe your family will love!

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My daughter has always loved waffles, but since going gluten-free, we’ve not been able to find a store-bought kind that was somewhat healthy and didn’t taste like chewy rubber. Bleh!

In came this mom’s mission to get a waffle maker and come up with amazing recipes of my own!

Saturday mornings are always our “family breakfast day.” I usually whip up a table full of pancakes, fruits, bacon, potatoes, and more. It’s tradition and our one morning during the week when we can all take our time and dine together—the perfect kickoff to the weekend.

Now that we’re making our own waffles, I get to add a new fun food to the mix. So far, they’ve been requested on back-to-back weeks with emphatic “yums” and “more, please.”

Want to really kick yours up a notch? Pair them with Supergluemom’s Better Than IHOP’s Homemade Blueberry Syrup! Hello! Drooling over here.

The best part? Make extra, and freeze them for a quick and delicious breakfast during the week.

You can also pack leftovers for lunches! My daughter never turns down “breakfast for lunch“—yummy! Put some syrup in a Mini Dipper container inside your EasyLunchBoxes, paired with fresh fruit and a protein for a balanced meal.


These waffles are light and fluffy, with just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar. No chewy rubber here, folks!  They’re also gluten-free and free from all top 8 allergens. Say what!? Yes, and you probably have all the ingredients already in your cupboards!

It’s time to dust off that waffle maker in the back of your cupboard and start using it again! You won’t regret it.

MOM Tip: Learn how to grease and clean your waffle maker by reading this post

Allergy-Friendly Cinnamon Waffles

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  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Preheat and grease a waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
  3. Add the applesauce and vanilla, and mix.
  4. Slowly pour the water into the bowl, and mix to form a batter. If the batter is too thick, add a little more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  5. Spoon some of the batter into the center of the hot waffle maker. Spread until it’s within 1/4 inch of the edge of the grids.
  6. Close the lid, and cook until golden brown.



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About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.