Apple & Cranberry Whole Grain Granola Waffles

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These luscious apple & cranberry whole grain granola waffles are the perfect fall breakfast and brunch treats!

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I am a walking cliche when it comes to fall.


My house is already decked out with my fall decor, including cute mini plush pumpkins, gold and pine cone accents, fresh fall flowers in every vase and a homemade burlap wreath adorned on the door. My cozy sweaters have already replaced the maxi dresses in my closet, I wear boots with  just about everything now and I’m gearing up to dye my hair a vibrant shade of red. Whether my husband likes it or not, I’ve already scheduled our weekends until the end of November with pumpkin patch outings, apple picking, haunted houses and fall getaways to rustic cabins.

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And I have absolutely NO shame in admitting that. Nor do I have shame for replacing my favorite summer recipes with hearty, apple and pumpkin filled masterpieces like this apple granola whole grain waffles.

Fluffy apple waffles

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll miss those plump tomatoes and fresh zucchinis. But boy am I ready to bake all the things with pumpkins, apples and squash. I know that’s so cliche because apparently loving fall is like the “new” thing for girls in my age range, but I’ve loved fall before it was the thing to do. I grew up craving the crunch of leaves under my boots. I’d dance around outside in piles of leaves with my sweaters pulled over my fingers as my mom made chunky stews and my dad raked. Fall was my time. It was the one time I truly felt excited, nostalgic and me. I looked forward to fall the way most kids looked forward to Christmas and summer vacation.

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So yes, I may be cliche, but it’s how I’ve always been. So call it whatever you like, but I’m going to continue to wear my yoga pants, drinking my PSLS and going to every single pumpkin patch in the Virginia, Maryland and DC region.

Apple & Cranberry Whole Grain Granola Waffles

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Serves about 6. Inspired and adapted from All Recipes.
Prep time: 5 – 8 minutes
Cook time: 4 – 6 minutes


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2/3 cup chopped apple
  • 6 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • About 1/4 cup apple blueberry granola (I used Bob’s Red Mill)


  1. Preheat your waffle maker to medium and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, almond milk, apple butter, applesauce, vanilla extract and honey until fully mixed. In another bowl, whisk the flour, ground flax seed meal, almond meal, baking powder and apple pie spice together.
  3. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until fully combined. Mix in the apple and cranberries.
  4. Pour batter (about 1/2 cup at a time) into the waffle maker and cook until golden brown (about 3 minutes). Serve each waffle with granola and maple syrup!

Nutritional information per serving (1 waffle):

Calories: 300
Fat: 7.2 grams
Carbohydrates: 47 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

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  1. Posted by Kathryn on
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Yes please! These waffles look totally delicious.
  2. Posted by Heather // girlichef on
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Yay autumn! These look fantastic, and a wonderful way to fuel up for the day.
  3. Posted by Sam @ PancakeWarriors on
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Cranberry Apple - oh the beauty of fall in one dish! I love fall - the change in the air is so apparent. It always suprises me how quickly things change from summer to fall - it's never gradual! Love all things fall - boots, pumpkins, the FOOD!, and the sweaters. Nothing wrong with that :)
  4. Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    My house is all decked out for fall too!!! Love these waffles :)
  5. Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    You sound like me! I have had my fall decor out since the first day of September and having pumpkin or squash every day! These waffles look right up my ally! Can't wait to try these!
  6. Posted by Lana@NeverEnoughThyme on
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    Okay, now I definitely have to get my waffle iron out and dust it off. I've seen so many delicious waffle recipes today - including this one!
  7. Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    I am all over everything to do with fall as well. I need to get out my fall decorations soon!
  8. Posted by Martha@A Family Feast on
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
    These look healthy and delicious!
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  10. Posted by Lora @cakeduchess on
    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    I'm also ready to bake with all things fall ...especially pumpkin and apples! Fantastic waffles, Claire:)
  11. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    LOVE these waffles! Great minds really do think alike :)
  12. Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    Yes! I need these in my life. They're so perfect!
  13. Thursday, September 25th, 2014
    I'm total "white girl" when it comes to Fall. I'm actually wearing yoga pants now! haha Now I just need a PSL latte and these waffles and I'll be set!
  14. Posted by Angela |Mind Over Batter on
    Friday, September 26th, 2014
    Fall is my favorite season. Maybe I'm a walking cliche too. My house is already fall-a-rized, and I baked with pumpkin no less than 5 times. I also made a huge batch of Apple butter. It's gotten real. Love these waffles. They look absolutely perfect.
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