Waffles for One | Oil & Refined Sugar Free!

I relate a ton to Lesie Knope (#Knope2020) for many reasons, but our love for waffles is probably the largest similarity we share. I have always loved waffles. I love them with blueberries, with chopped apples and cinnamon, with pumpkin puree, with chocolate chips, with rainbow sprinkles, with whipped cream, with maple syrup, with... you get the picture. I love waffles. However, since needing to cut down on my oil and sugar intake I have had to revamp my oil waffle recipe to fit my new lifestyle, and may I just say, they are damn good!

I am going to include two base variations in this post, one with whole wheat flour and one with all purpose flour. As always, the whole wheat option is slightly lower in calories and higher in fiber, but sometimes you just *need* a good ol' white flour waffle. I also will include a few different flavor options like Apple Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice (Because, it's currently the most wonderful time of the year and we all need to be celebrating daily!)

I hope you all enjoy this new recipe. As always, I'd love to see photos and hear your feedback if you try my recipe. Don't forget to tag me! ;)

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon with Reddi Whip Almond Whipped Cream

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice with Joseph's Natural Sugar Free Syrup

All Purpose Flour + Blueberries

Whole Wheat + Blueberries

Whole Wheat + Cinnamon

(I highly recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe.)

Makes 1 waffle. Whole Wheat, 118 cal. All Purpose, 126 Cal. *Before additions

Base Dry Ingredients:

30 g Whole Wheat or All Purpose Flour (a little over 3 Tbsp)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tiny pinch salt

Base Wet Ingredients:

1 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce (Replaces oil and sugar)

3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk (You can use a different milk, just adjust calories as needed)

1/2 tsp white vinegar (Don't skip!)

Optional Additions:

Apple Cinnamon- 1/4 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 cup chopped apple

Pumpkin Spice- Sub apple sauce with Pumpkin Purée + 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Vanilla Paste


Vegan Chocolate Chips

Whatever you like in your waffles!


1. Heat waffle iron.

2. In a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Add apple sauce, milk and vinegar to the dry ingredients (or pumpkin, if using) and whisk until just combined. (If you're not using a kitchen scale, your dry to wet raitio may be a little off, if your batter seems to dry or too wet, add a little more milk or flour if needed.)

3. At this point fold in any additional ingredients you wish. Allow to sit for 2 minutes so that the baking soda and vinegar can do their science stuff.

4. Lightly spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and pour batter in. Close lid and cook for about 3 minutes. I'm sure your waffle iron is different than mine, so be sure to pay close attention to your waffle while it's cooking! The waffle should be golden brown when finished.

5. Carefully remove waffle from the iron using the help of a fork. Transfer to a plate and top with your favorite stuff! (I've been totally obsessed with Joseph's Natural Sugar Free Syrup and Reddi Whip Dairy Free Almond Whip lately!)

6. Enjoy!