100% Whole Wheat Vegan Orange Juice Waffles

I’ve been wanting a waffle maker for quite some time, so when I saw this mini waffle maker for $10, I knew I had to buy it. Now that I’ve played around with it, I wish I had bought a larger one. With the mini waffle maker, it’s quite tedious to make each individual waffle (they’re the size of frozen waffles) but the taste is definitely worth it.

It’s so tiny!

The first recipe I made was the standard recipe in the booklet that came with the waffle maker. They were no doubt delicious, but I knew they also weren’t the healthiest either. Made of refined flour and a considerable amount of sugar, I wanted to see if I could make a healthier alternative. And it just so happens that I have almost a dozen oranges sitting around (thanks Costco). That’s how I came up with this waffle recipe. I also didn’t have any eggs, so it’s vegan too!


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (juice from one orange)
  • A couple tablespoons of water, orange juice, or milk (plant-based if vegan)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • Coconut oil, butter, or non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the waffle iron
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl except for the couple tablespoons of liquid. I usually put the dry ingredients in first. The orange zest is optional; I just did a couple of grates.
  3. If the mixture is too thick, add the couple tablespoons of liquid, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a more batter-like consistency.
  4. I don’t grease my waffle maker because it doesn’t stick, but if you know that your waffles tend to stick, or you want to be very careful, grease the waffle maker.
  5. Follow the instructions for your waffle maker. Mine took 3-4 minutes.
  6. Top with maple syrup, orange zest, or whatever you desire.

Thanks for checking out this recipe, I hope you enjoy it!


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