These light and fluffy homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles with tender-crisp fruity bits are a great way to start your day.

Ingredients – 2 ½ Tbsp of warm water – 1 Tbsp of ground flax seeds – 1 ¾ C of vanilla plant-based milk (plain or chocolate will work) – ⅓ C of vegetable oil – 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and grated or finely diced, moisture pressed out with a napkin – 1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract – 2 C of all-purpose flour (whole wheat will work) – 1 ½ Tbsp of granulated sugar – 1 Tbsp of brown sugar – 3 tsp of baking powder – ¼ tsp of salt – 1 ½ tsp of ground cinnamon

Instructions – Turn on your waffle iron. – In a small bowl, whisk together the warm water and ground flax seeds until thoroughly combined. Set aside for 10 minutes. – In a medium bowl, whisk together the plant-based milk, vegetable oil, grated apple, and vanilla extract. Set aside. – In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.

Instructions – Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture and flax mixture. Whisk gently, just until combined. Make sure to not overmix. – Scoop the desired amount of batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Follow your waffle iron instructions to cook. Repeat with the remaining batter until all the waffles are cooked.

Storing Apple Cinnamon Waffles. These Apple waffles may also be made in batches, which is convenient if you’re always in a rush. It takes only a few minutes to prepare. To keep leftover waffles in the refrigerator, let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container for up to 2 days.