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Easy Baked Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron

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These baked apple slices made in a waffle iron so are fun, easy, and healthy. They take just one minute to make (even easier than my microwave chocolate cakes). All you need is an apple, a little sugar, and a waffle iron, and you’ve got a healthy snack.

Waffle Iron Baked Apples

Why Bake Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron?

The main reason to bake apple slices in a waffle iron is speed. Typically, baked apples take 30 to 50 minutes. These are done in only one minute!

The other reason is that it is fun! Everyone loves the little divets made by the waffle maker.

(If you have more time and want something crispy instead of soft and warm, use the exact same ingredients to make apple chips!)

What Are The Best Apples for Baked Apples?

Stef holding apples

Some of my favorite apples for baked apples are:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonathan

Choose an apple that is nice and crisp. You don’t want one that will turn into mush when baking. For a more complete list of apples, check out Bon Appetit’s article on the best apples to bake with.

What Type of Waffle Iron Works Best for Baked Apple Slices?

I found that both the regular and the deeper Belgian waffle irons work well for waffle iron baked apples.

How to Make Baked Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron

Preheat your waffle iron.

Slice apples in rings to just over 1/4″ thick.

Dust with cinnamon and sugar. The baked apples are good on their own, but, they are even better with cinnamon (optional) and sugar.

Always make sure to grease your waffle iron. You can use a non-stick baking spray or simply run a butter stick over the hot waffle iron.

Place one apple slice in each section of the waffle iron and bake for one minute. There is no need to flip.

Serve them warm!

Baked apples in waffle iron

Can You Bake Other Fruit in a Waffle Iron?

Yes! Try this same technique with pineapple (as an alternative to candied pineapple).

Other Apple Recipes

slice of dutch apple pie on small white plate

I can never have too many apple desserts!

If you are looking for other things to bake with apples, try my apple cupcakes, Dutch apple pie, or apple upside-down cake.

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One Minute Waffle Iron Baked Apples

Waffle iron baked apples so are fun, easy, and healthy that they could quickly become a new staple around here.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 104kcal
Author Stefani


  • 1 apple sliced into rings just over 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional


  • Heat waffle iron.
  • Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Optionally rub both sides of apple slices with sugar and cinnamon. This isn't necessary (the apples are plenty sweet), but it does make them look better because the sugar caramelizes and the cinnamon just works perfectly with apples.
  • Place one apple slice in each section of the waffle iron.
  • Close the waffle iron and cook for about a minute or until the apples look waffled.
  • Repeat until you are out of apple slices. Serve warm.


Use a crisp apple for best results.
Always make sure to grease your waffle iron to keep the apple slices from sticking.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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9 comments on “Easy Baked Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron”

  1. Kristinesays:

    I was thinking maybe shredding the apple stuff (food processor) and maybe some egg, a little almond flour, honey, cinnamon, etc.

  2. Juliettesays:

    Apples were Delicious! (I attempted bananas however they do not work in a waffle iron— turned to goo!)

    • Stefsays:

      How ripe were the bananas? I bet if you used not so ripe bananas and did it for less time it could work. Haven’t tried it though.

  3. Beckysays:

    2 stars
    They tasted good, but most of the cinnamon sugar stuck in the waffle iron.
    Not a fun clean-up.

  4. Samirasays:

    Very interesting idea. Will definitely try this. Thanks.

  5. haleysays:

    5 stars
    this was so good thanks for the idea

  6. Julie Kennedysays:

    I don’t have a waffle iron, but I have a George Foreman Grill. Do you think that would work?

  7. Lindsaysays:

    Brilliant idea! I will definitely give this a try! Thanks so much

  8. Kittishsays:

    Fun idea! Might be a way to tempt my niece into eating more actual fruit. Have you thought about trying it with bananas? Slice them lengthwise (or across if you prefer), and they’d probably caramelize without any added sugar.

    Heck, go all out, with waffled fruit salad, with grapes, strawberries, apples, bananas, and pineapple. Serve with a lightly sweetened sour cream or yogurt sauce.

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