salted caramel waffles

Salted Caramel Waffles

These waffles get a generous dose of caramel sauce, baked right into them! Sprinkled with salt, right before closing the waffle iron lid.

salted caramel waffles

Salted caramel waffles are great for breakfast, or even to snack on.

These are made with 1 tablespoon of oil, in the entire batter! Applesauce gets mixed in the batter, too. And we can’t forget the caramel sauce. You can use homemade caramel sauce, or your favorite store bought kind. A 1/2 cup of caramel sauce gets swirled around, into the batter. So delicious! I made them into waffle corner bites. Which are prefect for little hands! Our 5 year old, kept grabbing one, after another. He loved them! We both kept eating them, no syrup was needed. 

Add some fruit on the side, for breakfast. The salted caramel waffle “bites” were great over spring break. Great for a quick snack, too. Toast them in the toaster, and sprinkle powdered sugar over the tops. Pour a glass of milk and some apple slices, for a fun snack! 

salted caramel waffles

Perfect size, for dipping!  Great for kids to handle, on their own.

Leftover salted caramel waffles?

I was able to make 30 waffle “bites”, by cooking in the corners of the waffle maker. You cound make them into regular sized waffles. You’d be able to get about, 6 regular sized waffles. If you have any leftover, they can be stored in the refrigerator for a week. Or, stored in the freezer, for a month. Reheat them with the toaster. 

 Salted Caramel Waffles – Makes 30 waffle bites or 6 regular sized waffles 

  • 1 Tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce – warm and pourable
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + extra to sprinkle of the tops, before cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cooking spray


Step One: Preheat the waffle maker. Place cooking spray, close by and within reach. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, egg, milk, applesauce and vanilla extract. Pour in the warm caramel sauce, whisk well. Add in the sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to combine. The flour can be added to the batter, whisk well to incorporate. 

Step Two: For waffle bites – With non-stick cooking spray, spray the front and back corner of waffle maker. (Top and bottom of waffle maker.) Use 1 Tablespoon of batter in the corners. Sprinkle with salt, before closing lid. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Place finished waffle bites on a wired rack, to cool. (This will prevent the bottoms from being soggy.) Continue until all the batter is finished.

For regular sized waffles – Lightly spray the inside, top and bottom of waffle maker. Use about 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle. Sprinkle the tops with salt, before closing the lid. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, until golden. Place cooked waffles on a wired rack, to cool. (This will prevent the bottoms from being soggy.) 

Notes: Can store finished waffles in the refrigerator, for a week. Or in the freezer, for a month. Place in toaster, to reheat. 

By: Vanessa

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salted caramel waffles



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5 comments on “Salted Caramel Waffles

    1. Vanessa

      Christina, I’m glad you agree! Thanks!

    1. Vanessa

      Thank you Kathy! Great for kids!

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