In a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients and gently heat for around 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Stir flaxseed powder and water together in a small bowl to make a flax egg.
Sift flours, cornflour and baking powder in to a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk together the apple sauce, vanilla, coconut, sunflower oil, almond or soy milk, cinnamon, sugar, flax egg and salt until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold until just combined. Don't overwork the batter. Less is more.
Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes.
Turn on the waffle iron to heat.
Turn the oven on to a low heat.
Spoon the batter in to the waffle iron in batches and cook for approximately 5 - 7 minutes or until the waffles are slightly crispy.
Keep the waffles warm in the oven while you finish cooking all the batter.
Serve with a good drizzle of spiced maple, coconut ice-cream and sliced apple. Sprinkle with nuts and/or coconut if desired.