Apple Pie Waffles

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they’re perfect for Saturday morning breakfast…or Saturday evening dessert!

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!Can someone please tell me where the summer went?  I feel like Cinco de Mayo was last week, but nope…that was Labor Day.  Where did Memorial Day, July 4th and the dog days of summer go?  I think someone stole them.  Ah, well…at least we’re heading into my favorite time of the year here in upstate New York.  Apple Season!  Err, wait, I mean Fall!

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!We’re lucky enough to have several large apple orchards near our house, so we go over about once a week to grab various types of apples for snacking and baking.  Ah, who am I kidding?  We buy 95% honeycrisp apples.  They’re seriously the best apple ever.  Honeycrisps are just what they sound like…sweet and crispy.  Perfect for snacking!  And the honeycrisps around here are huge.  They’re easily as big as your fist, and that’s probably erring on the small side.  (In fact, today is the first day of honeycrisp season…and I’ll be on my way over to the orchard later this morning!)

However, when it comes to baking, I almost always go with the much tarter Granny Smith apples.  The Apple Pie Bars earlier this week used Granny Smiths.  Same thing goes for these Apple Pie Waffles.  Are you noticing a trend here?  Perhaps I have an unfulfilled need for apple pie in my life.  Nah.  I think it’s more the crisp early mornings and soon-to-be colorful leaves that just makes me crave apple pie everything!

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!

Apple Pie Waffles

Can we talk for a moment about breakfast-desserts?  On most mornings, we eat cereal or Greek yogurt + granola.  But then occasionally on the weekends, we’ll indulge ourselves a bit and make something tasty for breakfast.  But our tasty weekend breakfasts could just as easily be tasty weekend desserts.

For instance, blueberry muffins are a huge favorite around our house.  But I would be perfectly happy eating a blueberry muffin for dessert in the evening.  Similarly, these Apple Pie Waffles were initially intended to be served as a dessert (note the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top).  However, we ended up toasting up the leftovers for breakfast the next morning (minus the ice cream), and I think we actually preferred them as breakfast fare.

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!The mere fact that my wife and I debated whether these Apple Pie Waffles made a better breakfast or dessert proves my point.  I acknowledge that breakfast-desserts are not necessarily the most healthy way to start your day, but for us the weekend is all about enjoying a couple of tasty indulgences that we don’t allow ourselves during the week.

What are your thoughts on this whole breakfast-dessert thing?  Would you rather eat these Apple Pie Waffles for breakfast or dessert?

And to fulfill your waffle cravings, check out the other waffle recipes below for anything from Appetizers to Desserts (and everything in between, too)!

Waffle Week 2015

Appet-affles

Breakf-affles

Waffl-ides

Dessert Dish-affles

Did you make these Apple Pie Waffles at home?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Cheers!

Looking for more fun apple recipes?  Check out these other favorites:

Apple Cobbler Cheesecake Bars
Candy Apples
Chocolate Dipped Apples
Caramel Apple Crisp
Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!

Apple Pie Waffles

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 359kcal

Ingredients

For the Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp apple pie spice or 1¾ tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice and ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs separated (see note)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple shredded or very finely diced (~1 cup when shredded)

For Serving

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Additional diced apples

Instructions

  • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and apple pie spice until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, sour cream, egg yolks and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients; gently stir until well combined, but do not overmix.
  • Fold the shredded apples into the batter.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not overmix.
  • Spray a waffle iron with non-stick spray and preheat iron.
  • Spoon batter into waffle maker, taking care not to overfill.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until done.
  • Serve immediately or place waffles in a 300°F oven for up to 15 minutes while other waffles bake.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and additional diced apples. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon before serving.

Notes

Separating the eggs and whipping the whites until stiff will yield fluffier waffles. However, to save time, you can simply add eggs (both whites and yolks) directly in with the other liquid ingredients.

These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!

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51 Comments

        1. Sure! I’ll pack ’em up today! My sister has been begging me to send some to Nashville, too. Maybe I need to start an apple shipment company. Haha! 🙂

  1. Now I understand how it looks when you have some apple farms around you. I mean, another fantastic apple recipe, David! Look at this delicious stuck! It couldn’t be better. All right, I guess some whiskey caramel drizzled over the waffles would be appropriate too! But, David, 3 apple recipes in a row…I’m kind of already scared! And I’m happy that you don’t have a #lavenderfarm around you, haha;)

    1. Man…you had to mention whiskey caramel, Ben. Now all I am going to think about all day is whiskey caramel. But hey, it’s a Friday…and if I want to think about whiskey caramel, then I’m going to think about whiskey caramel!

    1. Dude! Savory waffles are on the list. How did you know?? Also, I posted a pulled pork recipe on the smoker a while back. I’d love to try to figure out how to do another pulled pork recipe…but pulled pork is kinda pulled pork, ya know? Oh well, maybe I’ll put it on a waffle! 🙂

    1. Oh man, brie?? That sounds amazing, Dorothy! Laura and I are on this kick lately where we go to the grocery store and get a good double or triple cream cheese and a baguette. Then we eat that for lunch on the weekends. Simple. But amazing!

    1. I’m trying to send you a not-so-subtle hint that you need to be baking apple pie right now, Dannii! Stop what you are doing. Go bake pie. It’s easy! (And yes, you can totally bring your own pie. Just make Dave carry it in his suit pocket.)

  2. OHHHHHHHH man, these waffles are totally amazing! I’m not a big breakfast guy, but I’d down a plateful of these waffles happily. And I’m so with you. Honeycrisp is the best apple by far. But when it comes to baking, it’s all about those Granny’s!

    1. I’m with ya, Chris! Honeycrisps are the way to go when it comes to snacking, but I always bake with Granny Smiths. Now I’m just trying to restrain myself from breaking into the 25 pound bag of Honeycrisps that I picked yesterday! 🙂

  3. I’m totally here for going all out for breakfast on the weekends! The weekdays just don’t allow for it so you have to make-up for those yogurt and granola filled weekday breakfasts with at least one over the top weekend breakfast. As far as these waffles go, they are definitely breakfast fare all they way! And I’m really digging all of your apple inspired recipes. Keep them coming!

    1. I enjoy yogurt and granola as much as the next guy (and gal)…but I just need to mix up breakfasts a bit once the weekend arrives! We’ve been eating apples like crazy lately, so it just made sense to include some in our waffles, too! 🙂 Thanks, Tamara!

  4. I’m with you, where in the heck did Summer go? Time has been flying and with my little site mishap I have had my hands full and have missed my Feedly blogroll reading.
    This is perfect and whether it’s for breakfast or dessert, who cares! Honeycrisp are THE best, but when baking with them, I am down for the tarter for sure. These would make me very right now.
    Killer round up of other recipes, too.

    1. Oh man, I totally understand Kevin! I can’t imagine how annoying and frustrating that whole incident must have been. I hope it’s fixed for good now! Thanks, buddy…grab an apple and enjoy the hopefully cooler temperatures coming soon out there! 🙂

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