These Apple Pie Waffles are loaded with Fall flavor, and they're perfect for Saturday morning breakfast...or Saturday evening dessert!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: apple pie, waffle
For the Waffles
1Tbspapple pie spiceor 1¾ tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice and ¼ tsp nutmeg
2large eggsseparated (see note)
1large appleshredded or very finely diced (~1 cup when shredded)
Vanilla ice cream
Additional diced apples
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.
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.