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Easy Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles for Cozy Autumn Comfort

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Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles are breeze to make and perfect for cozy fall mornings with a mug of piping hot apple cider! 

a stack of spiced apple waffles, some apples and cinnamon sticks

Tuck into Autumn with Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles

Imagine a crisp fall weekend. Sleeping in (just a little). Waking to bright sunshine, turning leaves, the smell of coffee brewing…and the spicy scent of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and fresh apples wafting through the house.

So comforting, right? Now, if I could just get someone to bring all of that to me in bed. A girl can dream. 

spiced apple waffles arranged on a board

Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles are Cinch to Make

Provided you have a waffle maker. Otherwise, it might be kinda hard. Speaking of waffle makers…I recently acquired a new one that has interchangeable plates — it also turns into a grill and a sandwich press. I love a multi-tasker.

Anyway, it took a little trial and error to get the amount of batter right. I still need a little practice with it. But, that reminds me that I should mention number of servings…I get nine waffles out of this batch. However, depending on the size of your waffle iron, it may be more or less. With that said, I won’t boss you around about how much batter to use per waffle. 

There are no crazy ingredients. You’ll probably have everything you need in your pantry or fridge. So here’s how it goes…

Grab yourself a big bowl. Dump in the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, all the spices and salt. Combine everything with a whisk to remove lumps and distribute. Then, make a well in the center of the dry mix.

a bowl of dry ingredients for waffles

In a smaller bowl or measuring cup, combine the eggs, milk and oil. Pour this into the dry mix and stir to combine.

pouring wet ingredients into dry waffle ingredients

Finally, add the grated apple and fold that in. You’re ready to make waffles! 

folding grated apples into waffle batter

Simply follow your waffler’s instructions to crank these out.

Serving Suggestions

It seems a little silly to have a paragraph about serving ideas for waffles, but just in case…

  • Top these with pure maple syrup, maple whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, ice cream, etc.
  • Use them instead of bread for sandwiches…like a grilled apple + brie or a Nutella + apple sandwich!
  • Serve them with Caramel Apple Compote with Dried Cherries + Pecans (pictured below!)
pouring caramel apple compote over spiced apple waffles

A Few of Tips for Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles

Grating an apple.

Peeled or unpeeled, leave the apple whole. Using a box grater, grate one side of the apple until you nearly reach the core. Spin it one-quarter turn and repeat. Continue until you’ve grated all four sides. You’ll be left with only the core which also just saved your knuckles!

Greasing your waffle iron.

Even if your waffle iron is non-stick, it doesn’t hurt to provide a little insurance. I don’t recommend cooking spray as it tends to build up and leave an annoying sticky residue over time that’s impossible to clean off. I prefer a pastry brush dipped in softened butter or oil to grease my iron — it doesn’t take much!

Storing leftovers.

Store in an airtight container in your fridge for 3 to 5 days. To reheat, pop them in a toaster or warm them in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes.

an overhead view of a waffle breakfast

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a stack of spiced apple waffles next to fresh whole apples

Easy Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles

Sip + Sanity | Linda Feller
Homemade Spiced Apple Waffles are breeze to make and perfect for cozy fall mornings with a mug of piping hot apple cider! 
Prep time.8 minutes
Cook time.24 minutes
Total time.32 minutes
Course.Breakfast
Cuisine.American
Number of servings.9 waffles (varies)
Calories per serving.183 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • cups white whole wheat flour, or all-purpose
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • cups milk, I use 2%
  • ¼ cup neutral cooking oil, vegetable, avocado
  • 1 apple, peeled + grated

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, spices and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl or measuring cup, combine eggs, milk and oil. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the grated apple.
  • Cook the waffles per your waffle maker's instructions.

Notes

Calories are approximate. Calories are per waffle and calculated for a yield of 9 waffles.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords.apples, fall, vegetarian
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  1. 5 stars
    Just in time for apple season, this is the perfect recipe for the weekend brunch. I love all the flavours of fall. This will be a hit in my house.