My husband surprised me with a waffle iron last year and we are loving it! It is so easy to use and we love experimenting with new kinds. You can add so many different things to switch it up. We try to make whole wheat waffles as much as possible, so we feel a little better about indulging in them for breakfast.
I was craving waffles the other day and wanted to try adding something new, so I thought we could try to make apple waffles. Everyone’s still obsessing over everything pumpkin and I’m over here like, “I still really like apples!” Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy pumpkin from time to time, but I still think there’s something pretty great about baking with apples, especially in the fall.
We usually try to make it to the apple orchards at least a few times in the fall, but this year we only managed to go once, with the arrival of our little monster and all. I’ve said it before, but handpicked apples from the orchard are just SO much better than store bought apples. Unfortunately we had to use store bought apples (scoff) for this recipe, but these waffles are so incredibly fluffy, delicious and flavorful it didn’t even matter!
Seriously, these things were good. Better than I expected them to be. I modified this Whole Wheat Waffle recipe. I think the key to this is making sure you use a good quality whole wheat flour and that you measure it correctly. I used Trader Joe’s Organic Whole Wheat Flour. Here you can see what I mean about measuring flour correctly. The recipe will yield about six waffles. Or, you can do what I did and save half of the dry ingredients in an airtight container, and only put in half of the wet ingredients in so you can make 3 now and 3 later!
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk (or other milk)
- 2/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- Combine eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla in a small bowl.
- Slowly stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth. Gently fold in apple.
- Cook batter according to waffle maker’s directions.
- Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
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