Apple Waffles are a comforting fall breakfast food with sweet apples and a touch of cinnamon.
This recipe tastes like the waffle version of apple cake and is simply delicious.
Fall weather just makes me happy. It’s not too cold yet, but it’s nice to have a break from the summer heat. I am definitely looking forward to all that Fall has in store and one of those things is fresh apples! Our local grocers stock locally picked apples and we just love them. I will be making a lot more recipes in the coming days with them including these delicious Apple Waffles.
This recipe comes out light and perfectly fluffy with just a simple baking mix. We’ve even made them gluten free with a gluten free baking mix and they are moist and delicious! There is no doubt that this recipe will be made on a weekly basis around here. I love to top them off with a simple recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Butter.
It’s best to start out by whipping up the eggs and butter together in a large bowl. Next add the baking mix and stir just until batter is mixed. Using the wet/ dry method will ensure the waffles are nice and fluffy and not too dense. Also, making sure not to over-stir the batter will help in the overall texture of the completed waffles.
Next add the cinnamon and any extra flavorings that you want to add.
Extras to try in your Apple Waffles:
- Try out apple pie seasoning in lieu of the cinnamon. This will give your waffles a little extra spice including the flavor of cloves.
- Use orange or lemon zest for an added flavor boost. I love apples and lemons. I think it would taste divine in this recipe.
Want to skip all the handy tips and get straight to the recipe? Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Tips for using Apples in Waffles:
- Use diced apples. Using diced apples gives the most “apple” taste and they don’t add too much moisture to the batter. I like to leave the skin on the apples, but feel free to take them off. Once they are cooked up you don’t notice them.
- Use fresh apples. This recipe works best with fresh diced apples so that the apples retain a lot of their flavor but still become soft when cooked.
- Dice the apples evenly. If your diced apples are uneven in size it might take longer for some to cook while the others become mushy. Keep them diced small (cube size) and evenly cut.
- Only use the amount of diced apples suggested. Using too much diced apples will result in a waffle that breaks apart too easily. We used a small diced apple in recipe which is no more than a cup diced.
Tips to make the perfect Apple Waffles in a Waffle Iron:
- Adjust this recipe for your own waffle iron. We use a small waffle iron and this recipe will give us around 12 waffles from around 2/3 cup of apple waffle batter. Every waffle maker is different and will use different amounts of batter. Adjust to your waffle makers directions. Usually filling a thin layer of batter to cover the bottom works well. These waffle will rise.
- Have a stove top waffle iron? The same above applies to the stove top method.
- Adjust the time or temperature for your waffle iron. If you have an adjustable temperature waffle iron set it to the temperature that you usually set it to and adjust as needed. Most modern waffle makers have a light that lets you know when the waffles are cooked to perfection.
- Make ahead and freeze for faster cooking in the mornings. Make extras or make these ahead of time and freeze them for cooking later. This is a great idea for those on the go breakfasts. Unwrap waffles and reheat them in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or pop them in the toaster until crisp.
This recipe is so easy to make and use up ingredients that are found in a typical pantry. That’s why we love this recipe so much because we usually have everything on hand to make it whenever we want. If you don’t have a baking mix like Bisquik handy you can always make your own by mixing :
- 1 cup flour.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.
- 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- 1 tablespoon shortening, olive oil, or melted butter.
This is the base for a regular baking mix and will work great for this recipe. Just double this recipe for baking mix and follow the directions after making your own mix.
These waffles are a great way to start the day!
My family loves these and if you love them too please give is a 5 star rating in the comments below!
Apple Waffles Recipe with Sweet Cinnamon Butter
- 2 cups baking mix Gluten Free version below
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter or vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 diced apple
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh or cooked diced apples for topping optional
- 1 tsp lemon or orange zest optional
Gluten Free Option
- 1 box King Arthur Pancake Mix instead of baking mix
- 2 1/2 cups milk (instead of the 1 1/3rd in original recipe)
- 2 large eggs
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- add in and prepare the rest as written in original recipe
Sweet Cinnamon Butter
- 1/2 cup butter (softened, salted)
- 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
For the Waffles
- Heat waffle iron; grease with vegetable oil or shortening (or according to waffle manufacturers directions.
- In a large mixing bowl whip the egg and slowly add in the melted butter. Butter should not be hot when added in. Alternately use vegetable oil. Add in the vanilla next.
- Stir in rest of ingredients until blended. Pour onto center of hot waffle iron until it covers the bottom with a thin layer. Close lid of waffle iron.
- Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle. Serve with sweet cinnamon butter and diced apples (optional). We also use a bit of syrup sometimes.
For the butter
- Beat the butter on high with a mixer until creamy.
- Add confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup at a time until blended. Add cinnamon and continue mixing until creamy. Serve on top of waffles.