These easy homemade Spiced Apple Waffles are best served warm with maple apple cranberry sauce and whipped cream. It’s an awesome breakfast for weekends or holidays.
*This post was sponsored by Crunch Pak apples. I am partnering with them as a blog ambassador creating delicious apple recipes. All opinions are 100% my own.
A few weeks ago my husband was out of town for a work trip, so the kids and I were on our own making dinner. If you have been around here very long, you know that meant our main dinner maker was gone. I don’t mind making dinner, and I’m not bad at it. But given the choice between making dinner or dessert, I’m going to go for dessert every single time.
I decided to let the kids choose what things they wanted for dinner that week. Our youngest absolutely loves this spicy chicken and rice soup with slices of cheese on the side, so I knew he would be asking for that again. Don’t tell him that I substituted this easy cauliflower rice in it though. Making it lean and green can be our little secret.
Our daughter doesn’t mind eating healthy foods, but her choices for the week were spicy parmesan ranch chicken tenders with fries and breakfast for dinner. Total comfort food both nights!
It actually has been a while since we have had breakfast for dinner, so it was a nice change. At the last minute though she decided that she wanted waffles instead of pancakes. Luckily I had a box of both mixes in the cupboard, so it was an easy thing to change up. I also just got this cute little waffle iron, so I was excited to try it out.
All that breakfast making inspired me to make a fun homemade waffle later that week. That inspiration was just in time to use up some of the bags of Crunch Pak apples that I had in my fridge.
I have been working with Crunch Pak for the past few years, and I love finding ways to add apples to different recipes.
Being so close to the holidays, bags of cranberries are all over the grocery stores. So, I decided to incorporate some of those berries into our breakfast too.
Shredded apples and apple pie spice give these homemade spiced apple waffles an awesome taste.
Our son ate some of the extra plain ones after I got done taking pictures, and he said they tasted like apple bread but in breakfast form. These are perfect to make ahead of time. When you need one, pop it in the toaster to warm it up and add a little bit of crisp back into the outside.
To jazz it up even more, I made a maple apple cranberry sauce to serve on top. Now you could just drizzle some regular syrup on top and call it good. But trust me and try this easy fruit topping!!
I cooked some diced apples and cranberries in a little bit of maple syrup until they got soft and the excess liquid cooks off. A little bit of butter and more syrup added to it makes a great fruit sauce to spoon onto the top of these spiced apple waffles.
Another spoonful of whipped cream on top or the side totally gives these homemade waffles a great holiday look. Doesn’t the red and white topping remind you of a Santa hat?
This recipe would make the perfect Christmas morning breakfast to enjoy after opening gifts because you could have everything ready the day before. Have a batch of the waffles and the sauce in the fridge ready to go. Use your toaster to warm them up and microwave the sauce to spoon on top. Easy peasy breakfast in no time at all!
More fun and delicious ways to use apples in recipes:
- I love how gooey and delicious this Caramel Apple Sheet Cake from Belly Full looks.
- Caramel & chocolate drizzles make these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tarts from BruCrew Life so good.
- A slice of this Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake from Shugary Sweets would be perfect for breakfast.
- The candy frosting on this Apple Praline Cake from BruCrew Life will have you going back for another slice.
- My kids would love these fun Apple Pie Pancake Rolls from Crazy for Crust.
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For the Apple Waffles
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 - 12 ounce bag peeled Crunch Pak apples, shredded (2 cups)
For the Maple Apple Cranberry Sauce
- 1 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups diced peeled Crunch Pak Apples
- 3/4 cup maple syrup, divided
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and apple pie spice.
- Whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly pour and mix into the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the shredded apples gently. Spoon the batter on a heated waffle iron. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
- Place the cranberries, apples, and 1/4 cup syrup in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the apples and cranberries are soft and the excess liquid cooks off.
- Add the butter and stir until it melts. Whisk in the rest of the maple syrup. Serve over warm waffles.
*These can be frozen and reheated later in a toaster oven.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 353 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 421mg Carbohydrates: 63g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 33g Protein: 5g