Apple Cider Waffles with Caramelized Apples

December  9, 2012
Author Notes

It just felt like winter this morning and regular waffles just weren't going to cut it. We drink massive amounts of apple cider this time of year and I thought its flavor would be perfect for a waffle. My son requested oatmeal for breakfast so I thought I would make this batter partly from finely ground oatmeal. Topped with apples caramelized in some salted butter these waffles have everything I look for in the morning. I used pumpkin pie spice in mine because it is easy, but you could substitute equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. —meganvt01

  • Makes 4 waffles
  • Caramelized Apples
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped into 1/3 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Apple Cider Waffles
  • 1/2 cup finely ground quick cooking oatmeal (processed in a food processor)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
In This Recipe
  1. Caramelized Apples
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and brown sugar and cook for about 5 minutes until the apples are browned. Lower the heat to medium low and cook an additional 5 minutes until the apples are softened, but still have a bit of crunch on the inside.
  1. Apple Cider Waffles
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix the apple cider, egg yolk, oil, and honey in another bowl or large cup.
  4. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well to combine. Fold in the egg whites. Cook in your waffle iron according to the the manufacturers directions. Mine was set to medium and cooked for about 4 minutes.

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Recipe by: meganvt01

After spending years in school while working full time, I'm happy to finally have my evenings pursuing my other passion, cooking! I have a 4 year old boy and a husband that are both adventurous eaters and supportive tasters. I spend a good bit of my vacation travel preparation researching local and regional foods and my friends all make fun of my food obsession. I've always been pretty confident with my techniques cooking from recipes but I am enjoying Food52's challenge of putting those techniques to work for my own versions of my favorite foods. I love to learn and the group of people that contribute to this site are a great resource. As an Annapolis native, I love to cook with our local produce and seafood whenever possible. I try to support our community of fisherman, farmers, other food producers and chefs as much as possible.