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
honeycrisp apples, chopped into 1/3 inch pieces
Apple Cider Waffles
finely ground quick cooking oatmeal (processed in a food processor)
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.
Apple Cider Waffles
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the apple cider, egg yolk, oil, and honey in another bowl or large cup.
Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks
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.
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.