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Apples and Cinnamon are the perfect flavorings for these Homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles from scratch. Warmth, comfort and so much yum! The whole family will enjoy these!
Step-by-step photos and instructions are below!
Apples and Cinnamon are made for each other, and this waffle recipe is no exception. Crisp and golden brown, with a soft, tender, fluffy center studded with apples. Yes, please!
Warm, inviting smells coming from the kitchen makes my whole family get up out of bed and run to the table!
On weekends, I typically do a cooked breakfast. Sometimes corned beef hash (if I have the ingredients), sometimes oven baked bacon, eggs, potatoes and toast… but most often it’s pancakes or fluffy waffles.
Busy mornings are a little tougher, but that being said, these homemade cinnamon apple waffles are pretty quick to throw together and cook.
Just 15 minutes max from beginning to serving, and they do make a nice change from cereal, right?
While these are perfect for a Fall breakfast, we eat these all year round! Any time you have fresh apples, make a batch of these for the freezer! Try my applesauce pancakes, too!
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- Simple. An easy recipe that you can make very quickly! Great for making ahead or meal prep, they store in the freezer very well. Just make the waffle batter and add it to the waffle iron, and let it cook. No flipping, no guesswork. While they cook, brew coffee, set the table and plan the day.
- Homemade. There is nothing better than a homemade waffle, I promise!
- Delicious. Who can resist apples and cinnamon?
Frequently Asked Questions
You can, OF COURSE, make these Apple Cinnamon Waffles with a premade mix, just follow the instructions for waffles, and add the grated apple and cinnamon.
Yes, you can use whole wheat flour, but it will make the waffles a bit denser. You can also try a mix of half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour.
Absolutely! Applesauce can be a good alternative. It adds moisture and apple flavor to the waffles without the chunks of apple.
Ensure your waffle iron is fully heated before adding the batter. Also, you can place the finished waffles in a toaster, oven or toaster oven (around 200°F or 95°C) for a few minutes to crisp up.
Keep the cooked waffles warm in the oven.
What to serve with Waffles
- pure maple syrup
- butter or whipped cream
- a pinch of ground cinnamon
- lots of hot coffee
I have included step-by-step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
What to do with leftovers
If you have extra waffles – lucky you! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Pop them in the toaster or oven to reheat.
Add some vanilla extract to the wet ingredients for added flavor.
Use applesauce instead of grated apple if you prefer.
Freeze in a single layer until solid, then store in a freezer bag. Reheat in the toaster.
Recipe Ingredients and Possible Substitutes
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Flour. Regular, all-purpose flour. You could use oat flour or whole wheat flour if you prefer. This will make the waffles more dense, and you’ll need to increase the heat/cook time to allow for it.
- Cinnamon. A little nutmeg added to this is good too!
- Baking Powder
- Brown Sugar. Light or dark, it doesn’t matter.
- Eggs. Large eggs.
- Milk. any type. almond milk, oat milk, 2%, whole milk. All regular and non-dairy milk types will work.
- Melted Butter. I use salted butter.
- Apple. My favorite type of apple for this are granny smiths, but any apple you have around will work great!
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large Bowl
- Waffle Maker. I use a Belgian waffle iron for this, but I have made them in the little single serve Dash ones, and a square waffle maker too.
How to make this recipe
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Preheat the waffle iron. I have mine on a “3” which will get me fully cooked, crispy waffles.
Make the waffle batter
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and butter.
Make a well in the dry ingredients, and mix in the eggs, milk and butter mixture until just combined.
Fold in the apples.
Cook the Waffles
Spray the hot waffle iron lightly with cooking spray (or brush with cooking spray)
Cook in your waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.
Remove from the waffle iron, top with whipped cream, extra cinnamon and sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
More Breakfast Recipes:
- Homemade Bagels. Just 4 ingredients, and these are yours! Fresh, warm and chewy, topped with whatever you fancy – these homemade bagels are easy to make and absolutely delicious!
- Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Warm, gooey, soft homemade cinnamon rolls with a sweet and creamy frosting that melts deliciously into them… oh my.
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. The quintessential “elevated” pancake recipe. Tart-but-sweet, with fresh lemon juice and zest and ricotta to create a gorgeous, fluffy result!
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles
- Whipped cream
- Extra cinnamon
- Pure maple syrup
- Preheat the waffle iron.
Make the batter
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and butter.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients, and mix in the eggs, milk and butter mixture until just combined.
- Fold in the apples.
Cook the Waffles
- Spray the waffle iron lightly with cooking spray (or brush with cooking spray)
- Cook in your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Remove from the waffle iron, top with whipped cream, extra cinnamon and sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.