This Apple Waffles recipe uses two whole apples and the batter is made easily in a blender. Made using healthy ingredients like rolled oats, eggs, milk, and butter, or coconut oil, it makes a healthy fall breakfast.
I wanted an apple waffles recipe that is packed with apples, like the instant pot apple oatmeal or air fryer apple fritters. However, adding too many apples diluted the batter because apples consist of 86% water. So I fold in some of the apples in the form of chunks.
Why this recipe works?
To maximize the apple flavor in this recipe, I blended some apples with all ingredients and stirred in more chopped apples for texture and flavor contrast.
Blended oats mostly absorb the abundance of water in apples, because they are up to 60 percent starch.
Scroll down to the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and amounts.
- Oats - Use old-fashioned rolled oats and not quick cooking or instant variety.
- Eggs – Since they are liquid when raw and firm up when cooked, they play a crucial role in binding and structure.
- Flavoring - Ground cinnamon adds warmth.
- Sugar – Like my eggless oatmeal cookies, brown sugar compliments the fall fruit with the deep molasses flavor.
- Baking powder - Lifts things up.
- Butter – Use unsalted butter or melted coconut oil to make apple waffles healthy.
- Apple - Any medium size baking apple variety.
Types of apples to use: I like to use Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Golden delicious for it's sweet-tart flavor. Other varieties like Pink Lady or Jonathan will also be just as delicious.
- Replace cinnamon with vanilla extract.
- Stir in some finely chopped walnuts into the batter for added crunch.
- Use other fall spices like ground ginger, nutmeg and cloves, like in pumpkin waffles.
How to make?
You can find full printable recipe below, but here is a quick overview of the procedure along with step-by-step photos.
1 to 4. Add rolled oats, baking powder, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, milk and melted butter along with 1 cup chopped apples, into a blender and blend until smooth.
Tip: It took about 2 minutes in my blender.
Pour batter into a bowl and let rest for about 5 minutes while you preheat the waffle iron. This helps the batter to thicken slightly. Stir the remaining 1 cup chopped apples into the batter.
Make apple waffles according to the manufactures instructions. Cook until they are deep golden.
How to serve?
I love these apple waffles, with a dab of softened salted butter and maple syrup. Other delicious toppings like whipped cream, caramel sauce or sautéed apples.
Quick recipe to make sautéed apples:
Slice apples into thin slices (about ¼-inch), cook in a skillet with some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for a few minutes, over medium heat, until they are crisp tender. Spoon topping over waffles along with the sauce.
Storage and Reheating
Place cooled apple waffles in a ziplock bag and freeze for several weeks. My favorite way to re heat them is to pop one or two in a bread toaster, until hot and crisp. Great for weekday mornings!
- Make it healthier – Replace butter with coconut oil, like in healthy apple crumble.
- Types of apples to use: Like in the apple cinnamon bread, Fuji, Honey crisp, Gala, Jonagold, Braeburn, and Golden delicious are all great options.
- You will need about 2 medium or 1 and ½ large apples to get 2 cups of chopped apples for the apple waffles recipe.
- Chop apples to ¼-inch dice for a uniform texture.
- Use gluten-free oats to make it gluten-free.
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- Maple syrup for serving
- Add all ingredients along with 1 cup chopped apples (reserve 1 cup for later use) into a blender and blend until smooth. Tip: It took about 2 minutes in my blender.
- Pour batter into a bowl and let rest for about 5 minutes while you preheat waffle iron. This helps the batter to thicken slightly.
- Stir remaining 1 cup chopped apples into the batter. Grease with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour about ⅓ cup batter into each waffle plate and cook according to manufacturers' instructions until deep golden. (I cooked for 6 minutes in my waffle iron). Remove the waffles onto a wire rack and repeat with the remaining batter. Pro tip: Remove the waffles gently! These waffles tend to be softer, due to the high water content in apples and the absence of flour.
- Serve waffles hot with a dab of salted butter and maple syrup.
Here is a quick recipe to make sautéed apples:Slice apples into thin slices (about ¼-inch), cook in a skillet with some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for a few minutes, over medium heat, until they are crisp tender. Spoon topping over waffles along with the sauce.
Nutritional information, based on third-party calculations, should be seen as estimates, not guarantees, as various factors like product types, brands, processing methods, and more can alter the nutritional content in recipes.
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