A soft and chewy single-serving waffle topped with toasted walnuts and warm cinnamon apples.
I know, I’ve teased you guys LONG enough! But I’ll tell you, this is a bittersweet moment for me. The time has finally come where I’ve run out of things to tell you about my trip to Atlanta…plus, if I wait much longer, it would make more sense to hold on to this recipe until fall and well, I just couldn’t do that to ya! So, here we have it, a waffle to warm up your weekend! 🙂
While I know a lot of people associate warm apple pie spices with the cozily cooling temperatures of fall, I know I’m not the only one BEGGING for some warmth any which way I can get it during this seemingly never-ending dark-pitted hell of winter.
But please, allow me no further waffling…
You’ve come here today for a recipe!
This waffle is definitely one of my favorites and I could easily eat it sans toppings, but really, a waffle without toppings is like a cake without frosting…a book without an ending…a MONKEY without a vest, amiright?! And well, I just couldn’t stand the guilty conscience of tilting the Earth’s balance like that so please, load it up, but load it up right! This breakfast has it all…apples with some fiber for your gut, walnuts with some fats for your mind, and pure maple syrup with some sweetness for your soul!
Right out of the iron, this waffle is tender and chewy, perfect for soaking up the juice from the warm apples and the little puddles of syrup, but if you prefer your waffle to be on the crunchy side, just pop it in the toaster or under low broil for a few minutes!
Apple Cinnamon Waffle for ONE!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Keywords: breakfast dairy-free no sugar added vegetarian high fiber apple whole wheat pastry flour fall winter
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
- 1/4 teaspoon butter flavor (or vanilla extract)
- 1 small apple, diced (I’m really loving Galas right now!)
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 Tablespoons chopped dried cranberries
1. Plug in your waffle iron and coat thoroughly with non-stick spray.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and spice and stir with a wire whisk to break up any lumps.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together egg white, milk, applesauce, and extracts.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until all the flour is incorporated.
5. Once waffle iron has come to temperature, pour batter into the center of the iron’s surface (do not try to spread).
6. Close lid and cook according to manufacturer’s suggestions.
7. Meanwhile, sprinkle diced apple with cinnamon and place in a microwave-safe bowl with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving a small opening to vent, and steam on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
8. To toast walnuts, either cook over medium heat in a dry skillet (7-8 minutes, stirring frequently) or microwave (2-3 minutes, checking every minute) until fragrant.
9. Once waffle has finished cooking, hold your breath, count to ten, say a little prayer, and then open the waffle iron to reveal your beauty! 😉
10. Transfer to a plate and top with cinnamon apples, toasted walnuts, cranberries, and a drizzle with pure maple syrup.
If you REALLY want to out-do yourself, you could always spread it with a spoonful of Caramel Apple Cashew Butter!
Oh yeah, NOW we’re talking! Excuse me while I run to the kitchen! 😉
How do you like your waffles, crunchy or chewy?
What is your favorite kind of apple?
so youre telling me i need a waffle maker stat, right?
I don’t know what kind of apple it was, but it tasted like apple cider. It was SO GO. The original price was like $7 a pound, but they were on sale for like $1.50 a pound. I had no clue why the were so expensive to begin with until I took one home and ate it. WOW. Totally worth $7 a lb for sure, but not in my price range!
Ugh…still need to buy a waffle maker!!! All these wonderful waffle recipes are definitely tempting me to go out and buy one. This looks SO amazing and I love that it’s single serve!
Oh girl, I put off getting one for YEARS because I thought I’d never use it, but I’m to the point now where I rarely move it off the counter! And the best part is that even the nicer ones aren’t really all that expensive! But maybe you’ll luck up like me and find a steal!
You should do a post on how to make waffles into pancakes for those of us who are wafflemaker-less.
I have been having a finger dip of the cashew butter every night. Keeps the doctor away, right?
Maybe for every waffle recipe I post, I should link to a pancake that’s similar? That could be my new thing…and could also give me more ideas for waffle recipes! 😉
If your intention was to
A) make.me.drool, while
B) causing me to reevaluate my existence sans waffled maker.
This looks amazing! I will need to try this with a gf flour asap
Haha! Love it! Seriously, I have no idea why it took me so long to buy a waffle maker…I use it at least once a week! 😀
THANK YOU for making waffles that aren’t loaded with butter and sugar! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been thrilled to find a “healthy” recipe and then have my dreams crushed. These look beyond words. 🙂
Awww, you’re welcome! Thank YOU, girlie! I hope you like them! 🙂
Yum yum yum! I love waffles 🙂 Looks so delicious!
This just makes me want to drag my waffle maker out of storage – I usually go for pancakes, but might have to change that up.
Favourite type of apple – Ambrosia or Pink Lady!
Oh. My. GOSH! I have to say I was getting a little antsy waiting on this but man oh man does this look good! I like my waffles chewy but if someone offered to make me a crispy waffle there is no way I would turn it down. Ah heck I like em’ both ways. My favourite apple is Ambrosia’s and apparently my little town likes them as well because they were sold out yesterday. What in the what?
My taste in apples is always changing! I usually am a granny smith girl but when it’s apple season in this neck of the woods I’m a golden delicious or McIntosh girl!
Can I borrow your waffle iron?
I haven’t made waffles since I was a kid. Any recommendations on waffle maker to buy? I would love to try making them, but need the gadget. My favorite apples are galas…no others even compete.
I have this one http://www.target.com/p/black-decker-waffle-maker/-/A-14076861 that I found on sale for like $20…seriously one of the best investments I’ve made! I put it off for years thinking I wouldn’t use it enough, but after I got the hang of it (read: wasn’t scraping crusty waffle pieces out of the darn thing every time I opened it), I became a waffle lover!
THESE ARE PERFECTION.
Seriously. I love waffles. I love apple pie. Gah, you did it again! 😉
NOM! Fall might be over but these flavors are still BANGIN’! Wait, can I use that word towards waffles? I think I can 🙂
My one problem with this recipe is that I can’t have it RIGHT NOW. Think I can make it for dinner? Waffle for me and leftovers for the hubby? It’s not like he works long hours and deserves a big old plate of fresh food or anything right?
Love you lady friend!
Whaaaaaat? No waffle for the hubby too?? I say if he turns down breakfast for dinner he DESERVES that plate of leftovers…COLD! Haha!
Mm I love a waffle that’s crispy on the outside, and soft toward the center (I guess I’m waffle-particular?) Love the addition of apples in this recipe, though- Granny Smiths are my fave!
Since I don’t have a waffle maker, I’m just going to come to your place instead. I’ll bring my pasta maker. Deal?
This looks and sounds absolutely fabulous. For real, I love it. I’d make it if it weren’t for that pesky waffle iron thing.
DEAL, pickle! Now that I know the beauty that is homemade pasta, you better BET I’m on board with that trade! 😉 Oh and I think you’ll appreciate this…I made one over the weekend and topped it with a runny egg!
Omg, pinning this now! I haven’t made waffles in way too long, and this recipe is the perfect way to get back into my waffle groove!
My favourite apple… I’m really not picky. I love golden delicious apples (especially for making applesauce with), honeycrisp, royal galas… I do prefer sweet over tangy apples though.
I am still attempting to perfect the crispy waffle….I often make them, they come out chewy, and then I need to toast them in the toaster several times to get a decent crisp.
Speaking of waffles, I did some experimenting this weekend and *think* I may have a savoury one to produce next week. Fingers crossed after my final attempt today 😉
I like a bit of crunch but mainly chewy in the middle! These were worth the five second wait between reading your last post and this one 😉 But seriously do they look good!
I laughed at the monkey in a vest comment too 😀
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Crunchy waffles that soak up the butter and syrup in all of the little square pockets…. Like biting into a sweet, salty, buttery goldmine of delicious flavor 🙂
And the award for best used adjectives goes toooooooo… 😉 Haha! Love it!
Why oh I why do I not have a waffle iron? These looks delicious and have all of my favorite flavors in them.
Seriously girl, one of the best (although longly procrastinated) purchases I ever made! I got mine for like $20 and use it a heck of a lot more than I thought I ever would! 🙂
Annnnnddddd scene! Beautiful!
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