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?