Waffles figure heavily in my meal plans. I love em, can whip up a batch fairly quickly and they can be a great dinner too. Hubbers is a purist so he prefers the plain old waffle (he doesn’t like butter with crab or put dressing on salad…) Me, well I can’t look at a recipe or meal without my brain tick ticking on ways I can make it yummier or different or healthier. In this case I had an abundance of apples and a hankering for cinnamon.
I used the basic recipe for waffles from the Joy of Cooking as my base. I have the recipe memorized and have used it for years. It’s a great starting place for all sorts of waffle creativity.
I’ve used an Ambrosia apple for this recipe but I think any apple would work great so go with your favourite. I also leave the peel on when grating but have noticed that with the waxier apples the peel doesn’t cook well or grate easily so unless you can find organic or fresh apples that haven’t been heavily waxed you may want to consider peeling them.
Apple Spice Waffles
Preheat your waffle iron. Whisk together in a large bowl.
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
Thoroughly whisk the eggs then blend in the remaining ingredients
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Combine the two together with as little mixing as possible.
Squeeze as much moisture as possible from the apples (my son loves the juice) and gently fold into the waffle batter.
2 cups grated apple
I serve my waffles with a combination of plain yogurt and maple syrup. It sweet but a little tangy and I love the flavour with these waffles.
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