Sunday, October 5, 2008

Spiced Apple Buttermilk Waffles

I'm guilty... of occasionally buying frozen waffles at Costco. It's never my idea. I sometimes cave to incessant begging from my little one. But I find that the giant box of waffles tends to last forever, takes up my precious freezer space, and they really aren't even all that good. In fact, they rather stink.

Everyone deserves to eat something special for a Sunday Morning Breakfast. I have rather fond memories of homemade pancakes, waffles and Winchell's Donuts that my mother bestowed upon me as a child. Of course I take those fond memories and I'm passing those along to my own family (at least on Sundays).

Here's a fall weekend breakfast for your Sunday morning... Spiced Apple Waffles.


Tender chunks of apple crowd the insides of these buttery waffles, along with a good dose of pumpkin pie spice.

See all of those apples inside there? They bake up inside your waffle iron just like apple pie. Apple pie waffles work for me.

My family gobbled these up like it was the last breakfast I'd ever make. Maybe it was an extreme longing for something homemade over those cardboard-tasting frozen things. I managed to sneak a bit of the batter aside and make a few extra waffles to throw in the freezer. They do freeze nicely, and they warm up in the toaster just like those Eggo-type waffles (but much better, of course).

I vow to never buy frozen waffles again! Ok, well maybe never, but it's really just as easy to make up a bunch of these guys and freeze them than it is to get in the car, drive to Costco and store that gargantuan box in the freezer. At least I haven't been lured to buy frozen pancakes.

This recipe can be found HERE.

37 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

My boys would love these! I like that they have whole wheat pastry flour. Did you have any problems with them sticking?

noble pig said...

Those are beautiful!

My kids always want the eggo mini's...and yes they are yuck!

Love all those apples in there.

RecipeGirl said...

Hi Barbara,
Nope, they did not stick at all. They baked up perfectly. The whole wheat pastry flour worked great, and I loved that it added a healthy twist!

RecipeGirl said...

Of course spray the waffle iron with a bit of nonstick spray...

Dawn said...

Wow! Those are absolutely stunning. You have my stomach growling. I am without a fridge and cannot bake anything :-( I love this--saving this recipe for later.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those waffles look great! They'd be perfect if anyone but me hung around here long enough on a Sunday morning to eat them! Hmmm. Don't know if that's good or bad.....

Bunny said...

I just told my husband that I want a waffle maker! I'm gonna get one so I can make these!

Lisa said...

These look so good. I am guilty of buying Trader Joe's whole wheat waffles. My son could eat those every morning. I could eat these everyday!

Michele said...

I like the fact that they heat up well in the toaster. My mornings are stressed enough without having to think about making waffles. These look divine!

gkbloodsugar said...

You just can't buy them like that - let alone freeze them.

Delicious!

Katrina said...

Oh come on, but those store brand waffles have cool things like Hot Wheels painted on them! (Reason my boys!) Or they're cool, they look like little pieces of toast, etc. blah, blah, blah.
I LOVE homemade waffles. My husband even bought me one of those industrial/hotel type waffle makers a few years ago. Love it!
These apple ones look SO good.

About my latest blog. The brownies would be a great holiday treat. They would be cute with colored holiday matching sprinkles on top, too.
Haven't tasted Nutella? It's good, but not good for you, so I try to steer clear of it. Still, I keep some around because my four year old won't even eat peanut butter, but will eat Nutella, and I figure whatever protein I can get in to him is good!
I'll have to check out your other Snickerdoodle goodies. My husband will probably like them.

That Girl said...

We are total pancake people - but I imagine this would translate just as well to pancakes.

Emily said...

Wow! What a Sunday morning! These just say "fall is here!" Yum-E!

Candy said...

Oh wow. Those look so good. I have a ton of apples to use up too.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Who wouldn't love those??? What a great idea...stuffing them full of other goodies!!!

CookiePie said...

Oooooh - do those look delicious!! And there's nothing wrong with the occasional frozen waffle... especially when you make these on other days!

Heather said...

mmmmmmm those look lovely! i love apples in waffles! whole wheat flour sounds like it would be perfect in these!

Leslie said...

OMG..these look AMAZING! I dont have a waffle maker YET. It one of those things that I want but I dont think I will use that often!
But your waffles might have made me change my mind!

Stacey said...

OH MY!! the Yummy-ness on your site! I'm so glad to stumble across your website.
delish!

Peter M said...

Oh baby, that stacks has me in awe...great shot!

Megan said...

waffles are my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. these look absolutely delicious! i can't wait to try them out :)

Adam said...

When I go to a diner, I want waffles. Homemade ones are just so special. I mean look at those Eggo ones, they are like oversized pizzelles or something.

Love your chunks of apples in there, so very awesome :)

Alexa said...

Forget Costco's waffles, your house is the place to go for tasty waffles. My kids would love these. I am partial to any baked good loaded with pieces of fresh apples. Gorgeous pictures!

Sara said...

These look SO good. I often make extra waffles and pancakes and freeze them in individually wrapped portions.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I love waffles and these are out of control, hope to make them soon!

Laura said...

Too funny, I just made an apple pancake recipe. It's that time of year, huh? These look great--I will have to save them for another weekend.

VeggieGirl said...

What time is breakfast being served, RecipeGirl?? What can I bring when I arrive?? ;0)

Sylvie said...

Those definitely make me wanna buy a waffle maker!

hot garlic said...

I used to have a recipe like this and have been trying to chase it down for years! I bet these are as good as we used to have, if not better! Thanks Recipegirl!

Grace said...

ooooh yeah, these are the perfect fall breakfast. pour on that syrup! :)

Aimée said...

We'll be trying these out soon. My waffle iron is gathering dust. Fortunately we went apple picking on the weekend and have tons!

mysweetestday said...

these are the kind of waffles that deserve an "ooo" and an "ahh". i would love to make these, but sadly i do not own a waffle maker. do you think they would work as pancakes?

RecipeGirl said...

mysweetestday- I have to say that I've never adapted waffle batter to make pancakes so I'm afraid I can't give you advice there! I know that the boxed mixes out there give you an option of pancakes or waffles but I'm not sure how they differ. Wish I could help :(

Rosie said...

Oh gosh I would love a waffle maker after viewing these scrummy beautiful waffles of yours!!

Rosie x

Jon said...

I burned my hand really bad on a waffle iron once and I'm kind of afraid to touch one now.

Who knew those things got hot?!

JustSmartLiving said...

This recipe looks amazing - I'm very anxious to try it! I love apples in everything, and I never even thought of adding them to waffles! Yummy!

Maris said...

I don't have a waffle maker...I'm wondering how I could turn these into pancakes!