These Cinnamon Apple Waffles are perfect for fall! Warm homemade waffles are packed with cinnamon and diced apples, then topped with a cinnamon apple sauce.
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Just like the popularity around pumpkin spice, you can’t escape cinnamon apple in the autumn! These homemade waffles are a perfect way to enjoy fall.
The waffle batter is flavored with ground cinnamon and diced apples. But the real magic is in the Cinnamon Apple Sauce that you pour on top!
I am definitely team waffle, although I do love a good pancake. So if I have the choice, I am making waffles!
When I made these Cinnamon Apple Waffles it smelled like fall which made me SO happy! It is my absolute favorite season and I look forward to it every year.
The kitchen was filled with those familiar fall flavors, mainly due to the cinnamon.
Crisp air, changing leaves, coffee, comfort food, there are just so many things I love about the fall season.
And making fall centered food like waffles is one of those things I love!
This recipe also includes a Cinnamon Apple Sauce which is a great substitute for maple syrup.
You can choose to skip the sauce if you wish, but it packs most of that cinnamon apple flavor and makes these fall waffles perfect!
I modified my favorite waffle base recipe for these Apple Waffles.
Whipping up the egg whites might seem a little overkill, but it works! The whites give the waffles great lift and lightness.
I like to use apples that are crisp but not tart, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, or Fuji apples. But you can use any variety you like or have.
Enjoy these homemade waffles all autumn long! What are your favorite fall flavors that you love to cook with? Would they make a great waffle?
Cinnamon Apple Waffles
Cinnamon Apple Waffles
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together.
- Peel, core, and finely dice the apple. Add the apple to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Separate the eggs and put the egg whites in a stand mixer or medium bowl. Whisk until the egg whites create stiff peaks, approximately 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Combine the egg yolks, milk, lemon, and butter in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Add the milk mixture into the flour mixture and gently stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Add the egg whites to the batter and gently fold until just incorporated with a few streaks remaining. Do not overmix.
- Scoop the batter into the hot waffle iron and cook the waffles as per your iron's directions. Use approximately 1 cup of batter (more or less as needed) for each waffle.
- If desired, keep waffles warm by laying them in a single layer on a cooling rack in a warm oven with a towel draped over them.
Cinnamon Apple Sauce
- While the waffles are cooking, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the water, sugar, cinnamon, and salt to the butter. Stir to dissolve.
- While the liquid is heating, prep the apples. Peel them, core them, and dice them into approximately 1/2 inch chunks.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer and add the chopped apples.
- Cover the apples, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes.
- Remove the lid and continue cooking until the apples are tender and the sauce is as thick or thin as desired, approximately 10 minutes. (If sauce is too thick, add a little water. If too thin, continue cooking and/or increase heat).
- Sauce can be refrigerated up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave stirring every 15 seconds, until heated through.
- Serve the warm waffles with the warm cinnamon apple sauce on top or on the side.