These light, fluffy Apple Cider Waffles are full of fall flavors and topped with cinnamon butter and apple cider syrup.
I miss having apple trees. When we lived in Europe, we had three beautiful trees in the backyard, and this time of year, I would make apple butter, apple pies, apple muffins and more. Some to keep and some to give to friends and coworkers.
Living in Kentucky, we didn’t have our own trees, but we were close to Huber’s Orchard, and each fall, we would travel to the orchard to pick a few bushels straight from the trees.
I haven’t planted apple trees at our new house yet, so it looks like another orchard trip is needed. Fortunately, Gilcrease Orchard is located just on the outskirts of Las Vegas. This time of year, you can pick apples, pumpkins, corn, sweet potatoes and more. Pretty spectacular considering this is the desert.
They also carry fresh pressed apple cider with no sugar and no preservatives. I add the cider straight to my waffle batter to really bring out the pure apple flavor. It also makes for tasty syrup. Top the waffles with a dollop of cinnamon butter and brunch is ready.
If you have any leftovers, save them in the fridge or freezer and toast them up for a quick weekday snack.
- 1 ¼ cups (200 grams) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- ½ cup diced apple
Pre-heat a waffle iron to medium heat.
Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
In another bowl, whisk together the milk, apple cider, oil and egg.
Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in the apples.
Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray. Ladle the waffle batter into the waffle iron. Close and cook until golden brown.
Serve with cinnamon butter and apple cider syrup.
Apple Cider Syrup
1 cup apple cider
1 cup maple syrup
Place the cider and syrup in a saucepot and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the syrup reduces.
1 stick butter, room temperature
½ tsp. cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
Mix the spices into the butter to combine.