Apple Cider Waffles from Zestuous

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.

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Apple Cider Waffles

These light, fluffy Apple Cider Waffles are full of fall flavors and topped with cinnamon butter and apple cider syrup.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, (200 grams)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup apple, diced

Apple Cider Syrup

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup maple syrup

Cinnamon Butter

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves


  • Pre-heat a waffle iron to medium heat.
  • Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
    pitcher of white flour
  • In another bowl, whisk together the milk, apple cider, oil and egg.
    eggs in pitcher with whisk
  • Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in the apples.
    batter in pitcher.
  • 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 Waffles from Zestuous

Apple Cider Syrup

  • Place the cider and syrup in a sauce pot and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, until the syrup reduces.
    Apple Cider Waffles from Zestuous

Cinnamon Butter

  • Mix the spices into the butter to combine.
    Apple Cider Waffles from Zestuous


Nutrition information is only for the waffles. I didn’t include the butter or syrup values, because everyone uses a different amount. 


Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 620mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Christie Vanover

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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