Monday, October 6, 2008

Apple Waffles

Day 1 in my week of apple recipes...

I mentioned to Matt the other day that he hadn't made me waffles or popovers in a long time. He heard that as "You'd better make me waffles this weekend." I really didn't mean it that way but it did mean I got waffles Sunday morning & not just any waffles but apple waffles.
Apple Waffles
I think he was looking for ways to use the apples we picked up at the Arboretum this weekend when he stumbled on this recipe on the Wikibooks Cookbook. The method is pretty simple you put the batter in the waffle maker & then quickly top it with sliced apples before closing the lid. I had a hard time imagining how this was going to work thinking the apples would stick to the waffle maker & not cook. Oh, was I wrong.
Apple Waffles
The batter actually covers the apples when you close the lid. As the waffle cooks the thinly sliced apple gets all soft & warm. These were amazing! No need for syrup here, just some butter & dive in.
Apple Waffles
I have to say that the waffle batter with this recipe is really good too. Its a little fussy since you have to beat the egg yolks & whites separately but it really creates a wonderfully fluffy waffle. (Ok, I know beating an egg isn't that fussy but first thing in the morning it can feel like it.)

Apple Waffles
from Wikibooks Cookbook

2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 T sugar
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 3/4 c flour
1 apple, peeled, cored & thinly sliced

Lightly spray the waffle iron with oil, close & heat.

On a small bowl beat the egg whites until stiff & set aside.

In a larger bowl beat the egg yolks until light yellow & thick. Whisk in the milk & oil. Add dry ingredients & whisk until smooth. Fold in the egg whites.

Pour 3/4 c of the batter into the waffle iron. Quickly cover the surface with a layer of the sliced apples.
Apple Waffles
Close the cover & cook as normal.

We found that we needed to re-oil the top of the waffle iron about halfway through making the batch or they began to stick.

Makes 6 waffles.


Peter M said...

Oh your hubby was wanted waffles and "suggested" it to him! lol

The pic is pure brekkie food porn...I'd make these waffles too!

Nikki @ NikSnacks said...

I love to watch butter dribble down over food. Do you use salted or unsalted?

Beth (jamandcream) said...

I want some of that now!! It looks gorgeous!

Deborah said...

I would have thought the same as you - that the apples would stick. But they look so delicious! a great breakfast!

Giff said...

did you kill the post on baked apples? it showed up in my RSS reader but I don't see it on the site.

I'm looking forward to apple picking next weekend

Thistlemoon said...

Beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, that melted butter. It's just, oh my. :)

Sharon said...

I am making these waffles this weekend. It's decided. Added to my new food meal plan :)

Lori said...

Hmmm I can almost taste those! Kat they look so delicious. I have a waffle iron and have never used it. Isnt that a shame. Maybe we should have a pizelle and waffle round up!

Anonymous said...

i made waffles for dinner tonight! yours look great, i'm definitely going to have to think about adding apples next time!

grace said...

with a little (who am i kidding...a LOT) of cinnamon maple syrup, these would rock my world. very nice!

Anonymous said...

I would love surprise little apple slices in my waffles. Sounds like a great idea!

Alicia Foodycat said...

I've never known anyone who owned a wafflemaker before! That would just be asking for trouble with me.

MaryBeth said...

I love love love waffles and they are even better when made with apples. They look so Yummy!

Anonymous said...

I haven't made waffles in forever and these make me want to dig out my waffle iron. They look wonderful!

Peter M said...

Oh yeah...may I have a stack?

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping it :) Thanks :)

cecilia said...

I'm a huge waffle fan but have never had my own maker. my mom got me one when I moved out and I started my search for the best waffles. I wanted something other than the norm and found your recipe. OMG these were sooo good! At first I thought six would be a lot for 2 people but they were gone super quick! I ended up using a cup of flour instead of 3/4 c but other than that they were perfect. I'm going to use the batter as my base recipe from now on Thanks!

Ladyinblack said...

Now I have to save up for a waffle iron...groan! I want to eat these so much!

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