Introduction

Apple and cinnamon waffles are an extremely easy to make snack, which is tasty and healthy at the same time.

Whether you choose to prepare these healthy apple and cinnamon waffles for a sweet breakfast, or serve them as a brunch or a sweet snack, suitable for the whole family, it is definitely a choice that will delight both adults and children.

In addition, if you choose to follow this easy homemade apple waffles recipe, with low sugar or even without sugar, then you will get a delicious, filling and healthy meal in a short time and using only simple ingredients.

Apple and cinnamon waffles represent a more complex way to cook the classic waffles, one in which the main ingredient are apples, the common but tasty fruits that can be found fresh throughout the year. And, certainly, the combination of apples and cinnamon, even if it makes you think of autumn or the winter holidays, is absolutely fabulous in any season.

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History of Waffles

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Waffles represent a dish that is cooked on both sides of a dough. Nowadays there is a wide variety of waffle makers, with various shapes and sizes. But, a long time ago, in Ancient Greece, people cooked dishes similar to our waffles, using hot metal plates.

Later, in various European countries, such as Belgium or France, all kinds of recipes appeared, mainly sweet ones, which seem to represent the origin of the waffles that we cook today.

And as it happens in any other field, people began, over time, to diversify the way they cooked these waffles. If at first the dough was very simple, containing only eggs, flour and water, later water was replaced with milk, because this gives the dough a creamier texture and a more pleasant taste.

In addition, little by little, the waffles started to have all kinds of different flavors, whether we are talking about flavors that come from different spices or from certain ingredients.

In this case, apple and cinnamon waffles represent an extremely tasty recipe, considering the fact that grated apples or apple puree is used in the composition for the waffles. This gives the final dish a delicious taste, a unique texture and makes this snack a very healthy one.

If you love waffles, please remember that 25th March is the International Waffles Day, so check out this easy homemade apple waffles recipe that I made, to make it in your own kitchen if you want to celebrate these amazing sweet treats.

For me, the apple and cinnamon waffles represent a great choice especially for kidsfriendly sweet inspiration. This way I can give my daughter a healthy sweet breakfast or snack. First of all, I have this possibility because I use apples grown organically, in the family garden, and these apples can be kept throughout the cold season in the cellar, without spoiling. Secondly, these tasty apples used for the composition of waffles give me the opportunity to make sugar-free waffles.

Having said that, I think that in this period, when most of the bakery products that we find in stores are full of sugar and many other ingredients that are not exactly healthy for children, the idea of cooking homemade apple and cinnamon waffles, using organic apples and without added sugar, is an excellent idea for any young mother.

Step-by-Step Apple and Cinnamon Waffles Recipe

Ingredients for Apple and Cinnamon Waffles Recipe

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Easy Homemade Apple and Cinnamon Waffles – A sweet, but healthy breakfast or snack idea

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Apple and cinnamon waffles are an extremely easy to make snack, which is tasty and healthy at the same time.
Whether you choose to prepare these healthy apple and cinnamon waffles fora sweet breakfast, or serve them as a brunch or a sweet snack, suitable for the whole family, it is definitely a choice that will delight both adults and children.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Belgian
Servings 5 portions
Calories 199 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Thermomix OR Mixer OR Bowl and whisk
  • 1 Waffle maker
  • 1 Spatula

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 g Butter
  • 1 pc Apple
  • 1 pc Pear (you can use 2 apples if you don’t have pears)
  • 100 g Milk
  • 150 g Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Honey / maple syrup / fruit jam / fruits for décor
  • 50 g Sugar / honey (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • First, rinse and peel the apple and the pear and grate them. I chopped them in pieces and used the Thermomix 5 SEC – Speed 5; Reserve the grated fruits;
  • Now, melt the butter. I used the Thermomix 1 MIN – 100℃ (210℉) – Speed 2;
  • Add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon and mix them well. I used the Thermomix 1 MIN – Speed 5;
  • Using a sieve, add the flour and the baking powder and gently incorporate the flour. I used the Thermomix 1 MIN – Speed 3;
  • Add the grated fruits and mix well using the spatula;
  • Optional: If you consider that the batter is not sweet enough, add sugar or honey and incorporate it into the batter using the spatula;
  • Pour the mixture into the heated waffles maker and cook every waffle for 5 minutes or until it is brown and crunchy.
  • Decorate the waffles with honey/ maple syrup/ fruits jam or sprinkle with icing sugar and fresh fruits and serve them warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 150gCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 2mg
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Benefits of Eating Apples

fruits for waffles

In the whirlwind of busy mornings and hectic schedules, finding nutritious yet delicious breakfast or snack options for our little ones can be a challenge. But fear not, because the humble apple is here to save the day! Packed with essential nutrients and bursting with flavor, apples are a parent’s best friend when it comes to supporting children’s development.

First and foremost, apples are rich in dietary fiber, which is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system in growing bodies. A single apple contains a significant portion of the recommended daily intake of fiber, helping to prevent constipation and promote regular bowel movements in kids.

Furthermore, apples are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals essential for overall health and well-being. Vitamin C, abundant in apples, boosts the immune system, helping to ward off pesky colds and infections that can disrupt a child’s daily activities. Additionally, the array of antioxidants found in apples provides protection against oxidative stress, supporting brain health and cognitive function.

But the benefits don’t stop there! Apples are also a natural source of energy, thanks to their carbohydrates content, making them the perfect fuel for active kids to power through their day. Whether it’s a morning of school or an afternoon of play, snacking on apples can help sustain energy levels and keep hunger pangs at bay.

And let’s not forget the delightful combination of apples and cinnamon, a match made in culinary heaven! When incorporated into mouthwatering recipes like apple and cinnamon waffles, these two ingredients not only tantalize the taste buds but also offer a symphony of health benefits. Cinnamon, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, complements the sweetness of apples while providing additional antioxidants and aiding in blood sugar regulation.

So, next time you’re planning a nutritious and satisfying breakfast for your little ones, consider whipping up some apple and cinnamon waffles. Not only will they be delighted by the delicious flavors, but you’ll also be nourishing their bodies and supporting their development with every wholesome bite. It’s a win-win for parents and kids alike!

If you love apples, try this amazing Apples Cinnamon Rolls recipe. I am sure you will love it!

Essential Ingredients for Apple Waffles

apple and cinnamon waffles ingredients

So, even if today I am presenting you a healthy and delicious apple and cinnamon waffles recipe, the ingredients that you need to cook this nourishing breakfast or sweet snack is really simple:

  • 100 gr butter;
  • 1 apple;
  • 1 pear (you can use 2 apples if you don’t have pears);
  • 100 gr milk;
  • 150 gr flour;
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract;
  • 1 tsp cinnamon;
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • Optional: 50 gr sugar/ honey;

If you want to make gluten-free apple and cinnamon waffles, simply replace the all-purpose flour in the recipe with gluten-free all-purpose flour. Also, if you want to make dairy free waffles, replace the milk in the recipe with almond milk, coconut milk or oat milk. I guarantee you will achieve a delicious and heathy easy homemade apple waffles as well.

Customization Ideas

I didn’t use sugar for this recipe because my apple and pear were very sweet, so when I tasted the dough, before cooking it, I thought it was sweet enough for my taste. Also, keep in mind that you can add maple syrup or honey on top of the waffles, so if you do this, maybe you should skip the sugar as well.

pear muffins thermomix

If your kid also lover pears, try this amazing 45 min Pear Muffins Thermomix Recipe.

Also, if you need a sweeter taste, but you don’t want to add sugar to these apple and cinnamon waffles, you can use honey instead. You already know that replacing sugar with honey in different recipes allows you to achieve a kids friendly dessert.

If you love honey, you should also try this amazing Honey Gingerbread Biscuits Recipe.

If you don’t have pears on your disposal, simply use apples. I added the pear because I had some juicy and sweet pears in my pantry and I love to use pears especially in sweet dishes, if I want to remove the sugar. Also, the combination between apples, pears and cinnamon is one that my daughter Sofia really enjoys.

I used the Thermomix to make these delicious easy homemade apple waffles, but if you don’t own this kitchen gadget simply use a bowl and a whisk or a mixer and I guarantee you will be able to enjoy these delicious apple and cinnamon waffles at home.

Pairing Suggestions

As I already mentioned, apple and cinnamon waffles go perfect with maple syrup or honey, but if you are willing to experiment more complex culinary combinations, serve these amazing healthy waffles with vanilla ice-cream of fruit jam.

Also, these easy homemade apple waffle can be sprinkled with icing sugar and served with fresh fruits.

I would also suggest to top the waffles with Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread, if you are a chocolate fan.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

The most frequent mistakes in making a waffles recipe refer to the incorrect adjustment of the quantities of ingredients. Therefore, please keep in mind that the composition for waffles must be a little thicker, but it is not necessary to turn it into a cookie dough.

Therefore, this dough must be fluid enough to flow, but at the same time consistent enough to bind when the waffles are baked in the waffle maker.

Especially for waffle recipes that also contain fruit, as is the case with this apple cinnamon waffles recipe, it is important to adjust the amount of flour according to the amount of fruit, because the fruit will leave water during the baking process. Therefore, if the first waffles seem a bit soft, it is important to add a little more flour to the dough.

Also, it is important to cook the waffles until they are golden brown. Apple and cinnamon waffles have a darker color than classic waffles after baking.

Storage and Reheating Tips

I usually store the remaining apple and cinnamon waffle into metal or plastic casseroles, with lids. I would recommend you to store them in a cool place, like the refrigerator or the pantry, because the dough contains eggs and this makes them pretty easy to spoil if stored in room temperature.

My advice would be to place them into the containers and close the lid only after they are completely cool, to avoid softening from the heat released in the dish.

If you want to serve them with other occasion, you can do this be reheating them for 1 minute in the microwave, or simply enjoy them cool.

Conclusion

I truly hope that you will try these delicious and healthy apple and cinnamon waffles soon. I am very curious to find out what you think about this recipe. So, don’t forget to share your opinions, reviews or any other suggestion in the comments section.

Until the next easy and delicious homemade recipe here on easeyourcooking.com, I wish you all a great time spent with your loved ones. Bye 😊

FAQs

How to make apple cinnamon waffles?

Simply mix the usual waffle ingredients with some grated apples and grounded cinnamon and you will get some super delicious and healthy apple and cinnamon waffles, which can be served for breakfast or a sweet snack.

Are apple cinnamon waffles healthy?

Yes! Apple cinnamon waffles are a healthy breakfast or sweet snack option, mainly because apples are rich in nutrients that our bodies need. Also, if you want to make a sugar-free apple cinnamon waffle portion, simply eliminate the sugar or replace it with honey.

Where can I buy apple cinnamon waffles?

I am pretty sure you can find apple cinnamon waffles in different stores, but I highly recommend you to cook them at home, because they are really easy to make and this way you are in control of the ingredients used.

Is there a difference between pancakes and waffle mixture?

Yes, there is. Pancake batter is typically characterized by its slightly runnier consistency, designed to spread thinly and cook up soft and fluffy with a hint of tenderness, perfect for soaking up syrup and butter. In contrast, waffle batter is thicker, often enriched with more fat (usually in the form of melted butter or oil) and sometimes an extra egg or two. This not only contributes to a richer flavor but also achieves the crisp exterior and airy interior that waffles are celebrated for.

What is the secret of making crispy waffles?

The main ingredient that contributes to achieving a crispy waffle is represented by the melted butter used for the waffle batter. Also, for extra crispy waffles on the outside and tender on the inside, you should separate the egg yolks from the egg whites when cooking the waffles.

Why isn’t my waffle crunchy?

The most common mistake that prevents you from obtaining crunchy waffles refers to the use of too little butter in the batter. So, add a little melted butter and make sure to use the right quantity of eggs if you want to achieve nice crunchy waffles.

How to make soggy waffles crispy?

If your waffles are not crispy enough on the outside, place them in a hot pan (without oil) or on the grill of the hot oven for 5 minutes. This will help them to brown a little so that they become crispy enough.

What is the difference between a Belgian Waffle and a crispy waffle?

The peculiarity of Belgian Waffles consists in separating the egg yolks from the egg whites for the dough. Thus, Belgian Waffles will come out crispier on the outside than normal waffles. In addition, Belgian Waffles are made with a special device that allows obtaining deeper pockets on the surface of the waffles, which allows decorating them with a generous amount of syrup, butter or sweet cream.