Spiced Apple Buttermilk Waffles

I’m guilty… of occasionally buying frozen waffles at Costco. It’s never my idea. I sometimes cave to incessant begging from my little one. But I find that the giant box of waffles tends to last forever, takes up my precious freezer space, and they really aren’t even all that good. In fact, they rather stink.

Everyone deserves to eat something special for a Sunday Morning Breakfast. I have rather fond memories of homemade pancakes, waffles and Winchell’s Donuts that my mother bestowed upon me as a child. Of course I take those fond memories and I’m passing those along to my own family (at least on Sundays).

Here’s a fall weekend breakfast for your Sunday morning… Spiced Apple Waffles.

Tender chunks of apple crowd the insides of these buttery waffles, along with a good dose of pumpkin pie spice.

See all of those apples inside there? They bake up inside your waffle iron just like apple pie. Apple pie waffles work for me.

My family gobbled these up like it was the last breakfast I’d ever make. Maybe it was an extreme longing for something homemade over those cardboard-tasting frozen things. I managed to sneak a bit of the batter aside and make a few extra waffles to throw in the freezer. They do freeze nicely, and they warm up in the toaster just like those Eggo-type waffles (but much better, of course).

I vow to never buy frozen waffles again! Ok, well maybe never, but it’s really just as easy to make up a bunch of these guys and freeze them than it is to get in the car, drive to Costco and store that gargantuan box in the freezer. At least I haven’t been lured to buy frozen pancakes.

This recipe can be found here:Β  Spiced Apple Waffles

37 Responses to “Spiced Apple Buttermilk Waffles”

  1. postedOct 5, 2008 2:34 PM
    Barbara Bakes

    My boys would love these! I like that they have whole wheat pastry flour. Did you have any problems with them sticking?

  2. postedOct 5, 2008 2:35 PM
    noble pig

    Those are beautiful!

    My kids always want the eggo mini’s…and yes they are yuck!

    Love all those apples in there.

  3. postedOct 5, 2008 2:35 PM

    Hi Barbara,
    Nope, they did not stick at all. They baked up perfectly. The whole wheat pastry flour worked great, and I loved that it added a healthy twist!

  4. postedOct 5, 2008 2:36 PM

    Of course spray the waffle iron with a bit of nonstick spray…

  5. postedOct 5, 2008 4:27 PM

    Wow! Those are absolutely stunning. You have my stomach growling. I am without a fridge and cannot bake anything πŸ™ I love this–saving this recipe for later.

  6. postedOct 5, 2008 4:29 PM

    Those waffles look great! They’d be perfect if anyone but me hung around here long enough on a Sunday morning to eat them! Hmmm. Don’t know if that’s good or bad…..

  7. postedOct 5, 2008 4:39 PM

    I just told my husband that I want a waffle maker! I’m gonna get one so I can make these!

  8. postedOct 5, 2008 5:28 PM

    These look so good. I am guilty of buying Trader Joe’s whole wheat waffles. My son could eat those every morning. I could eat these everyday!

  9. postedOct 5, 2008 5:38 PM

    I like the fact that they heat up well in the toaster. My mornings are stressed enough without having to think about making waffles. These look divine!

  10. postedOct 5, 2008 7:26 PM

    You just can’t buy them like that – let alone freeze them.


  11. postedOct 5, 2008 8:38 PM

    Oh come on, but those store brand waffles have cool things like Hot Wheels painted on them! (Reason my boys!) Or they’re cool, they look like little pieces of toast, etc. blah, blah, blah.
    I LOVE homemade waffles. My husband even bought me one of those industrial/hotel type waffle makers a few years ago. Love it!
    These apple ones look SO good.

    About my latest blog. The brownies would be a great holiday treat. They would be cute with colored holiday matching sprinkles on top, too.
    Haven’t tasted Nutella? It’s good, but not good for you, so I try to steer clear of it. Still, I keep some around because my four year old won’t even eat peanut butter, but will eat Nutella, and I figure whatever protein I can get in to him is good!
    I’ll have to check out your other Snickerdoodle goodies. My husband will probably like them.

  12. postedOct 5, 2008 9:34 PM
    That Girl

    We are total pancake people – but I imagine this would translate just as well to pancakes.

  13. postedOct 5, 2008 9:34 PM

    Wow! What a Sunday morning! These just say “fall is here!” Yum-E!

  14. postedOct 5, 2008 10:08 PM

    Oh wow. Those look so good. I have a ton of apples to use up too.

  15. postedOct 5, 2008 11:28 PM

    Who wouldn’t love those??? What a great idea…stuffing them full of other goodies!!!

  16. postedOct 5, 2008 11:30 PM

    Oooooh – do those look delicious!! And there’s nothing wrong with the occasional frozen waffle… especially when you make these on other days!

  17. postedOct 6, 2008 12:01 AM

    mmmmmmm those look lovely! i love apples in waffles! whole wheat flour sounds like it would be perfect in these!

  18. postedOct 6, 2008 12:37 AM

    OMG..these look AMAZING! I dont have a waffle maker YET. It one of those things that I want but I dont think I will use that often!
    But your waffles might have made me change my mind!

  19. postedOct 6, 2008 12:40 AM

    OH MY!! the Yummy-ness on your site! I’m so glad to stumble across your website.

  20. postedOct 6, 2008 12:48 AM
    Peter M

    Oh baby, that stacks has me in awe…great shot!

  21. postedOct 6, 2008 1:01 AM

    waffles are my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. these look absolutely delicious! i can’t wait to try them out πŸ™‚

  22. postedOct 6, 2008 1:09 AM

    When I go to a diner, I want waffles. Homemade ones are just so special. I mean look at those Eggo ones, they are like oversized pizzelles or something.

    Love your chunks of apples in there, so very awesome πŸ™‚

  23. postedOct 6, 2008 3:38 AM

    Forget Costco’s waffles, your house is the place to go for tasty waffles. My kids would love these. I am partial to any baked good loaded with pieces of fresh apples. Gorgeous pictures!

  24. postedOct 6, 2008 3:47 AM

    These look SO good. I often make extra waffles and pancakes and freeze them in individually wrapped portions.

  25. postedOct 6, 2008 4:32 AM

    Gorgeous! I love waffles and these are out of control, hope to make them soon!

  26. postedOct 6, 2008 4:51 AM

    Too funny, I just made an apple pancake recipe. It’s that time of year, huh? These look great–I will have to save them for another weekend.

  27. postedOct 6, 2008 11:22 AM

    What time is breakfast being served, RecipeGirl?? What can I bring when I arrive?? ;0)

  28. postedOct 6, 2008 11:47 AM

    Those definitely make me wanna buy a waffle maker!

  29. postedOct 6, 2008 12:28 PM
    hot garlic

    I used to have a recipe like this and have been trying to chase it down for years! I bet these are as good as we used to have, if not better! Thanks Recipegirl!

  30. postedOct 6, 2008 2:07 PM

    ooooh yeah, these are the perfect fall breakfast. pour on that syrup! πŸ™‚

  31. postedOct 6, 2008 7:30 PM

    We’ll be trying these out soon. My waffle iron is gathering dust. Fortunately we went apple picking on the weekend and have tons!

  32. postedOct 7, 2008 11:42 AM

    these are the kind of waffles that deserve an “ooo” and an “ahh”. i would love to make these, but sadly i do not own a waffle maker. do you think they would work as pancakes?

  33. postedOct 7, 2008 1:46 PM

    mysweetestday- I have to say that I’ve never adapted waffle batter to make pancakes so I’m afraid I can’t give you advice there! I know that the boxed mixes out there give you an option of pancakes or waffles but I’m not sure how they differ. Wish I could help πŸ™

  34. postedOct 7, 2008 6:35 PM

    Oh gosh I would love a waffle maker after viewing these scrummy beautiful waffles of yours!!

    Rosie x

  35. postedOct 7, 2008 8:10 PM

    I burned my hand really bad on a waffle iron once and I’m kind of afraid to touch one now.

    Who knew those things got hot?!

  36. postedOct 9, 2008 6:27 PM

    This recipe looks amazing – I’m very anxious to try it! I love apples in everything, and I never even thought of adding them to waffles! Yummy!

  37. postedOct 14, 2008 2:52 AM

    I don’t have a waffle maker…I’m wondering how I could turn these into pancakes!

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