Spiced Apple Waffles

These Spiced Apple Waffles are a delicious, fall breakfast treat.  They’re full of fresh apples and spice!

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).

These Spiced Apple Waffles fall into that “special” category for a fall weekend morning.

Syrup over Spiced Apple Waffles

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

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

Taking a bite of Spiced Apple Waffles

My family gobbles up these Spiced Apple Waffles like it’s the last breakfast I’ll ever make. I always somehow manage 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).

If you’re looking for a few more fall breakfast treats to make, you might also enjoy my Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins or these Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts. Pumpkin Waffles, Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin French Toast Casserole are pretty tasty fall breakfast recipes too.

Spiced Apple Waffles

Such a great breakfast treat for a fall weekend!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, breakfast, fall, waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 389 kcal


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, warmed
  • 3/4 cup milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 medium peeled, cored and grated Granny Smith apple
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans, optional


  1. Preheat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, milk and butter. Stir in the apple. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture; whisk until smooth (some small lumps are okay).

  2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons pecans (if using) onto the waffle iron. Pour about 2/3 cup batter over the pecans. Cook the waffles until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Keep warm in 200°F. oven while cooking the remaining waffles.

  3. Serve with warmed maple syrup, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • *Extra waffles freeze nicely. Just warm them up another day by popping them in the toaster.
  • *Since the addition of pecans is optional, they are not included in the nutritional information.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Apple Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 14.7%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note:  This recipe was originally published in 2008.  It was edited and re-published in 2017.

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  • Hannah wrote:

    WOW. Waffles were spectacular… actually wrote “awesome!” on the recipe and tucked it away with my cookbooks. As mentioned I subbed a Gala for the Granny Smith, and sour cream for the buttermilk. For anyone who cares, the recipe made exactly 7 waffles in my Belgian waffle iron.
    I will be freezing them, as suggested, and will enjoy them this week on my commute to work.

    Thanks, RecipeGirl!