There’s nothing like a stack of fresh waffles straight out of the iron, still piping hot and doused in maple syrup. Combine that wonderful image with a warm mug of apple cider and you’ve got the perfect breakfast on a cold, blustery morning, These apple cider waffles are everything you want from a waffle—crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, while also giving you a healthy dose of winter coziness. There’s super simple, using only pantry ingredients and take about 15 min to come together.
I’ve found that the hardest part about making waffles is waiting for them to cook, so I included a recipe for some sautéed cinnamon apples to whip up in the meantime. They go great on these waffles and also as a topping for vanilla ice cream if you have any extra.
These waffles also freeze wonderfully. Just seal them in a ziploc bag, layered with parchment and they’ll keep for several weeks. To reheat, thaw in the microwave until soft and pop them in the toaster to crisp up the outside.
For the waffles:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3/4 cup dairy free milk
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
- 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the cinnamon apple topping (optional):
- 1 apple, peeled and cubed
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- To make the waffle batter, whisk together flour baking powder, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl. In another small bowl, combine milk, apple cider, vegan butter, apple sauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet to the dry and fold until just combined being careful not to overmix. It’s ok if there are a few pockets of flour. Cook the waffles according to your waffle irons instructions.
- While they cook, make the sautéed cinnamon apples. In a nonstick skillet, heat the vegan butter over medium heat until melted then add in the apple, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are soft—about 10 min.
Recipe adapted from Jessica In The Kitchen, Vegan Waffles