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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles


     Confession time: I was only going to make these as a somewhat savory waffle recipe.  I wanted it as a base for some fun Apple Cider Braised Pork that is coming to the blog soon.  So I made them and they were delicious.  The problem was I had a jar of what was left of some Apple Cider Caramel Sauce in the fridge and it was nagging at me.  Things as delicious as that can't just sit around forever and I knew that a sweet version of these waffles spiced with a little cinnamon and nutmeg would be the perfect excuse er, vehicle upon which to eat the caramel. You guys..... I cannot even explain how good it was together.  Of course a little freshly whipped cream on top never hurt anything, nor did the sprinkle of cinnamon.  Oh man, now I need to make more.  I am getting hungry all over again just thinking about it!




    Before you ask, the recipe for the pork and the caramel are both coming.  One thing at a time folks, you need the base first! In the meantime, if you want to make these waffles they would also be great with maple syrup on top.  Or MiMi's Better Apple Butter would be a great choice too!  In fact, you should probably go ahead and give that a try.  You know, for practice and all.


    If you can't tell, I have been getting really excited about apples lately.  Our local apple orchard just opened with the first couple of variety of apples.  They have THE BEST cider in all of the land!  No, really I am pretty sure it is!  So it is hard to not be in the mood for apple everything.  Besides, I know pumpkin will be taking over the world soon and I want to give apples a chance while I can.



    The best part?  This is just a lead up to a fun even that is coming at the end of the month.  Some of my bestest blogging friends and I have been working on putting together #appleweek for you.  It is going to be a week of apple themed appetizers, drinks, main dishes, sides, crafts, projects.  If it's apple, we're making it.  I can't wait!!  I have been buying bushels of apples getting ready.  And now I am laying the foundation for delicious things to come!


 

Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles
makes about 4 large waffles

Ingredients:

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (feel free to use all all-purpose)
2 T cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup cooking oil (vegetable, canola... whatever you like best)
2 eggs
3/4 cup apple cider

For the sweet version add the following to the ingredients above:

2 T brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. (Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg if making sweet version.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (including vanilla for the sweet version.) 
  3. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just mixed. 
  4. Let sit for at least 10 minutes while you preheat the waffle iron.
  5. Ladle batter into greased waffle iron and cook to your liking.
  6. Hold in a warm oven (about 225F) until ready to serve. 



18 comments:

  1. These look absolutely incredible, and I love that they can be a sweet treat or savory one as well! Now you've got me super pumped for Apple themed week and I always am amazed at your creativity!

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    1. I think apple week is going to a LOT of fun! I have most of my treats ready to go and I can't wait to share! Thanks so much, Andrea!

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  2. Oh Carlee! These do sound tasty as a base for braised pork or for the apple cider caramel. The addition of cinnamon to the sweet version will compliment the apple cider caramel perfectly. I'm sure.

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I really liked them with the pork and knew a sweet version would be good too but was going to use self control... you can see how well that worked out! I am really glad I made a sweet version because they were amazing!

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  3. Hello Carlee. Now this is an interesting recipe. Your apple cider waffles look amazing. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I am in an apple cider kind of mood and have been throwing it in everything lately. I just love a good cider.

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  4. Hi Carlee, those waffles look delicious.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  5. WHHHAT...this sounds AMAZING!! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. Now I really need a trip to the orchard! Apples AND apple cider! I know my husband is gonna LOVE these!

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    1. Our local orchard makes the best cider. We always have to stock up and get extra for the freezer. Yum!

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  7. I'm wild about All Things Apple too! Thsee waffles sounds aweome! Thanks much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!

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    1. They have so many topping options. I think I need to make them a few more times! Thanks, Marsha!

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  8. What a perfect Waffle for a special brunch, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. LOL! You had to know I would be loving this recipe and I can't wait to see the toppings that follow! The flavors sound so good, and of course, I haven't eaten yet today! My mouth is watering and my stomach is growling. Girl, why can't we live closer? I would love to be your test taster. LOL As if you need another one!

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    1. I could always use one more taste tester! I have a feeling we'd have some fun! Pack your bags and head this way!

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