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Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles

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Apple cider waffles can be made sweet or savory. Use them as a base for pulled
pork or drizzle them with syrup or caramel.

apple cider waffle drizzled with cider caramel and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

     Apple cider waffles can be made sweet or savory. We have enjoyed them piled with apple cider pulled pork and slaw for dinner. For a treat, try them drizzled with cider caramel and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. They are hard to beat!

     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 pulled 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!

waffle topped with pulled pork and coleslaw.

    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.

Platter of golden apple cider waffles.

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!

Plate with apple cider waffle topped with caramel and whipped cream, ready to eat.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles

Platter of golden apple cider waffles.

Apple cider waffles can be made sweet or savory. Use them as a base for pulled pork or drizzle them with syrup or caramel.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (feel free to use all all-purpose)
  • 2 Tablespoon 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

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  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 225°F) until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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