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Apple Cider Waffles

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Apple cider waffles are flavorful and easy to make. You can enjoy them with sweet or savory toppings. Use them as a base for pulled pork or drizzle them with syrup or caramel.

Apple cider belgian waffles drizzled with caramel next to a pile of fresh apples.

During apple season, it is fun to work apples into every meal. Adding apple cider and a bit of cinnamon to waffles make them smell great and taste even better.

These apple cider waffles can be enjoyed with sweet or savory toppings. We have enjoyed them piled with apple cider pulled pork and apple slaw for dinner. Of course they are wonderful with a drizzle of maple syrup too.

For a real treat, try them drizzled with apple cider caramel and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. They are hard to beat!

I originally made this recipe as another fun option to serve pulled pork with. We have a bit of an obsession around here and we love trying our pork in a variety of forms and not just sandwiches.

So the first batch was used for exactly that. But when recipe testing, you end up with extra waffles and they would have been great with more pork.

waffle topped with pulled pork and coleslaw.

The problem was I had a jar of what was left of some homemade apple 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 these waffles 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.

Stack of apple cider waffles with bottle of maple syrup and apples.

Ooooh, or top your waffles with some chunks of cinnamon apples and maple whipped cream. Can you imagine?! Slow cooker cinnamon apples would be tasty or make Instant Pot cinnamon apples if you are in a hurry.

The waffles themselves are not overly sweet, so they really do work in both sweet and savory applications. You might as well plan to make a double batch and enjoy some both ways.

More Fall Breakfast Ideas

If you like apples for breakfast, try making some apple pie baked oats. They are delicious, nutritious and full of fresh apples.

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

Or whip up some pumpkin apple muffins for a great make ahead breakfast option. The recipe came from my husband’s grandpa and it is a favorite.

Apple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal is another great option. It is absolutely loaded with apple goodness.

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Apple cider belgian waffles drizzled with caramel next to a pile of fresh apples.

Apple Cider Waffles

Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Carlee
Apple cider waffles are flavorful and delicious. You can enjoy them with sweet or savory toppings. Use them as a base for pulled pork or drizzle them with syrup or caramel.
4.89 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup apple cider


  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    1 cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Add the egg and apple cider, stirring until just combined.
    1 egg, 1 cup apple cider
  • Let sit while you preheat the waffle iron.
  • Ladle batter into greased waffle iron and cook to your liking.
  • Hold in a warm oven (about 225°F) until ready to serve.


Substitute up to a half of a cup of whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour if desired.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Monday 27th of March 2023


Could you use applesauce in place of the apple cider or a heart healthy oil? Thank You!


Tuesday 28th of March 2023

I haven't tried either, but I don't see why not. You may need a little additional liquid if you use applesauce, but that would be the choice I would lean towards so you still get the apple flavor. Of course apple juice would be a good option as well.


Saturday 17th of June 2017

I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you're going to a famous blogger if you aren't already ;) Cheers!


Sunday 18th of September 2016

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!


Monday 19th of September 2016

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

The Better Baker

Saturday 17th of September 2016

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


Monday 19th of September 2016

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

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 16th of September 2016

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


Friday 16th of September 2016

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