Apple Cider Waffles

A subtle apple flavor enhanced with the sautéed chopped apples on top, a hearty breakfast that the family will love to wake up to.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Author Susan @ The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen


For the waffles:

  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup local apple cider

For the apple topping:

  • 3 medium apples cored and chopped in a ½ inch dice
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and clove.
  • In a small bowl combine the milk, eggs and melted butter.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture and apple cider. Mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated, it's fine if the batter is lumpy.
  • Heat your waffle iron according to it's instructions, grease and cook the waffles accordingly. Keep warm on a baking sheet in a 250°F oven.
  • If making ahead of time, let the waffles cool and store in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat in your toaster oven until toasty.
  • Make the apple topping right before serving the waffles.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the chopped apples, apple cider, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter.
  • Cook until the the apples have softened and formed a syrup in the pan. About 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve the apples on top of your waffles with maple syrup if you choose.