Starting in the fall of 2015, two of my best friends and I went out for a monthly brunch. We tried new local restaurants, drove to the States for a classic (and very underwhelming) pancake feast and returned to old favourite digs for tried-and-true breakfast classics. The brunches usually ended in a walk around a park, an impromptu shopping trip and once a goat trying to eat my scarf. These are some lovely memories and I cherish our time spent bonding over strong coffee and eggs benedict.
Now, with one of the trio living in China, our monthly brunch club has been put on hold until her return to Canada. Since her departure, I have found myself more drawn to breakfast-for-dinner type meals. Thankfully, my husband has a love for all things sweet and hasn’t (yet) complained about the weekly pancakes. Sadly, I was starting to feel a little bit less than inspired and knew it was time to switch-up the menu.
I follow a few fellow bloggers quite religiously to not only support and cheer them on, but to also feel inspired and see what is going on in kitchens across Canada. I hit the inspiration gold mine when the lovely and talented Justine Celina published a recipe for Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats with Candied Maple Pecans (go, check-it out!). She used seasonal flavours and mixed them in a perfect and comforting breakfast dish. This got me thinking; what other breakfast foods can apples grace?
Turns-out, apples and seasonal fall spices are delicious in waffles! These waffles end-up tasting like giant apple walnut muffins straight from the oven. They are a tasty and warm fall treat that is prefect for brunch with the girls or lazy Sunday mornings!
Apple Walnut Waffles
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup diced apple (roughly 1-1 1/2 apples, Ambrosia or Honey Crisp)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Pre-heat waffle iron. In medium bowl combine flour, sugars, spices and salt.
- In separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, and oil. Beat with whisk until well combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add apples and walnuts to waffle mixture.
- Pour 3/4 cup of waffle mixture to well-oiled waffle iron and cook to waffle iron settings.
- Serve hot with an ample amount of syrup!
Makes 4 waffles