Apple Walnut Waffles

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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.

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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!

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Apple Walnut Waffles

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  • 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


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13 Comments

  1. Amanda, this sounds wonderful! I understand why your hubby doesn’t complain about weekly pancakes . Haha! Thanks so much for the link to my recipe — I always feel so grateful when I’m able to inspire others in any small way. It seriously means the world to me! Have a fantastic week. 🙂

  2. These look so beautiful! I’m definitely on board the breakfast for dinner train. It’s the best meal of the day, why wouldn’t I want it more than once 😉 These sound delicious, love that Fall-y apple cinnamon combo, yummy!

  3. These waffles look perfect and so delicious. I can’t wait to try these on a weekend morning. Thanks for the great recipe and your photos are beautiful.

  4. Your brunch club sounds so lovely, even if a goat did try to eat your scarf once. Apples and walnuts are an amazing combination, and adding it to waffles (always the best breakfast-for-dinner treat) is a great idea. 🙂

    PS: I LOVE your photography in this post! So beautiful and seasonal.

    • PeppersPennies

      Hi Cassie! The brunch club is a great idea to make sure you connect with your friends! I highly recommend it for the food lovers like us 🙂 I appreciate you kind words on my photography! I feel I have been growing in that aspect and challenging myself to do better so it is great to hear it has been noticed. Thank you for all your love & support!

  5. I’ve saved this recipe for my day off this week. It’s so nice and simple yet looks delicious! I still havnt found the perfect waffle recipe yet so everytime I see a new one, I have to give it a shot!

    • PeppersPennies

      Woohoo! Please do, and let me know how it turns out for you! My family has asked for them a few times since creating the recipe, so I really think you will enjoy them, too.

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  8. I love “fancy Waffles” as my son calls them. One of our favorites is Pecan waffles, but I’m betting that these will become our new favorite. I’m already liking them because walnuts are less expensive than pecans.

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