Apple Cinnamon Waffles

I have only got one waffle recipe on here so far and I was also running a bit late with this post again, so I needed it to be something quick and easy to make/write about. My fruit basket presented me with two old apples that were starting to go a bit wrinkly, so I thought I’ll better quickly turn them into apple and cinnamon waffles.

I guess any normal waffle recipe would do for this, as long as you add some grated apple and a good pinch of cinnamon, which is pretty much what this recipe is.

When it comes to the grated apple, I suggest you grate the whole apple – skin, core, pips and all (well maybe not the little woody bit the apples hangs on, which I have no idea what it is called in English). I find it quicker to then pick out the pips from the grated apple,  if they don’t get grated up anyway and I don’t think it’s the end of the world to eat one, should it get overlooked. Although when we discussed this in my office the other day, my colleague Anna brought up a story of some Russian having an apple tree growing inside of him…yikes! Turns out the story was actually about a fir tree growing inside someone’s lungs…or not…but you can google that yourself but NOT when you’re about to eat, please.

Anyway, back to waffles…kinda lost my thread now… so without further ado here’s the recipe!

For about 6 waffles you’ll need:

  • A waffle iron (funny that)
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g sugar (I think up to 50% less is ok here too, if your apples are sweet)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 180g flour
  • 15g baking powder
  • 3-4 apples, grated
  • a little oil for the waffle iron
  • icing sugar and/or maple syrup to serve

Separate the eggs and whisk the egg whites with the pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks.

In another bowl whisk the egg yolk, milk, sugar and cinnamon. Mix the flour with the baking powder and add to the eggy milk and whisk well.

Stir in the grated apples and then fold the egg whites under, preferably with a handheld whisk.

They need baking immediately, so oil up your waffle iron and bake the waffles at quite a high setting. They need to be well baked through because of the high amount of grated apples.

One slight warning, I found that the waffles kept sticking to the iron despite frequent re-oiling. Longer baking made a difference but I still needed to pull them loose with the help of a fork…
Would be great to hear some of your experiences on that, thanks!

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