Getting Real with Food: 10.7.21
No pumpkin! ? During the fall, I rush around making special Halloween orders of “Boo Bites,” one of my go-to seasonal treats. One of the main ingredients is beloved pumpkin. However, I was shocked to recently discover a shortage!
So for this October recipe, let’s step outside of our regular “pumpkin cookies” or “pumpkin bread” and try something else fall related! This recipe is going to be a beloved autumn tradition for weekends with the family, breakfast in bed or any other occasion. Plus, the smell of cinnamon-sugar apples caramelizing in your kitchen just screams fall!
cinnamon apple cider waffles with caramelized apples
Cinnamon Apple Cider Waffles:
2 c organic all-purpose flour
½ c unsalted butter
2 tbsp coconut sugar
(cane sugar also works)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 c milk
¾ c apple cider (no added sugars)
¾ c grated apple
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
- Heat and grease your waffle iron.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon. Whisk until incorporated, then set aside.
- Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl and set aside.
- While butter cools, grate your apple with a medium-sized grater. Feel free to include the apple skin, since that’s where the nutrients are! Take a paper towel and give the grated apple a good squeeze to remove excess moisture. Place into a bowl.
- Separate egg whites into another bowl, reserving the yolks for the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Add vanilla extract, milk, apple cider and egg yolks to the bowl with the melted butter and whisk.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. (When you lift your beaters out of the egg whites, they should form little “peaks”
like mountains. This will take 3 to 4 minutes when you beat on high speed.)
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry and fold until incorporated. Make sure you don’t over mix; it’s OK if a bit of flour residue remains. Fold in the grated apples. Gently fold in egg whites until they are incorporated into the batter.
- Spread batter in the waffle iron and cook 4 minutes, or per your waffle iron’s instructions.
1 large apple
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp coconut sugar
½ tbsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
- Thinly slice your apple (about 1/8 inches wide).
- Add butter to a large frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan has heated for 1 minute, add in your apple slices.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix until apple slices are coated.
- Cook until apples start to turn golden brown (about the time your waffles will be ready).
- Top with your waffles with caramelized apples and drizzle with your favorite syrup. Enjoy!
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