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Spiced Apple Pie Waffles

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Today, it is Autumn and the hills are breathtaking in their Autumnal finery. Gold, red, copper and brown leaves are everywhere. It brings out the kid in me, all I want to do is jump and roll. And it’s apple season what’s more so what better way to celebrate than with Spiced Apple Pie Waffles.

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I’ve never been much of a waffle-eater. We are more pancake people in Australia. And fritters. We are big on fritters.   Recently, however, I bought a waffle iron and I am officially a convert. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and drizzled with maple. What is not to love? Well, you do have to buy a waffle iron if you don’t have one already and me thinks that might include most Australian families (or have I been living in a waffle-free bubble on my own?). So perhaps there is a little something not to love. However, waffle irons are pretty cheap and the waffle itself is seriously versatile. I have plied my little family with various sweet concoctions and of course I have stashed many a vegetable in the batter. The waffle iron is my latest weapon in a growing artillery of tools designed to get the elf to eat vegetables. But not today.

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While these spiced apple pie waffles are inspired by Autumn, they would work all year round; the same way ice-cream works at night in the dead of Winter. I don’t understand the science, I just know it works. Ice-cream is chemically proven to take the chill out of Winter. This is especially true if the ice-cream is served with chocolate sauce. True story.

If you were inclined, and I would be, spiced apple pie waffles would be wonderful in colder months with a spoon of just-cooked spiced apples or perhaps a drizzle of spiced caramel sauce. Today however, I simply sliced delicious and crunchy Red Gala apples and scattered them over the top. I love the crunch and slightly acidic sweetness the apples add. While everything is tastier in-season, this recipe doesn’t call for apples to be in their prime. I use apple sauce in the waffle batter and apple juice in the syrup.

Have I mentioned the syrup? No? The syrup is compulsory. The waffles have a hint of spice but the syrup…the syrup is where the “pie” comes together. Cinnamon, apple juice and a tiny pinch of ginger warmed together with maple. I serve mine with coconut ice-cream and fight the dog to lick to the plate. Another true story. Enjoy, x.

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Spiced Apple Pie Waffles

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Servings 4
Author Logan

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or an unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • pinch sea salt

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sliced apple to serve.
  • Chopped pecans optional or toasted coconut to serve (optional)
  • Coconut or regular ice-cream

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients and gently heat for around 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Stir flaxseed powder and water together in a small bowl to make a flax egg.
  • Sift flours, cornflour and baking powder in to a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the apple sauce, vanilla, coconut, sunflower oil, almond or soy milk, cinnamon, sugar, flax egg and salt until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold until just combined. Don't overwork the batter. Less is more.
  • Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Turn on the waffle iron to heat.
  • Turn the oven on to a low heat.
  • Spoon the batter in to the waffle iron in batches and cook for approximately 5 - 7 minutes or until the waffles are slightly crispy.
  • Keep the waffles warm in the oven while you finish cooking all the batter.
  • Serve with a good drizzle of spiced maple, coconut ice-cream and sliced apple. Sprinkle with nuts and/or coconut if desired.

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Ashley
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These look amazing Logan. Seeing your photos reminded me of my love for waffles. And when they are made with pure ingredients they are energizing and guiltless!

amallia
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wow…waffles and ice cream. What a happy day 🙂 Nice pic !

Michelle @ O Blog Off
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Hi Amanda!
These waffles are a work of art and coconut ice cream SOLD!
I will be trying these soon!
Thanks!
Michelle

Meg @ Noming thru Life
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Ahhhh someone hand me a damn waffle maker already! These waffles are seriously everything Amanda. WOW!

Lis @ The Fare Sage
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Clearly great minds thing alike – I just did a spiced apple waffles post this last week, though I admit mine was a slightly naughtier version 😉 I adore the sound of your spiced syrup and will definitely be pinching that idea! Gorgeous pics x