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Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider Syrup

Perfectly Spiced Waffles topped with Caramelized Apples and an Apple Cider-Maple Syrup! These waffles will make you want to wake up just for breakfast!

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider SyrupI’ve been pretty MIA since last Thursday. Since then, I’ve packed up myself and my kids and flew down to Missouri, to finally join my husband. It’s been an adjustment for sure, the size of the (super small) kitchen being one of the biggest. I just keep reminding myself, it’s only for 16 weeks..but I can’t complain, I’m just glad to have the chance to be here, it’s worse than all of us being apart for 4 months.

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider SyrupWe’re living right on base, which would be sweet, if there wasn’t a government shut down, preventing me to do anything. We have to go off base for everything now, its kind of a pain in the arse. I’ve heard its worse for those overseas, like no outgoing mail..(think of their husbands/wives that are in care packages…) And then there’s those who aren’t even getting paid..this is awful, and its so much harder when it affects you directly..all I can say is that our government needs to get their sh*t together. PRONTO.

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider SyrupLet’s talk Apples. JUST because its October, and it seems like all things are Pumpkin, doesn’t meant we should forget about the glorious Apple. It’s still Fall, its still apple picking season, and lordy, I just love them so much! I haven’t even made an apple pie yet! Blasphemy. BUT I did make these inanely good Apple Pie Waffles with and Apple Cider Maple Syrup.

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider SyrupLet me just say, this is the next best thing to apple pie. Much less fuss..(I hate working with pie dough sometimes), the waffles is spiced with all the right flavors, the apples are caramelized, oh yah. Then its all drizzled with an apple cider maple syrup, made from the caramelized apple drippings. I made these for my son and my parents, and there was lots of moaning and groaning, which in our house, is a sign of a fantastic dish!

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider Syrup

P.S. Don’t worry, I’ve got LOTS of pumpkin coming your way soon! 😉

Apple Pie Waffles with a Cider Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Large Waffles

Perfectly Spiced Waffles topped with Caramelized Apples and an Apple Cider-Maple Syrup! These waffles will make you want to wake up just for breakfast!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Caramelized Apples
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 apples, sliced thin
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup


  1. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the apple slices and toss to coat.
  2. Sprinkle on the white sugar and cinnamon. Toss.
  3. Saute the apples for 8-10 minutes until they begin to soften.
  4. Add the brown sugar and cook over medium heat for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sugar caramelizes.
  5. Transfer the apples from the skillet to a bowl, leaving behind any liquid.
  6. Turn the heat up to high, add the apple cider, whisking the pan to get any of the browned bits.
  7. Add the maple syrup, whisk together, reduce the heat to medium, and allow the juices to simmer for 3-5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  8. Preheat your waffle iron.
  9. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, cloves, and salt.
  10. Add in the egg and the buttermilk, and whisk until it all comes together.
  11. Cook in 1/4 cup increments according to your waffle irons instructions.
  12. To assemble, top your cooked waffles with the apple slices and drizzle with the cider syrup, enjoy!

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  • Reply Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Um, three cheers for Team Waffle! These look delish!!!

    October 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha hip hip hooray! Thanks girl!

      October 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Tracey

    Girl, you always make the *best* waffles!! I am craving these in a major way 🙂 I am glad you guys made it safely to Missouri – hopefully the govt will get its act together soon and get things up and running…

    October 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thanks lady!! I hope so too!

      October 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Umm yum! I’d take these over apple pie any day… Hope you’re enjoying your time in Missouri so far — minus the shut down..;)

    October 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      haha me too! 🙂 MO isn’t as bad as I thought it would be…yet! 😉 Thanks!

      October 3, 2013 at 12:48 am
  • Reply carrian

    gosh dang! These look and sound lovely! And I’ll wait forever with the pumpkin if I can eat these

    October 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hahahah thanks girl!! Im with yah! 😉

      October 3, 2013 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Melanie @

    I’m loving waffles lately. These look delightful for autumn. Yum!

    October 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      oh so am I! Thanks! 🙂

      October 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Wow, these look incredible and the photos are gorgeous! I hope things are going well in your new home with the family back to being in one place!!

    October 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you so much Lauren!
      We’re really glad to be together again 🙂

      October 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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  • Reply Nutmeg Nanny

    Apple pie waffles?! Oh goodness, I am in love 🙂

    October 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hehe thanks girl!

      October 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Rachel @thedessertchronicles

    These look so good and so perfect for Fall! Can’t wait to make them soon.

    October 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy them!!

      October 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    I made this recipe this morning with fresh-picked apples from our backyard apple tree. Hubby and I ate the entire batch ourselves (can you say “oink oink”). This is a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

    October 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Oh Im soooo glad you guys liked them! I love hearing that! Thank you!! 🙂
      (P.S. We’ve been known to do that with entire batches of waffles too, no judgement here! 😉 )

      October 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm
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  • Reply Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous

    These look amazing! I found your recipe on Rachel Cooks and I just pinned it. We like to make special breakfasts on the weekend and these will be making an appearance on our breakfast table soon.

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    October 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Oh awesome! Love Rachel! Thanks so much, I hope you guys enjoy them!!

      October 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm
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