Whole Wheat Waffles made with fresh grated apples, then topped with pan fried caramelized apples with fall spices for a lovely breakfast or brunch or even dessert!
Love waffles made with whole wheat? Give this Chocolate Waffle Recipe a try too!
Whole Wheat Waffles
Weekends are perfect for experimenting with recipes, especially when it involves a waffle recipe and meets all your expectations!
I wanted a healthier waffle to serve my family with a hint of fall flavors. Such a perfect way to transition into the autumn season!
Although this recipe isn’t low carb like these waffles, the whole wheat flour in this recipe is very nutritious.
What Does Whole Wheat Taste Like?
Whole wheat flour has a hearty nutty flavor profile. I love the taste, but unless you are used to it some people don’t care for the flavor.
Don’t let this discourage you from experimenting like I have.
If you want to ease into this robust tasting flour and make these whole wheat waffles I suggest trying whole white wheat flour. The flavor is milder and just as nutritious as the darker whole wheat flour.
The Whole Grains Council Organization, describes whole white wheat as an albino wheat with the same nutritional value as traditional whole wheat.
White whole wheat flour is light and fluffy like all-purpose flour, so this stuff is pretty golden in my mind and a perfect match to use in this whole wheat waffle recipe!
What Type Of Apples Should I Use For Apple Spice Topping?
When I picked up Granny Smith apples for the Take 5 Apple Pie I also noticed another variety called Mutzu apples.
Those apples look similar to the Grannies, but the skin is a bit thicker. Other than that I had no clue if they were tart or sweet.
That’s what I love about shopping at local produce stands or Farmer’s markets I find new (at least to me) fruits and vegetables to try and I’ll just go with whatever they have to offer.
I learned (thank you Goggle) that the Mutsu apple originates from Japan and is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Indo apple, which is another apple that I’ve never tried!
Mutsu apples are crisp and juicy and are the perfect variety for baking.
I sliced up two and pan fried them with butter and then added apple pie spice and brown sugar that caramelized the apples.
The waffles also have grated apple in them, but I used a Fuji that was almost too soft to eat on its own, but perfect to add to the waffle batter.
Experiment, experiment, experiment with any of the following variety of apples:
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
Delicious topping to these whole wheat waffles! Do tell me what variety you tried.
Can These Whole Wheat Waffles Be Frozen?
Yes. Once the waffles are cooked and cooled these can be frozen in an airtight freezer bag or container for 3-4 months.
Find tips in this How to Freeze Waffles post.
I hope you’ll have time this weekend to give these waffles a try! Keep an eye out for Mutsu apples too and snag them up!
Want to try something fun for the kids? This Waffle Sandwich For Breakfast!
Whole Wheat Apple Spice Waffles
Homemade waffles made with whole wheat flour and topped with a delicious apple spice topping.
- 2 cups whole white wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 2 ounces butter, unsalted and melted
- 2 cups buttermilk (or cows milk) at room temperature
- 1 cup grated apple (about 1 medium size with skin)
- APPLE TOPPING
- 2 apples sliced (Mutsu or Golden Delicious)
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
- 1 teaspoon apple spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons water
Apple topping is enough for four servings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 646mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 4gSugar: 22gProtein: 9g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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Thank you for this recipe! I am making them again this weekend! My family LOVED them!
I just want to steal a little apple off the top of your delicious stack of waffles but would not want to ruin your gorgeous photo. Pinning to some of my breakfast favorites!
Sara @ Life's Little Sweets
Wow, this looks amazing! Mouthwatering!
Thanks, Sara! It’s a delicious breakfast for sure 🙂
I seriously can’t think of a better way to enjoy my favorite Fall flavors!
So many different ways to enjoy the apples! They’re so good!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
I am dying over these waffles! Those caramelized apples on top are definitely the clincher for me. 🙂 Looks amazing!
Thanks, Carrie! Next time I’ll double the apples and eat them with other dishes too!
I have so many apples right now! We have several apple trees on our property 🙂 I will have to try this recipe for brunch soon!
You must love apple season this time of year! So cool to have fruit bearing trees! I’m so envious 🙂
Joy @ Joy Love Food
These waffles look so good, especially with the caramelized apples on top, perfect for a fall brunch!
The apples are a tasty addition for sure! I could eat them without anything too 🙂
I’ve never heard of Mutsu apples before and they look delicious! I love caramelized apples and waffles separately, so they must be great together. 🙂
It’s a tasty duo for sure! Give Mutsu apples a try if you happen to see them!
Betsy @ Desserts Required
You are so creative! I love the apples in the batter as well as on top. What a bonus to add the heavenly flavors of autumn!
Thanks, Betsy! I’m ready for the leaves to fall and all the homey recipes that we enjoy during autumn.
I love eating fresh fruit with waffles. I have some apple that I need to use up ASAP, so this would be a great recipe to try.
I hope you do give this waffle recipe a try, Erlene! Use up those apples 🙂
I love waffles and these have the name fall written all over them!
Indeed! Tasty waffles and lazy weekends favorite ways to enjoy crisp weather 🙂
Your waffles look like they would make a GREAT dessert. I love how you carmelized the apples too. It is apple season where I live – right in the middle of apple country. I’ve never heard of OR tried the Mutsu apple, but if I see them, will grab a few to test out!
Oh, lucky you to have the fresh pickings right in town!
These waffles and that topping are perfect for fall!!
I have to agree with you on that 🙂
This is wonderful! I have the apples and I’ve been wanting to change up breakfast. Actually, I might make this for a fun lunch 🙂
I could eat waffles anytime, so I think this is a great lunch idea 🙂