Whole Wheat Waffles With Apple Spice Topping

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!

Apple Spice Waffles made with whole wheat and fresh grated apples topped with pan fried caramelized apples. The Foodie Affair

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.

Apple Spice Waffles made with whole wheat and fresh grated apples topped with pan fried caramelized apples. The Foodie Affair

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!

Apple Spice Waffles made with whole wheat and fresh grated apples topped with pan fried caramelized apples. The Foodie Affair

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.

Close up waffles topped with 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
  • Fuji
  • Mutzu
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonagold
  • Golden Delicious

Delicious topping to these whole wheat waffles! Do tell me what variety you tried.

Apple Spice Waffles made with whole wheat and fresh grated apples topped with pan fried caramelized apples. The Foodie Affair

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.

How to Freeze Waffles - The Foodie Affair

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!

Cooked whole wheat waffle recipe on a black plate.
Close up waffles topped with apples.

Whole Wheat Apple Spice Waffles

Homemade waffles made with whole wheat flour and topped with a delicious apple spice topping.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 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
  • 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


  • Heat waffle iron.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, and apple pie spice.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, butter and buttermilk. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in grated apples. Let the ingredients sit for 5 minutes.
  • Cook according to your manufacture’s recommendations.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat melt butter and when it begins to sizzle add apples and cook for 2-3 minutes. In a separate bowl whisk together apple spice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Sprinkle over apples and fold until well coated. Add water and cook for another minute. Top on waffles. Serve with maple syrup.


Apple topping is enough for four servings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 646mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g


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  1. 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!