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!
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 more decadent? You’ll love these Whole Wheat Chocolate Waffles!
- 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.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 426 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 646mg Carbohydrates: 62g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g