Multi-Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles

July 10, 2014 by


After sharing my recipe for the The Best Buttery, Caramel-ly Pancake Sauce EVER, I thought I’d give you a delicious recipe on which to pour that decadent sauce.

Enter my Multi-Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles. This recipe is very versatile and can be adapted with what you have on hand. You can use berries instead of apples and cinnamon. You can even keep them plain, if that’s the way you roll. Use the recipe as a guideline and create your own favorite variety.

If you prefer to soak your grains, you may soak your whole wheat flour and corn meal in buttermilk overnight.

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The Members

1 cup of oats

2 cups of milk or buttermilk (I use buttermilk)

2/3 cup of cornmeal (if you don’t have cornmeal, you can use flour instead, but the cornmeal makes your waffles crispier)

1 Tablespoon brown sugar (regular sugar works fine, too)

1 cup of flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour, but you can use all-purpose or some of each)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt (we use this salt for its health benefits)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)

1 dash cloves (optional)

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter (or oil)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped apples


The Method

1. Combine oats, cornmeal, and sugar with milk. Stir until combined.

2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. (You can combine these in a separate bowl, mix well, and then add to the mixture above, if desired. I tend to be lazy efficient, so I just use one bowl. You know how I feel about dishes!)

3. Add eggs, butter, vanilla extract, and apples to the mixture (or to the wet mixture, if using separate bowls). *I have read waffle recipes that call for you to separate the eggs, add the yolks to your batter, and add the whites to the batter after they have been whipped. This should result is a lighter waffle, but I have never taken the time to perform this extra step. If you have, please let us know in the comments.

4. Gently fold ingredients together (with a spatula like this one) just until combined, being careful not to over stir. Over mixing will result in a denser waffle.

5. Follow your waffle maker’s instruction for baking your waffles. I use this Belgian Waffle maker and this recipe yields 4 large waffles (enough even for my family). Top with your favorite extras and serve. You can always double the recipe and freeze the extras. I simply reheat them in the waffle maker.

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Do you own a waffle maker? What is your favorite flavor of waffles?

15 Responses to Multi-Grain Apple Cinnamon Waffles

  1. Arlene Page Baker

    I’ve got to brag about your recipes~I have been able to eat at Heather’s ‘Cafe’ and fall into food ecstasy every time I partake of her wonderful meals. Looking forward to our next visit. Love you!

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  3. J. Rhoades

    These look delicious! Although I think I’m the only 20-something in the country who didn’t receive a waffle maker when I got married.

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