Another tasty winter breakfast this morning.  Brent has been quite happy that I’ve taken on this project.  He is happily satiated will all kinds of good food and as we speak he’s cleaning up the mess I made making these delightful waffles! I cook, he cleans, we’re a good team!

This dish could serve as a great breakfast, brunch or dessert dish.  Use as is for breakfast or brunch or let the waffles cool and add some vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, etc to make it a dessert.  I did whip up a little bit of cream to which I added a tiny bit of brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Spiced Waffles with Caramelized Apples









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4 servings

1/3 c plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour

6 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground coriander

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

large pinch of ground cloves

large pinch of ground white pepper (I used a dash of black pepper)

3/4 c buttermilk (if you have none on hand, just mix 3/4 c milk with 3/4 tbsp white vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes – you’ll have buttermilk)

2 tbsp honey

1 large egg, separated

1/2 tsp grated orange peel

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Caramelized Apples (recipe follows)

Whisk first 12 ingredients in large bowl to blend.  Whisk buttermilk, honey, egg yolk, and orange peel in medium bowl to blend. Whisk buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients.  Stir in melted butter.  Beat egg white in another medium bowl until stiff but not dry, fold into batter.

Melt 1 tbsp butter and brush waffle iron lightly with butter.  Pour 1/2 c batter onto hot iron and cook per your waffle iron instructions. Repeat until finished with batter.

Top waffles with caramelized apples and serve.

Caramelized Apples

4 servings

6 tbsp unsalted butter

1/3 c sugar

2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2″ cubes (I used Braeburn apples, with peels on, thinly sliced)

2/3 c whipping cream

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat sprinkle sugar over. Stir until sugar begins to melt, about 1 minute.  Add apples. Saute until apples are brown and tender and juices form, about 10 minutes.  Add cream and simmer until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.