Fall has finally arrived in Philadelphia or at least I hope. We’ve basically living in a rain forest for the last 3+ months so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we’ve finally turned a corner into sweater weather (and some sunshine).
I’m in the midst of a Whole30, but to kick off the season, I wanted to make something that felt warm and cozy but wasn’t in your face FALL (i.e pumpkin spice everything).
Since these are very off-limits on Whole30 (boo), I recruited Nika and her boyfriend to be my taste testers for a Saturday brunch and received their stamp of approval to share the recipe.
These waffles require just one bowl, are light and crispy, and deliver on Fall flavor with the addition of the apple butter. I also made some (whole30 approved) sautéed apples to top the waffles with because why not?
True Life: I have 6 of these bad boys in my freezer for the moment I finish up this Whole30
Apple Butter Waffles
YIELD: 4- 6 Servings
PREP TIME: 10 -15 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15 Minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 -30 Minutes
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 Cup apple butter
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 Milk (I used coconut milk)
- 1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
- 2 Teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Large apples
- 1 Tablespoon clarified butter (regular butter is totally fine for this as well)
- Sprinkling of cinnamon
Preheat waffle iron
Combine oil, apple butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk in a large bowl
Whisk in flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (Note: this should be a pretty thick batter, but you may need to add a splash of milk if you’re having difficultly combining ingredients)
Use 1/4 cup to pour batter into waffle iron; cook on medium heat until waffles are lightly golden brown (3-4 minutes)
Freeze extras and reheat in the toaster when you’re ready for another
- Slice apples into uniform sized pieces
- Heat one tablespoon of clarified butter in a cast iron
- Add apples and cinnamon and stir until all pieces are evenly coated in butter and cinnamon
- Let apples sauté for a few minutes, stirring occasionally
- Note: You can sauté apples for as little as 2-3 minutes or until apples soften depending on your desired texture