When I was a young girl, I loved having sleepovers at my Great Grandma Julia's house. She had the best doll collection a girl could dream of and she would make us waffles in the morning topped with vanilla ice-cream and strawberries. I would diligently fill every tiny waffle square with syrup - doesn’t every kid? These are memories I now cherish.
On this cold wintery morning with a fresh dusting of snow, I pulled out our waffle maker and prepared waffles for Noah, my 18 month old son, and mom who slept over after attending The Christmas Carol the night before - what a special treat! Breakfast is truly my favourite meal and best enjoyed with family and good company. We cranked up Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and turned on the Christmas tree lights because why not start feeling the Christmas spirit while we baked some delicious whole-wheat apple waffles.
I made small waffles, which were the perfect size for Noah to eat with his hands and for my mom and I to not feel too guilty about enjoying just one more. We topped our waffles with peanut butter, yogurt, bananas, chopped apples and syrup (although the ice-cream was calling from the freezer - we opted for slightly healthier topping choices). Noah loved them - kept repeating "mmmmm" while taking another waffle bite.
This recipe is worth sharing - see below for instructions. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Apple Cinnamon Waffles
Healthy and fluffy waffles - perfect for brunch with family and friends
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Serving 1 dozen
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 1/4 Cups Wholewheat Flour
1/4 Cup Bran
1 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
1 Cup Plain Yogurt
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Apple (pealed, cored and cubbed)
1. Preheat Waffle Iron - oil grills as required.
2. Combine milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla into bowl - whisk well. Into medium bowl, mix flour, bran, sugar, baking power, salt, and cinnamon. Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until smooth. Stir in apples and then let rest for five minutes.
3. Follow your Waffle Iron instructions for amount of batter and cooking duration.
4. Suggest stirring a teaspoon of cinnamon into ample syrup and serve warm. Otherwise, top waffles with yogurt, apple sauce, fruit, peanut butter, or ice-cream. Enjoy!
Love + Stacks of Waffles