Breakfast waffles with warm, glazed cinnamon apples, crushed pecans, greek yogurt, and almond butter with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top.
Ever have one of those days where you make breakfast and everyone actually loves what you make and then sits down and eats it? Well, that was me the other day and now every time I look at these waffles I can not stop staring at them. I just stare…smile…stare. These waffles made my day!! Oh and many more days to come for that matter! They are life changing!
A quick 101 on my kids: most of the time when I am referring to my kids loving my recipes I mean Collin, our 6 year-old and half the time Parker, our 4 year-old. However, Reese is a whole different story. She is super picky, super opinionated, and loves to have tantrums when she sees unidentified food on her fancy pink plate.
But then these waffles happened. She started getting off her chair as she saw them, but I stayed calm and ultimately convinced her that these were better than Eggo Waffles (i know i know). Well, she tried them and she couldn’t get enough of them! YAYA! Unbelievable! This may sound silly but for our little girl this is a huge thing. It usually takes weeks or months for her to finally try a new food especially with the apples on top, but she couldn’t resist them after one bite. I believe I did not do a stellar job on this little gal as she started eating solid foods, since I did have a 1, 2, and 3 year-old. I was working full-time and by the time we all got home around 5:30 or 6:00 supper was a deal where I threw together the quickest thing I could get them to eat.
Those apples though! Something magical happens when apples are cooked and they soften down. Add a little butter and brown sugar and wow! How could you back away from that?
Waffles make for the perfect brunch. You can put just about anything on waffles and they taste amazing. Today, however, I am staring these cinnamon apples, crushed pecans, greek yogurt, and almond butter right in the face. Altogether, this combo tastes ah-mazing! You won’t even need to reach for that maple syrup.
These waffles have a sweetness to them from the apples and hint of powdered sugar but it’s not overwhelming and won’t send you into a sugar coma like when you eat waffles swimming in syrup. They are just the right amount of sweetness!
Another great thing about these waffles is that I made fourteen of them! FOURTEEN!! Although I don’t usually think about meal prepping breakfast it’s definitely a thing at our house unless you want a bowl of cereal.
Our kids always eat breakfast in the morning before heading off to preschool and kindergarten. They love waffles and these taste just as good if not better straight out of the freezer, popped in to the toaster, and voila breakfast made healthier! I personally love the crispiness of waffles after being in the toaster. And the cinnamon aroma just fills up your kitchen again. YUM!
List of Ingredients:
White Whole-Wheat Flour
- 3 eggs, separate whites from yolks
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 Golden Delicious apples, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- greek yogurt
- banana slices
- crushed pecans
- powdered sugar
- almond butter
- In a large skillet, add butter and melt over low heat. Add apple slices, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Cook until apples become soft, stirring frequently at first and occasionally after ingredients become more incorporated. Let apples remain warm over low heat until ready to serve.
- Meanwhile, add the egg whites to a medium bowl and beat with a handheld mixer for 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk ingredients together until well incorporated. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Add a scoop of the egg whites to the batter and stir. Repeat with the remaining egg whites and stir until egg whites are no longer seen.
- Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt, crushed pecans, apples, almond butter, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Add a few banana slices too if you like!
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