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Spiced Apple Cider Waffles

With Whipped Cider Cream Cheese Icing!


I bought a mini waffle iron at Sur la Table a few days ago and was dying to try it out! I also had a crockpot of spiced apple cider at my disposal so I thought, why not use that? Sometimes the stars align!


I don't usually have a sweet tooth and especially not in the morning - eggs over donuts any day thank you very much. But these hit the spot. They're definitely more of a treat so I won't be making them often but I think they'd be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning! Or maybe after a big sleepover!


Or maybe you're just craving waffles like me and my roommate were. Power to ya!


Topped with sautéd apples, icing, and a sprinkle of cinnamon- these waffles are bound to make your tastebuds smile!


Also I highly suggest getting a mini waffle maker. These cooked super quickly, you can make a bunch of them, and they're adorable. I got mine at Sur la Table for $15 on sale. One side is regular waffle patterned but the other side has a fun snowflake print!! LOVE.



I sliced my left thumb with a knife last night while trying to cut the top off of a wheel of brie. Seriously be careful with knives - especially when you're in a hurry. (Apologies to my squeamish friends) There was A LOT of blood. I managed through the evening (nothing was going to derail my dinner party) and then headed to urgent care this morning. Had to get a tetanus shot and a liquid bandaid but happy to say my finger is on the mend. I've never had a bad cut before and was NOT prepared for the part where the doctor cleans it. I actually got a bit woozy and had to sit down. Glad I didn't try to be a doctor.


But enough about me and my thumb. Back to waffles.


Recipe!!!!


Waffle batter (makes 12 mini waffles ~4 inches diameter)

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup spiced apple cider

  • 3/4 cup milk (I use almond milk)

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use safflower), you could sub applesauce here

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 8ox package cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup spiced cider

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Sautéd Apples

  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


Instructions:

  1. Add the egg, sugar, vanilla, milk, and cider to a mixing bowl and whisk. Then add in dry ingredients and whisk again until combined. I used a hand mixer with a whisk attachment to get it light and fluffy quickly.

  2. Add icing ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk (again, hand mixer) until fluffy. Set aside.

  3. Turn on your waffle iron and spray each side quickly with vegetable oil spray.

  4. Add about 1/2 cup of waffle batter to your iron (or however much is needed to fill the bottom). Close the iron and cook until done (about two minutes for mine).

  5. While the waffles are cooking, add apple slices, honey, and cinnamon to a sauté pan and cook over medium heat until soft, ~7-9 minutes. Remove from heat.

  6. Top waffles with apple slices, icing, and another pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy!


If you make these waffles let me know how they turned out! Comment here or reach out on instagram @honeyibaked. I love hearing from you!


Also - here is the link to the waffle iron I bought!

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