Birthdays are for celebrating…with Apple Fritter Waffles & Caramel Sauce.

My hubs turned 31 a couple of weeks ago. He loves food, football, and me. So for his birthday he got to watch football, eat food, and be in my presence. Happy birthday to him.

Specifically, he loves waffles. Waffles all day long…until the day he dies. LOVES them. Each year for his birthday I make said favorite dish along with strawberries and whip cream, all from scratch. But we’ve decided on a new tradition. We’re going to continue to make waffles, but each year will be a new type of waffle. Hence this spectacular Apple Fritter Waffle recipe.

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Really…it’s so good. I can’t even express how pissed I was that it was so good. I couldn’t stop eating them. Like a toasted apple pie with the best caramel topping. Uuuuggghhh…I’m still paying for it. You get some seriously delicious chunks of warm apple with bursts of cinnamon, all wrapped up in soft, chewy waffle dough. What’s not to love!?

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Apple Fritter Waffles with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 c apples, diced small
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c whole milk
  • 1/3 c vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c cream or whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Saute’ apples in butter in a large saute’ pan 3 to 5 minutes until heated through but still firm. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl combine eggs, milk and oil.
  • Heat waffle baker.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, add apples and stir until combined. Do not stir too much.
  • Spray waffle baker with non-stick spray.
  • Ladle batter onto waffle baker being careful not to over fill.
  • Check your waffle every couple minutes for doneness.
  • Serve with warm caramel sauce.

For caramel sauce:

Melt butter and sugar over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Stir occasionally. Allow mixture to simmer until it starts to bubble and look foamy. Cook 3 to 5 minutes. CAREFULLY, stir in milk, salt and vanilla. Remove from heat. Serve with hot waffles.

Notes: Keep waffles crisp by placing on a wire rack in a 200 degree oven until the entire batch is cooked.

Thank me later…after you’re done scarfing this down.

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