Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekend Mornings in My Kitchen | Buttermilk + Brown Sugar Waffles with Fried Cinnamon Apples

It's 12:00 in the afternoon on Sunday.  I'm sitting in my PJs, it's raining buckets outside and I'm cranking out a couple blog posts that I had almost ready last week but needed to proof read the recipes. So here you go, back-to-back posts...  This recipe is a keeper, so pin it, print it, tuck it away somewhere because it is one that you'll go back to time and time again.  I know I do, pretty much weekly.  I got the idea to top them with apples last weekend since I had a big bowl full on my counter and they were divine. My Mum used to serve fried apples often with breakfast when I was little so this version is a bit nostalgic to me.

Buttermilk + Brown Sugar Waffles
(adapted from Martha Stewart)

1 stick of melted butter, cooled
2 cups shaken buttermilk
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar (sift if your is on the lumpy side)
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine buttermilk, butter, eggs and vanilla. (I do this in a 4 cup measuring cup to dirty one less bowl.) Combine four through cinnamon in a large bowl and slowly stir in buttermilk mixture till combined.  I cook 1/2 cup of batter on my highest waffle setting till it says it is cooked.  We like our waffles just a slight bit crispy.

Top with whatever fruit you like, butter, powdered sugar, and/or syrup.  In the summer I love it with sliced, ripe peaches or berries!

Fried Cinnamon Apple Topping
Peel and slice (about 1/4 inch thick) as many apples as you like.  I'd say about 1.5 medium sized apples per person but not so many that you can't form a single layer in your pan.  Melt 2-4 TBS butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Toss in apples and cook until just beginning to soften. Lower heat if they are browning too fast, add a little more butter if needed.  Sprinkle with 1 tsp cinnamon and a generous pinch or two of brown sugar for the last couple minutes of cooking to get them all caramelized.  


  1. Tessa - I have loved following your blog for awhile now - I'm a Cincy girl originally and have fond memories of ice cream around the fountain as well as Vacation Bible School in Mariemont. I was wondering if you would mind sharing what kind of waffle iron you use? I've wanted to invest in one but haven't found one that I really like. Thank you!

  2. Yum! These look delicious. I was planning to make waffles when my daughter and son-in-law are in for Thanksgiving so I might end up making these especially since he loves cooked apples. I have never seen a recipe or a measuring spoon that is 1/5 tsp. and I cook/bake a lot! :) Guess I'll have to improvise. :)

  3. Renee - Sorry that was a typo. I should have said 1.5 tsp not 1/5! Goodness that would have been a bit peculiar! Thanks for catching it. It's been corrected above! :)

  4. I made these last night before the correction - I took a guess! I thought I was crazy at first and then realized you must have meant 1.5 tsp. ;-) my family loved these waffles as breakfast for dinner. Your blog always makes me want to cook! ;-)

  5. i made banana bread today so i have leftover buttermilk. these will be our sunday morning feast! thank you! :)