It seems there’s been an influx of apple recipes on the blog lately. But what can I say, that happens when you go apple picking! Do you know how many apples fit in a half bushel!? (And I only kept half of them!)
On the first day of Fall my mom and I took the little man to a local orchard to do some apple picking. We picked some Fuji, Winesap, and Johnathan apples and had a great time doing so. My little guy who only likes apple in sauce form even took some bites of a freshly plucked apple. I guess it’s true what they say, “Allowing kids to be involved in the food encourages them to eat it.” (The same rang true for raspberries we picked at the end of summer.)
Two of those apples, 1 Winesap and 1 Fuji, were shredded and added to waffle batter for some Apple Pie Waffles. With my son being in an “I only eat bread” phase, waffles have become a great way to sneak in some extra nutrition. (Half of a baked sweet potato that he wouldn’t even touch was turned into sweet potato waffles.) These apple pie waffles are packed with apple and Greek yogurt for that extra bit of protein and dairy.
There’s a good chance this is my new favorite waffle recipe! It probably doesn’t hurt that I ate them with vanilla ice cream… only the two I photographed, I promise. Actually, the rest of them were enjoyed solo – no butter, no syrup needed. I tried a little bit with honey and cinnamon sugar and that was quite delightful, but not necessary. My husband still ate them with maple syrup.
Apple Pie Waffles
- 2 C flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 C milk
- 1/4 C vegetable oil
- 1/2 C vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1 C shredded peeled apple (1 large or 2 small)
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.
- In another bowl beat eggs with milk, oil, and yogurt.
- Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Fold in the shredded apple.
- Into a hot greased waffle iron, drop 1/3 C of batter and cook until golden.
*This recipe is adapted from David at http://spicedblog.com/apple-pie-waffles.html*
Disclaimer: I was reached out to by Chobani to create a post for their #MadewithChobani series. Check out Chobani’s recipe page and search the hashtag (#MadewithChobani) on social media for other great fall recipes made healthier with Greek yogurt.