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Apple Cinnamon Waffles

The warm, sweet spice of these apple cinnamon waffles will bring you warmth all winter long. But let's be honest: you'll want to bust these bad boys out any time of year!

This is a plate of apple cinnamon waffles. There are light brown protein waffles topped with brown sugar and cinnamon apple slices, whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Homemade apple cinnamon waffles

If you didn't already know, you need to know that I like waffles. And while it's easy enough to buy some frozen bricks of batter and pop them in the toaster, nothing beats the taste, texture, and overall goodness of a homemade waffle.

If I'm going to make my own waffles, though, I want a few things. I want them to be:

  • Easy to make
  • Delicious to eat
  • Good for me

I made a recipe for homemade protein waffles that delivers on each of those requirements. You should check that out!

These homemade apple cinnamon waffles are built on the base of those protein waffles, but with the added bonus of apple cinnamon magic. There's a reason why a search on Google for 'apple cinnamon' gives you 189 million results—it's a winning combo!

Easy protein waffles

It's hard to decide on the best part about these apple cinnamon waffles, but one of the things that keeps me making these are that they can be frozen and reheated. Want to make a big batch and keep enjoying them for the next couple of weeks? Go right ahead.

One other highlight is that this batter also makes for an excellent pancake. Feeding a group that can't decide between waffles and pancakes? Make them both with one batter and be everyone's hero.

Why are my waffles not crispy?

While people have different preferences for the texture of a waffle, most agree they want something that can stand up to some toppings without turning into mush. So, you've got some mush. What gives?

The truth is that every batter and every waffle implement is going to interact differently. You'll have to adjust settings, cook times, and even amount of batter based on what works best for your machine.

The good news about this experimentation? It gives you a lot of waffles.

Ingredients to make apple cinnamon waffles

Here's what goes into these apple cinnamon waffles. Not to be all clickbaity, but one of these ingredients may surprise you.

  • oats
  • low-fat cottage cheese
  • egg whites
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • apple
  • optional toppings: whipped cream, butter, apples, cinnamon

Really? Cottage cheese???

Yep! Cottage cheese. In the waffles.

Just... give me a little bit of trust here, okay? You don't feel like you're eating cottage cheese when you eat these waffles, but you DO get the added benefit from the protein and a little bit of tangy goodness in the flavor.

Don't knock it 'till you try it. Seriously.

How do you make apple cinnamon waffles?

Here's how to put these together:

  • Gather all waffle batter ingredients (except apple) and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Stir in apple pieces.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • I highly recommending adding extra toppings like more apples, whipped cream, syrup, etc. Enjoy!

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This is a plate of apple cinnamon waffles. There are light brown protein waffles topped with brown sugar and cinnamon apple slices, whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
This is a plate of apple cinnamon waffles. There are light brown protein waffles topped with brown sugar and cinnamon apple slices, whipped cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
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5 from 4 votes

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

The warm, sweet spice of these apple cinnamon waffles will bring you warmth all winter long. But let's be honest: you'll want to bust these bad boys out any time of year!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon
Servings: 1
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Waffle Maker

Ingredients

Waffle Batter:

  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ apple chopped into small pieces

Optional Waffle Toppings:

  • whipped cream, apples, cinnamon, butter, syrup

Instructions

  • Gather all waffle batter ingredients (except apple) and add to a blender.
  • Blend well.
  • Stir in apple pieces.
  • Grease a waffle maker using butter or cooking spray. Add batter.
  • Make waffles until you use all of the batter.
  • I highly recommending adding extra toppings like more apples, whipped cream, syrup, etc. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g
Recipe Rating




Lauren W.

Friday 26th of November 2021

What a delicious breakfast! Can’t wait to make them again!!

Lauren

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I made these as pancakes instead and they were delicious and so easy! Will be making again for sure.

Jill D.

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

These waffles are pure genius! The fact that they are low fat (no fat if you use non-fat cottage cheese - it was all I had), high protein (without protein powder), and wholefoods-based, is really secondary to the fact that they are darn delicious! So light, crispy and filling. And did mention you get to eat three?! Yum, Jordo! :)