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Cinnamon Apple Waffles: Fall Breakfast Recipe

Cool crisp fall mornings call for delicious breakfasts that are warming. I love everything about the season – including the flavors. With apple season being at their peak, these Cinnamon Apple Waffles are the best way to celebrate. They’ve got spices like nutmeg and cinnamon in the batter, along with fresh apple. Your kitchen will smell amazing as they cook in the waffle iron and every bite is better than the last.

Homemade Apple Spice Waffle recipe with fresh apples in the batter!

Seasonal waffles are one of my favorite things to make for family breakfast. We start out with these Cinnamon Apple Waffles in the fall and then end the holiday season with our Gingerbread Waffles recipe. They’re just sweet and savory ways to kick off a day of festive fun. My kids look forward to these holiday-inspired waffles every year.

The best part is that you don’t have to do a lot of work in the morning to get your waffles. The batter doesn’t take long to make and you can even prepare the batter ahead of time. So all you have to do is wake up, preheat your waffle iron and pour the batter in.

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How To Make Cinnamon Apple Waffles

For this recipe, you’ll need a large mixing bowl and your waffle iron. It doesn’t matter what type of waffle iron you decide to use – whether you want a thicker Belgian waffle or fun shapes. My kids always ask for fun seasonal shapes and we have several waffle irons that we use. The recipe works great in any type!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Waffle Recipe

What To Serve With Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Let’s talk about toppings! This is where waffles can be a lot of fun. Making a waffle bar for your family means you’ll have plenty of toppings to pick from. There’s the classic maple syrup, homemade whipped cream and I love the idea of making homemade apple butter if you have time.

Whenever I make my waffles, I always pick a few breakfast meats to serve alongside them. I like the contrast of the protein with the carbs. It makes the breakfast feel more complete.

What Type Of Apples To Use

You’re grating the apples, so there’s flavor throughout every bite and there aren’t big chunks. This will keep your waffles fork tender too. I used Honeycrisp apples because they’re the sweetest. Fuji would be delicious too. If you prefer more of a tart flavor over sweet, try Granny Smith apples.

How To Keep Your Waffles Fresh

After your waffles have cooled, you want to store any leftovers in an airtight food storage container. You don’t have to refrigerate them and they’ll stay fresh to enjoy for 2-3 days. Just pop them in the toaster on a low setting to crisp up the edges again.

You can also freeze the Cinnamon Apple Waffles and they can be toasted like you would with any store-bought waffle! Freeze them for up to 3 months.

Tips For The Perfect Homemade Waffles

Every waffle maker is different. It’s best to read the owner’s manual and know how to use your waffle maker. Some irons don’t need non-stick cooking spray and others require the use of it. Also, don’t over mix your waffle batter. Waffle mix should be smooth enough to flow freely through the iron plate, but it should never be over-mixed. Lastly, don’t lift the lid too early. Trust the timer on your waffle iron and don’t be tempted to peek!

Step-By-Step Directions To Make Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Preheat your waffle maker. In a large mixing bowl, combine baking mix, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Apple Spice Waffle Dry Ingredients

In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; stir in apple.

Whisking wet ingredients together

Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Some of my favorite toppings include homemade whipped cream, maple syrup, additional chopped apples and apple butter.

Cinnamon Apple Waffle Recipe
Yield: 12 Waffles

Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Homemade Apple Spice Waffle Recipe

Full of fall flavor, these homemade Cinnamon Apple Waffles will warm everyone on a cool crisp day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 cups baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup peeled & grated apple


    1- Preheat waffle maker. In a large bowl, combine baking mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; stir in apple.

    2- Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Add topping and serve


Keep leftover waffles in an airtight food storage container. Heat in a toaster to serve again.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.

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