Lately I seem to be sharing breakfast recipes. It has been so busy and weekend mornings have been my time in the kitchen. Until last night when I cooked the first recipe from a much anticipated cooked…but more about that tomorrow! I loved Eggo Waffles growing up. I’d pop one in the toaster for breakfast. These days I make my own frozen waffles because they taste so much better and are very cost effective
Apples are everywhere right now so I thought “how good would they be in a waffle?” Very good it turns out. Even better when you sauteed a few apples in sugar and butter and place them on top of a mound of whipped cream.
I have started making my waffles with the egg whites beaten and then folded in. This creates a lighter waffle.
After you make waffles for your family keep making the waffles until the batter is gone. Then lay them on a sheet and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Take them out and either stack them, placing a sheet of parchment paper in between and place in a large ziplock bag. Make sure to get all the air out of the bag. Place in the freezer until you are ready to pop them in a toaster. You can also individually place them in ziplock bags.
When my niece and nephews come over I can just pop them in the toaster or heat in a oven preheated to 350.
Apple Pancakes with Caramelized Cinnamon Apples
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 large eggs, separated
2 apples, peeled, seeded and grated
2 apples, peeled, seeded and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Beat egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff.
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a bowl, whisk buttermilk with . melted buter , egg yolks and grated apples. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Fold in egg whites.
Preheat a 7-inch waffle iron. Brush with a bit of oil and add 1/2 cup batter. Cook until lightly browned and crisp, 6 minutes. Place waffle on a plate in oven; cook remaining waffles. Serve with additional maple syrup, if desired.
Melt butter in medium skillet over medium high heat. Add apples and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Reduce the heat and cook about 5 -7 minutes until softened and slightly caramelized.