January 31, 2011

Honey Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles with Southern Fried Apples

More waffles and the first of several recipes that use honey as a sweetener instead of sugar. If you can, use local honey as it is supposed to help with allergies. Local, fresh honey has a wonderful, rich flavor. Try it - I guarantee you can taste the difference from store-bought.

These waffles tasted like they were made with apples because of the cinnamon, but my mind was playing tricks. So what better topping than apples! These apples are quick and you can use as little sugar as you'd like.

Honey Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles
from King Arthur Flour adapted by Andrea's Recipes

1 1/2 cups (192 g) whole wheat flour, white or traditional
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups (360 ml) buttermilk or lowfat yogurt
2 tablespoons honey, warmed
1/3 cup (75 g) melted butter

1. In a medium bowl whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
2. In a small bowl stir together the egg, buttermilk, honey, and melted butter.
3. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
4. Cook according to your waffle iron manufacturer’s directions. You can keep cooked waffles warm in a 250° F oven while making the rest, just lay them directly on the oven rack, and they will even crisp a little.

Southern Fried Apples
from Andrea's Recipes

3 Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp cinnamon sugar, or to taste (mix 1/2 c. sugar w/ 1 Tbsp. cinnamon)
1/2 Tbsp butter

1. Sprinkle lemon juice over the apples as you cut them to prevent browning.
2. Melt butter in the skillet and add apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cook stirring over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
3. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until apples are fork tender, but not mushy, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Suzanne said...

We love waffles.

Danielle said...

YUM! We eat waffles all the time, and these look easy and yummy!