Weekend Breakfast: Apple Pie Waffles

Here’s the thing; I love food.  I’m not going to lie, I can pack away a meal like 350 pound defensive back in the NFL.  Is that what they’re called? Defensive backs? Football isn’t my forte, food is. I digress.  I get cravings all the time.  You’d think I was pregnant all year.  Maybe it’s because I realized the power of a craving during pregnancy that I now hold on to that special power.  Just another mom super power: I crave, I eat, peace on Earth in our house is restored.

One morning while making our newest favorite waffles, I wanted a new topping.  I’ve done toasted coconut and almonds, sliced bananas and walnuts, strawberries and chocolate chips.  I even had my fair share of fake-out crepe style waffles with cottage cheese and warm jam drizzled on top.  I had just about exhausted my resources.  I stood before the fridge wondering what route to go.  Then it hit me.  Mmmmm… apple pie.   I grabbed a green apple and some butter and got to work.

Let’s just say what happened after that was pure magic.  It was ah-mazing.  Awesome-sauce, as they say in the blogosphere.  I’ve been down right obsessed with it.  It’s reached the point that I see green apples and subconsciously begin to prepare waffles, pancakes, or french toast just so that I can top them with the apple pie mixture.  Ooooh, you know what this would be good on???  Oatmeal! Just chop the apples smaller.  If I didn’t already eat breakfast, I would have gotten up and prepared that.  Hmmm, a snack for later maybe?

Okay, enough talking. Here’s the “un-recipe”.  By that I mean it’s a general idea of how to make it.  It is not an exact science.  I never follow a recipe exactly,  so I don’t expect you to follow mine to a T either.

Note:  1 apple yields about 2 servings (enough topping for two).

Apple Pie topping (used for waffles, pancakes, French toast, oatmeal)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Green apple; peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon, Brown Sugar
  • Sprinkle to taste, Cinnamon
  • Dash, Ground Nutmeg

Directions:

1.  Peel and core your apples.  Slice apples to your bite preference.  I like to cut my apple into quarters and then 1/4 inch slices.  It’s the perfect bite size piece. Note that size of your apple slices will dictate how long you’ll cook them.  A slightly thicker cut will require longer cooking time, about 30 seconds more.

2. On medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter to a 10-12 inch skillet.  Add sliced apples.  Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until apples are tender.  For best taste, they should still have a bite to them and not be mushy. Remember to watch the apples based on the thickness of the slices.

3.  Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, sprinkle cinnamon to taste, and a light dash of nutmeg to the apples.  Mix thoroughly. Saute a few seconds to heat the spices and melt the sugar.  Once heated through, the combination of the sugar and butter will create a tiny bit of delicious sauce.

4.  Remove from heat and spoon onto the breakfast of your choice. Best when served warm.  Don’t forget the whipped cream!

Note: While 1 tablespoon of butter is suggested for the first apple, decrease it to 1/2 tablespoon of butter with the addition of each apple you make.  For example, 2 apples will require 1 and a half tablespoons of butter, 3 apples need 2 tablespoons butter, etc.  The same applies for the brown sugar.

I bet I know what you’re having for breakfast this weekend.

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One Response to Weekend Breakfast: Apple Pie Waffles

  1. Alejandra says:

    I have yet to buy a waffle maker because I fear we would eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!! You are really tempting me, girl!

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