August 13, 2021| By

Brown Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Apples

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
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Brown Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Apples are brown butter-infused and topped with apples simmered in a blend of cinnamon, sugar, butter, and vanilla. This is definitely a step up from your standard waffles. Elevate your breakfast or brunch with a sweet and savory stack of Brown Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Apples.

Looking for more warm, breakfast recipes? Then you have to check out these Honey Buttermilk Biscuits with Roasted Strawberries.

front view of waffles

If you've gotten bored with frozen breakfast waffles, this recipe is the remedy! I've always been partial to pancakes but Brown Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Apples have me second-guessing my stance.

overhead view of waffles and syrup

Why add brown butter?

What makes these waffles superb is the inclusion of brown butter. If you've seen my recent recipe for Easy Browned Butter Banana Nut Muffins, then you know I've been experimenting with browned butter lately.

All you need is an extra five minutes to enhance your next meal. Brown butter is regular butter cooked on medium-low heat for an extended amount of time. Brown butter adds a rich, nutty depth to the waffles. And it just pairs so well with the buttery, sweet cinnamon apples!

The end result is crisp waffles with a fluffy center and a tasty apple topping. It's a great start to your day!

brown butter waffles with cinnamon apples on a plate

Preparing cinnamon apples

Before we mix and make our waffles, we need to prepare our cinnamon apple topping, it's very similar to my apple pie filling recipe. First, cut thin slices of apple and add them to a small saucepan. Then add sugar, cinnamon, butter, vanilla extract, and just a pinch of salt.

Now cook over medium-low heat until the apples are slightly soft. Make sure they aren't mushy. Remove them from the stovetop and set them aside.

pouring syrup on top of waffles with cinnamon apples

how to make brown butter waffles

First, preheat your waffle iron. Now, make the brown butter for the waffles by adding ¾ cup of butter to a skillet over medium-low heat.

The butter will become foamy and begin to bubble. Keep an eye on it, stirring occasionally. When the foam begins to turn brown and you see brown specks on the bottom of the pan, remove the butter from the heat. Allow it to cool for 5 minutes before combining with the other ingredients.

waffles on a plate with syrup and more waffles in the background

combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla!

Then combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk together until frothy. Now slowly pour in browned butter. Whisk constantly until the butter is fully incorporated into the mixture. Add a pinch of salt, flour, and nutmeg.

Next, fold the ingredients together using either a flat spatula or spoon. Then spray the waffle iron with nonstick spray and add the batter. Cook the waffles according to your manufacturer's instructions.

Finally, add cinnamon apples on top of the waffles and enjoy!

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Brown Butter Waffles with Cinnamon Apples

Serving: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Calories: 446kcal

Ingredients

Brown Butter Waffles

  • ¾ cup Brown Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tsps Baking Powder
  • pinch Salt
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg

Cinnamon Apples

  • 2 Apples, sliced
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • Slice apples thinly and add to a small saucepan. Add sugar, cinnamon, pinch of salt, butter, and vanilla extract. Cook over medium-low heat until apples become slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a skillet over medium-low heat, and add ¾ cup of butter. Butter will become foamy and begin to bubble. Stir occasionally and remove from heat when the foam begins to turn brown and you begin to see brown specs on the bottom of the pan. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until frothy. Slowly pour in browned butter, whisking constantly until butter is fully incorporated into the mixture. Add a pinch of salt, flour, and nutmeg and fold together with a flat spatula or spoon.
  • Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray and add batter. Cook according to your manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Add cinnamon apples on top of waffles and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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