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I’m not sure what gets me so excited over a perfectly prepared apple fritter, but I know it’s one of my most favoritest flavor combinations on the planet. Apples, cinnamon, and that sweet finger-licking glaze. Ohh my gosh.
While I love the apple fritter like a family member, I don’t love the calories associated with it. That cinnamony-apple goodness is too good to pass up, though. I felt I could eliminate the frying but still keep that delicious taste and slight crunch if I turned this into a waffle.
Man oh man, did I ever score a winner with this one.
- 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup organic sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon fresh-ground Himalayan sea salt
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup organic butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large Goldrich Farms eggs
- 1 teaspoon Bourbon Madagascar vanilla extract
- 2 cups chopped and peeled apples
- 1½ cups organic powdered sugar
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, and add the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla; whisk until combined.
- Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until fully combined.
- Add the apples and fold in gently, until the apples are fully incorporated.
- Preheat and spray your waffle iron, preparing your waffles as you would normally in your waffler (consult the waffler's instructions if need be).
- Once finished, set aside to cool, then cut along the lines into fourths.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
- Dip the cooled and cut doughnuts into the glaze, and let sit on a wire rack over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet for about 20 minutes, to let the glaze drip off and dry before serving.
This is one giant plate of happiness right here. The kids DEVOURED this like it was going out of style, omgosh!
These weren’t over the top too sweet, either, which was fantastic. You could still put some syrup on top if desired (or, eat them section by section like a sandwich).
Are you an apple fritter fan? Would you ever consider making these waffles for your family?