Homemade whole wheat waffles with a bit of spice, a crispy crust and a soft interior. Pile on the simmered apples and whipped cream!
1) To make reduced apple cider, add 2 cups of good quality apple cider to a small pot over medium heat. Simmer until the cider reduces by half, about 10-12 minutes. THen let the cider cool and use in the waffles and in the syrup.
2) For the apple syrup, peel and dice fresh apples. Then combine ingredients in small pot and bring to a slight simmer over medium-low heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes until apples get tender. Then let cool and use to top waffles.
3) For batter, stir together dry ingredients.Then mix in milk, eggs, reduced apple cider and melted butter. The batter should be thick, but pourable. If it’s too thick, add more milk or apple cider to thin it out a bit.
4) Add batter to a large waffle iron (I like 1/3-1/2 cup batter per waffle). Cook waffles until they are golden brown.
Serve waffles with fresh apple syrup and whipped cream!