Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles Recipe

Jun 10

These tasty apple fritter waffles are loaded with fresh apple flavor then dipped in a sweet glaze making them part waffle, part fritter and totally delicious.
Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

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Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Long before I had kids, we had a Sunday morning tradition that involved making homemade waffles at the family lake house. From there I became a bit of a waffle fanatic, experimenting with different flavors and toppings. These glazed apple fritter waffles were born from that same love. Oh, and from the love of a good apple fritter!

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Made with Autumn Glory apples, these apple fritter waffles are packed full of fresh apple flavor. The Autumn Glory variety is naturally flavorful and sweet with hints of cinnamon and caramel. Our little Em, a bit of an apple connoisseur enthusiastically declared the other day that, “These apples have the best juice inside!” She’s not wrong.

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Dipped in a simple sweet glaze, these waffles have a whole lot of awesome going on. At the same time the balance of flavors is easy and nostalgic, playing on some of my personal favorite comfort foods. They’re perfect for Sunday brunch, of course, or even as dessert. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top? Genius!

How to Make Apple Fritters

To Make Apple Fritter Waffles, You Will Need:

Here are all the ingredients and kitchen tools you will need to make the world’s greatest apple fritter waffle recipe. See my notes below for substitutions and scroll to the bottom of the post for the complete recipe with measurements!

Apple Fritter Ingredients:

Autumn Glory apples – Autumn Glory apples have a very sweet flesh with cinnamon undertones that is perfect for this recipe. Plus they’re GMO free, which I really appreciate.
Flour – Basic all purpose flour provides the base of this waffle batter. I have not tested it but imagine almond flour would also work very well.
Sugar – Basic white granulated sugar adds a touch of extra sweetness to the waffle batter.
Baking powder – Baking powder is the leavening agent in this recipe, resulting in a more tender waffle.
Cornstarch – Cornstarch helps to create a crispier waffle, which is the texture I prefer!
Cinnamon – I like to grate fresh cinnamon or a use a nice high quality ground cinnamon. But all cinnamon is delicious. Use it up.
Nutmeg – Same as above, I like to grate fresh nutmeg since it has a lot more flavor, but ground nutmeg always works.
Eggs – If you are vegan or have other dietary restrictions regarding eggs, most egg substitutes should work well in this waffle recipe.
Milk – Virtually any kind of milk will work. I almost always default to using almond milk, but any dairy or nut milk will do.
Vegetable oil – Basic, inexpensive vegetable oil adds a little fat to the batter. 
Vanilla extract – The addition of vanilla helps to balance the sweetness and cinnamon flavors of the Autumn Glory apples.
Powdered sugar – The glaze for these waffles is made from two ingredients! Powdered sugar and the milk of your choice.
Non-stick cooking spray – Use liberally between each waffle to avoid sticking and burning.

Tools + Equipment:

Food processor, mandolin or box grater to grate the apples
1 large mixing bowl for the waffle batter
1 small mixing bowl for the glaze
1 wooden spoon or similar
1 whisk for making the glaze
Measuring cups and spoons
Waffle iron

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Autumn Glory Apples

How to Make Apple Fritter Waffles:

1. The first step to making these waffles is to grate your Autumn Glory apples. There is no need to peel them. I used a food processor and pulsed until the apples were shredded. Alternately you could do this by hand using a mandolin or a box grater.

How to Make Apple Fritters

2. Place all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon, or similar, to combine.

How to Make Apple Fritters

3. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla extract and mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated, being carefully not to overwork the batter. This will result in a chewier waffle, and we’re looking for a lighter, crispier texture.

How to Make Apple Fritters

4. Add the shredded Autumn Glory apples and gently fold them into the batter. It will end up being a fairly chunky batter, which is exactly what we want since those amazing apples are what give these waffles all their incredible flavor.

How to Make Apple Fritters

5. Spray a pre-heated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray, spoon a dollop of batter inside and close, cooking until crispy. I used a mini waffle iron for my apple fritter waffles and baked each one for 7 minutes so they were nice and golden and had that easy crisp along the edges.

If you have a large waffle iron, you may want to consider using less batter to make one smaller waffle. This will allow the Autumn Glory apples to cook on the inside of the batter until they’re juicy and super sweet. You may need to adjust your cooking times based on your individual waffle iron.

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

6. While your waffles are cooking, mix up the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and milk. As each waffle comes out of the waffle iron, carefully dip it into the glaze and then transfer to a wire rack over a baking sheet so the extra glaze can run off the waffle.

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

How to Serve Apple Fritter Waffles:

These glazed apple fritter waffles are sweet enough to serve as they are alongside your other favorite brunch recipes. Alternately, a drizzle of maple syrup would also be delicious. As mentioned above, these waffles would make a perfect dessert! Serve one or two waffles in a short stack topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for a memorable and decadent dessert that your family will go crazy over.

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Autumn Glory Apples

Connect with Autumn Glory Apples

If you’re looking to make these apple fritter waffles, be sure to seek out Autumn Glory apples! They are grown by Superfresh Growers in Washington State and look as pretty in a fruit bowl on the kitchen counter as they are delicious in a waffle. Like I said. Em is a bit obsessed with them and I totally understand why! Follow Autumn Glory apples on Instagram and Facebook for more great recipe ideas and to find Autumn Glory apples near you.

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles

Yield: 15 mini waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These tasty apple fritter waffles are loaded with fresh apple flavor then dipped in a sweet glaze making them part waffle, part fritter and totally delicious.

Ingredients

Waffle Batter

  • 3 cups shredded Autumn Glory apples (about 5 apples)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Apple Fritter Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron; opt for med-high heat if a heat setting is available.
    How to Make Apple Fritters
  2. Grate your Autumn Glory apples using a food processor, mandolin or box grater. There is no need to peel them.
  3. Place all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a wooden spoon, or similar, to combine.
    How to Make Apple Fritters
  4. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla extract and mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated, being carefully not to overwork the batter.
    How to Make Apple Fritters
    How to Make Apple Fritters
  5. Add the shredded Autumn Glory apples and gently fold them into the batter. It will end up being fairly chunky.
    How to Make Apple Fritters
  6. Spray a pre-heated waffle iron generously with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon a dollop of batter inside and close, cooking until crispy and golden. My mini waffle iron took 7 minutes.
    Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles
  7. While your waffles are cooking, mix up the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and milk. As each waffle comes out of the waffle iron, carefully dip it into the glaze and then transfer to a wire rack over a baking sheet so the extra glaze can run off the waffle.

Notes

If you have a large waffle iron, you may want to consider using less batter to make one smaller waffle. This will allow the Autumn Glory apples to cook on the inside of the batter until they’re juicy and super sweet.

You may need to adjust your cooking times based on your individual waffle iron.

[Recipe + photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

This post was sponsored by Autumn Glory apples. I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. Read more about our editorial policies.

8 thoughts on “Glazed Apple Fritter Waffles Recipe”

  1. We love trying out new recipes for waffles, and these look absolutely amazing! I love that they are loaded with apples. YUM!

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