Apple Butter Waffles

Waffle CollageRemember those Apple Butter Cookies I made a while back?  Well, I had a half a jar of apple butter hanging about the ‘fridge, causing me a lot of stress and anxiety about what I was going to do with it.  More cookies?  Throw it into a smoothie?  Let it get moldy and then have a valid reason to compost it?  Since Sunday was coming up (and Sunday is the anything-but-the-usual-bowl-of-oatmeal day), I thought it might make a nice addition to a stack of toasty waffles.  The apple butter provides the flavor, the sweetness and the fat substitute and – it makes the waffles get a little caramelized around the edges.

Apple Butter Waffles
Makes 4 8″ Belgian waffles

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. powdered stevia, optional
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. egg replacer (I use Bob’s) + 9 tbsp. water (whisk together until thick, set aside for a few minutes)
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 cup “buttermilk”
1 cup naturally sweetened apple butter

Preheat your oven to 200F, put your plates inside to get warm and fire up the waffle iron.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, stevia and salt.  In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg replacer, milk, buttermilk and apple butter.
Let batter sit for about 15 minutes.

Lightly spritz waffle iron with cooking oil.  Pour batter onto iron so that it almost reaches the edges.  Close and cook for about 4 minutes.  Gently remove and place directly on rack in preheated oven.  Continue with remaining batter.

Serve with your favorite waffle toppings.

Waffles from Above

40 thoughts on “Apple Butter Waffles

  1. Eileen

    These waffles sound amazing! They’re actually making me want to can some apple butter sometime this fall. SOON.

  2. annesturetucker

    I want to bite in to one of them right now!! They must be so delicious made with apple butter!! LoveXX

  3. tinykitchenstories

    Crispy, crunchy waffley goodness. I’m going to have to start experimenting with coconut flour!! :)

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Jennifer, I need to try coconut flour as well. Haven’t for some reason. I did just make gluten-free adzuki bean chocolate bars with rice and barley flours. Have to say I’m underwhelmed – though I sense potential.

      1. tinykitchenstories

        They sound delicious!! Rice and barley are off my list. I think I’ll have to stick with coconut flour or the “seed” flours like buckwheat and quinoa. Keep me updated on your progress, especially if you experiment with either of those flours! :)

  4. emmycooks

    Oh, delish. I am trying to get thru last year’s applesauce before we have to pick this year’s apple crop–perfect!

  5. veganmonologue

    I would eat these with more apple butter slathered on top! Probably defeating the purpose, but oh well.

  6. Kammie

    This makes me wish I still had some apple butter left over from when I went to visit the Amish. It was so yummy. As these waffles must be. I also don’t have a waffle maker. Double fail :(

  7. Somer

    That’s it. I don’t know how I didn’t end up with any of Erika’s apple butter, but she’s going to have hell to pay if she doesn’t get me a jar soon.

    I need those waffles for crying out loud! The carmelization is gorgeous!

  8. Kristy

    …And now I’m craving waffles. Those look so divine, I can imagine that with some caramelized apple slices on top, and maybe a bit of maple syrup, these would be heavenly!

  9. Rachel in Veganland

    Just catching up on blog reading and your past several posts are just amazing! Everything is so beautiful as always, Annie!!

  10. Richgail Enriquez

    Ooo I’d like to make this for Chris, I’m sure he’ll love it…I’m especially thrilled about the flavor and texture around the edges hehe.

  11. Sophie33

    Waw! Your vegan apple butter waffles look amazing, awesome even & so appetizing too! :)
    MMMMMM! I can’t wait to make them! 😉

    I have made your summer veggie polenta & it was a huge success! My hubby agreed! with me :) xxx

  12. Márcia Gonçalves

    These waffles look so good! I love waffles but I don’t have a waffle iron because, I know this is stupid, but it’s hard to find waffle machines here in Portugal! :(
    Anyway, these waffles must taste heavenly with apple butter, great recipe!


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