When I go out to eat for breakfast or brunch, I choose a savory meal 99.9% of the time. Eggs Benedict is my go-to because really, ain’t nobody got time for homemade hollandaise sauce. Sure, I COULD make it, but that is WAY too much effort for one person.
If I’m going to have a breakfast meal on the sweeter side, more often than not, I’m making it myself. I used to be a french toast feign and ever since I bought a waffle iron about a year ago, these crisp yet fluffy treats have been a weekend breakfast staple. Each time I switch up the recipe a little bit, swapping certain ingredients out or playing around with tasty toppings. They’re so versatile!
This recipe is easy to double or triple or even quadruple if you’re hosting, or if you just want to make a bunch to freeze and reheat in the toaster for easy breakfasts during the week.
- 1/2 Serving Kodiak Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix
- 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla)
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup milk of choice or water
- Non-stick spray
- 1 Honeycrisp apple, peeled and diced (can use preferred apple)
- 1 Tbsp ghee, butter or coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Combine all dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Whisk in the egg and some of the milk or water until you get desired batter consistency. **Pro-tip I like a thicker batter so it’s easier to pour and not have it spill over the sides when you close the waffle iron.
- Before adding the batter to the iron, be sure to coat with a non-stick spray, I prefer coconut oil in spray form as it adds the best flavor. Do this in between each waffle to prevent sticking. **VERY IMPORTANT**
- Add half the batter to the waffle iron, this batter will yield 2 waffles, I have this waffle iron, so if yours is vastly different I would follow that model’s instructions.
- Your waffle iron should have settings that tell you when it’s ready, but I like to keep an eye on mine, just to be safe.
- Add the apple topping and vanilla ice cream if you’re feeling feisty and enjoy!
- Melt the butter/oil in a small saucepan.
- While that melts, add the sugar and cinnamon to the diced apples and make sure they’re well coated.
- Add apples to the butter/oil, let them sweat out until tender, stirring frequently. They should produce a decent amount of liquid, but if you would like it a little saucier… add some water only a little at a time so it maintains some thickness (you could also add some maple syrup if you so desire).
- You could add some of the apple mixture to the batter like I did, or reserve it all for topping the waffles, either way, it will be delicious!
This would be a great breakfast to make during the holidays, really easy to whip up, or even prepare the waffles ahead of time so you’re not spending hours in the kitchen and can enjoy some family time!
I’m thinking of making a recipe tab for all of my waffle variations, let me know if you’d like to see what other recipes I’ve been enjoying! 🙂 For the most part, my waffles are protein powder based and I personally like them a lot, but I would be happy to modify the recipes if you’d rather go without.