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Easy, Homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Easy, Homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles

September is among us, so bring on the fall recipes! To kick off September and Labor Day weekend, I created a homemade apple cinnamon waffle recipe using the cutest mini waffle maker that I found at Kohl’s the other day!

In southeast Texas, we won’t get actual fall weather for a few more months. I’m jealous of those of you getting some cooler days thrown in the mix. Our idea of a cool front is temps in the upper 80’s with only 70% humidity! Since I’m only dreaming of cooler weather, I’m working on cooking up some fun and healthy fall foods in the kitchen.

On the weekends, I typically try to cook one bigger breakfast for the family. Sometimes it’s pancakes, other days it’s cook to order omelettes! It all depends on what I can find in our fridge and pantry. This Labor Day weekend, Chloe was begging to cook something with me as soon as she woke up. (She’s very into Butterbean’s Cafe right now, so baking is her favorite thing to do.) Since I just bought my mini waffle maker, I knew we had to use it. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate some fall flavors!

Toddler cooking waffles with mom. Flour and sugar jars. Mini waffle maker.

I’ve been thinking about what to make to satisfy my apple and cinnamon craving that immediately hits me on the 1st of September every year. This was the perfect opportunity to come up with something new. I used my staple waffle recipe, added some extra cinnamon, vanilla extract and grated apples. Wham, bam, homemade apple cinnamon waffles. You could probably also use a pancake or waffle mix and add in cinnamon, vanilla and grated apple if that’s more your jam!

Chloe loves apples, so she was on board with my decision and was an eager helper. She did an excellent job pouring, stirring and bossing me around. Since the waffles I made are mini, I was able to make almost 12 mini pancakes. 3 for me, 2 for Chloe and Brody had 1. My husband was actually out of town, so I was able to freeze the extras to pop into the toaster for easy on the go breakfasts this week!

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Apple Cinnamon Waffles

Apples and cinnamon combined turn this breakfast staple into a delicious fall breakfast treat!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260 kcal


  • Waffle Maker


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter vegetable oil works too
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium or large apple, grated


  • Add dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and gently mix together.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Don't over mix!
  • Grease waffle maker with butter or light coat of cooking spray. I use olive oil spray!
  • Pour desired amount into waffle maker and close the lid. (I used a 1/4 cup of batter for my mini waffle maker!) Cook until steam stops coming out of the sides and waffle is golden brown.
  • Remove from waffle maker and add desired toppings. I recommend cinnamon and powdered sugar! Other options include maple syrup, whipped cream and more apple slices!
  • Eat and enjoy your fall breakfast treat!

I hope y’all enjoy this homemade apple cinnamon waffle recipe and are having the perfect start to September! Let me know if you give this tasty breakfast treat a try. It didn’t disappoint!

Homemade apple cinnamon waffles on a fall decorated table. Pin for Pinterest

What are your favorite fall flavors to work with?

Apple and cinnamon or pumpkin spice and definitely mine.

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(20) Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your waffles is making me hungry right now.. i love apple and cinnamon!

    1. They’re so tasty and honestly easy to make! Apples and cinnamon belong together…especially in fall!

  2. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Your little helper is far too darling! My little ones love lending a hand in the kitchen as well. In fact, waffles tend to always bring on a wave of excitement. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mallie Miller says:

    I am excited to make this for my kids!

  4. Yummmy! This is a must-try! Also, the assistant chef is so beautiful!

    1. Awww thank you so much! She’s my awesome little helper!

  5. Live Well Choose Joy says:

    I love homemade waffles! I like to add some vegan protein to mine too for a little added nutrition. These sound really good!

    1. Adding protein is such a good idea! I’m totally doing that next time. I didn’t even think about that!

    2. How much protein powder do you add and do you subtract that amount from flour?

  6. Lorena says:

    These apple cinnamon waffles look so delicious. I cannot wait to make them with my son!

    1. I bet he’ll love it! My daughter loves helping me make them…and then eating them!

  7. I will be making these tomorrow. They sound so good!

    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

  8. This looks delicious! I must try these tomorrow for breakfast! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I hope you love them! They’re becoming a weekend staple in our house!

  9. These look so tasty! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. We have been loving them in our house. Perfect for fall!

  10. Lettie Tovar says:

    5 stars
    I have a 3 year old granddaughter who comes over every weekend for breakfast and I always ask her what she wants for breakfast and this time she said apple waffles. I just so happened to save your recipe a while back and made it for her yesterday. She absolutely loved them and they were very easy to make. I will definitely be making these again.

  11. Vivian says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely yummy. I used 1/2 cup of homemade chunky applesauce instead of grated apple worked awesome. New family favorite.

    1. I’m so glad that you liked it! Substituting applesauce is such a great idea! I bet a homemade version is delicious!

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