The Thrifted Kitchen {Apple Waffles}

Good morning my dears! How are we all on the Thrifted Kitchen Thursday? Ready to tame the secondhand shopping world? Well...I've got a breakfast that will get you up and going, and it comes from the brilliant minds at the Culinary Arts Institute (specifically their Encyclopedic Cookbook from 1968): apple waffles.

I chose this recipe for three simple reasons: 1) I needed something to cook for breakfast this morning; 2) I need to use up our apples before we leave town; and 3) my grandma gave me a waffle iron she thrifted from the free table at her retirement home that I was anxious to put to good use!

Now, if you've been following the past couple recipes on here, you'll know I experience some hitches with them, but this one came out seamless. The only moment of doubt I had was after adding the apples and spices to the batter because it was too thick. But the last step is folding in stiff egg whites, and that brought things back to where they needed to be. So if you try this recipe, just remember not to fret until those whites are incorporated.

Apple Waffles
Yields 6 small waffles & 4 large ones

2 cups sifted flour (I used whole wheat to make things a bit more healthy)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
5 tablespoons melted shortening
1 1/3 cups chopped uncooked apples
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar

Mix and sift dry ingredients. Combine beaten eggs yolks, milk and shortening; add to dry ingredients, beating until smooth. Add apple, cinnamon and sugar to batter and mix until combined. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour spoonful of batter into each section of a hot waffle iron. Bake until brown.

Other Variations
(add in place of apple, cinnamon and sugar)

Banana — 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 cup thinly sliced bananas
Chocolate — 2 ounces melted chocolate and 1 tablespoon sugar
Coconut — 1 cup shredded coconut and 1 tablespoon sugar
Lemon or Orange — 2 teaspoons grated orange or lemon peel

{Images by me}


  1. omg, that looks delicious. Can you come and cook those for me?!

  2. These look AMAZING...now I really want a waffle iron! And...I have to take a break to hunt down some lunch...


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