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Dinner last night was amazing, if I do say so myself! 🙂 I was feeling rather ambitious and decided to try out two new recipes, one for waffles (they really are called ‘Waffles of Insane Greatness’ :)) and the other for cinnamon apples. I’ve made different waffle recipes before but decided to try this one out to see if they lived up to their name. These waffles are fantastic! I will admit to sometimes using a boxed waffle mix if I’m short on time and these just blow them out of the water. Everything you would expect in a waffle of “insane greatness”!

The only cinnamon apples I’ve ever had were probably from a jar or something…they were always mixed with an overly-sweet syrup or goop (for lack of a better word). I highly recommend making your own! These were so good and nothing like the pie filling-like ones that are usually served. The apples remain slightly crisp and the vanilla and cinnamon give them a delicious apple crisp flavor. They aren’t too sweet or cinnamon-y either. Mmm…I’m dreaming about them already! This was a perfect way to use up some of our apples that we picked on Sunday.

Waffles of Insane Greatness

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (I just used flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Whisk together to blend.  In another mixing bowl, beat together the whole milk, buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk just until incorporated and few lumps remain.  Set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron. Spray lightly with cooking spray and pour in the waffle mixture. Cook until lightly brown and slightly crisp. Serve immediately.

This recipe yielded four waffles (one square each).

Source: Annie’s Eats

Cinnamon Apples

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch (I just used flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter.  Add the apple slices, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Mix until apples are evenly coated.  Cook about 18 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove skillet from heat and stir in vanilla.

Source: Annie’s Eats

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