Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup

And just like that, we’re already in the midst of fall. Consequently, that means we’re also deep into the midst of all things apple, pumpkin and spice. I know, I know, so basic, but how can you not love those flavors, especially this time of year?!

Naturally, I, Alyssa, couldn’t help but pull a very basic move and combine allllll the fall things into one very autumnal breakfast. I mean, does it really get more seasonal than spiced cinnamon apple waffles with bourbon syrup? I could be wrong, but I’m 99.9% sure it’s what fall dreams are made of…

Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

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Spiced Cinnamon Apples Waffled with Bourbon Syrup

      Ingredients

      Bourbon Syrup

      • 1 cup maple syrup
      • 1/2 cup bourbon/whiskey
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla
      • 2 tablespoons orange juice

      Apple Compote

      • 2 tablespoons butter
      • 2 large (or 3 small) apples, thinly sliced
      • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
      • Juice of ½ a lemon
      • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
      • Pinch of salt

      Spiced Waffles

      • 2 cups flour
      • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
      • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon ginger
      • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
      • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
      • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
      • 2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 1 teaspoon baking soda
      • 3/4 teaspoon salt
      • 2 eggs, separated
      • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
      • 2 teaspoons vanilla
      • 2 cups buttermilk
      • Optional additional toppings: whipped cream, mascarpone, toasted nuts, powdered sugar

      Instructions

      • Start by making the syrup (which, FYI, can be made in advance and just stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator). In a small pan, set on medium-high heat, stir together the syrup, bourbon, vanilla and orange juice.
      • Bring to a boil and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes, or until the mixture has reduced and thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
      • Meanwhile, in a large skillet set over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of syrup and pinch of salt, and stir to combine. Continue cooking, until the sauce mixture begins to bubble and the apples soften, or about 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
      • To make the waffles, in a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
      • In a mixing bowl (or stand mixer), beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
      • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine the remaining items (egg yolks, melted butter, vanilla and buttermilk) and whisk until well combined.
      • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only a few times (do not mix everything together at this point).
      • Next, gently fold the egg whites into the mixture and combine until mostly incorporated (do not overmix...if the ingredients are only 97% mixed together, as opposed to 100%, it’s definitely ok).
      • Scoop batter onto a greased and heated waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Tip: to keep waffles warm and crispy while you cook the remaining waffles, simply place them on a baking sheet, in a single layer, in an oven set to 225 degrees.
      • Serve the waffles with apples, a little cream or mascarpone if you’d like (I chose mascarpone here), and plenty of that bourbon syrup. I also hear it pairs well with bacon, coffee and crisp fall mornings!

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

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      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      The waffles themselves are thick and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of crunch on the outside. Aka they’re the perfect vessel for all of the delicious toppings to come. They’re minimally sweetened to let all of the warm and fragrant spices stand out. And best of all it keeps from overpowering the sweetness of the apples and syrup. 

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      Speaking of the apples, the compote comes together in a snap and it’s good enough to eat plain. Which means you may or may not want to make extra if you hope to have any left for the waffles, haha!

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      But the star of this whole breakfast masterpiece is really the bourbon syrup. It’s only a few ingredients, but y’all, it’s a serious game changer for these waffles (and probably any other breakfast food you choose to put it on). 

      The syrup recipe does make extra so I highly recommend adding a little to some bacon slices before cooking them to serve alongside these spiced waffles. Trust me, it’s a life changing move that you will not regret.

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      That’s all there is to it! Now you’re ready to enjoy all the Fall flavors with these spiced cinnamon apple waffles with bourbon syrup! 

      Alyssa Ponticello

      Alyssa Ponticello is an LA-based content creator and the founder + creative director of Runway Chef.

      She adores the beach, has an unhealthy obsession with striped shirts, loves a good margarita and has a fierce sweet tooth. When she’s not working, she can usually be found planning her next meal, her next outfit or her next getaway.

      See more beautiful recipes on Runway Chef

      Read more from Alyssa Ponticello

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup

      And just like that, we’re already in the midst of fall. Consequently, that means we’re also deep into the midst of all things apple, pumpkin and spice. I know, I know, so basic, but how can you not love those flavors, especially this time of year?!

      Naturally, I, Alyssa, couldn’t help but pull a very basic move and combine allllll the fall things into one very autumnal breakfast. I mean, does it really get more seasonal than spiced cinnamon apple waffles with bourbon syrup? I could be wrong, but I’m 99.9% sure it’s what fall dreams are made of…

      Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

      MY LATEST VIDEOS

      Spiced Cinnamon Apples Waffled with Bourbon Syrup

          Ingredients

          Bourbon Syrup

          • 1 cup maple syrup
          • 1/2 cup bourbon/whiskey
          • 1 teaspoon vanilla
          • 2 tablespoons orange juice

          Apple Compote

          • 2 tablespoons butter
          • 2 large (or 3 small) apples, thinly sliced
          • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
          • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
          • Juice of ½ a lemon
          • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
          • Pinch of salt

          Spiced Waffles

          • 2 cups flour
          • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
          • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
          • 1 teaspoon ginger
          • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
          • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
          • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
          • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
          • 2 teaspoons baking powder
          • 1 teaspoon baking soda
          • 3/4 teaspoon salt
          • 2 eggs, separated
          • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
          • 2 teaspoons vanilla
          • 2 cups buttermilk
          • Optional additional toppings: whipped cream, mascarpone, toasted nuts, powdered sugar

          Instructions

          • Start by making the syrup (which, FYI, can be made in advance and just stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator). In a small pan, set on medium-high heat, stir together the syrup, bourbon, vanilla and orange juice.
          • Bring to a boil and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes, or until the mixture has reduced and thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
          • Meanwhile, in a large skillet set over medium heat, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of syrup and pinch of salt, and stir to combine. Continue cooking, until the sauce mixture begins to bubble and the apples soften, or about 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
          • To make the waffles, in a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
          • In a mixing bowl (or stand mixer), beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
          • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine the remaining items (egg yolks, melted butter, vanilla and buttermilk) and whisk until well combined.
          • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only a few times (do not mix everything together at this point).
          • Next, gently fold the egg whites into the mixture and combine until mostly incorporated (do not overmix...if the ingredients are only 97% mixed together, as opposed to 100%, it’s definitely ok).
          • Scoop batter onto a greased and heated waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Tip: to keep waffles warm and crispy while you cook the remaining waffles, simply place them on a baking sheet, in a single layer, in an oven set to 225 degrees.
          • Serve the waffles with apples, a little cream or mascarpone if you’d like (I chose mascarpone here), and plenty of that bourbon syrup. I also hear it pairs well with bacon, coffee and crisp fall mornings!

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          MY LATEST VIDEOS

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          The waffles themselves are thick and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of crunch on the outside. Aka they’re the perfect vessel for all of the delicious toppings to come. They’re minimally sweetened to let all of the warm and fragrant spices stand out. And best of all it keeps from overpowering the sweetness of the apples and syrup. 

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          Speaking of the apples, the compote comes together in a snap and it’s good enough to eat plain. Which means you may or may not want to make extra if you hope to have any left for the waffles, haha!

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          But the star of this whole breakfast masterpiece is really the bourbon syrup. It’s only a few ingredients, but y’all, it’s a serious game changer for these waffles (and probably any other breakfast food you choose to put it on). 

          The syrup recipe does make extra so I highly recommend adding a little to some bacon slices before cooking them to serve alongside these spiced waffles. Trust me, it’s a life changing move that you will not regret.

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          Spiced Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Bourbon Syrup by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, a top lifestyle blog in Houston, Texas

          That’s all there is to it! Now you’re ready to enjoy all the Fall flavors with these spiced cinnamon apple waffles with bourbon syrup! 

          Alyssa Ponticello

          Alyssa Ponticello is an LA-based content creator and the founder + creative director of Runway Chef.

          She adores the beach, has an unhealthy obsession with striped shirts, loves a good margarita and has a fierce sweet tooth. When she’s not working, she can usually be found planning her next meal, her next outfit or her next getaway.

          See more beautiful recipes on Runway Chef

          Read more from Alyssa Ponticello

          Comments

          • sarah

            11.05.17

            It looks divine with an unique tasty

            • thank you, Sarah! Alyssa did an amazing job with these! xo

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