Apple Cinnamon Waffles with Bacon Apple Compote


One cold morning I wanted something warm and comforting, so I decided to  make some fresh waffles.
Although in true Tania style, I couldn’t just make them without adding something fresh and tart!

I used a tried and true recipe from by Alton Brown.
The bacon apple compote…my idea 😀
(marked in bold are the things I added different from the recipe)
For my gluten-free friends, you can substitute the flour with Deya’s Gluten Free Flour and it is equal part to regular flour.
4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Granny Smith apples, diced to bite size pieces
2 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
( make this last!)
For the bacon apple compote:
1/2 granny smith apple chopped into bite size pieces
2 strips of bacon
1 tbls sugar
1 tsp water
In a small sauce pan, add all your ingredients, and simmer on low heat. Mix slowly, the sugar will desolve and caramelize. The apples will soften with the heat and the bacon…well, it will be perfect because bacon is perfect 🙂
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and  sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Sprinkle diced apples to your desired amount ( hint: make sure you can close the iron top by not overloading on the apples)  Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve. “( Recipe & directions from Alton Brown)

I  served mine with warmed maple syrup. Enjoy!
Tania xoxo

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