Apple and Almond Butter Cinnamon Roll Waffles (Gluten Free)

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Let us start off this post by saying how much we love waffles. If you don’t even like waffles, this is not the blog for you. We have waffles easily five days a week. We love them. We are probably a little addicted to them. But how can you not be? For Christmas last year M’s grandparents bought us a beautiful, wonderful, magnificent waffle maker. Exhibit A:

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Off to the store went L and M, skipping hand in hand, to find the most perfect waffle mix, in all the gluten free land. On our very first try, we succeeded. We bought the Maple Grove Farms Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix, which can be found at Target. If you are gluten free and you love waffles, at least give this mix a shot. We always get the most perfect, delicious, fluffy, crispy, yummy waffles every time. And, this GF waffle mix is half the price of some of the other ones we’ve tried, but twice as good. Our first waffle post will be our newest and currently our favorite waffle creation. We love cinnamon rolls, and we love waffles, so here is a hybrid to make your heart sing.

This recipe serves 2.

For the apples:

  • One organic apple, diced
  • Two tablespoons of salted butter (our favorite butter is the organic grass-fed Kalona – their cows are happy!)
  • One tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea or kosher salt

For the waffles:

  • Pick your mix.
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

For the icing:

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (we recommend organic grade-B, try it and you’ll understand why)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup organic powdered sugar

Also, you will need some (or a lot of, we don’t judge) almond butter. We prefer crunchy, because crunchy is best.

Preparation:

1. Heat two tablespoons of butter in a sauté pan, large enough to hold the diced apple, over medium heat. When butter is melted, add the diced apples. Stir or toss to coat with butter. Let the apples cook for a minute or until they start to soften. Add in brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir or toss to coat. Let cook for five minutes, stirring or tossing occasionally to prevent excess browning.

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2. While apples are cooking, prepare your waffle mix as directed. Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and mix in. Pour into waffle maker, iron, press, or whatever you are using to make your delicious waffles.

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3. While the waffles are cooking, prepare the icing. Mix the maple syrup and powdered sugar together in a microwave safe dish. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk to dissolve the powdered sugar into the maple syrup. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, if icing is too thick, add more maple syrup; do this to achieve desired consistency. Reheat and whisk to combine.

4. When waffles are done, move to assigned plate. Top with almond butter, apples, and icing. Done. Now eat!

Waffle level: Pro.

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***UPDATE: We are still waiting for a response from Maple Grove Farms, but we think their Gluten Free Waffle Mix may contain GMO corn starch. This has not been verified, but until we know for sure, we will be searching for a new best ever waffle mix! Our apologies. Sincerely, L&M

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