My husband and I will have been married for five years in a few months. I wanted to get married on Halloween, but the year we got married Halloween fell on a Monday, so we decided to get hitched the Saturday before on October 29th. For our honeymoon, we got a cute log cabin in the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. With October fast approaching, and year five being kind of a milestone, I have been thinking a bit about our honeymoon. We had so much fun. The leaves were colors I had never seen before( being that I am from the super south, and leaves don’t change color) it was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen.
Towards the end of our trip, we went to a place called The Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge. They have everything an apple lover could ever want. We shared some cider and some fritters, and they were amazing! We tried to return in January, this time with our daughter, and they were closed for remodeling. It was devastating. I really wanted to share all that amazingness with our daughter. So, while thinking about how much I love it in the Smokey Mountains, and our super cool honeymoon, I found The Apple Barn apple fritter recipe. I then made is vegan, refined sugar free and turned it into a waffle.
They are amazing. Super fluffy, light and just sweet enough without killing you for the rest of the day and dragging you down. I need my breakfast sweets to not go overboard, or I will conch out in the middle of the day. I used pink lady apples, but anything will work, if you want it a little more on the tart side, I would go with Granny Smith and if you like a little sweeter go with something more like the Pink Lady. Please enjoy!
2 1/2 C. Cake flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Salt
1 C. Almond milk
1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
1/3 C. Maple syrup
1 Flax egg ( 2 Tbsp. Flax meal+3 Tbsp water= 1 egg)
2 C. Chopped apples of choice
3 Tbsp. Vegan butter ( I use Earth Balance)
1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1. Make vegan buttermilk by mixing the almond milk and apple cider vinegar together and set aside for a few minutes.
- Make Flax egg and set aside. Preheat waffle iron.
- Mix together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- In a smaller mixing bowl combine all wet, buttermilk, flax, maple syrup, vegan butter and vanilla.
- Add wet to dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
- Fold in chopped apples.
- Spoon mixture onto waffle iron and cook according to your machines instructions. Mine had a light that tells you when it is ready.
- Serve with maple syrup or glaze of choice!
This should make about four waffles. Enjoy and be happy!
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