My parents were here for Thanksgiving and got to stay with us for an entire week. I got a little overly excited with the chance to be able to to cook for more than just me, my husband and my kids and my dad thinks he gained 5 lbs. while being here. But isn’t that what the holidays are about? Eating until you’re full and happy and then, joining the rest of the world in January at the gym and opening that new gym membership (if you don’t already have a gym membership that you are not using)? See, food bloggers around the world are helping gym memberships across the country. . you’ll see come January.
Joking aside, it was great having my parents here with us. . but a little stressful at times in the kitchen. You see, both of my parents are great cooks and my dad is very particular and always has an opinion for everything. Especially when it comes to cooking or refining a recipe. And he likes his food hot. Warm? No way. Waiting for me to take my photos of these waffles? Uh, no. So, the second time I made these waffles, guess who got the first one hot off the waffle baker?
And my dad could not stop talking about my fabulous waffle baker. I love this thing. This is the first ever waffle baker I’ve owned so I can’t compare it to anything else. But my dad says this one is the best thing he’s ever seen. 🙂
What I love about homemade waffles, just like galettes. No two are the same. In fact, I love it when they come out a little imperfect. Shows you they were made with love and that they are homemade.
I absolutely loved these waffles. They weren’t overly sweet and had a lovely texture and the whole wheat flour and hazelnut combination, for me, was perfection. I also loved the cinnamon sautéed apples on top of these waffles.. because you always need cinnamon sautéed apples. I am obsessed with Bob’s Red Mill hazelnut flour. Bob’s Red Mill Hazelnut Meal is ground from whole Oregon hazelnuts, or filberts. If you haven’t tried baking with this and you love hazelnuts, what are you waiting for?!! Hazelnut meal can also be used in savory dishes. Use hazelnut meal in place of bread crumbs in meatballs, or as a coating for chicken and fish!
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is 100% stone—ground, whole grain flour made from U.S.-grown soft white wheat. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is a great way to punch up the nutrition factor in your baked goods. Use Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour for whole grain treats including pastries, biscuits, scones, pie crusts, pancakes, brownies, cookies cakes and cupcakes. It is a great choice for virtually any recipe where baking soda or baking powder is used as leavening.
I really hope you try these waffles . . these waffles must be shared! I hope you enjoy!
Whole Wheat Hazelnut Waffles with Cinnamon Sautéed Apples
For the Cinnamon Sautéed Apples:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups apples peeled and chopped with the core removed
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the waffles:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 heaping cup hazelnut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 3 whole eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ stick 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups buttermilk room temperature
- non-stick baking spray for waffle baker
- maple syrup
For the Cinnamon Sautéed Apples:
- Using a heavy bottomed pan or pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat, once it starts to melt, add in the apples, sugar and cinnamon. Stir together and let cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until just tender.
For the waffles:
- Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, hazelnut flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together eggs, vanilla and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
- Turn on and heat up your waffle baker. Spray with non-stick baking spray.
- Pour the waffle batter into your waffle baker (use just the right amount to fill your waffle baker but not so much that it spills out). Close the waffle baker and cook according to your waffle baker's instructions (mine take roughly 3 minutes), or until the waffle is golden brown on both sides. Repeat until all of the waffle batter is used.
- Top with some maple syrup and the cinnamon sautéed apples and enjoy immediately.
Here are some other recipes using hazelnut flour that I love.
Zucchini Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cake
Cherry Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins
Cherry Chocolate Hazelnut Scones
So, remember, the next time you’re at the grocery store, or if you can’t find it there, you can purchase some here, be sure to pick up a bag!!! This stuff is life changing so good.
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Oh dads. They mean well. 😛 These are a fabulous holiday/weekend breakfast! I love the idea of topping them with cinnamon apples in lieu of syrup.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
These waffles look amazing, Alice! I had no idea there was hazelnut flour, I must find this! Love that you combined two kinds of flours to make these. And those sauteed apples sound incredible! What a perfect breakfast! Pinning!
Ahhh so good to hear about your time with your parents!!!! <3 These waffles look AMAZING!!!! I want these for breakfast everyday! <3
I am so with you on imperfect looking food! Definitely an indicator of love poured on! These waffles look incredible, especially with that sauteed cinnamon apple topping!
Eating decadent and delicious food is EXACTLY what the holidays is about girlfriend! I love this breakfast.
Ha! I know what you mean about your dad. My father recently visited and back seat baked my apple pie with me, telling me to do things differently based on what he “remembers” my mother doing, even though he’s never baked a pie in his life. I almost threw an apple at his head before kicking him out of the kitchen. Luckily he’s pretty light hearted and just laughed about it.
My stomach is officially growling. These look great.
Totally agree – that’s what holidays is all about. Eat til you drop. And waffles are my kind of brunch, loving it more than pancakes. Any recommendations for a good waffle maker?
I love waffles, and I could use one of those waffle bakers! I have some of that hazelnut meal, so guess what I’m using it in next? These waffles! They look delicious, Alice. 🙂
These look incredible, Alice. Especially with the apples on top. Careful, waffling is addicting:)
Bob’s Hazelnut meal is one of my favorite products of theirs! Love that you used it in waffles!
Say what?!?! Bob’s has a hazelnut baking mix?! Can’t wait to try these!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
If you don’t gain five pounds at the holidays you’re doing them wrong, right :)? It sounds like you guys had a blast! And I love that your dad snagged a piping hot waffle (I would definitely do the same). These look amazing!
Yes, the holidays are definitely about eating! And gaining a few pounds is ok if it means delicious food like these waffles. These would be perfect for brunch!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
I loveee BRM products, and these waffles look absolutely fantastic!! Especially with that hazelnut flour, and the apple topping. Yum!
Woah…it’s mid-afternoon here, and now all I can think about is breakfast. These waffles look delicious! I’m thinking about getting a new waffle iron for Christmas this year…and then watch out because I’ll be eating waffles morning, noon and night! 🙂
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Oooh, hazelnut meal! I haven’t seen that around yet! These waffles look fantastic, especially with the apples on top!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Totally agree, the holidays are the best especially when you get to share delicious food with your family! I love that your dad is such a great cook and couldn’t wait to snatch a waffle 🙂 I would too, they look amazing! Love Bob’s Red Mill products!
what a picture perfect piece of edible art. i want it for breakfast! going to save the zucchini cake cuz i wanna make that so bad. chocolate and zuchinni are my fav!
These whole wheat waffles look amazing! Great idea for a healthy breakfast! Love the cinnamon apples on top!
These look wonderful! I love how hazelnut flour adds lightness to baked goods – it almost seems like it would make them heavy, but it’s just the opposite!
Hazelnut meal is one of my faaaaavorites! I’ve made hazelnut pancakes but haven’t tried using it for waffs just yet. LOVE everything about this tasty BK! Your dad sounds like a total crack up! I gain all the weights during the holidays as well…it’s so hard to stop when you’re on a nice carb roll! 😀
I just LOVE breakfast foods — these waffles look amazing!
I’m laughing reading your post because my parents are also very good cooks and my dad used to insist on sitting down as soon as the food was ready because it had to be eaten piping hot! Love the waffles you made – that is one appliance I don’t have….might have to go my wish list for Christmas ;).
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
I haven’t made waffles in FOREVER!! I love playing around with different flours, but I’ve never tried hazelnut flour! On my list, because these look amazing!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
MMM Hazelnut Waffles? Wow! That sounds incredible!
Oh wow! I need a waffle maker!! THese waffles look heavenly!
Meriem @ Culinary Couture says
I need to get my hands on a waffle maker!
My Inner Chick says
I’m coming to your house for breakfast. Where do you live?!! xxx
I’m in love with the idea of hazelnuts and apples for breakfast! These look magnificent, you can cook for me any time 😉
Aw, how sweet! My parents don’t much understand the beauty of cold food either, surprise surprise 😉 jk! I LOVE Bob’s Red Mill–I haven’t tried their hazelnut flour, but they just sent me some wonderful packages that I need to dig into soon. Maybe I’ll make waffles too! These sound wonderful!
I freaking love the hazelnut flour from Bobs red mill!! So good!! These waffles look amazing. I’ll be making these this weekend! Pinned!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What could be better than a fresh, hot waffle?! I’m with your dad (though I obviously understand the need to photograph! :)). Love these waffles and that scrumptious apple topping!
Laura Dembowski says
I just opened my hazelnut meal and wanted something to do with it. Now I have a fantastic solution!!