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.
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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