Breakfast is a challenge in this house. The only person who seems hungry in the morning is Dr. Destructo, but we’re all supposed to be eating. This dish came about after I made rock hard gluten free waffles the other morning, and needed a way to use up the 2 apples that were getting soft on my counter. It’s a nice filling meal, fitting for our newly chilly mornings. If it keeps the kids’ bellies full until lunchtime, then we’re ahead of the game.
I made waffles in my waffle iron, using this recipe. It’s my go to for pancakes and waffles, and it’s delicious. I use King Arthur gluten free flour and coconut/almond milk instead of the regular flour and milk. I also use 3 tbs. of olive oil, instead of the butter. We don’t use cooking spray. If needed, I put some olive oil on a paper towel and wipe the waffle iron or pan. It’s a good recipe if you don’t substitute those ingredients too. We used to make it as is before we had to switch our diets around. I get about 8 waffles out of this and at least 8 pancakes… sometimes more or less, depending on how big or small I make them.
Step 1: Make your waffles.
Step 2: Whip 1 egg and a splash of almond/coconut/dairy milk together. This will be enough for 2 waffles. I added a dash of cinnamon and let the waffles sit until they were kind of soggy. I’d imagine you could let them sit overnight for the best results. I was hungry, so mine sat about 20 minutes. I flipped it halfway through that time.
Step 3: Peel and cut up 2 apples. Throw them in a frying pan on medium/low. Add a dash of cinnamon, a tsp. of sugar (or honey if you want), and a half of a dash of nutmeg to your apples. I also added about a 1/4 cup of water to prevent them from burning. Continuously stir your sugar apples, and do not walk away from them (they WILL burn). When they are soft, they are done. I cut mine too big and had to get out the potato masher to speed things up… it should take about 15 minutes tops for this.
Step 4: Place a clean and oiled pan on medium/high heat. Put your waffles in the pan once it heats up. Let them cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. I covered the pan while doing this, because the waffle insides looked like they needed the extra heat to cook and not be soggy. DO NOT USE THE PAN YOU COOKED THE APPLES IN. Your waffle french toast will stick, and the apple/sugar residue will burn. Then your house will smell horrible, and your husband will be like, “how do you get through your day?” when he comes home from work.
Step 5: Put your waffle french toast on a plate and top with your apples.
Step 6: Eat. PRO TIP – Make sure to let it cool enough. You don’t want to take a bite and melt off the roof of your mouth, because it was hotter than molten lava.