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Apple Cider Waffles Recipe – Apple cider waffles are a delicious addition to your fall and winter breakfast! Serve these waffles with warm maple syrup and apple cider for the ultimate breakfast or brunch!

Apple Cider Waffles with melted butter, warm maple syrup on a pewter platter. Red apple and mug of apple cider in background //

I  love to play around with my waffle recipe as the seasons begin to change. It is one of the perfect dishes to incorporate new tastes and flavors. One thing that immediately comes to mind beginning in September through early spring is apple cider.

We go through more of my homemade apple cider during those months than we do any other drink, besides coffee and water, of course. We just can’t get enough of it! I keep some cold to drink straight out of the refrigerator when I want that refreshing flavor. It’s also perfect to drink warm on a chilly day – no matter warm or chilled, it is always welcome.

So the other morning, I decided to forgo my normal waffle recipe and make an Apple Cider Waffle recipe instead.

Oh my stars these are perfection on a plate and make the most delicious waffles and are great to serve anytime!

Apple Cider Waffles

Apple Cider Waffles on a pewter plate with fork -

Waffles have always been a favorite in our home. My son requests homemade waffles on many mornings for breakfast.

And if you love waffles or you love apples, I think you are going to love these waffles! Of course, I love both, so these are some of my favorites! The flavor is amazing!

These waffles fall into the category of not too much, as in they are “not too heavy” on the spices sort of recipe.

But, they are “not too little” either.

They are just right.

Apple Cider Waffles with melted butter  and warm maple syrup and mug of apple cider -

I like to serve them with warm maple syrup, a little bit of butter, and a large glass of apple cider or hot coffee to finish them off.

Apple Cider Waffles with maple syrup and glass of apple cider -

And we always finish them off! They are so good!

Here’s my recipe for Apple Cider Waffles. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

4.89 from 18 votes

Apple Cider Waffles Recipe

Breakfast β€” 10 mins

photograph of waffles on a metal plate.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 6
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Apple Cider Waffles Recipe – Apple cider waffles are a great addition to your fall and winter breakfast routine. Serve these waffles with warm maple syrup and apple cider for the ultimate breakfast!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup apple cider


  • Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk all dry ingredients together and add egg and apple cider. Whisk until well-combined.
  • Pour into waffle iron and prepare according to waffle iron instructions.
  • Remove from waffle iron when baked throughout and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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Apple Cider Waffles Recipe - Apple cider waffles are a great addition to your fall and winter breakfast routine. Serve these waffles with warm maple syrup and apple cider for the ultimate breakfast! //

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

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  1. 5 stars
    For some reason, this reminds me of a Apple salad I had this year. One of the best salad I’ve ever eaten.

    This one looks good too! My wife is always sneaking in vegetarian dish, so this may be one for the books πŸ™‚

  2. My boys beg for waffles and I don’t know why I don’t make them more often! I can only imagine how good these flavors taste!

  3. This is the first waffle recipe I have ever seen without butter and milk in the mix. I am so intrigued that I must absolutely try it!

  4. Can’t wait to make these, we’re having the perfect weather for them! Rainy and cool..we need something to brighten up our day, and these will work perfect!!!! Thanks!

  5. These look absolutely mouth-watering. I LOVE maple syrup and these will be a perfectly delicious excuse:-) Thanks!

  6. I love apple cider. We just had a cold front last weekend and I’ve been brewed apple cider all weekend! Definitely going to give these waffles a try! πŸ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    Just made these this morning (with whole wheat pastry flour) and LOVED them! I brushed a bit of canola oil on the hot iron, and the waffles came out perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy & light on the inside. Thanks for a fantastic waffle recipe =).

  8. Made these this morning for breakfast and we ALL loved them, thank you for sharing the recipe. Its going to be a staple for us πŸ™‚


  9. 5 stars
    I made these the other day for breakfast and got lots of compliments! I added some chopped apple pieces into the batter and served with cinnamon whipped cream.

  10. These look sooooo good, but I don’t think my waffle iron makes as nice waffles as yours. What kind do you have?

  11. I made these for breakfast today. They were delicious….but they stuck to my waffle iron!! I DID grease the iron before a new waffle, too. Anybody else having this problem?

  12. I was curious if I could make these into pancakes maybe…?? I don’t have a waffle iron thing, but they sound delicious! please help if you can! thanks!

  13. Wow! Just made these…
    Without a couple of change…Kamut and spelt flour, Silk tofu Instead of egg, half Apple juice, half soy milk…
    It’s lare ado a classic!!

  14. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe! So much so I added it to my ultimate apple recipe roundup…I hope you will come by and take a look! Have a great week xo

  15. 5 stars
    These were so easy and super flavorful! My kids asked for seconds. πŸ™‚ I doubled the recipe, but only needed 1 1/2 cups of cider to get the right consistency for that amount.
    Thanks for a great way to use up the remaining apple cider taking up residence in my fridge! πŸ™‚

  16. In the past I have tried to make waffles but mine always stick to the waffle iron! Otherwise, they look amazing and delicious!

  17. Very nice breakfast this morning! Loved the spiced apple flavor.
    Will shift the recipe to 1-1/2 of the current so we don’t have to limit everybody’s serving to half of our waffle iron.
    Very nice recipe!

  18. Great breakfast for fall. For an added touch for a very special breakfast I may add warm apple slices on top of the waffles. Enjoyed with a little syrup by all.

    1. Hi Sally!
      This is such a great fall breakfast! It will be amazing with warm apples!!!
      Thanks so much! xo

    1. I’m so glad your family enjoyed these too, Lisa! We love them – what a great fall breakfast! Thanks!

  19. My daughter pressed apples and brought apple cider to my home. I found this recipe on pinterest. We enjoyed the waffles very much! Delicious!

  20. These waffles kept sticking to the top of my waffle maker when opening the lid. Every waffle recipe that comes with the waffle maker says 6 tablespoons of oil was 2 cups flour. Should I have put 3 tablespoons of oil in the recipe? I did lightly grease both sides of the waffle maker the bottom was fine but everything stuck to the top.

    1. Hi Betty,
      I’m so sorry that happened to you! How frustrating! I’ve not had that happen with my waffle makers, but I do make sure that I’ve oiled the top and bottom of my maker really well. Maybe that’s the difference?

  21. Makes a great waffle. Especially good this time of year. Used a mix of whole wheat and white flour to make them extra hearty. Used spiced cider and the full amount of cinnamon and nutmeg and they were just right.

  22. They sound delicious, but I want to double check before making them — NO oil in the recipe at all? Just grease the waffle maker?

  23. 5 stars
    LOVED THESE WAFFLES!!! Would you be able to give any nutrition breakdown (calories per waffle, etc.). Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Thanks Teresa! For the recipes without nutritional information (many of mine have it now) I use a nutritional application online, such as My Fitness Pal. I hope this helps! So glad you love the waffles – they are delicious! xo

  24. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I made one batch this morning and they were so good -and easy! – that my 10-year-old son made a second batch right after πŸ˜€ We added cinnamon chips – yummmmm!!Β 

    1. Oh wow, I’m thrilled to hear that you and your son both gave these a try and enjoyed them! They are perfect for fall mornings! I bet the cinnamon chips were divine – have to give that a try! xo

  25. 5 stars
    Modified … Because its just what i do… I add liquids and egg into a measuring cup for an emmersion blender so i get about 1.25 c total. Added some diced apples to the liquid and blended. Added few TB oil .. less likely to fail coming out of the iron. I hate nutmeg except when used very sparingly .. pumpkin spice is my sub there. Topped cooked waffles with more diced apples and apple butter (ok a little real maple syrup too). OMG so good. Needed a larger recipe…

  26. 4 stars
    They were good for healthy pancakes. Just not as flavorful as I was hoping. I added fresh chopped apples, and it still felt !ikr it needed something. My kids loved them though!

  27. 4 stars
    Great recipe for using up leftover apple cider! I used a gluten free flour blend as a sub for the AP flour. The waffles came out perfectly and no sticking to the waffle iron. I would add more spices next time to get a more pronounced spice…this could be because the GF flour blend was made with bean flours which can block flavors I’ve found! Will definitely make again! We topped with honey butter and maple syrup.

    1. I’m so happy this recipe worked so well as gluten free for you, Shelley. It sounds delicious with honey butter and maple syrup. Thanks!

  28. Has anyone had the waffles be too soft? They’re lovely, but not “crispy” which is what a “good” waffle should be. Any hints to fix this recipe to make it “crispier”? Thanks!

    1. Bev, I haven’t had these waffles be too soft. I have found that with some waffle makers I have to turn the temperature to a higher setting to get the edges as crisp as I like with some waffle recipes. I hope this helps.

    2. So, recipe is by far the best to me and my wife, and we changed it a little bit when our daughter came and her allergies to milk and eggs, we substituted egg with banana, and apple cider with 3/4 apple juice and 1/4 mineral sparkling water, it still works, and it’s still the best. One time i even changed the apple juice with pineapple juice, and half of the flour substituted with coconut flour, had to add more juice though, but they were awesome as well.

    3. Boris, thank you so much for your tips on substitutions for those with milk and egg allergies.