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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!

Cozy foods and beverages are perfect to start the day in the cooler months. And what a time for flavor! Of course, we love our french toast and buttermilk pancakes topped with real maple syrup and butter. But it wouldn’t be fall without favorites like pumpkin muffins and of apple deliciousness like these Apple Cider Waffles!

Stack of waffles on a pewter serving dish with fork. They are topped with melted butter and drizzled in maple syrup. Red apple and mug of apple cider in background //

I  love to try seasonal flavors 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 at the thought of fall and winter is apple cider. It’s perfect warm or chilled and always delicious!

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

These are perfection on a plate and make the most delicious waffles. Perfect for serving anytime!

Apple Cider Waffles

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What My Family Loves About These Apple Cider Waffles

  • Simple Wholesome Ingredients – From baking ingredients you keep on hand to apples and fall spices, these ingredients are simple and delicious!
  • Easy to Make – Even the apple cider is a breeze to make in the slow cooker and keep on hand, and the waffles mix in minutes. And you can freeze them too!
  • Festive Flavor – These have a crisp apple warmth that we love!

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

And if you love waffles or you love apples, I think you are going to love these waffles! 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, with the perfect amount of apple cider sweetness and tartness with a bit of spice. Let me tell you how I make them.

How to Make Apple Cider Waffles

Here’s what you’ll need to make them.


  • flour – you’ll use all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt – just a pinch
  • sugar – only need a teaspoon
  • cinnamon – gives a warm, cozy feeling to the apple cider
  • nutmeg – works in combination with cinnamon and apple cider for the perfect flavor
  • egg – one large egg
  • apple cider – I use my homemade cider that’s so easy to make in your slow cooker with fresh ingredients, but you can use a quality, real-ingredient apple cider from the store if you wish. But take the time when you can to make the homemade version. So worth it!
Apple Cider Waffles with melted butter  and warm maple syrup and mug of apple cider -

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prep. Preheat the waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix. Whisk all dry ingredients together and add egg and apple cider. Whisk until well combined.

Cook. Pour into waffle iron and prepare according to your waffle iron instructions.

Serve. Remove from waffle iron when baked throughout, and serve warm.

I like to serve them with warm maple syrup, a little bit of butter, and a large glass or mug of apple cider or hot coffee. Some crispy bacon makes a nice side to these delicious waffles if you wish.

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Can You Freeze these Waffles?

Absolutely yes! Make extra batches if you wish, and freeze them for later.

Cool. After they cook, allow them to cool.

Flash Freeze. Then place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flash freeze them for up to two hours. This keeps them from sticking together when you put them in containers to freeze.

Put in Containers and Freeze. Then just place the waffles in a freezer-safe zip bag, being sure to get as much air out of the bag as possible before closing. You can also use a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Heat and enjoy! When ready to eat, heat on the frozen setting in your toaster or in on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the oven. Serve and enjoy!

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

4.91 from 20 votes

Apple Cider Waffles Recipe

Breakfast 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 large egg
  • 1 cup apple cider


  • Prep. Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Make batter. Whisk all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add egg and apple cider. Whisk until well-combined.
  • Cook. Pour into waffle iron and prepare according to waffle iron instructions.
  • Serve. Remove from waffle iron when baked throughout and serve warm.


Freezer Instructions
Flash Freeze. Then place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flash freeze them for up to two hours. This keeps them from sticking together when you put them in containers to freeze.
Put in Containers and Freeze. Then place waffles in a freezer-safe zip bag, being sure to get as much air out of the bag as possible before closing. You can also use a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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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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 🙂

  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! 🙂

  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 🙂


  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. 🙂 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! 🙂

  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 😀 We added cinnamon chips – yummmmm!! 

    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.

    4. I noticed that the first time I made them. Every other recipe I’ve ever seen for pancakes or waffles uses some kind of fat to get it crispy. Oil or melted butter both work fine.

    5. Judson, of course, you can use melted butter or oil on your waffle iron when making these waffles. But, I have found that when I sprayed the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray, my waffles always come out with just enough crispness for my family. Thanks for your tip.

  29. 5 stars
    We made these today and because I am diabetic, we always try to add some pea protein to most baked breakfasts. With 4 scoops (don’t remember the scoop size) and 1/2 cup additional cider they were great!