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Muffin Mix Waffles

    These muffin mix waffles provide the taste of soft, fluffy muffins and the crunch of a waffle. And for an added twist, I added apple cinnamon which caramelizes as it cooks, giving a deliciously sweet and festive feel. 

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    a stack of apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles

    Why You’ll Love This Recipe

    • Versatility: Whether you’re using a blueberry muffin mix or your regular waffle recipe, you can adapt this dish to your liking. Want to add chocolate chips for a sweet surprise? Go ahead!
    • Ease of Preparation: This recipe requires minimal effort and the wet ingredients are simple to mix together. Plus, using nonstick cooking spray means less clean-up later!
    • Flavorful and Healthier: The caramelized apples and cinnamon provide a delicious depth of flavor, while the use of a muffin mix typically means less sugar than regular waffles. This is a great balance for the health-conscious family members who still want a tasty treat!

    Recipe Ingredients

    Here’s what you’ll need to make these waffles from muffin mix:

    ingredients for apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles

    Ingredient Notes

    • Blueberry Muffin Mix: This could be a delightful twist on the recipe. Swap the oatmeal muffin mix with blueberry for a different flavor profile.
    • Vegetable Oil: Consider adding a bit of vegetable oil to the batter and the waffle iron to prevent sticking and promote an even golden brown color.
    • Maple Syrup: A traditional waffle topping, maple syrup brings out the natural sweetness of the waffles and the fresh fruit toppings.

    How To Make Muffin Mix Waffles

    Prepare the batter: In a large bowl, make the muffin mix according to package instructions. This included an egg and water. Whisk until combined.

    Add the apples and cinnamon: Add apples and cinnamon to the batter. Mix until they are fully incorporated. 

    apples and cinnamon added to apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles batter

    Cook Waffles: Pour batter into a waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Repeat this until all the batter is gone.

    cooked apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles

    Garnish your waffles: Top your waffles with sliced apples, whipped cream (optional), cinnamon, or your favorite toppings, and serve!

    apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles

    Recipe Tips

    • Serving Suggestions: These waffles are delightful when served with fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, or any fresh fruit you have on hand. Sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon sugar for extra flavor.
    • Nonstick Cooking Spray: To ensure your waffles come out easily and maintain their shape, spray your waffle iron with a nonstick cooking spray before adding the batter.
    • Adding Texture: Consider adding chocolate chips to your batter for a bit of a crunch and sweetness in your waffles.

    Storage & Reheating

    Place any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in a toaster until crispy. They are just as delicious the next day!

    Additions & Substitutions

    This waffle recipe is highly adaptable. Try different muffin mixes, or add a dash of almond milk to the wet ingredients for a different flavor. For a healthier option, substitute maple syrup with a light drizzle of honey.

    Recipe FAQs

    Can I put muffin mix in a waffle maker? 

    You absolutely can! There were no alterations needed for this waffle batter mix as it was the same consistency as waffle batter. If you are concerned about sticking, adding 2 tbsp of a neutral oil to your batter and the waffle iron will help keep it non-stick. 

    Are pancake and waffle mixes the same as a baking mix? 

    Between all the different variations of mixes, using fresh ingredients will yield a thicker batter, albeit it typically also has more sugar, fat, and carbs. Muffin mixes often have more flavor packed in rather than pancake mix, which makes it an ideal companion to a waffle iron.

    What should I serve with these waffles made from muffin mix?

    Enjoy your waffles with a spread of fresh fruit and a warm cup of coffee on the side for the perfect breakfast. You could even serve these with a glass of almond milk for a healthier twist. Share this fun recipe with your family members for a great way to start to the day!

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    apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles

    Muffin Mix Waffles

    Matthew Chin
    These delicious fluffy yet crispy muffin mix waffles are the best of both worlds. Made with cinnamon, apples, and oatmeal muffin mix, you have autumn on every plate. Top with whipped cream, and you’re in heaven.
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    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine American
    Servings 3
    Calories 210 kcal


    • 6 servings oatmeal muffin mix
    • 1 egg
    • 2 apples (peeled and diced + slices to garnish)
    • ¾ cup water
    • 2 tbsp cinnamon + 1 tsp to garnish
    • Whipped cream to garnish (optional)


    • In a large bowl, prepare the muffin mix according to the package instructions.
    • Add apples and cinnamon. Whisk until combined.
    • Pour batter into waffle iron and cook until golden brown, 3-5 minutes.
    • Repeat until all batter is used.
    • Top waffles with apples, whipped cream, and cinnamon, and serve.


    Use apples on the sweet side. These can be granny smith, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious. This will make it easier to break down in the waffle iron and give you that sweet caramelized taste. Keep in mind is to dice the apples very finely — about 1 cm cubes. That will ensure a tasty apple piece in every bite.
    You can substitute the egg with apple sauce. This will act as the binding agent and have the same intended result. If you can’t find oatmeal muffin mix, blueberry or another muffin mix will also work.


    Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 42.6gProtein: 3.3gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 1.1gFiber: 3gSugar: 20.6g
    Keyword apple, cinnamon rolls, muffins, waffles
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    Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.

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