Love the taste of soft, fluffy muffins and the crunch of a waffle? These apple cinnamon muffin mix waffles are the best of both worlds. And for an added twist, I added apple cinnamon which caramelizes as it cooks, giving a deliciously sweet and festive feel.
This is a very easy recipe with minimal room for error, but there are some ways to make this dish stand out. One way is to 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.
Another tip to keep in mind is to dice the apples very finely into small cubes. That will ensure a tasty apple piece in every bite.
What You Need to Make Muffin Mix Waffles
The oatmeal muffin mix really does the heavy lifting in this recipe. You can find the majority of the rest of the ingredients at your local grocery store.
If you are vegan, 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.
- Oatmeal Muffin mix
- Honeycrisp apples
- Whipped cream (optional)
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.
Cook Waffles: Pour batter into a waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Repeat this until all the batter is gone.
Garnish your waffles: Top your waffles with sliced apples, whipped cream (optional), cinnamon, or your favorite toppings, and serve!
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.
Muffin Mix Waffles
- 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.
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