Pecan & Molasses Waffles With Apple Butter
December 01, 2019
"These waffles will make a special treat for breakfast topped with homemade apple butter and maple syrup."
- FOR APPLE BUTTER
- Serving Size: 1 (285.9 g)
- Calories 818
- Total Fat - 60.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 30.1 g
- Cholesterol - 414.8 mg
- Sodium - 713.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 54.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
- Sugars - 19.4 g
- Protein - 18.2 g
- Calcium - 332.6 mg
- Iron - 2.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Step by Step Method
Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Beat egg whites until they hold soft peaks and set aside.
Beat yolks with molasses and milk. Pour slowly into the dry ingredient, stirring to prevent lumping.
Add butter and beat until batter is smooth, then fold in egg whites and pecans.
Bake in hot waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions allowing 2 waffles per serving.
It is best not to stack waffles when turning them out of the waffle iron so that they won't steam and turn soggy. When I'm not pressed for time, I place them on the oven directly on the rack to allow air to circulate so that the waffles retain their crispiness and stay warm. If oven space is taken up, place them on a regular rack.
Serve hot with Apple Butter and maple syrup.
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saute pan until foamy. Add apple slices and saute until very soft but not brown. Add honey and cinnamon. Cook for 5 minutes.
Force apple through a strainer. Cool, then refrigerate until well chilled.
In a mixer or food processor, combine chilled apple mixture and 1/2 cup softened butter; process until very smooth. Refrigerate if too soft.
Advance Preparation: Apple Butter may be made several days in advance and refrigerated, tightly covered.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting the apple for the apple butter, choose a Granny Smith apple for its tart flavor.
- For the best results, make sure to finely grind the pecans for the waffles.
- Substitute coconut oil for butter: Coconut oil has a neutral flavor and is a healthier alternative to butter. It is rich in healthy fats and can help to reduce inflammation in the body.
- Substitute oat flour for all-purpose flour: Oat flour is high in fiber and has a nutty flavor. It is a healthier alternative to all-purpose flour and can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Coconut & Cranberry Waffles Replace the pecans with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. Omit the molasses and add 1/2 cup brown sugar to the wet ingredients. Increase the cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons and add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Serve with coconut cream or yogurt and maple syrup.
Banana Pancakes: Banana pancakes are the perfect accompaniment to the Pecan & Molasses Waffles with Apple Butter. They are light and fluffy, and the banana flavor complements the pecan and molasses flavors in the waffles. The apple butter can be used as a topping for the pancakes, and the maple syrup can be used to sweeten them.
Strawberry French Toast: Strawberry French Toast is the perfect addition to the Banana Pancakes and Pecan & Molasses Waffles with Apple Butter. The sweetness of the strawberries pairs well with the sweetness of the pancakes and waffles. The crunch of the French toast provides a great contrast to the softness of the pancakes and waffles. The French toast can be topped with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup for a delicious and balanced breakfast.
Q: How do I keep my waffles from getting soggy?
A: To prevent waffles from becoming soggy, it is best not to stack them when turning them out of the waffle iron. For extra crispiness, place them on the oven rack to allow air to circulate. If oven space is taken up, place them on a regular rack.
Q: How do I make waffles fluffy?
A: To make waffles fluffy, it is important to use a light batter and not overmix it. When adding the wet ingredients to the dry, stir just until the batter is combined, but do not overmix. Additionally, using a combination of baking powder and baking soda will help create a light and fluffy texture.
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Fun Fact 1: Pecan and molasses waffles were a popular breakfast item in the 19th century. They were often served at inns and boarding houses and were a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln.
Fun Fact 2: Apple butter was a popular condiment in Colonial America. It was made by slowly cooking apples with sugar and spices until it thickened. It was often served with breakfast dishes, such as pancakes and waffles.