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Chai Spiced Apple Waffles

These chai spiced apple waffles are the perfect way to wake up in the morning. Topped with whip cream and fresh apples these will become a breakfast favorite for everyone in the house. Chai spice is typically made up from a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger that will have the kitchen smelling wonderful. Chai comes from India and is a very earthy blend but can be found in various shops.
 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 3-inch waffles
Difficulty: Medium

INGREDIENTS

Dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp chai spice
3/4 cup apple diced
Wet ingredients:
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

To make the batter:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add the diced apples cut with a Swiss Diamond 3.5 pairing knife in with the dry ingredients and toss to coat.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Add wet ingredients to the dry mix and mix just until there are no large clumps.  Do NOT overmix.  Some small lumps are normal.

To cook the waffles:

  1. Make sure your waffle mixture is all ready to go.  You will use about 1/2 cup waffle batter per waffle section.
  2. Lightly brush both sides of the inside of the pan with canola oil.  Use a pastry brush or one of those canisters that sprays oil instead of cooking spray.
  3. Begin heating one side of the waffle iron over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Flip the iron to being heating the other side.
  4. Open the iron and pour about 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle well.
  5. Close the iron and set a timer for about 3 minutes. When the timer runs out, carefully flip the waffle and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
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