Grandpa's Autumn Waffles Recipe
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Grandpa's Autumn Waffles Recipe

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These waffles make a delicious breakfast on a cold Iowa morning. This is my father's original recipe, and I've used it all my life. I've handed it down to my seven children, and I'm sure they'll pass it on to their own children!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Maple syrup, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 581 calories, 29g fat (14g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and brown sugar. Add the apples, raisins and pecans. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until apples are tender; keep warm.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Bake in preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with apple topping and maple syrup. Yield: 5 waffles (about 7-1/2 inches each).
Originally published as Grandpa's Autumn Waffles in Country Extra September 1990, p47

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Chris Recipes User ID: 2594387 42279
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I didn't make the topping, only the waffles. I separated the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff...folding them into batter to make lighter waffles. Be sure to grease the iron, this recipe is lower in buter than others I've tried. Good flavor."

mysterymealer2 User ID: 3031965 29750
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2008

"this looks awsome"

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