A Squared: Krusteaz Breakfast Night: Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle + A Giveaway

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Krusteaz Breakfast Night: Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle + A Giveaway

I'm taking a break from our regularly scheduled dinner recipes to share something even more fun with you on this Wednesday: Brinner! A.k.a Breakfast for Dinner.


February is National Hot Breakfast Month (and fun fact: yesterday was National Pancake Day), so when the good people at Krusteaz asked me to honor this month by coming up with a delicious breakfast recipe that you could serve to your family-- for breakfast or for dinner-- I was totally on board! Breakfast for dinner is a fun way to change up your weekly dinner routine and a lot of the time, breakfast can be a budget-friendly dinner alternative too!


Waffles always feel like a really fun treat to me and the Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix makes perfectly light and crispy waffles, so I decided to make those the base of my brinner feast. These waffles have a great taste and texture, but I highly recommend following taking Krusteaz's advice and using cold water when you're preparing the batter. It makes the final product extra light and fluffy! I folded in a little bit of cinnamon before baking the waffles to complement the sweet spiced cinnamon apple topping.


And speaking of the topping: these apples are an easy and delicious way to dress up your waffles-- or even your pancakes! They're sauteed in butter until softened and coated in a wonderfully sticky cinnamon and brown sugar mixture. The apples come together quickly and can saute away while you prepare the finishing touch for these decadent waffles: the maple cream cheese drizzle. This sweet and creamy topping is a dressed up version of the most traditional waffle and pancake topping. The cream cheese adds delicious richness and a little tang to offset the sweetness of the maple syrup and the apples. Together, it's a breakfast-- or dinner-- that your family will absolutely love! Serve it as is or maybe with a side of bacon or breakfast sausage for a complete brinner.


In honor of National Hot Breakfast Month, Krusteaz wants to make sure that one lucky A Squared reader is able to make a hot and delicious breakfast all month long, so we've partnered up on an awesome giveaway today! Use the widget below to win an amazing prize pack including 2 boxes of each of Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake, Belgian Waffle, Muffin, and Blueberry Pancake mixes, fun kitchen items like a pancake spatula, a pancake griddle pan, a squeeze bottle for pancake art and an apron, and Breakfast Night inspiration including sample Breakfast Night recipes. Enter below for multiple chances to win-- and don't forget to add breakfast to your weekly dinner rotation!

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Cinnamon Apple Waffles with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle


Ingredients:
 
For the waffles:

  • 1 box Krusteaz Light & Crispy Waffle Mix
  • 2 3/4 cups cold water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Heat and lightly grease Belgian or conventional waffle iron.

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and a pinch of salt to the pan. Sauté for 12-15 minutes, until apples are golden and begin to soften.

Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Stir to fully coat. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.

For the apples:

  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and a pinch of salt to the pan. Sauté for 12-15 minutes, until apples are golden and begin to soften.

Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Stir to fully coat. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. 

Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve.
For the maple cream cheese drizzle:

  • 6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 oz. butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs. powdered sugar

Combine cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Using a whisk or a mixer with whisk attachment, beat ingredients until smooth and fully incorporated.

Plate warm waffles and top with a large spoonful of cinnamon apples. Drizzle with cream cheese mixture and serve.


Editor's Note: This post was sponsored by Krusteaz. All opinions expressed herein-- as always-- are my own.

40 comments:

  1. My favorite breakfast is yogurt and blueberry muffins!

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  2. I like egg burritos, loaded with bacon, sausage or ham. One thing we do on occasion is make extra thin pancakes and use them as tortillas, though they are very fragile.

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    1. That sounds like such a fun idea for breakfast!

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  3. Favorite breakfast is an egg sandwich

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  4. I love eggs Benedict!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. I love pancakes and sausage.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  6. Bacon & Egg Biscuits are my favorite
    Leidy R rafflecopter

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  7. My favorite right now are pancakes.

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  8. I love to have crepes with fresh raspberries and lots of whip cream.

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    1. So fancy, but so delicious... and maybe some Nutella too!

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  9. My favorite breakfast food are hash browns.

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  10. My favorite breakfast food are hash browns.

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  11. I love scrambled eggs with wheat toast and bacon

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    1. Nothing like a classic American breakfast!

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  12. Oh I have to say my favorite is pancakes and sausage!

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  13. Pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, bacon, waffles... I love it all!

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  14. I love biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs the best

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    1. Me too!! Just like the recipe here... :)

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