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Waffle Iron Baked Apples

Waffle iron baked apples so are fun, easy, and healthy that they could quickly become a new staple around here.  They take just one minute to make and all you need is an apple, a little sugar, and a waffle iron.

The timing worked out perfectly for my discovery of waffle iron baked apples.

We had just gone apple picking at Mills Apple Farm and left with a ton of Jonathan apples and some adorable photos:

Apple Picking

Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

Then, when I got home, there was a copy of the new book, Will It Waffle, in my mailbox.  Clearly, I needed to waffle apples!

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Back in 2010, author Daniel Shumski had a blog called Waffleizer (it’s now called Will It Waffle).  I loved the blog and we collaborated to make waffled cupcakes.

Stawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

I’ve always been hugely impressed with Daniel’s creativity and the power of the waffle iron.  I was so excited to get my hands on the book.

Will It Waffle is a pure joy to read.  It’s filled with sweet and savory recipes that you never would have imagined making on a waffle iron – waffled onion rings, a waffle burger, spaghetti and waffled meatballs, and red velvet waffle ice cream sandwiches are just a few.  Of  course there are recipes for everyday great waffles as well.

My waffled apples are inspired by Daniel’s waffled pineapple (which I also can’t wait to try)!

Hamilton Beach 4-Piece Belgian Waffle Maker (26020)

Each recipe in Will It Waffle tells you whether you should be using a standard waffle iron or a Belgian waffle iron (both work in some cases).  My waffled apples would work with either iron type.

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Waffled Apples

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One Minute Waffle Iron Baked Apples


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • As many apples as you want sliced to just over 1/4" thick
  • Small sprinkle of sugar for each apple slice optional


  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Optionally rub both sides of apple slices with a little sugar. This isn't necessary (the apples are plenty sweet), but it does make them look better because the sugar caramelizes.
  4. Place one apple slice in each section of the waffle iron.
  5. Close the waffle iron and cook for about a minute or until the apples look waffled.
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4 comments on “One Minute Waffle Iron Baked Apples”

  1. Kittish says:

    Fun idea! Might be a way to tempt my niece into eating more actual fruit. Have you thought about trying it with bananas? Slice them lengthwise (or across if you prefer), and they’d probably caramelize without any added sugar.

    Heck, go all out, with waffled fruit salad, with grapes, strawberries, apples, bananas, and pineapple. Serve with a lightly sweetened sour cream or yogurt sauce.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Brilliant idea! I will definitely give this a try! Thanks so much

  3. Julie Kennedy says:

    I don’t have a waffle iron, but I have a George Foreman Grill. Do you think that would work?

  4. haley says:

    this was so good thanks for the idea

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