These baked apple slices made in a waffle iron so are fun, easy, and healthy. They take just one minute to make (even easier than my microwave chocolate cakes). All you need is an apple, a little sugar, and a waffle iron, and you’ve got a healthy snack.
Why Bake Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron?
The main reason to bake apple slices in a waffle iron is speed. Typically, baked apples take 30 to 50 minutes. These are done in only one minute!
The other reason is that it is fun! Everyone loves the little divets made by the waffle maker.
(If you have more time and want something crispy instead of soft and warm, use the exact same ingredients to make apple chips!)
What Are The Best Apples for Baked Apples?
Some of my favorite apples for baked apples are:
- Granny Smith
Choose an apple that is nice and crisp. You don’t want one that will turn into mush when baking. For a more complete list of apples, check out Bon Appetit’s article on the best apples to bake with.
What Type of Waffle Iron Works Best for Baked Apple Slices?
I found that both the regular and the deeper Belgian waffle irons work well for waffle iron baked apples.
How to Make Baked Apple Slices in a Waffle Iron
Preheat your waffle iron.
Slice apples in rings to just over 1/4″ thick.
Dust with cinnamon and sugar. The baked apples are good on their own, but, they are even better with cinnamon (optional) and sugar.
Always make sure to grease your waffle iron. You can use a non-stick baking spray or simply run a butter stick over the hot waffle iron.
Place one apple slice in each section of the waffle iron and bake for one minute. There is no need to flip.
Serve them warm!
Can You Bake Other Fruit in a Waffle Iron?
Yes! Try this same technique with pineapple (as an alternative to candied pineapple).
Other Apple Recipes
I can never have too many apple desserts!
One Minute Waffle Iron Baked Apples
- 1 apple sliced into rings just over 1/4" thick
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar optional
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
- Heat waffle iron.
- Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Optionally rub both sides of apple slices with sugar and cinnamon. This isn't necessary (the apples are plenty sweet), but it does make them look better because the sugar caramelizes and the cinnamon just works perfectly with apples.
- Place one apple slice in each section of the waffle iron.
- Close the waffle iron and cook for about a minute or until the apples look waffled.
- Repeat until you are out of apple slices. Serve warm.