Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

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Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

‘Tis the season! Pie for breakfast. Pie for lunch. Pie after lunch. Pie before dinner. OMG how is there still so much pie left?!

More than once during the holidays, in place of pie-for-breakfast, we usually whip up our favorite version of Eggs Benedict – homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with crispy bacon, eggs, and Bearnaise sauce. Sometimes there’s something green thrown onto the plate for good measure, but the closer to the end of the year we get… nah.

It’s truly an indulgent breakfast worthy of the indulgent, ribbon-topped chaos of the holidays.

But it was by no means the most indulgent breakfast this season. That title, my friends, is reserved for these waffles.

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

The team behind Private Selection sent me a pack of their new Finishing Butters to play around with this month. Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Roasted Garlic & Herbs, Honey… But my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Caramel Sea Salt butter. Nothing non-tequila stops me in my tracks like the promise of sweet and salty caramel baked-in, drizzled-over, or spooned straight from the jar. Nothing.

We whipped up a batch of waffles using the Caramel Sea Salt butter in the batter, topped those waffles with some diced apples, and then drizzled the whole thing in caramel sauce.

It was almost pie for breakfast. But way better.

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

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Update: The winner is Karen’s Homemade flapjacks with lots of butter and cinnamon vanilla sugar at comment #43. Please check your email on how to claim your prize!

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Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

Fluffy waffles flavored with Caramel Sea Salt butter.


  • For the waffles:
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3.5 oz container Caramel Sea Salt butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For serving:
  • Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Apples, diced
  • Caramel sauce (purchased or homemade)


  1. Heat your waffle iron.
  2. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and brown sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Add the egg whites to the bowl and fold in until incorporated.
  7. Cook the waffle batter to desired brownness and serve hot, topped with diced apples and warmed caramel sauce.


Yields: 12 waffles

Adapted from Williams Sonoma

Estimated time: 25 minutes

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  • Erin J

    I’ve done pretty well eating good this season….but I did make brownies and ate a small piece at breakfast.

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    I had an apple and cream cheese kringle…with eggs and whatnot, but the kringle! OH YUM!

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  • Cassie

    I have been pretty good this season about eating a healthy breakfast every day because I feel better when I do, but today I had two donuts for breakfast.

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    i always eat fruit, but i have had some cinnamon rolls and cookies with breakfast!

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  • Probably cinnamon rolls… Yes, that was plural.

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  • Katie

    We always have monkey bread for breakfast on Christmas, so I definitely indulged!

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    My grandmother’s pecan sticky buns! We make them every Christmas and they are delicious!

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    I don’t consider much to be too indulgent for breakfast…..waffles with real maple syrup….

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    The best and most indulgent thing I’ve had for breakfast this season is our traditional Christmas breakfast of sausage souffle and homemade cinnamon rolls with chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting!

  • Mellybrown

    We’re getting ready to head out for breakfast for dinner at my parents’ Christmas party …. all you can eat meat fest of bacon, sausage, eggs + chorizo and waffles to round it out. So good and so bad. These waffles look delightful!

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    We had cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce and cream cheese icing on Christmas morning. Yum!

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  • Denise

    That would probably be pastries from a great bakery. Full of butter but (or, therefore) delicious.

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    One of the most indulgent for my kids was a couple of whoopie pies that I made. It was a special treat for them. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Homemade flapjacks with lots of butter and cinnamon vanilla sugar.

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    I had toffee pancakes topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and toffee chips

  • Holly H.

    Biscuits and Gravy! YUMMMMMM It may not be sweet, but it is over the top decadent and an indulgence.

  • Doreen Hendrickson

    Dark chocolate carmels with sea salt. Yummm

  • Leslie

    I’ve been eating Christmas cookies for breakfast regularly.

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    Leftover beef tenderloin with eggs!

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    it’s been a steady diet of cookies for breakfast over here…maybe tomorrow I’ll give in and crumble them into ice cream. For the calcium of course!

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    The best thing, which brought me back to my childhood… pigs in a blanket!

  • Katherine

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    My husband and I have instituted “breakfast dessert” this month where we have been eating either peppermint bark or pie or a Christmas cookie after we eat breakfast….we should probably stop that :)

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    My extended family had an enormous brunch the day after Christmas–quiches, muffins, caramel rolls, doughnuts, crepes, blueberry French toast, tea ring, cream cheese braid, egg nog…It was delicious and decadent and so much fun. Thank you!

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  • Heather d

    Caramel cookies while my kids ate real food.

  • i had a cinnamon roll the size of my head, no exaggeration. it was delicious.

  • Kimt

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  • Blueberry waffles, with leftover ham and deviled eggs :)

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  • YUM. These waffles look AMAZING!

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