Cinnamon Waffles With Apple And Blackberry Compote

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Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

What is the first food that come to mind when you think of brunch? There are so many delicious options but for me, it’s got to be waffles. They are a little bit too much effort to make for breakfast (or maybe that’s just me, I am not a morning person and I struggle with anything that is more effort than pouring some cereal into a bowl…), but for brunch they are just perfect and would be my first choice every time.

Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

When Appletiser asked me to come up with a recipe for a lazy Sunday brunch in the sun, I knew it had to be waffles. Obviously the flavour of the waffles had to work well with Appletiser, and what is one of the most obvious flavour pairings for apple? – cinnamon of course. As well as cinnamon, blackberries are a classic combo with apple and happily the first few blackberries are just starting to come into season so I topped my tasty cinnamon waffles with a sweet apple and blackberry compote.

These cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote are perfect for a relaxed, lazy brunch, served with a refreshing glass of Appletiser. Unfortunately the sun has been in short supply recently but no mind, these waffles are sure to brighten up your morning! If you are feeling extra indulgent then they are amazing topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as well as the compote.

Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

If you want to cut down on prep time then the apple and blackberry compote can be made up to a couple of days in advance, kept in the fridge and reheated when needed. Any leftover waffles freeze really well and can be warmed through in the oven to serve as and when.

Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
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Cinnamon Waffles With Apple And Blackberry Compote

Servings 10 waffles

Ingredients

Apple And Blackberry Compote:

  • 4 apples such as granny smith or braeburn
  • 100 ml (scant 1/2 cup) water plus extra as needed
  • 2 Tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 200 g (7oz) blackberries

Cinnamon Waffles:

  • 300 g (2 + 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 60 g (1/3 cup) light brown soft sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 400 ml (1 + 2/3 cup) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) butter melted

Instructions

  1. To make the apple and blackberry compote, peel, core and finely dice the apples. Place them in a pan with the water and sugar and bring up to a simmer. Leave to cook, stirring every now and then, for about 10 minutes until softened; you may need to add a splash more water if it becomes too dry. Add the blackberries and cook for about 5 more minutes until soft but not mushy.
  2. To make the waffles, Heat the oven to 140C/275F/gas mark 1 and place a couple of baking sheets in there. Whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl. In a jug, whisk together the milk, eggs and melted butter.
  3. Gradually whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, adding a little at a time so the mixture doesn't get lumpy. Set the batter aside for 5 minutes while you heat your waffle iron.
  4. Brush the waffle iron generously with oil then use a ladle to portion in the waffle batter. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturers instructions (all waffle irons vary), or until golden. Carefully transfer the cooked waffles to the baking tray in the oven to keep warm. Re-grease the waffle iron and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  5. Serve the waffles topped with the warm compote and maybe a scoop of ice cream.

Cinnamon waffles with apple and blackberry compote - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
This post is sponsored by Appletiser, thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to continue doing what I love – playing with food and making a mess of my kitchen.

22 Comments on Cinnamon Waffles With Apple And Blackberry Compote

  1. Sally
    August 1, 2017 at 10:33 am (3 weeks ago)

    Looking delicious Hannah x

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm (7 days ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    August 1, 2017 at 11:59 am (3 weeks ago)

    Oh delicious I would love these for brunch! And Appletiser is perfect for a summers day, so refreshing.

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm (7 days ago)

      I would love them for brunch again! πŸ˜› I love Appletiser, I think it might be my favourite soft drink.

      Reply
  3. Debs
    August 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm (3 weeks ago)

    These look lovely Hannah! Can’t wait for all the blackberries to ripen!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm (7 days ago)

      Me neither! I want to get jam making!

      Reply
  4. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    August 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Cinnamon, apple and blackberries sound fabulous together! Definitely a brunch that’s worth waking up for πŸ˜€ Appletiser was my favourite as a kid but I haven’t had it in ages, might get some this week πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm (7 days ago)

      They are seriously good! Appletiser is a recent rediscovery that I have totally fallen in love with again!

      Reply
  5. Annie @ Annie's Noms
    August 2, 2017 at 11:04 am (3 weeks ago)

    I’m exactly the same as you and can’t bring myself to make something that takes a lot of effort for breakfast. However, brunch is another thing entirely and these waffles look delicious!! A plate of these on a weekend morning in bed would be blissful, I’ll have to drop hints to my fiance!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm (7 days ago)

      Yep, when it comes to breakfast I want the food fast! Brunch I am happy to take a little more time over πŸ˜›

      Reply
  6. Brandi Crawford
    August 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Your photos are gorgeous! This looks like my kind of breakfast!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:53 pm (7 days ago)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  7. Felesha Bell
    August 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm (3 weeks ago)

    These looking amazing and such a great brunch idea!!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm (7 days ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  8. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
    August 2, 2017 at 12:48 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Everyone seems to be a waffle maker these days, no fair! The cinnamon is a nice touch, very South African. πŸ˜‰

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm (7 days ago)

      You should totally get a waffle maker! You won’t regret it! πŸ˜›

      Reply
  9. Emily
    August 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This would be perfect for brunch this weekend thanks so much for sharing!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:52 pm (7 days ago)

      Yes it would! Though I would happily eat them any time of day!

      Reply
  10. Christine
    August 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Love waffles and yours looks amazing! Love the fruit compote!

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    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm (7 days ago)

      Thank you! The compote is super yummy!

      Reply
    • hannahhossack
      August 17, 2017 at 7:51 pm (7 days ago)

      It is soooo good! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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