Secret Recipe Club: Apple Cinnamon Waffles

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by Amber on May 7, 2012

It’s that time again, time for a Secret Recipe Club reveal!

Secret Recipe Club

This month I was assigned Itzy’s Kitchen, written by Erica, mom to the most adorable baby girl, Kaylin, and an English Bulldog named Frank. My pal Maegan would be so in love with Frank!

It didn’t take me long to settle on a recipe. With a title like Waffles of Insane Greatness, how could I not?!

Make sure you also check out Erica’s recipes for German Potato Salad (a family favorite when I was growing up), Ghirardelli Sea Salt Double Chocolate Cookies and this Fancy Schmancy Citrus Tart. All are now on my list of must makes!

You may have noticed my waffles aren’t your typical Belgian squares with deep wells for syrup holding. You may or may not have caught on by now that I’m a bit of a Disney fanatic. After a semester working there, and a lifetime of visiting, it’s fair to say I have a bit of an obsession.

I don’t let it take over the house though. You’ll find little spots throughout our house with a touch of Disney magic. Like this waffle iron. I can’t tell you how happy it made my Sunday morning to have Mickey staring up at me from my plate.

After reading Erica’s recipe, I knew that this recipe would be the perfect application for the pot of apple cinnamon Chobani Greek yogurt in the fridge. The little chunks of apple were a pleasant surprise throughout the waffles. James couldn’t get enough of them!

If I had anything to do differently, it would have been to add some toasted walnuts or pecans to the batter. My dad used to make walnut and pecan waffles all the time for us when I was a kid, and they’re still my favorite to this day. I wasn’t too sure how James would take to them though, so I left them out this time around.

You could use any flavor of Greek Yogurt as inspiration here. I’m pretty sure Black Cherry or Pomegranate would also be mind-blowing. Think of all the possibilities for a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed to remember!

Thanks, Erica, for a fabulous recipe. We’ll be making these waffles all the time!


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Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) May 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

What a fun idea to use flavored Greek yogurt, I would have never thought of that! Cutest waffles ever, btw.

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Thanks, Rachel. I just love that smiley Mickey face.

Erica May 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM

So fun!!! Glad you enjoyed. Just a note its erica with a c :)

Amber May 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Erica, I’m so sorry! I just fixed the post. Would you believe I was so worried about spelling Kaylin’s name right that I checked it 3 times, and somehow forgot to double check I was spelling your name right? Thanks again for a fabulous recipe.

Erica May 7, 2012 at 2:18 PM

No stress at all!! You’re so sweet :)

Isabelle @ Crumb May 7, 2012 at 1:58 PM

OMG, I have to have that waffle iron (nevermind that I already own two… a gal can never have too many, right?) I love the idea of playing with different yogurt flavours, especially since we can’t get Apple Cinnamon Chobani up here in Canada yet, though I do stock up on the Pomegranate like it’s going out of style. :)

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Isabelle, I hear the apple cinnamon is coming soon to you guys. Until then, Pomegranate waffles for everyone! (And yes, I totally love my waffle iron. Who needs boring squares and circles?)

CJ at Food Stories May 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM

These are so cute!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Thanks so much, CJ! So nice of you to comment.

Melissa@IWasBornToCook May 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

My daughter would FLIP over these!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Melissa, they’re pretty darn kid friendly. And let’s face it, what kid isn’t going to eat something Mickey shaped?

Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

These might just be the cutest waffles ever and the addition of yogurt is pretty genius!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I knew you’d love them :)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Love the flavor of these waffles! My SIL works for Disney, so I have a soft spot for Mickey!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Erin, where does she work? I’m an Epcot alumni, and I miss it terribly. Best job ever.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

She is at Animal Kingdom and has been there since it opened. She is a manager with the primates (started with training the primates). Fun place to work!

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. May 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Guess who is married to a weirdo who refuses to have flavors in his waffles? (raises hand). But I love the idea of yogurt in my waffles, so I guess I’ll be sneaking the plain Chobani into my version.

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Or maybe the vanilla one? Surely he wouldn’t object to vanilla in his waffles?

Tracy May 7, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I love yogurt in just about anything; why have I never thought of putting it in waffles! I absolutely adore your waffle maker, too…so freaking cute!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Thanks, Tracy :) Next time you visit, I will make you these.

Shelly M. May 7, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Those look yummy and cute!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Thanks, Shelly!

Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

the apple cinnamon chobani is so good! but weirdly enough, i like it better with things than plain (i.e. with granola) so i would love these waffles! and cute waffle iron too, by the way. :)

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Sarah, I put cereal on the apple cinnamon a few weeks ago instead of dousing it in milk. Genius move, I have to say. It’s some fabulous yogurt!

susie May 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

So cute! I love the Mickey waffles!

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Thanks, Susie. They make me smile every time I look at the photos. :D

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes May 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Having Mickey waffles for breakfast would make anyone’s morning brighter. Sounds like a delicious recipe.

Amber May 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM

You bet, Barbara! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Velva May 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I could eat these waffles by the dozens. They are totally kid friendly too.


Katrina May 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Cute and fun waffles! My boys would love those!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 8, 2012 at 7:40 AM

These are so fun! The recipe looks awesome too. Yum!

Blond Duck May 9, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Saw you at Megan’s and had to pop in and say hi! Fellow Texan and food lover here…TOTALLY want these waffles…

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi May 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM

The Mickey waffles are darling. I loooove waffles but hardly ever eat them unless I’ve gone out for breakfast.

Susie Bee on Maui May 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Great idea and super pick for SRC this month. Love the Mickey face!

Kim Bee May 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Oh my gosh this is adorable. We were just at Disney in March. This is fabulous.

Shaina May 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

AHHHHHHHHHH. I can’t get over the cuteness of that waffle. I now NEED a Mickey waffle iron. They sound so good, too.

Megan's Cookin' May 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I love the waffle iron. These pancakes would bring a smile to may face any morning!

Maria May 14, 2012 at 10:40 PM

These look and sound so good! I love the idea of using yogurt!!!!

Amber May 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Thanks, Maria. We really loved them. In fact, I haven’t stopped thinking about them. So I’m going to try a new flavor of yogurt this weekend. Maybe Strawberry or Peach. If I do Peach, I’m adding pecans!

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