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Waffles with Cinnamon Apples

I am loving this whole office closed for the holidays thing.  All year long, I tell myself that I'm going to get up early on the weekends and be one of those people that goes for a run, gets the newspaper, and makes a nice, cozy brunch.

Truth?  The weekends are either 1) a succession of hours planted on my couch, playing video games and trying to catch up on shows I DVR, or 2) a scramble to do laundry, clean the apartment and do "get your life in order" kind of things.

Today, I actually did it!  Well... kind of.  No newspaper, but I did get up and do a bit of exercise and then decide to treat myself to brunch.



Waffles with Cinnamon Apples

Ingredients:

- 1 c. flour
- 1 T. sugar
- pinch of salt
- 3/4-1 c. milk
- 3 T. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
- 3 T. butter
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 T. brown sugar
- splash of Amaretto or other liquer (optional)

Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.  Whisk together the oil, milk and egg and add to the dry ingredients.  This will be enough batter for four waffles - you can store it in the fridge for a day or two, or make lots of waffles.  I like breakfast for dinner, too, so it is possible to use it up.

Prep a waffle iron, letting it heat.

While the waffle iron heats, melt the butter in a pan.  Add the apples and let them cook over medium-low heat.  Once they start to soften, add the cinnamon and brown sugar.

Add 3/4 c. of batter to the waffle iron.  Close it and let it cook.

Once the apples are thoroughly softened, add the Amaretto and let it cook off.

Plate the waffle and spoon the apples over the top.  Enjoy!