This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.
My kids love breakfast foods. They might be picky when it comes to other foods, but when it comes to breakfast they love it all! Waffles are a favorite around our house. They’ll go butter and syrup every single time, but I like to change up the flavors a bit. These easy Crockpot Cinnamon Apples are one of my favorite waffle toppings.
They’re great for breakfast and also as a side dish with a hint of sweet to go along with dinner! Any recipe that can do double duty and is easy to make is one I make a lot!
CROCKPOT CINNAMON APPLES WITH GLUTEN-FREE WAFFLES
So, what happens when a family member needs to eat gluten-free but still wants to enjoy what they love? You go on a hunt for them!
Luckily, I’ve been able to find some great options at my local H-E-B. When I spotted Van’s® Gluten-Free Frozen Original Waffles in the frozen food aisle, I grabbed a box to try. I love that Van’s Foods is committed to offering wholesome foods that my family can feel good about eating. They offer simple, clean ingredients and great taste!
It only made sense to try them with one of my favorite waffle toppings. I find that adding toppings to our Van’s Waffles makes them even more delicious than they already are. Many times, I’ll scramble some eggs to go with the waffles, but my kids don’t always eat them. So sometimes we rock just the waffles and they’re so good! Click here to learn more about Van’s Gluten-Free Original Waffles!
In case you didn’t know, May is Celiac Awareness Month! With products like Van’s Waffles, eating gluten-free can be absolutely delicious!
CROCKPOT APPLES FOR WAFFLES, SIDE DISHES, & MORE
Crockpot Cinnamon Apples are so easy to make. That makes them perfect for a weekend breakfast, special occasions and when you’re just looking for a side dish (or even a dessert) with a hint of sweet to it!
If you’re worried about how to cook apples in a crockpot, have no fear. It’s as simple as slicing your apples and dumping in your ingredients. It’s like magic!
This recipe makes a pretty big batch. We were able to put spiced apples on our waffles (and there are five of us in the family) and still have plenty to have with our chicken I made for dinner. There were still leftovers after that! I wanted to put them on ice cream, but Carrigan snagged them for breakfast.
If you do want a smaller batch, it’s easy to cut all of the measurements in half!
If you’re just planning to make Crockpot Cinnamon Apples to go on your Van’s Waffles, I’d definitely make half a batch!
SLOW COOKER CINNAMON APPLES WITH WAFFLES
The ingredient list for this spiced apple recipe is very simple. You probably have most of them in your pantry. You’ll probably need to go to H-E-B for apples and Van’s Waffles. But definitely check the list and your kitchen first!
- 3 pounds of apples (about 5-6 medium sized apples) – You can use any type of apple that you like. I used Gala for my family because they like them best, but I love using a tart apple too!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 pound butter (1 stick), sliced
- 1 box of Van’s Gluten-Free Frozen Original Waffles
There are 6 waffles in each box of Van’s Waffles so plan accordingly! I purchased two boxes to feed our family and we had plenty of apples to go around too!
HOW TO MAKE WARM CINNAMON APPLES
Once you have all of your ingredients, you’re ready to get cooking! Crockpot Cinnamon Apples take 4-5 hours to cook on the low setting, so they work great if you’re looking at a brunch time of day or if your kids sleep in like mine do. (I know! I somehow lucked out and have kids who sleep in on the weekends!).
Core and slice your apples.
How thin you slice them depends on your time. You can use an apple corer and slicer and roll with that. I actually like the slices to be larger because they cook up soft in the slow cooker but don’t fall apart like they can with thinner slices. But this is where your family’s preference comes in.
You can also dice them, though I prefer to do that after they’re cooked because of the softness.
Stir together the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Spray the crock with non-stick cooking spray.
Put the apple slices in the slow cooker.
Then top with sugar mixture.
Drizzle the vanilla extract over all of the apples.
Then layer the pats of butter on top of the apples.
Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.
Stir to combine and serve warm.
I prefer to cook my slow cooker apples on LOW, but you can also cook them on HIGH for about 2 hours. Just keep an eye on them near the end of the time to make sure they don’t get too mushy.
Toast your Van’s Waffles in the toaster to your desired brownness, then top with as many cinnamon spiced apples as you like! My kids also like to add syrup and top it all with a bit of whipped cream.
It’s a delicious way to have a fun and delicious gluten-free breakfast together!
Crockpot Cinnamon Apples
- Core and slice your apples.
- Stir together the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Spray the crock with non-stick cooking spray.
- Put the apple slices in the slow cooker.
- Then top with sugar mixture.
- Drizzle the vanilla extract over all of the apples.
- Then layer the pats of butter on top of the apples.
- Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.
- Stir to combine and serve warm.
Crockpot Cinnamon Apples are good for so many different occasions and once you make them, I think you’ll fall in love with how easy and versatile they are to make! Start by topping your waffles and then move on to anything you can think of! Or just put some in a bowl and enjoy another tasty gluten-free snack!
You can get everything you need to make Crockpot Cinnamon Apples at H-E-B. Don’t forget to pick up your favorite variety of Van’s Waffles too! You can find them in the frozen food aisle of your local store!
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