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Waffle Bites with Rosemary Apple Butter

Rachael White
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer
Servings 30 to 40 btes


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper optional but a nice addition!
  • 2 eggs beaten well
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • zest of 1 orange
  • rosemary apple butter click for the link above for the recipe *you can also use store-bought apple butter to make this even easier!


  • Begin by browning the butter. Add it to a saucepan over medium heat. The butter will melt, then start to sputter and foam, then it will all settle down and the milk particles will start to turn golden brown and a nutty aroma will fill your kitchen. Keep an eye on the butter through this process so it doesn’t burn! Stir occasionally, being sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Transfer to a heatproof liquid measuring cup and set aside.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Pour in the browned butter and stir until incorporated.
  • Preheat a waffle iron. They’re all different. I set mine to a medium temperature, but you do you Boo Boo!
  • Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter in the center of the waffle iron. When the waffles are done cooking, cut each one into little Tetris-looking shapes. I like to do them in 2 square sections (see photos above) but you can do them in 3 if you’d like to add something like a crumble of gorgonzola cheese or bacon or BOTH. Be creative!
  • Take a 1/2 teaspoon scoop of apple butter and drop it into one of the squares. Arrange each little bite on a platter before sprinkling with the orange zest and extra black pepper. Enjoy!