Cinnamon Waffels (German Style)

by Kirsten on September 18, 2011 · 18 comments

in Breakfast, Cakes & Sweets, Desserts, German Dishes, Misc. Sweets

When I read this recipe at Petra’s blog childhood was calling me. I didn’t need to convince my daughter to help me baking some German style waffles. So, two hours later, while taking my first bite into warm, soft cinnamon waffles, my mind was taking me back being a little girl. I am sitting at my aunt and uncle’s lunch table. My grandmother is sitting next to me and my cousins across from me. We are having a hardy vegetable soup accompanied by homemade waffles. There is hardly any dish that comes close to this.

My aunt still makes waffles like this till this day. They are the best you have ever eaten. This recipe comes very close to hers.

Thank you Petra for taking me back down memory lane.


*  120 g butter, a room temperature
*  150 g sugar
*  salt
*  2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
*  4 eggs
*  200 g sour cream
*  100 ml milk
*  2 tablespoons oil
*  2 teaspoons baking powder
*  250 g flour
*  2 teaspoons cinnamon
*  2 tablespoons butter

*  confectioner sugar for dusting the waffles


Heat your waffle iron and butter before adding waffle dough.

Beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar until very well mixed and butter turns a light color (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, mix well.  Add sour cream, milk and oil until the dough has a smooth consistence. Mix baking powder, flour and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined, don’t over beat!

Add portions of the dough to your waffle iron, bake until done. Sprinkle with confectionery sugar and serve warm.

Adapted from Petra Holzapfel form Chili and Ciabatta.

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Nanda March 31, 2013 at 8:33 am

Hello! I like it very much all your recipes.

uebernteich October 4, 2010 at 5:47 am

We had them yesterday afternoon. They were gone like that!
Next time though, I'm gonna use half of the butter and substitute with applesauce.

Petra aka Cascabel September 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Du hast Recht, Waffeln haben etwas wirklich heimeliges. Das erste elektische Küchengerät, was unsere älteste Tochter beim Auszug haben wollte, war ein Waffeleisen 😉

Christina September 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

Rezepte, die mit Kindheitserinnerungen verbunden sind, sind unbezahlbar! Waffeln gehören für mich auf jeden Fall auch dazu.

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) September 20, 2010 at 1:33 am

I haven't tried German style waffle. Thanks for sharing.

Susi September 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

So bin ich auch aufgewachsen. Suppe und Waffeln hat es bei uns oefters gegeben und es war immer eins der besten Essen. Deine Post hat mich daran erinnert das ich wieder mal Deutsche Waffeln machen muss und Deine Version schaut klasse aus vor allem mit dem Zimt im Teig. Lecker!!!

Chele September 19, 2010 at 8:01 am

I love waffles and these look so good – wish I had a waffle maker now lol

Anna Johnston September 19, 2010 at 2:05 am

Who doesn't love a waffle right, I love the little extra richness that most German foods throw into their foods.

cpeezers September 19, 2010 at 1:22 am

These look wonderful. I am compiling quite of list of your recipes that I still want to make. They all look so good!

Stella September 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Nice Kirsten! I would love to be biting into one of these right now. Ooh, and they are kind of sour cream-cinnamon waffles. That's even more wonderful (smile)…!

kitchen flavours September 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Thanks for sharing your special childhood recipe! I really need to get a new waffle maker soon, mine was beyond repair almost a year ago and haven't got a replacement yet! Have to make it soon, looking forward to try out your recipe!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE September 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Lovely! Maybe this will be Sunday morning breakfast!

JelliDonut September 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I never thought of serving waffles with soup–interesting! Will certainly try this recipe soon because in my house we LOVE cinnamon.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch September 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

These will be on my breakfast table this weekend for sure! Thanks for the delicious childhood recipe. Those are always the best ones!

Victoria September 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Waffles make always a delicious breakfast! With the cinnamon in your recipe, there must be an incredible smell in your kitchen… Waffles for breakfast it's always a good start for a good day!

Lea Ann September 18, 2010 at 11:44 am

Guess I'm going to have to break down and buy a waffle press because OMG I have GOT to make these. Great photo Kirsten. I went to the Library website last night and it said the RB Demo was sold out! I wonder if you got the last of the tickets??? Anyway, I'm jumping up and down that you're going. I'll send you some dates for Brighton.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) September 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

Cinnamon waffles are yum! Too bad I don't have a press for them. But I'm glad you could enjoy a childhood favourite…food can really trigger great memories

scrambledhenfruit September 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

I love how the taste or smell of a certain food can transport you to another time and place! These waffles certainly do sound lovely- it's no wonder you remember them so distinctly!

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