Another recipe for my Gilmore Girls Recipe Project! Today it’s all about peaches and waffles, specifically peach sauce on waffles with yogurt. Sounds dreamy, right?
This cinnamon maple peach sauce is absolutely amazing. Since we’re in the middle of September, I make it with a lot of cinnamon, along with dark muscovado which gives the sauce a deep color and caramel flavor. For a second you might even thing you’re eating apples.
If you can, get really ripe peaches, because that way you don’t need a lot of sugar. When a peach is really ripe, the skin can get wrinkly, but the peach is still perfect on the inside. These are the peaches ideal of sauces, as you have to peel them anyway.
This peach sauce is chunky, because I like chunks of fruit, especially on waffles (or pancakes), but you can always puree it and make a smooth sauce. (More on that in the recipe’s notes.)
And the waffles? Also amazing! They’re the same as the ones in this recipe and this is the way I always make my waffles. They’re buttery, fluffy and soft, but crispy on the outside.
Now, to make these waffles all the way GG-style, I probably should’ve put ice cream or whipped cream on top, but I opted for Greek yogurt. I do think Sookie would approve.
I just really love cold yogurt on top of warm waffles and sauce. It’s also a nice contrast to the overall sweetness of this dish.
Cinnamon maple peach sauce waffles
The sauce that hits the spot, perfect for cozy weekends when you want waffles for breakfast.
- Yield: 3 - 4 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
Maple peach sauce
- 5 ripe peaches, skins removed, pitted
- juice from 1/2 lemon (about 40ml | 1 1/2 TBSPs)
- 80ml (1/3 cup) maple syrup
- 35–40g (1/4 cup) dark muscovado sugar (or dark brown sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 vanilla bean
- 275g (1 3/4 cups) all purpose flour
- 30g (2 TBSPs) granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 420ml (1 3/4 cups) milk, whole or part-skimmed
- 85g (3/4 stick | 6 TBSPs) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- oil for baking
Serve with: 250g (about 1 cup) Greek yogurt, or more to taste
- First make the sauce:
Blend 2 peaches in a blender until smooth and completely pureed, chop the rest in small chunks. Transfer all to a non-reactive saucepan.
- Add lemon juice, maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon. Slice vanilla bean in half vertically, scrape out the seeds and add those and the pod to the peaches.
- Stir and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the peaches are soft but still hold their shape. Taste sauce and add more sugar if needed. Remove from heat and make the waffles.
- At this point you can also transfer the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.
- Make the waffles:
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and melted butter. Lastly whisk in the eggs and vanilla paste. The batter has to be smooth. (At this point the batter can stand at room temperature for about an hour.)
- Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions and, using a silicone brush, brush the grids lightly with oil. Pour enough batter onto each waffle grid to cover it generously, it should fill all the spaces on its own. If it doesn’t push it towards the edge with a spatula.
- Close waffle iron and cook waffles until they’re golden with crisp golden brown crust, this takes about 5 minutes.
- Transfer waffles to 4 plates, you should have between 6-8 waffles, slice them in half if needed. Top each portion with peach sauce and a big dollop of yogurt. Serve immediately with extra sauce and yogurt on the side.
Adjust the amount of sugar in the sauce to your taste. How sweet it ends up being before you taste it depends on how sour the lemon juice is and how ripe your peaches are.
If you want a smooth sauce, puree all 5 peaches before cooking and proceed with the recipe. Alternately, you can also puree the sauce after it’s cooked.
The recipe for waffles is only slightly adapted from Epicurious.
This recipe is part of the Gilmore girls recipe project I’m doing here on the blog. I weekly share recaps of episodes and recipes inspired by those episodes. You can see what I’ve done so far here. The recipe for these Cinnamon maple peach sauce waffles is inspired by episode 1.02.