How to Make an Autumn-Themed Waffle Bar

This post was written in partnership with World Market. 

Have you noticed the cooler weather outside? It has been in the 50s in the mornings this week in North Carolina. And it has me craving pumpkin & apple everything!

My kids LOVE waffles. I don’t have time to make them on weekdays, but on weekends it is a special treat. And adults love them too! So I decided to make an Autumn-themed waffle bar: perfect for a girl’s brunch, baby shower, or family gathering. Cooking is simple and takes little prep and your company can pick and choose their favorite toppings for brunch.

World Market is the perfect place to prep for an Autumn-themed waffle bar! When I visited my local store: Charlotte, NC Belgate (find your local store here) I was thrilled they had all the entertaining essentials I needed plus a lot of fun fall decorations!  Plus don’t forget the pumpkin and apple fall flavors like pumpkin spice syrup and apple butter syrup.

Scroll down for waffle, maple cinnamon apples, bacon, and whipped cream recipes PLUS advice for making your own Autumn-themed waffle bar! 

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Homemade Waffles

3 Cups of Golden Malted Flour
3 Eggs
15 oz Water
6 Tablespoons Melted Butter

Beat eggs and water together. Add flour and whisk well. Stir in melted butter and mix thoroughly. Preheat the mini waffle griddle until blue light goes off. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle and cook for 2- 3 minutes per waffle. This recipe makes approx. 12-15 mini waffles.

Maple Cinnamon Apples 

3-4 Medium Apples, Sliced (I used Pink Lady)
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Melt butter and sauté apples over medium heat about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add maple syrup and cinnamon, stir. Serve warm.

Chopped Bacon

8oz of Bacon (half of a 16oz Package) 

Slice bacon in half before laying pieces in a cold cast iron skillet. Cook bacon on medium/medium high heat, turning temperature down as needed to prevent burning. Flip until both sides are brown and cooked well. Cool then chop or break into small pieces.

Whipped Cream

1 Pint Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Beat whipping cream in mixer until peaks form and cream doesn’t drip off the whisk. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. 

Creating a Waffle Bar Area

Now that the toppings and waffles have been prepped. It is time for my favorite part!! Lay out your waffle bar on a large table. I chose my dining room but a kitchen island could work well too. Kraft paper works great as a casual tablecloth and the color goes well with autumn decor. The raw-edge wood paddle makes a nice, long display for stacked waffles. And I love these textured bowls for displaying the bacon, whipped cream, and maple apple toppings. And don’t forget autumn decor! The wool pumpkin is endearing and goes well with the pumpkin garland.

Now that the waffles and toppings are prepped, and the table is laid out you can relax and enjoy your guests! I love waffle bars because they are simple to put together, easy to customize, and are easy on the host. Enjoy!!

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