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stack of homemade cherry cheesecake waffles with graham crackers

Not-Too-Sweet Cherry Cheesecake Waffles Recipe

Brittany Bly
Love the taste of cherry cheesecake and craving it for breakfast?  These Cherry Cheesecake Waffles have all the decadence of the dessert but aren't overly sweet, making them perfect for the morning!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 8 Graham Crackers crushed
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Honey You can substitute White Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1 cup Milk more or less to create a great waffle batter consistency
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 can Pie Cherries

Instructions
 

  • Let's start with the Whipped Cream Cheese!  Place your cream cheese, cream, honey or maple, 1 tsp. lemon zest and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract in a Kitchen-Aid Mixer, or a bowl with an electric mixer.
  • Whip on high speed until fluffy peaks form and the cream stiffen (around 12 minutes).  Set aside or place in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  • Next, heat your waffle iron and place your saucepan on the stove.  Crush the graham crackers into tiny pieces.
  • To make the waffle batter: mix together the flour, crushed graham crackers, brown sugar, cinnamon and baking powder in a bowl.  Begin to add the wet ingredients.
  • Add honey, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and milk to the dry ingredients individually, stirring between each addition.
  • The batter will be a bit lumpy.  Spray non-stick spray on the surfaces of your waffle iron and add the batter in 1/4 cup portions.
  • As you cook the waffles, you can keep finished waffles warm by placing them in a low heat oven.
  • Next add the pie cherries on the stove and warm on medium heat. Stir occasionally and add a sprinkle of lemon zest, and cinnamon or sugar, if you wish.
  • To serve, plate your waffle then whipped cream cheese and cherries on top.  The warm cherries will melt together with the cream cheese.  Yum!
Keyword breakfast, Dessert for Breakfast, Pop Shop America Recipes, Waffles