Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread chopped apples and pecan across the baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Toss with fingers. Top with the cubes of butter and bake for 15 to 25 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and set aside.
To make the caramel, combine the brown sugar and coconut water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it begins to boil watch closely and whisk until the mixture starts to smell like caramel and turn a golden color, and then to a light brown. This will take about 5-6 minutes. When you see that it has started to turn brown, slowly pour in the coconut milk, whisking constantly and quickly. The sugar will harden around the whisk, don’t worry, it will melt. Just keep whisking! Continue to heat over medium-high until mixture has thickened and is a light caramel color, about 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in the bourbon and salt. Set aside.
To make the waffles, Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. In a separate medium size bowl whisk together the egg, milk, applesauce, 2 tablespoons caramel, 2 tablespoons melted butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined. Stir in about 3/4 of the roasted apples and pecans and the chopped brie.
Preheat waffle iron. When ready scoop about 1/4 of the batter (you will need to spread the batter out using the back of a spoon) into the hot, greased waffle maker and cook to your preference.
Top the hot waffles with the remaining roasted apples and pecans. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
Buckwheat waffles slightly adapted from [Edible Perspective | http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2013/4/19/basic-buckwheat-waffles.html]
Wow. Talk about an intense dinner. But probably one of the best dinner items anyone could ever imagine! Love the caramel, coconut, bourbon combo! 🙂
Thanks Erin! These were such a fun and different dinner!
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These are the most gorgeous waffles ever!! And brie. With Bourbon Caramel Drizzle. And maple. There are just so many amazing layers of flavors going on. I love this Tieghan! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Averie!! I the the sweet and savory combo so much!
What a lovely combination of flavors!!
Thank you, gaby!
Can waffles be heavenly? If so these are definitely heavenly!!
Haha! I think they can be!
Thanks so much, Julie!
I need to get into fall baking mode!
Oh yes you do!! LOL!
What an amazing fall breakfast Tieghan! I can see myself cuddling up with a couple of these waffles on the couch with a cozy blanket. They look simply amazing. Looove apples (esp pink ladies) and caramel.
Thanks Sally!! Pink Ladies are my favorite and well, who does not love caramel!
Awesome fall breakfast idea!
Gorgeous and delicious looking. How can it get any better! Great post.
I’ve gotta find me some buckwheat flour! And I’ve gotta get the waffles in belly, like right now!
Yes, you do! The buckwheat flour is so good!