Magners Hard Cider Brown Butter Waffles

Magners Brown Butter Waffles |

Where do I even begin with these?  Every once in a while a recipe comes along that is so good, I find it hard to put into words.  Magners brown butter waffles is definitely one of those recipes.  All I can tell you is you need these in your life!  The Magners hard cider definitely makes its presence known here and the little specks of brown butter floating around let you know that for a moment all is right in the world.  And then there’s the syrup because you need syrup with your waffles, right?  So I figured I’d make that out of Magners too.  Breakfast, anyone?

It all started last week when I went digging through a kitchen cabinet and stumbled upon a waffle maker. A waffle maker that has probably been there over five years and has never once been used.  Due to the fact that I had numerous other projects hanging over my head, I thought it would be a fantastic time to make waffles – I’m a rock star at procrastination. I had no idea if this gem I discovered even worked, but when I opened the fridge and spied a bottle of Magners staring back at me I said a little prayer to the waffle gods and got to work.

Magners Brown Butter Waffles |

As soon as I opened the bottle of Magners, I knew brown butter had to get involved in this situation. Magners + brown butter is a beautiful thing.  You may recall the Magners Brown Butter Blondies from last year – still one of my favorites!  So I whipped up some waffle batter, poured in a bottle of Magners and a nice dose of brown butter.  Heated up that waffle iron and in under five minutes, I had dinner!  At that point they were beyond good, but I thought why not take it one step further and make a little syrup.

Do you know hat happens when you reduce Magners with some light brown sugar??  Magic is what happens, my friends.  I let it reduce a lot till it got thick and syrupy, and took on a deep amber color. A bit of butter swirled in at the end, and you may be tempted to drink it.  Pour the syrup over your waffles, pour yourself a pint and all that’s left to do is dig in.

And last, but certainly not least, here they are all piled up, dripping in syrup…  It’s like a hot mess of yum!  Whatever your plans are this weekend, make sure these waffles are involved!  I hope you all have a fabulous Saint Patrick’s Day and thank you for letting me share the Irish series with you!

Magners Brown Butter Waffles |

Magners Hard Cider Brown Butter Waffles

Yield: 8 waffles


  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, browned
  • 12 ounces Magners Irish Cider
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Magners Syrup
  • 16 ounces Magners Irish Cider
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Brown butter.
  2. Heat waffle iron.
  3. Mix milk, vanilla extract and 2 egg yolks together.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl.
  5. Add in cider, milk-yolk-vanilla mixture and browned butter.
  6. Whisk together till smooth.
  7. Whip 2 egg whites in clean bowl till stiff.
  8. Fold egg whites into batter.
  9. Cook waffles in waffle iron.
  10. Magners Syrup
  11. Bring Magners and light brown sugar to a boil in medium size saucepan.
  12. Reduce heat to medium and allow mixture to bubble away for about 20 minutes. - I reduced it down to about 5 ounces.
  13. Stir in 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

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14 Responses to “Magners Hard Cider Brown Butter Waffles”

  1. 1
    Mary says:

    ALL I CAN SAY IS “OMG”!!!!!

  2. 2
    Elle says:

    I second Mary’s comment. This is the type of recipe that makes me want to get a waffle maker, despite a lack of kitchen cupboard space… Looks delicious :)

  3. 3
    Elle says:

    I second Mary’s comment! These look delicious and are just the type of recipe that make me want to get a waffle maker, regardless of the lack of kitchen cupboard space…

  4. 4

    Beer & brown butter – waffles just got a makeover. These are awesome!

  5. 5
    Liz says:

    The hubby is the waffle maker in this family…and he uses a box of Bisquick. I think I’ll have to treat him to a batch of yours…he won’t know what hit him. They look so tall and perfect…and adding Mangers and brown butter was such a delicious idea!

  6. 6

    Ahhhhh now I feel like I need to incorporate browned butter into waffles asap!

  7. 7

    I have never had Magners, but I already know where I am going for breakfast tomorrow!

  8. 8
    Jackie says:

    I don’t break out my waffle maker as much as I should. These sounds a-mazing, gotta try them!

    xo Jackie

  9. 9

    What a delicious combo of flavors in these waffles! Love your photos, Meghan…they’re beautiful!!! Also love your new cover photo on Facebook!!

  10. 10
    Terra says:

    You found a waffle maker, a perfect present that keeps on giving!! Okay, I have never had Magners, but you have convinced me that I need to try it ASAP! You waffles sound amazing, and look gorgeous:-). Hugs, Terra

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    I wish my husband liked waffles more. These are perfect. I am going to make a big pile for Sunday morning. He makes his own eggs and bacon. :)

  13. 13

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    […] you haven’y baked with hard cider yet, I encourage you to start with these Magners Hard Cider Brown Butter Waffles.  Whether you start your day with them, or maybe end it, you can’t go wrong!  And […]

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