Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

by Shawnda on December 27, 2013

in Breakfast

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

‘Tis the season! Pie for breakfast. Pie for lunch. Pie after lunch. Pie before dinner. OMG how is there still so much pie left?!

More than once during the holidays, in place of pie-for-breakfast, we usually whip up our favorite version of Eggs Benedict – homemade buttermilk biscuits topped with crispy bacon, eggs, and Bearnaise sauce. Sometimes there’s something green thrown onto the plate for good measure, but the closer to the end of the year we get… nah.

It’s truly an indulgent breakfast worthy of the indulgent, ribbon-topped chaos of the holidays.

But it was by no means the most indulgent breakfast this season. That title, my friends, is reserved for these waffles.

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

The team behind Private Selection sent me a pack of their new Finishing Butters to play around with this month. Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Roasted Garlic & Herbs, Honey… But my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Caramel Sea Salt butter. Nothing non-tequila stops me in my tracks like the promise of sweet and salty caramel baked-in, drizzled-over, or spooned straight from the jar. Nothing.

We whipped up a batch of waffles using the Caramel Sea Salt butter in the batter, topped those waffles with some diced apples, and then drizzled the whole thing in caramel sauce.

It was almost pie for breakfast. But way better.

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

Private Selection has provided a set of their fantastic Finishing Butters and a $100 Gift Card to one lucky reader! To enter the giveaway, simply answer this question in the comments below: What was the best-worst, most indulgent thing you’ve had for breakfast this season?

Update: The winner is Karen’s Homemade flapjacks with lots of butter and cinnamon vanilla sugar at comment #43. Please check your email on how to claim your prize!

And for a bonus entry, leave a separate comment below that you like Private Selection on Facebook!

Salted Caramel Apple Waffles

Fluffy waffles flavored with Caramel Sea Salt butter.

Ingredients

  • For the waffles:
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 3.5 oz container Caramel Sea Salt butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For serving:
  • Honeycrisp and Granny Smith Apples, diced
  • Caramel sauce (purchased or homemade)

Instructions

  1. Heat your waffle iron.
  2. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and brown sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  6. Add the egg whites to the bowl and fold in until incorporated.
  7. Cook the waffle batter to desired brownness and serve hot, topped with diced apples and warmed caramel sauce.

Notes

Yields: 12 waffles

Adapted from Williams Sonoma

Estimated time: 25 minutes

The fine print:
- Maximum 2 entries per email person.
- Giveaway ends at 12:01am (Texas time!) on Jan 2nd.
- Winner will be selected by one of those cold, soulless, unfeeling random number generator thingies and announced on this post.
- Winners will receive a 6-pk of Private Selection Finishing Butters and a $100 Gift Card to a Private Selection retailer (maximum retail value of prize = $100).
- Prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited.
- Prize can only be shipped to a US address.
- Prizes are provided by Private Selection.
- Official giveaway rules can be found here.

{ 143 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

I had chocolate chip pancakes with hot fudge sauce on a cruise ship last week….best breakfast EVER. Totally healthy, right? LOL

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2 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie December 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

I liked their page on FB!

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3 Erin J December 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’ve done pretty well eating good this season….but I did make brownies and ate a small piece at breakfast.

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4 Erin J December 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

I like private selections on fb

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5 theresasea December 27, 2013 at 11:28 am

I had an apple and cream cheese kringle…with eggs and whatnot, but the kringle! OH YUM!

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6 theresasea December 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

I went ahead and liked them on facebook. :)

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7 Cassie December 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

I have been pretty good this season about eating a healthy breakfast every day because I feel better when I do, but today I had two donuts for breakfast.

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8 lori December 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

i always eat fruit, but i have had some cinnamon rolls and cookies with breakfast!

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9 Stacy December 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

The best/worst thing I’ve had for breakfast this holiday season was Christmas cookies!

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10 Stacy December 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook.

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11 tiffany December 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm

It would have to be the creme brulee breakfast bake that I make. It’s truly yummy!

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12 Eva @ Eva Bakes December 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I had pound cake for breakfast. Yum!

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13 Daniela December 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Overnight french toast casserole

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14 Heather December 27, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Pumpkin Pie pudding with whipped cream for breakfast….yummy!

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15 Lindsay December 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Probably cinnamon rolls… Yes, that was plural.

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16 Gwyn December 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

My most indulgent breakfast was a chicken fried steak with eggs over easy. It was amazing.

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17 Rachel December 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hmm. I’ve had a lot of delicious quickbreads and joy the bakers oatmeal cookie pancakes with chocolate chips. Yum!

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18 Terri B December 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Monkey bread with cream cheese glaze!

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19 Amanda W December 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Cinnamon rolls.

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20 jenb December 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm

It’s a toss up between hashbrown casserole about a week ago and homemade cinnabon style cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

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21 jenb December 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I like Private Selection on facebook.

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22 melissa@IWasBornToCook December 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

chocolate chip waffles with whipped cream…

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23 melissa@IWasBornToCook December 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I like Private Selection on FB.

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24 Sarah in Miami December 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Dutch apple pancake. It’s the size of your face and basically a caramel apple pie =)

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25 Katie December 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

We always have monkey bread for breakfast on Christmas, so I definitely indulged!

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26 katie December 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Doughnuts have been my downfall this year.

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27 Katie December 27, 2013 at 3:22 pm

My grandmother’s pecan sticky buns! We make them every Christmas and they are delicious!

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28 Katie December 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I like Private Selection on FB

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29 Tricia December 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I don’t consider much to be too indulgent for breakfast…..waffles with real maple syrup….

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30 Laura December 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Chocolate Roulage and the remainder of the bottle of Bubbly

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31 Jessie C. December 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Best breakfast- Blackberry French Toast

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32 Jessie C. December 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Like Private Selection on Facebook

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33 Kimt December 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Barefoot contessa frittata…this morning. It was rich and wonderful.

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34 Ashley H December 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

The best breakfast I had was sausage casserole.

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35 Ashley H December 27, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I like them on facebook.

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36 Robin December 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Homemade cinnamon rolls!

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37 Dorothea December 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The best and most indulgent thing I’ve had for breakfast this season is our traditional Christmas breakfast of sausage souffle and homemade cinnamon rolls with chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting!

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38 Mellybrown December 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

We’re getting ready to head out for breakfast for dinner at my parents’ Christmas party …. all you can eat meat fest of bacon, sausage, eggs + chorizo and waffles to round it out. So good and so bad. These waffles look delightful!

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39 Ashley P December 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

We had cinnamon rolls with caramel sauce and cream cheese icing on Christmas morning. Yum!

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40 Ashley P December 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook.

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41 Denise December 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm

That would probably be pastries from a great bakery. Full of butter but (or, therefore) delicious.

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42 Andrea D. December 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm

One of the most indulgent for my kids was a couple of whoopie pies that I made. It was a special treat for them. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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43 Karen December 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Homemade flapjacks with lots of butter and cinnamon vanilla sugar.

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44 Allison C December 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I like PS on FB

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45 Allison C December 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I had toffee pancakes topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and toffee chips

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46 Holly H. December 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Biscuits and Gravy! YUMMMMMM It may not be sweet, but it is over the top decadent and an indulgence.

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47 Doreen Hendrickson December 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Dark chocolate carmels with sea salt. Yummm

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48 Leslie December 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I’ve been eating Christmas cookies for breakfast regularly.

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49 Shelly J December 27, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Leftover beef tenderloin with eggs!

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50 Janet T December 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Homemade cinnamon rolls, 2 of them.

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51 Jen M O December 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I had chocolate for breakfast on Christmas!

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52 Jen M O December 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I like Private Selections on Facebook.

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53 jennifer December 27, 2013 at 7:49 pm

dude- i had sugar cookies for breakfast and they were awesome

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54 Katie Rose December 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm

it’s been a steady diet of cookies for breakfast over here…maybe tomorrow I’ll give in and crumble them into ice cream. For the calcium of course!

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55 Nicole S. December 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

The best thing, which brought me back to my childhood… pigs in a blanket!

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56 Katherine December 27, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Iced sugar cookies and coffee–delicious :)

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57 Christina R. December 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

My husband and I have instituted “breakfast dessert” this month where we have been eating either peppermint bark or pie or a Christmas cookie after we eat breakfast….we should probably stop that :)

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58 Elin December 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Either the French toast scones I made or the dark chocolate peppermint waffles or pancakes I’m going to make for my sister’s birthday next week!

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59 Elin December 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook!

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60 Heather B December 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

That would have to be cherry cheesecake pancakes for my birthday. Delicious!

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61 Amanda December 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I went to my grandparents’ house in southwest Louisiana and it turns out our favorite donut shop over there has boudin kolaches. Boudin. Kolaches. I love me some carbs wrapped in other carbs (potato breakfast taco, anyone?) and kolaches just might be my hands-down favorite breakfast ever so there was no way they could go wrong!

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62 sharonjo December 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

My extended family had an enormous brunch the day after Christmas–quiches, muffins, caramel rolls, doughnuts, crepes, blueberry French toast, tea ring, cream cheese braid, egg nog…It was delicious and decadent and so much fun. Thank you!

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63 sharonjo December 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I follow Private Selection on facebook.
(Sharon O.)

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64 Susan Christy December 28, 2013 at 12:28 am

Blueberry & Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole.

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65 Susan Christy December 28, 2013 at 12:29 am

Like Private Selection on FB

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66 Eve December 28, 2013 at 4:40 am

Homemade vegan chocolate and roasted nuts spread on freshly-baked chestnut bread, dipped in banana puree.

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67 Carla P December 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

I know it’s horrible but McDonald’s hash browns are my Kryptonite.

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68 sara December 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

chocolate croissants.

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69 Kaitlin December 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

Bacon jam slathered on toasted artisan bread with a fried egg on top. Yum!

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70 Kaitlin December 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

I like Private Selection on FB

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71 Stacy December 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

I had candy cane pie…mmm…and I would have it again, if there was any left!

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72 Elizabeth December 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I had a couple of fried eggs on top of a heap of leftover stuffing, smothered in gravy!

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73 Elizabeth December 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I follow Private Selection on Facebook!

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74 Stacey December 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oatmeal cookies

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75 Stacey December 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I likes ps on facebook

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76 Hannah December 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Porbably…breakfast casserole.

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77 Katrina @ WVS December 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Savory waffles!

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78 Beth December 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Pretty sure I’ve had both pie and Christmas cookies for breakfast this month. Not on the same day though… which totally makes it OK, right?

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79 Anastasia December 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

The most indulgent thing I had for breakfast this season was fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and fruit & granola yogurt!! I wish I would have had more opportunities to indulge, but diabetes makes me have to shop a little healthier sometimes :D

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80 Kelsey December 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I definitely ate a bowl of gingerbread popcorn for breakfast one morning. I’m not sorry.

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81 Kelsey December 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I like Private Selection on facebook.

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82 Kim December 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

red velvet pancakes! sooo delish!!

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83 itzia December 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

donuts.

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84 itzia December 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook

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85 Melissa December 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Cinnamon rolls with bacon in them. Delicious!

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86 Melissa December 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I like Private Selection on facebook too!

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87 Christine December 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Cinnamon rolls cooked in the waffle iron with a side of bacon. So good!

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88 Karen - Cinnamon Freud December 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Most decadent breakfast was definitely cinnamon rolls on Christmas, and they were delicious!!

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89 Joanne December 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

These are seriously things of beauty!! The best-worst thing I had for breakfast this season was mint chocolate M&M pancakes!

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90 Heather December 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

We’ve had a couple dessert disused as breakfast mornings around here…. monkey bread on christmas morning and waffles with tasty toppings!

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91 Cheryl Newton December 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Nothing; I can’t do indulgent first thing in the morning. I did make an overnight baked french toast for my family this morning. Smelled delish!

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92 Jordan December 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

My mom’s monkey bread on Christmas Day is especially naughty but worth every last calorie!

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93 Sara December 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Probably the several bacon-wrapped wienies coated in brown sugar… but so good!

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94 Stefanie Gladden December 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

stuffed french toast! it was absolutely amazing!!

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95 Stefanie Gladden December 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

also liked Private Selection on Facebook! – Stephanie Ann

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96 Jessica @ Floptimism December 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm

The other week I treated myself to Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie…pancakes. The ingredients were overall pretty wholesome but ohmygosh, so much gooey-melty chocolate!

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97 Jessica @ Floptimism December 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I also like Private Selection on FB as my FB page (Floptimism). I had never heard of them before but their website looks amazing!

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98 Tracey December 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Coconut cream tarts…and they were amazing!

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99 Gaby December 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

key lime pie!

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100 Heather Spooner December 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Apple cheesecake for breakfast! Im not ashamed. It was delicious! Thanks.

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101 MaryB December 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

My most indulgent breakfast this season was homemade cinnamon rolls and bacon on the side!

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102 MaryB December 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I like Private Selections on Facebook.

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103 kate C. December 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting this morning.

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104 Sarah December 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Donuts for breakfast!

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105 Sarah December 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I liked them on facebook.

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106 KW December 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Best breakfast was eggnog cinnamon rolls.

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107 bianca @ sweet dreaming December 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

apple pie french toast!

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108 Carolsue December 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

Waffles with whipped cream and strawberries on top

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109 Carolsue December 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

I like Private Selection on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson

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110 Lawanna December 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

Breakfast has been pretty boring this season, but one day I had some delicious gooey cinnamon rolls. Delicious.

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111 Kat December 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

Gingerbread waffles. With whipped cream. Delicious.

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112 Stacey December 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

I made cranberry orange buns for Christmas morning and they were super rich and super yummy!

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113 kristin December 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

i made cinnamon rolls for my family last week. And my brother tripled the frosting recipe, so they were awesome!

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114 kristin December 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

i liked them on FB.

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115 marie December 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Turns out the last piece of pumpkin pie both makes a delicious breakfast AND pairs well with brandy. *burp*

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116 marie December 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm

… and I also liked Private Selections on FB. Looks tasty.

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117 Hannah December 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting!

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118 Kari M December 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Christmas day brunch. Bread, rolls, cinnamon bread, ham and bacon. Carbs and meat – yum!

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119 Trish December 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I love eggs Benedict and actually enjoy making it too. Once or twice a year I indulge in its deliciousness!

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120 Trish December 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Liked!

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121 Heather d December 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Caramel cookies while my kids ate real food.

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122 grace December 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

i had a cinnamon roll the size of my head, no exaggeration. it was delicious.

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123 Kimt December 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Scones…maple bacon and pumpkin….

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124 Holly B December 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Blueberry waffles, with leftover ham and deviled eggs :)

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125 Sharon December 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I made biscuits and chocolate syrup (with peanut butter for the really brave) for my grandson.

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126 Emily H. December 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Orange french toast. Buttery, orangy yumminess!

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127 Kristen December 31, 2013 at 10:34 am

I ate some really yummy crepes recently

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128 acmommy3 December 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

For our Christmas Morning breakfast we had a lovely meal! Homemade cinnabon-copy cat cinnamon rolls with lots of cream cheese frosting and Bacon wrapped Egg cups. Delicious and yeah, the cinnamon rolls were a loaded carb & sugar fest. :-D

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129 Connie December 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

After Thanksgiving, I had leftover cinnamon ice cream with salted apple caramel topping! Delicious…and who can say dairy and apples aren’t a healthy breakfast?!

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130 Connie December 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I liked Private Selection on their FB page.

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131 Melissa L. December 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm

The best thing I have had for breakfast this year is pancakes, bacon, and eggs. A favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

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132 Melissa L. December 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I liked Private Selection on Facebook.

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133 Elisabeth December 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

When my Mom visited she made me and egg sandwich that had ham in it. Sooo good!

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134 Elisabeth December 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook!

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135 Ashley Caughell December 31, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Best was banana almond protein smoothie. Worst was kale beet carrot juice.

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136 Ashley Caughell December 31, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I like Private Selection on Facebook

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137 sara January 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

YUM. These waffles look AMAZING!

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138 Amy L January 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I always have pumpkin pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving, and this year was no different :)

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139 Amy L January 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I likw Private Selection on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

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140 Krishna January 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Snickerdoodles….leftovers from making cookie trays- Yummy!

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141 Krishna January 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Liked Private Selection on FB- and actually use their products from Kroger too

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142 rachel January 2, 2014 at 10:46 am

I had donuts on Christmas — I love them so much I HAVE to stay away or else! haha

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143 Coco in the Kitchen January 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm

How did I miss this?!

And, do I have to wait til next Christmas to try it? :)

PS-I have a foodie giveaway from Maille UK – enter by leaving a comment on my blog. Good luck!

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