A fun twist on breakfast, these whole grain waffles are served with an orange-berry compote dipping sauce that takes just minutes to make.
Guess who got a waffle maker for Christmas? THIS GAL! I know, I know…I’m a little late to the party. But I’m here now and plan to make up for lost time.
Of course, the morning we set out to try our shiny new waffle maker I discovered that we were out of maple syrup. Fret not, I decided to whip up a quick and easy orange berry compote. It takes just a few minutes to make and is perfect for any fresh or frozen berries you have on hand.
Since our toddler loves playing with his food, I decided to turn this into fun waffle dippers instead of the typical knife and fork affair. To add a bit of sweetness without added sugar, I threw in a little orange zest to the waffle batter and berry compote. Feel free to vary the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the berries and personal preference. Once the compote cooks down, you are left with a thick and fruity dipping sauce that is ideal for sopping up with all of those nooks and crannies.
No forks required.
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries or fresh
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
Combine waffle mix with eggs, milk, oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Measure 1/4 cup of the batter and cook in a waffle maker until golden brown. Continue until no batter remains.
While you're making the waffles, prepare the orange berry compote by combining all ingredients (berries through orange zest) in a small sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until mixture starts to thicken, about 15 minutes.
Cut waffles in quarters and serve with warm berry compote dipping sauce.
To make gluten free simply use your favorite gluten free waffle mix.