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Orange Berry Compote

    A fun twist on breakfast, these whole grain waffles are served with an orange berry compote dipping sauce that takes just minutes to make. 

    Waffles with Orange Berry Compote

    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.

    Waffle Dippers with Compote - The Lemon Bowl

    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.

    Waffle Dippers with Compote - The Lemon Bowl

    Orange Berry Compote

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    This orange-berry compote is served with whole grain waffles that takes just minutes to make.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Servings: 4


    Orange Berry Compote

    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • ½ cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest


    • 1 ⅓ cups waffle mix (such as Bob’s Red Mill 7-Grain)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup skim milk
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or melted coconut oil)


    • 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.
    • For the waffles 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.
    • Cut waffles in quarters and serve with warm berry compote dipping sauce.


    To make gluten free simply use your favorite gluten free waffle mix.


    Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 36.3gProtein: 10.5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 385mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8.7g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. I bought a waffle maker on a whim when I was in college. My boyfriend (now husband) thought I was crazy. We made waffles every friggin weekend. So when we registered for wedding gifts I insisted we would register for the mac daddy of them all the KitchenAid double waffle baker. He thought I was nuts. We don’t make waffles every weekend, but at least once a month! Must try your recipe asap!

    2. I really like switching back between making pancakes and making waffles. It keeps me from getting bored! Waffle dippers sound like they’d be a great breakfast on the go. Just get a little container of syrup and wam.. Instant classic. Personally the fruit sounds better to me, but these would be for my brother and anything fruit for breakfast (unless it is a jelly donut. Baha) is basically a no.

    3. I want a waffle maker! But kind of not. I have the tendency to eat two full-sized Belgian waffles drenched in maple syrup. So I guess my health is about about it. :D

      Anyway, these look great! I love that you added orange to the berries. Anything else would have been sad, right?! ;) Especially now that the sun hides for weeks on end.

    4. I’m pretty sure almost everything is better when dipped…and especially waffles! Personally, I prefer fruity compotes on my waffles to syrup anyway. So yay to this!

    5. I love waffles! I haven’t made them in so long, but they are one of my favorite breakfast treats. I could eat the entire bowl of compote by itself! It is so cold, we need some fresh citrus flavors!

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