Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

These delicious Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote is a fun winter variation on your classic waffle.

Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

Breakfast is the one meal during the week that I put very little thought or planning into. While I have a meal plan for lunch and dinner that I sit down and create every Sunday, weekday breakfast always continues to stay consistent with yogurt, smoothies, and maybe a cottage cheese throw in there now and then. I think that’s probably why why, when the weekend rolls around, I love the indulgent treat of waking up late and slowly making an elaborate (compared to pre-made yogurt) breakfast for Wyatt and I. Often times, it’s pancakes or eggs with toast but lately I’ve been on a waffle kick and these Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Compote have been hitting all the winter comfort spots: warm, bright, carb-y, sweet, and a touch savory!

Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote
Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote
Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

These Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote are from the cookbook, Breakfast, which I’ve been turning to for weekend brunch inspiration for the last few months. I realize I love cookbooks and talk a lot of them up but this one is super fun! It’s filled with bold text, bright backgrounds, beautiful photos, infographics, articles about the history of certain breakfast foods, and so much more. It reminds me of a fun adult activity book where you are learning without even realizing it! Anyhow, if you are into learning and making delicious breakfast food then this book is for you! And if not, at least enjoy these waffles from it. : )

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Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote
Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote

This delicious winter variation on classic waffles is from Extra Crispy’s fun and colorful cookbook, Breakfast.

Ingredients
For the compote
  • 1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries
  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup water
For the waffles
  • 4 Tbsp butter plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • citrus slices for serving
Instructions
For the compote:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all compote ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium. Let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cover. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

For the waffles:
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

  3. In another bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in milk, buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Whisk the wet ingredients and then whisk wider to incorporate dry ingredients into wet until combined.

  4. Heat waffle iron according to package directions and lightly coat with butter. Make waffles, again according to the waffle irons directions.

  5. Serve with compote and orange slices.

Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange-Ginger Cranberry Compote
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