These Orange Cranberry Waffles are bursting with holiday flavour! They are drizzled with a Cranberry Maple Compote and are vegan and gluten free!
One thing I know for sure is that Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. You guys already know that it’s my favourite season, and with that comes ALL the festive foods. I always feel like I’m lacking in festive breakfasts, so wanted to shake it up this year with these Orange Cranberry Waffles with Cranberry Maple Compote. Let me tell you – you’re going to need these waffles on your Christmas/holiday table.
We’ll be spending Christmas this year as a family away from home, so what better way than to bring a piece of home with me? Of course I’m not actually travelling with these waffles (though I’ve been known to do that) but you can bet that the waffle maker is coming with me in my suitcase. Yup, it’s that good.
Calphalon’s IntelliCrisp Waffle Maker is without a doubt, the best waffle iron I have ever used. If you watched my insta stories then you saw me raving like crazy over it. This is just one amazing appliance in Calphalon’s new line of kitchen appliances. This beautiful collection includes the Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Oven, the Calphalon Special Brew Coffee Maker, the Calphalon Even Sear Multi-Grill, the Calphalon Digital Sauté Slow Cooker, the Calphalon Intellicrisp Waffle Maker and the Calphalon Auto-Speed Blender. Let me break down my favourite things about this waffle maker:
Long story short, go and run out and buy this for everyone you know that loves waffles. Which is pretty much everyone on earth. It’ll make the perfect Christmas gift because if I didn’t already have it, it would be on my list. Friends, look out for WAY more waffle recipes from me in the future.
Speaking of waffles, yes, these Orange Cranberry Waffles are perfect. The flavour leans more on the cranberry than the orange side, but you could easily up it by swapping out a few tablespoons of the vegan buttermilk for more orange juice. It’s speckled with beautiful burst cranberries, and has a subtle hint of orange. So basically this tastes like sunshine.
You guys didn’t think I was going to add plain ole’ (as delicious as it is that way) maple syrup to these festive waffles did you? No. Orange Cranberry Waffles deserve maple syrup spiced with orange zest and cranberries. It’s as easy as heating the maple syrup in a pan with a handful of cranberries, a little vanilla extract and a bit of zest until the cranberries pop. Then let it cool while you finish the rest of the waffles. It takes these already perfectly crisp on the outside soft on the inside waffles to another level. You know when you guys are always asking for those little things I do to take my own versions over the top? This is one of them!
I hope you enjoy these waffles friends! The recipe can be easily doubled, or even tripled. Also, these freeze like a dream. I guarantee that you’ll be making them more than once throughout the holiday season, so to make it easier you can freeze your cranberries and even your orange zest. That way the zesting – the “hardest” part – is easy for you. Enjoy, friends!
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