Spiced Belgian Waffles With Blood Orange Sauce

Jackie Sobon

Spiced Belgian Waffles With Blood Orange Sauce

The warmth of cinnamon complements the acidity of oranges well in this perfect waffle recipe.

Serves: 6

Brunch perfection can be found in these golden, crispy, thick waffles with a zesty, sweet blood orange sauce.

What you need:

For the blood orange sauce:
2 cups peeled, chopped, and deseeded blood oranges
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon blood orange zest

For the waffle batter:
¼ cup water
1 cup vegan milk
1 cup flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1-½ tablespoons sugar
½ tablespoon coconut oil
½ tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon salt
Maple syrup (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)

What you do:

  1. Preheat waffle iron. For the blood orange sauce, into a blender, place oranges, sugar, lemon juice, and orange zest and purée until smooth. In a small saucepan over low heat, add orange mixture, stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly.
  2. For the waffle batter, add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Into waffle iron, add waffle batter, making sure not to leave any part uncovered. Cook 8 to 11 minutes.
  3. Drizzle blood orange sauce. Serve warm with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
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