Cinnamon Waffles with Apricot Orange and Brandy Compote. An indulgent weekend brunch idea that’s perfect for special occasions like Mothers Day or at the Holidays.
As the weekend approaches I usually put my head to planning at least one family brunch. This one is a particular favorite of mine because of my life-long fondness for apricots.
I love the combination of orange and apricot because the acidity of the orange is very complimentary to apricot. It helps balance the sweetness a little.
The alcohol in the brandy gets cooked off when it’s boiled, so no worries about serving it to the kids.
The Amaretto still adds a little something special to this great compote. I love to serve it warm on top of these freshly made waffles.
I wouldn’t complain about a dollop of whipped cream either but I’m watching my weight… you go right ahead. 😉
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Cinnamon Waffles with Apricot Orange & Brandy Compote - an indulgent weekend brunch idea that's perfect for special occasions like Mothers Day or at the Holidays.
For the Cinnamon Waffles
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
For the Apricot Compote
- 2 cups chopped dried apricots
- orange juice
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup sugar, more or less to taste, depending on the sweetness of the apricots. Start with less, you can always add more if need be.
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
To prepare the waffles
- Sift together dry ingredients.
- Beat eggs add milk, oil and vanilla extract. Add to dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
- Use about ¼ cup batter per waffle, depending upon the size of your waffle maker. Cook until golden brown. Makes about 8 waffles.
To prepare the Apricot Compote
- Transfer the chopped apricots into a small pot and add enough orange juice to cover them. You can let this sit overnight if you want to make it in the morning but it will still be fine, just slow simmered without soaking, it just will take a little longer.
- Add the salt, brandy, sugar and cinnamon.
- Simmer slowly over low heat for about a half hour, stirring about every 5 minutes. You may need to add a little more orange juice or water if the liquid boils away too quickly. When the apricots are soft and tender and the juice and sugar has reduced to a syrupy consistency, it is ready. Serve warm over waffles or pancakes.
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Serving Size1 waffle with compote
Amount Per Serving Calories 297Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 23mgSodium 171mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 3gSugar 33gProtein 4g
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