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Waffles* with Citrus Compote

Active Time: 35-40 minutes / Cook Time/Total Time: will vary with different waffle irons

Makes 6 Belgian-style waffles (amounts will vary with different waffle irons)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 5 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Citrus Compote:
    • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segments cut into thirds (try to catch the juices in a bowl)
    • 1 orange, peeled and segments cut into thirds (try to catch the juices in a bowl)
    • 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced mint (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place oats in a high-speed blender or food processor and process until the oats form a fine flour. Measure out 1 ½ cups flour, reserving any extra for another use (you can usually substitute it for a partial amount of other flours, besides coconut, in a baking mix).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger.
  3. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the milk, ghee, eggs, honey, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while you make the citrus compote and heat your waffle iron (set the iron to medium-high if you have a control).
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°F and place a baking sheet inside.
  6. To make the compote, add the grapefruit and orange pieces, honey, and mint (if using) to a medium bowl and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
  7. After 10 minutes, stir the batter again. Pour batter onto the heated waffle iron to cover the center, leaving the edges empty. Cooking time will vary with different waffle makers, but waffles are done when they are golden and crisp. Transfer cooked waffles to the baking sheet in the oven to stay warm while you make the other waffles.
  8. To serve, top waffles with compote. Add 1 tablespoons maple syrup per person if desired.
  9. Leftover waffles can be frozen for a quick breakfast; simply pop them in the toaster for a few minutes. Leftover compote can be used on the leftover waffles, or it makes a great snack on its own.

*Don’t have a waffle iron? Make pancakes with the batter, instead.