05 Feb Citrus Orange Waffles
Most kids love waffles and when you add HomeMaker OJ to the recipe, you have a sure-shot winner. The sweetness of the coconut milk tangoes with the tanginess of the orange and lends an interesting twist to this perfectly-textured, everyday breakfast dish. You’ll be surprised at how amazing and delightful these waffles taste and the eagerness with which your kids wolf them down is proof of it. Who knew it could be so easy to get children to like nutritious foods?
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 2 tablespoons of macadamia nuts (toasted and roughly chopped)
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 cut of all purpose flour
- 1 sliced banana
- ½ a cup of orange juice
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons of coconut milk
- Waffle iron
- Stand mixer
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- Sauce pan
- Canola oil spray
Spread all of the drained and patted dry macadamia nuts over a baking tray. Place the tray in a 350°F oven for around 5 to 8 minutes until the nuts are golden in color. Once they’re done, remove the tray from the oven and let the nuts cool for a while before chopping them roughly.
5 Minutes for Each Waffle
Less Than 30 Minutes
The next step is to make the waffle batter. Mix the whole wheat flour as well as the all-purpose flour in a large bowl. Add baking powder, sugar, and salt to the mix and stir until everything is incorporated well.
In a separate medium size bowl, mix in the egg, orange juice, vanilla extract, and canola thoroughly. Make sure all the ingredients are incorporated but don’t over mix.
Pour all the dry ingredients in the stand mixer bowl and whisk gently while adding all the wet ingredients. You need to mix until all the ingredients take on a waffle-batter consistency.
Set the waffle batter to the side and move on to make the syrup. Add the orange juice to a sauce pan on medium-high heat and stir it. You need to reduce the juice by half before reducing the heat to a low medium. Add the coconut milk and sliced banana to the sauce pan and cook until everything is hot enough to serve.
Set it aside and start making the waffles. Spray the waffle iron with a canola spray and set it on the stove to heat. Once the iron is sufficiently warm, ladle around ½ of waffle batter onto the iron. The waffle should take around five minutes to cook. Remove it when the waffle turns golden brown or starts to separate from the iron.
Repeat the process until you have as many waffles as you need. Place the waffle on a plate, drizzle it with the syrup, and serve while it is still warm. You can make the waffle batter and syrup in advance to save time, which makes this dish a good breakfast item.