These decadent — yet incredibly easy to make! — waffles are the perfect spread for Christmas morning, or any holiday brunch that you want to feel a little special.
If you don’t have a waffle maker on hand, not to worry! You can easily pour the batter into a hot, greased non-stick pan to make pancakes.
Here’s what you’ll need for the waffles:
🍋 ½ cup Fused Lemon Olive Oil
🍋 2 eggs
🍋 2 cups all-purpose flour
🍋 1 ¾ cups milk
🍋 1 Tbsp white sugar
🍋 4 Tbsp baking powder
🍋 ¼ tsp salt
🍋 ½ tsp vanilla extract
Here’s what you’ll need for the fresh Strawberry-Orange Compote:
🍓 3 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
🍓 1 cup sugar
...and optional whipping cream on top!
To make the compote:
🌟 Place the sugar and balsamic in a heavy-duty saucepan (at least 2 quarts). Cook over medium heat, swirling occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.
🌟 Add the strawberries and cook at a simmer until the berries begin to loose their shape, and it becomes a thick and chunky sauce. This should take about 8 minutes.
🌟 Cool to room temperature.
To make the waffles:
🌟 Preheat a standard or Belgian waffle maker, if using it.
🌟 Beat the eggs in a large bowl with a mixer or by hand until fluffy.
🌟 Beat in the flour, milk, Lemon Fused Olive Oil, sugar, baking powder, slat, and vanilla until just smooth.
🌟 Grease the preheated waffle maker (or pan, if making pancakes) with a non-stick cooking spray. Cook until golden brown (flip and brown the other side if making pancakes.)
🌟 Serve with the compote drizzled on top, as well as a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream if desired!
Makes 8 standard waffles.