Blood Orange Belgian Waffles
Whether you’re having Sunday brunch or breakfast for dinner, we’ve got you covered with this recipe for Blood Orange Belgian Waffles. Imagine a light, fluffy waffle with balanced citrusy flavor in each bite. Top with a drizzle (or more, if you’re like us) of pure Vermont maple syrup and these waffles may become the exclusive breakfast on your kitchen table.
The pizzazz of these waffles comes from the Blood Orange Olive Oil used in the batter. Created through a fusion process in which whole blood oranges are crushed together with olives, our Blood Orange Olive Oil is packed with fresh citrus flavor. The aroma of the oil shines through the whole waffle making process - mixing the batter and cooking in the waffle iron - and of course, enjoying the waffles!
While you certainly can prepare a wonderful waffle batter from scratch, we went the simple route for this recipe - a box of our favorite waffle mix, an egg, and olive oil. Quick, simple, and delicious. Any boxed waffle mix could be adapted to use the Blood Orange olive oil. Simply use in place of the standard vegetable oil it calls for. Also consider using this trick to add some flair to pancakes. The Meyer Lemon Olive Oil or Butternut Squash Seed Oil can also be substituted into this recipe.
If you’re hungry for something other than waffles, the Blood Orange Olive Oil works well as a marinade for seafood or chicken or simply as a dressing for salads. If your sweet tooth is calling, also consider swapping this oil in place of oil in other dessert recipes. Blood Orange Brownies are one of our favorites!
Blood Orange Waffles
1 1/2 cups waffle mix
3/4 cups water
1. Heat waffle iron.
2. Stir waffle mix, egg, water, and olive oil with a wire whisk until smooth.
3. Cook waffles 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 3 waffles.