Weekend Waffles

October 16, 2010
I'm about to make an overarching statement about a very delicious culinary wonder. 
I'm of the opinion that waffles should be their own food group. 
 I haven't always been on the waffle bandwagon, but after my purchase of a darling yet aged waffle iron a couple months ago, I have re-fallen in love with the waffle. 
During the summer months it was peach waffles, blueberry waffles, raspberry and tayberry - oh, the summer months were fruitful. (okay, very bad joke...)
And now that Fall has arrived we've moved on to cinnamon apple walnut, maple oat, and vanilla banana - and today we added a new all-time favorite:
whole wheat candied orange. 

I made candied whole oranges a few days ago (fabulous recipe here ) and needed to find more recipes to use them up. So this morning as I was making our standard waffles, I decided to throw them in and wow - I'm glad I did. This recipe is as easy as they come - I've memorized the base, and just add to it depending on my mood.

Candied Orange Waffles

1 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Sugar
Pinch of Salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
Splash of Vanilla
2 Tbsp of  Butter, melted
1/2 - 1 Cup candied orange, minced (this is really up to you)

Plug in/turn on waffle iron. Mix all ingredients together - despite the "rule" that you're supposed to first mix the dry, then the wet, then mix together - I always use the one-bowl-method, and they turn out fine. 
Make waffles. Top with butter and syrup. Enjoy!


  1. Being 2 BIG fans of breakfast, my husband and I both thank you for this post!