Brown Sugar Waffles with Orange Ginger Cranberry Compote


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh cranberries
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • Waffles
    • 4 tablespoons butter (plus more for greasing)
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 4 large eggs
  • Citrus slices for serving


In a medium saucepan, combine all compote ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium. Let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.

Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cover. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.


Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

In another bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in milk, buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Whisk the wet ingredients and then whisk wider to incorporate dry ingredients into wet until combined.

Heat waffle iron according to package directions and lightly coat with butter. Make waffles, again according to the waffle irons directions.

Serve with compote and orange slices.

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