You're probably wondering why my waffles look a little different today. You're also probably wondering why I'm randomly posting on a Thursday afternoon after being silent all week. #Firstofall A LOT has changed lately. I finally bought my new waffle iron. I may have mentioned in the past my frustrations with my old waffle iron. It was square, it took long to get hot, and it locked in a way that made it extremely hard to open so I always had to keep a utensil at the edge to prevent it from locking. Talk about stressful. But my new waffle iron from Oster is compact, round, non-stick and a lot easier to use. It even allows me to control the temperature.
I used it for the first time this morning to make these waffles. I'm on Mid-term break today and tomorrow so I plan on spending as much time in the kitchen as possible to catch up on some much needed Fall recipes for you guys. Yum! The first one was this Orange Spiced Waffle! I was inspired by last year's Honey & Orange Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Tea and Martha Stewart's Spiced Lemonade. I used items that I have on hand (an orange) and got started.
Guys this is so easy, I don't want you to fear that this is some complicated recipe that'll run you into a huge expense with foreign ingredients. From start to finish, you could be sitting down to eat these warm, thick waffles in 15-20 minutes. Trust me, this will be the star of your next brunch!
ORANGE SPICED WAFFLES
- 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
- 1 cup milk (I used Lactaid)
- 3 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- 2 tsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 tsp. double acting baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Grate the skin of the orange to get orange zest, then cut the orange in half and give a light squeeze to get the juice.
- Mix until well combined. Do not over-mix.
- Pour the batter (it will be thick, but not too thick because of the milk) and you'll need to spread it out with a spatula) onto the waffle iron and cook according to the directions on your waffle.