Pumpkin Belgian Waffles with Cranberry Orange Compote

Pumpking Belgian waffles with cranberry orange compote
Found this great recipe at Simplyhealthyfam.blogspot.com. Go check her out for more great ideas.

You know you want one right this minute! I have played around with a basic recipe and after about 4 times, I have created masterpiece…MwwaaaaaAaaaaAaaaa.. O.k. so I’m a little excited about my pumpkin recipes. After you try these, you won’t blame me! These are NOT your every day average dry waffles. Super moist and very flavorful! You could wait until next Fall to make them, but I don’t suggest it.

Pumpkin Belgian Waffles with Cranberry Orange Compote

Ingredients

Waffles:

PREP TIME 15 MINUTES COOK TIME 20 MINUTES
makes about 14 waffles
2 cups white, whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax meal (ground flax) – put it on oatmeal, yogurt, muffins, cookies etc.
1/2 cup wheat germ – put it on oatmeal, yogurt, muffins, cookies.
1/3 cup Agave Nectar
2 TBSP baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ( 1/2 t cinnamon + 1/4 t ground ginger + 1/8 t nutmeg + 1/8 t ground cloves)
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp fine salt
1 cup lowfat milk
1 – 14 oz. can pumpkin puree
1/4 cup unsalted, melted butter
2 large eggs
1 egg white
chopped pecans or walnuts for topping. Beat together the milk, pumpkin, melted butter, agave and eggs in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together flour, wheat germ, flax meal, baking powder, spices and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in wet ingredients. Mix together until just combined. Pour into a preheated waffle maker.
*If you have settings on yours, set it to med. otherwise, you might have to remove them before the light goes off so as not to burn. They will be moist and delicious!!!
Pumpking Belgian waffles with cranberry orange compote

Cranberry Compote:

makes about 4 cups compote
1 – 12 oz. bag whole, fresh cranberries (found in the produce isle)
1/4 cup O.J.
1 TBSP orange zest
2 TBSP Agave nectar
1 cup water
2 TBSP cornstarch
1 tsp real vanilla extract

Mix cornstarch in a measuring cup with about 1/4 cup of the water. Bring the rest of the ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cornstarch mixture. Lower heat. Cook about 8 minutes. You can use this as a topping on yogurt too. My 9 month old loves this!

Nutrition Info
Calories 208
Calories from Fat 78 (37%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 8.8g 13%Saturated Fat 3.0g 14%

Monounsaturated Fat 3.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%

Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 28.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g 19%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 6.8g 13%

Cranberries
Have long been valued for their ability to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections. Now, recent studies suggest that this native American berry may also promote gastrointestinal and oral health, prevent the formation of kidney stones, lower LDL and raise HDL (good) cholesterol, aid in recovery from stroke, and even help prevent cancer.
Fresh cranberries, which contain the highest levels of beneficial nutrients, are at their peak from October through December, just in time to add their festive hue, tart tangy flavor and numerous health protective effects to your holiday meals. When cranberries’ short fresh season is past, rely on cranberry juice and dried or frozen cranberries to help make every day throughout the year a holiday from disease.

Pumpkin Belgian Waffles with Cranberry Orange Compote

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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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  1. Renee T

    These sound delicious. I may try to make them this holiday season.

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