One serving of this simple breakfast contributes about 1/2 cup serving of fruit and about two ounces grains for Nunes.
1/4 cup reduced-sugar orange marmalade (such as Smucker's)
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
2 cups fresh orange sections (about 2 oranges)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 3/4 ounces)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (about 3 1/2 ounces)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large egg, lightly beaten
How to Make It
To prepare compote, place marmalade, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook 2 minutes or until the marmalade melts. Reduce heat, and gently stir in the orange sections; keep warm.
To prepare waffles, lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and the next 6 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, 1/3 cup water, canola oil, orange rind, and egg in a small bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray; preheat. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter per 4-inch waffle onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook for 5 minutes or until steaming stops, and repeat procedure with remaining batter. Sift powdered sugar over tops of waffles. Serve with orange compote.
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I've made this recipe a couple of times now, with and without the compote. They stand up quite well just as plain waffles - crispy, fluffy yet still hearty. I omit the orange peel, use all white whole wheat flour and substitute liquid whey for the water. For some reason buttermilk waffle recipes are hard to come by unless they are "flavored" or seasonal; but this one makes a good basic waffle that I will keep on the regular rotation.
Really, really good. I made this when we had 'breakfast for dinner' one night. Mine also did not get that crispy, and I left them in the waffle maker after the 'Ready' button lit up. Will definitely make again, and I'll try crisping them up in the toaster oven.
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