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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My mom picked me up a waffle iron the other day so my mind's been whirling with ideas. I'm not a big breakfast eater but I do like breakfast food and waffles are right up there on my list. I decided to tweak a recipe to include orange juice in the waffles AND the syrup. Oh my....what a delight! The hint of orange in the waffles was so fun but the syrup is what made the whole thing! A touch of cinnamon finished it off to perfection.

Orange Juice Waffles 
with Cinnamon Orange Syrup

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 eggs
1  cup warm milk
½ cup orange juice
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter, orange juice and vanilla.

Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.

Ladle the batter into a preheated, greased waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp.

Serve immediately with Cinnamon Orange Syrup

Cinnamon Orange Syrup

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan. Heat to boiling and allow to simmer on low for about 10 minutes until thick and syrup-y. Serve warm with Orange Juice Waffles.

Here's what you'll need for the waffles and the syrup.

Put the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Add the wet stuff.

Combine them to get this!

Pour into your prepared waffle iron and cook!

Heat up the water, sugar, cinnamon and oj concentrate 
and let it simmer until nice and thick and gooey.

Pour the syrup over the waffles and enjoy!