Kristy’s ”Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote” from Keepin’ It Kind is ‘Breakfast In Bed-Fest’ entry #9

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9 

My ‘Breakfast In Bed-Festival’ this year is really just a sneaky way of sharing my favorite Vegan bloggers best breakfast recipes with you all and having a bit of competitive fun all the while.  As I have said too many lots of times before, I leave out for work in the pre-pre-dawn hours, more like the middle of the night for some, I’m sure. I don’t get the luxury very often to enjoy a wonderfully fresh home made breakfast to enjoy in the comfort of my home.  So I’m hosting a little monthly highlight this year of the best of the best in healthy breakfast ideas for days when I am able to spend more time enjoying breakfast. I’ve asked 12 of the most creative, health conscious and economically minded  bloggers to each share 1 breakfast that highlights both their own website and their own ingenuity for eating healthily, kindly and creatively.  At year’s end, we’ll have a little vote on which month’s posting you all enjoyed the most and congratulate the winner with a few kind words and some prizes.  There’s a Pinterest board you can follow to see how the event unfolds each month with all the recipes and news about my Breakfast In Bed-Fest and it’s participants.  

2014 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' on Canned-Time.com

This month, I’m welcoming  Kristy

from

Keepin’ It Kind

Her ”Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote”

 is Breakfast In Bed-Fest entry #9.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

Brunch can truly make or break your Sunday.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

If you start off Sunday with a boring brunch (I’m looking at you, cold toast!), you’re gearing yourself up for a boring day. If you treat yourself to something really magical on Sunday morning, it gets your day started on the right foot. You’re ready to fill your day with even more awesomeness. Sunday brunch is important.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

Take these spiced orange cacao nib waffles for instance. I got up a few minutes earlier (like, at 9:45 instead of 10 am)(sleeping in is my favorite sport) to make a warm fig compote to top the waffles and I put in a little extra effort to zest and juice a couple oranges because fresh OJ and orange zest just makes these waffles. Add some fall spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg and some cacao nibs to scatter throughout the batter, and you’re in business. With the base being made of oat flour, buckwheat flour, and a bit of cornmeal, you’ll have waffles you can share with your gluten-free friends. As soon as you smell these babies cooking in the waffle iron, you’ll know you’re right on track to an amazing brunch. And day.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

The pairing of orange with a touch of bitter chocolate (via the cacao nibs) is absolutely dreamy. The only thing better is the way these subtly spiced waffles taste with the warm, gingery fig compote and a few fresh orange slices. It’s totally decadent Brunch Bliss.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

After digging into these wonderful waffles, I can honestly tell you that I had one of the best Sundays I’ve had in awhile. I didn’t turn on my computer once to do any work and I didn’t have to run any errands. It was too hot to do anything physical outside, so I just stayed in and had the laziest day I’ve had probably since I was in my teens. I cuddled on the couch with my pooch and binge-watched some terribly sappy sitcoms I hadn’t seen in a long while (I’m looking at you, final season of How I Met Your Mother!). It may not be that exciting but a good brunch and day of indulging in absolute laziness was heaven. Sweet, delicious heaven.

Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote

by Kristy Turner

 

Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote
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Ingredients
  1. fig compote
  2. 1 1/2 cups chopped dried Mission figs
  3. 1 cup fresh orange juice
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  6. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. a pinch of sea salt
  9. spiced orange cacao nib waffles
  10. 1 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup oat flour
  11. 1 cup buckwheat flour
  12. 1/3 cup fine grain cornmeal
  13. 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  14. 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  15. 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  16. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  17. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  18. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  19. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  20. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  21. 1 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  22. 1 cup fresh orange juice
  23. 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  24. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  25. 1 tablespoon orange zest
  26. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  27. 1/2 cup cacao nibs, plus more for garnish if desired
  28. fresh chopped figs for garnish, optional
  29. fresh orange slices for garnish, optional
  30. maple syrup, optional
Instructions
  1. fig compote
  2. Combine the dried figs, orange juice, water, maple syrup, and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside until ready to use.
  3. spiced orange cacao nib waffles
  4. Combine the oat flour, buckwheat flour, cornmeal, baking powder, arrowroot powder, flaxmeal, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, orange juice, coconut oil, maple syrup, orange zest, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. Stir in the cacao nibs. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes while the waffle iron heats up.
  6. Cook the batter in your waffle iron according to machine instructions. To keep waffles warm before serving, place on a cooling rack and cover with a clean kitchen towel.
  7. Serve each waffle topped with fig compote, chopped figs (if using), orange slices (if using), and cacao nibs (if using), or you can just serve all of the elements and let people top their own waffles. For a little extra moisture, drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!
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Kristy's ''Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote" from Keepin' It Kind is 'Breakfast In Bed-Fest' entry #9

Thank you so much, Angela, for letting me participate in this awesome series and

thank you to all you wonderful readers for stopping by.

Happy brunching!

Kristy TurnerBut I Could Never Go Vegan - by Kristy Turner available @Amazon.com 

 

 

 Kristy Turner is the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the blog,       Keepin’ It Kind. Former fromagier and mutterer of the words “I could never be vegan,” Kristy now loves her compassionate lifestyle and works with her photographer husband, Chris, to make veganism accessible, fun, and delicious for everyone. Her first book, But I Could Never Go Vegan, will be out in December 2014.

You can find Kristy at www.keepinitkind.com, as well as facebook, twitter, and instagram.

 

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6 thoughts on “Kristy’s ”Spiced Orange Cacao Nib Waffles with Fig Compote” from Keepin’ It Kind is ‘Breakfast In Bed-Fest’ entry #9

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  2. narf77

    Now THAT…is a plate of waffles! I sometimes think that you are an Aussie in disguise Ms Angela, because there are none of those tiny little portions that leave you gasping for more and weak at the knees and unable to function half an hour after you last ate. These waffles have “ME” stamped all over them! Thank you for the delicious and most awesome share. I adore gingery things and figgy things (so much so that I planted out 6 fig trees to ensure I could indulge to the max!) and the pairing of the two in waffles is the stuff that future breakfast dreams are made of. Oh BABY I want to eat these!

  3. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

    Well with all those figs coming your way…..give ’em a try. I’m sure Kristy would love to hear of someone all the way in Tasmania making a big batch of these. And I’m sure Steve-O wouldn’t mind much either 😉

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