Orange Pecan Waffles are Belgian waffles flavored with orange juice, zest and pecans. Breakfast was never so much fun.
The Back Story on Orange Pecan Waffles
It’s nice to have good friends to vacation with occasionally.
But if you’re married, finding “couple” friends is challenging considering all the relationships that have to go well. Throw in children of different ages and things get really complicated. Spending 24 hours a day together can bring up a lot of issues regarding food, activities, lodging and money to say nothing of the eccentricities most of us I try to hide from polite company.
When our kids were growing up, we went camping at least once or twice a year with Steve and Joan. In the beginning, we both had tents. Then they got a pop-up camper. Next, an RV, then a bigger RV. Along the way, we brought the “banana boat” to the party. All our kids learned to ski and knee board behind that old yellow boat.
Meanwhile, back at camp we cooked, ate, and talked about the next time we would eat. Many traditions evolved through the years. For example, we rewarded ourselves with homemade ice cream after setting up camp–usually on Friday night. Another was Joan’s Orange Pecan Waffles, always prepared one morning for breakfast.
About the Waffle Iron
Part of the fun was making them with Joan’s Belgian waffle iron seen below. Instead of using electricity, it is heated directly over a burner or campfire.
I bought a manual waffle iron for myself but don’t use it much because it requires constant attention–something I can only manage when I’m away from home. As you probably can guess, the waffles pictured here are made with an electric waffle iron.
This recipe produces thick Belgian waffles with a rather dense, muffin-like texture. In fact, leftovers make great snacks later in the day.
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice (2/3 cup) and rind (1 tablespoon) of two small oranges
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup pecans,toasted and chopped
- Whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add eggs, vanilla, orange juice, rind and butter to flour mixture. Stir with a spoon just until mixed. Carefully fold in pecans.
- Cook on preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 261 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 448mg Carbohydrates: 38g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Protein: 6g