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Orange Pecan Waffles

Orange Pecan Waffles are Belgian waffles flavored with orange juice, orange zest, and pecans. Breakfast was never so much fun.


Recipe Inspiration

Many food traditions in our family have originated from camping with close friends. For example, we always reward ourselves with homemade ice cream after setting up camp.

Traditionally, we would prepare my friend Joan’s Orange Pecan Waffles for breakfast at least one morning.

About the Non-Electric Waffle Iron

Part of the fun was making them with Joan’s Belgian waffle iron seen below. Instead of using electricity, heat it directly over a burner or campfire.

These are not fussy waffles. No separating eggs or folding in the whites.
Joan assembled the dry ingredients at home. She combined them with the liquids right before cooking them at camp.

ingredients including oranges and orange zest for waffles

I bought a manual waffle iron for myself but don’t use it much. It requires constant attention–something I can only manage when I’m away from home. As you can guess, I used an electric waffle iron to make the waffles pictured here.

This recipe produces thick Belgian waffles with a rather dense, muffin-like texture. In fact, leftovers make great snacks later in the day.

orange waffles sprinkled with fruit

More recipes with citrus flavors

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Orange Pecan Waffles

Orange Pecan Waffles

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Orange Pecan Waffles are Belgian waffles flavored with orange juice, zest and pecans. Breakfast was never so much fun.


  • 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


  1. Whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, orange juice, rind and butter to flour mixture. Stir with a spoon just until mixed. Carefully fold in pecans.
  3. Cook on preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 448mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g

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Thursday 5th of July 2012

I have looked everywhere for a waffle maker that can make the belgian heart shaped waffles (the rounder heart shape, not the connected, straight on the side versions) and have had no luck.

Can anyone help me find the waffle maker she used in this recipe?

Thanks a bunch!!


Friday 4th of February 2011


I featured your recipe on my blog today.


Sunday 22nd of August 2010

oh wow--could these BE any cuter? and they look delicious too!


Wednesday 18th of August 2010

Those sound really amazing! And the pictures are drool-worthy. It IS hard to make 'couple friends', even before marriage (at least for me).


Wednesday 18th of August 2010

Heart shaped waffles. How cute. And they sound so delicious.