Spiced Belgian Waffles With Blood Orange Sauce

Brunch perfection can be found in these golden, crispy, thick waffles with a zesty, sweet blood orange sauce.

What you need:

For the blood orange sauce:
2 cups peeled, chopped, and deseeded blood oranges
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon blood orange zest

For the waffle batter:
¼ cup water
1 cup vegan milk
1 cup flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1-½ tablespoons sugar
½ tablespoon coconut oil
½ tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon salt
Maple syrup (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)

What you do:

  1. Preheat waffle iron. For the blood orange sauce, into a blender, place oranges, sugar, lemon juice, and orange zest and purée until smooth. In a small saucepan over low heat, add orange mixture, stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly.
  2. For the waffle batter, add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Into waffle iron, add waffle batter, making sure not to leave any part uncovered. Cook 8 to 11 minutes.
  3. Drizzle blood orange sauce. Serve warm with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
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