Breakfast, Muffins & Smoothies, Organic Living & Recipes

Maple-Pecan Waffles

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Most mornings, we tend to eat a healthy breakfast — smoothies, eggs, oatmeal. But every once in a while, it’s so delightful to indulge in a dessert-style breakfast!

Maybe something like Maple-Pecan Waffles — where the waffles are soft inside with a buttery-crisp exterior and the maple-pecan syrup drizzles from each layer with additional pecans on top for delicious texture.

Sounds good to me!

Waffles

*recipe slightly adapted from the Joy of Cooking Cookbook

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together:

1 3/4 cups flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

3 Tablespoons raw sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a separate large bowl, whisk together:

3 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/3 cups almond or vanilla almond milk

-Gently combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix gently. Batter will have a slightly pebbled look.

-Cook in a pre-heated waffle iron according to your waffle maker’s instructions. My Belgian Waffle machine makes approximately six waffles.

Maple-Pecan Syrup

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

In a small saucepan, combine:

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup raw sugar

1/3 cup pecans, chopped

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2/3 cup warm water

2 Tablespoons cornstarch

-On medium heat, bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly.

-Once mixture reaches a boil, lower temperature and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mixture will start to thicken slightly.

-Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. The longer the syrup cools, the more it will thicken.

-Drizzle syrup in between waffle layers and over the top. Sprinkle with additional chopped pecans, if desired.

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Enjoy!

67 Comments

  1. I love breakfasts especially dessert-inspired ones so thanks for this wonderful idea! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe! 🙂

      1. It really looks like I will. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. A wonderful breakfast recipe to indulge in. These waffles must smell divine and would certainly get the tummy juices flowing of a morning. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Millie! 🙂 Waffles are one of my favorites! 😉 Hope you are doing well!

      1. Thanks for asking, Anna. I’ve been busy writing these past weeks and haven’t been on my blog as much as usual. This week, I’m down in Somerset visiting more historical sites. But I find a few moments in the evenings if I can (like now!). I hope you are well, too. 🙂

        1. So glad to hear your doing well, Millie! 🙂 I’m doing well — enjoying spring and being outside in the sunshine! 😉

          1. Good to hear you’re enjoying the spring, Anna. Warm sunshine makes such a difference to our mood. I’m sorry I’m not on my blog much lately but hope to be back in the swing before too long.

          2. Thank you, Millie! Yes, the warm sunshine is fabulous! 😀 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. This looks decadent! Lovely! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Tonya! 🙂

  4. Wow!! This indeed is a delicious and decadent breakfast 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Freda! 🙂 One of my favorites!

  5. What a gorgeous and yummy breakfast!

    1. Thank you, dear sis! 🙂 xoxo

        1. Have a wonderful day, beautiful sis!! xo

          1. you too sweet sis xoxo

  6. Oh, yummy, what a lovely looking breakfast. Naturally I was forced to print out the recipe. Honestly, I was absolutely forced to do it by unknown forces inside, so apparently I’ll be making waffles for my extremely not-so-healthy breakfast very soon. For shame Anna. Tempting me like this. Oh, the shame of it all. The pure shame of it. Hahaha.

    1. You are so sweet, Angie! I only wish I could share them with you so we could visit in person! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe! Sending love and big hugs! xoxo

      1. Wouldn’t that be nice? A cyber space cafe somewhere serving waffles and cappuccino. What a dream to have come true.

        1. Sounds wonderful, Angie! 😀

  7. Nicole

    Oh yum…those look so good Anna!! I want to try this recipe for sure:-) love u!

    1. Thanks, Nicole! Let me know if you try them! 😉 Love and miss you!!

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. Oh man these waffles look amazing! I would love a plate of them set right in front of me for breakfast.

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! Wish we could have breakfast together! 😉

  9. You are so naughty Anna. Now I’ll have to make these, and as you said, they are not really “good for you” type food. I guess I’ll have to have some chocolate on the side just to make it better for me — dark chocolate, of course.

    1. Oooh my, dark chocolate is my favorite!! 😀

      1. And so good for you. it’s almost mandatory to eat some every day.

        1. Absolutely! My favorite way to get vitamin “C” … C for chocolate that is! 😉

  10. Haha these are the best Anna, the perfect breakfast ! I am on a waffle thing at the moment, and so waffles are my life 🙂 Can’t wait to make yours 🙂
    Anna, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂 I know you have just done an award, but now here is another one from me to you 🙂 You know I love your blog. Please check out the details on my latest post. Thanks and have a great weekend.
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    1. Oh Lynne, you are so sweet! I’m so honored by your nomination, and I will definitely check it out! Thank you ever so much! 🙂 I know exactly what you mean about waffles!! Hope you’ll enjoy these! 😉 Sending hugs!

      1. Hugs back to you my friend. x

  11. You’re right Anna – it’s so lovely to indulge in such a breakfast once in a while. This looks perfect! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Roberta! I completely agree! 🙂 I hope you’re having a lovely day! xo

  12. It looks so tempting, Anna! 🙂 I would love to have it for my breakfast 😉

    1. Thank you so much, dear Linda! 🙂

  13. Yumm! Tasty-looking images.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! 🙂 Hope you and your lovely wife are doing well!

  14. Love it! Yummm 🙂

    1. Thank you, Leyla! 🙂

  15. These looks and sounds amazing delicious 😀

    1. Thank you so much, Irene! 🙂

  16. These look delightful! I’ve been trying to do more healthy breakfasts (eggs, smoothies, oatmeal…) These look like a fun addition to the rotation! I appreciate your use of coconut sugar too!

    1. Thank you so much, Sadie! They’re a fun treat! 😉 The coconut sugar works so well in a variety of recipes, and I enjoy the rich flavor! 😀

  17. Oh Anna! These are just beautiful! What perfect flavors!!

    1. Thank you so much, Lana! You are so sweet! 🙂

  18. Hi, Anna! I hope you’re doing okay! I just want to tell you that I nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award. Here is the link – https://ricendine.com/2016/05/05/the-sunshine-award-and-facebook-page/

    In case you’re joining, I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! 🙂

  19. Dessert for breakfast? I’m in!

    1. Thanks, Sarah!! 😀

  20. Whoa, I am SO happy with my visit today! Your creations and photography are yummy inspiring Anna! THANK YOU! Light and Love, Shona

    1. You’re so kind, Shona! Thank you!!
      Blessings,
      Anna

  21. These waffles look scrumptious with those pecans and syrup. Mmm…

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂 Maple-Pecan is a favorite combination of mine! 😉

      1. M pleasure. I can understand why. 🙂

  22. This is one breakfast I will like very much 😉

    1. I’m delighted! I hope you will enjoy this recipe very much! 🙂
      ~ Anna

  23. The sound delicious and the syrup too 🙂

    1. Anna

      Thank you so very much! 😀

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