Oh how I love thee, Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles, let me count the ways!
This amazing creation came together from a few different sources. I first had the idea to combine the two fall fruits into mini pies, then I got hungry for breakfast and my pies almost became pancakes, then I saw my belgium waffle maker sitting in the corner of a cabinet collecting dust, and that’s how my pancakes became waffles!
And here it is, in all it’s glory, the waffle maker I purchased while living in the dorms at San Diego State. Yes, I owned a waffle maker in the dorms. Yes, I was the only person in the dorms with a waffle iron. Yes, I used to make chocolate chip waffles in the dorms and you could smell them all the way at the other end of the floor. I had college kids coming out of the woodwork to get in on those chocolate chip waffles!
Pretty sure I was breaking all kinds of rules by having a waffle maker in my dorm room, but those chocolate chip waffles were so worth it! What can I say? I like living on the edge 😉
Ingredients (makes 8 waffles)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup coconut milk (or regular milk, whatever your preference!)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter (melted)
- 1/2 pomegranate (juice and seeds)
- 1/2 cup cranberries
Begin by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Next, whisk together the egg, milk, honey, cinnamon and butter in a medium bowl.
Next, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the cranberries, then add the juice and seeds of the pomegranate.
Now the batter is ready to go! Pour it into the waffle maker and let it do its thing!
Open it up and boom, delicious-town awaits you!
These would be perfect to make on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. You can make as much batter as you need for 4 or 20 and let people make their own waffles as they arrive (or awake!)
The fruit in these waffles is very tart, so I dusted them with cinnamon and powdered sugar to add some sweetness!
I threw some extra cranberries on top for color, totally optional, but looks very pretty 🙂
Pour a little butter on top…
… and dig in!
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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when traditional flour is substituted with a gluten-free flour. Coconut or brown rice flour would be great substitutions in this recipe!