It’s the season for citrus fruits and I’m seriously hooked on them. It also helps that my in-laws have the BEST orange trees around. They are full of sweet succulent juices and zero seeds. I could make fresh squeezed orange juice with these for days. And don’t even get me started with the zest from these! The oils in these oranges bring out so much aroma you would think I was polishing my furniture with orange oil.
Which is of course why I decided to add these to my kids’ waffle batter one morning. The house smelled a-maz-ing! And the taste…divine…simple…and a match made in heaven when paired with dark chocolate.
I should really call these Vanishing Waffles. My kids loved the chocolate on the plate. I pulled them in real quick with that one!
Orange Waffles with Dark Chocolate
2 cups Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix
zest of 1 orange
1 Tb sugar
1 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice
2 Tb canola oil
10 Tb semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, divided
10 Tb whipped cream
Start by preheating a waffle iron. Any sort will do. I made Mickey Mouse waffles the first time, which really look like pancakes because they are whole.
Zest one whole orange. I actually made a double batch of these, but this recipe is for one batch of 10 waffles.
In a large bowl whisk together the Bisquick, orange zest and sugar.
Can you see all the bits of orange zest in there? Yum!
Juice the orange.
Juice them all and make orange juice if you want. I spoiled my 3 year old by getting him hooked on fresh squeezed.
Combine egg, milk, orange juice and oil in a small bowl and add to the dry ingredients.
Mix just until combined and let batter rest about 3 minutes.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and ladle the batter carefully into the waffle iron, following manufacture directions.
After the batter bubbles slightly, close the lid and steam the waffles until they are golden brown. Mine took about 3-4 minutes per batch.
Stack to serve. Don’t those look amazing?
At this point you can sprinkle them with semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips and whipped cream. Or get creative and make designs the family’s plates. Write Happy Birthday!
You can do this by putting half the chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag. Seal it and place in the microwave. Heat on high for 15-30 second intervals, until chocolate is soft enough to squeeze. Snip a corner off the bag and decorate your plates.
Top with the waffles, some whipped cream and more chocolate chips. Garnish with orange wedges if desired.
Makes 10 waffles or 5 servings. Enjoy! Makes a perfect Sunday brunch.
Orange Waffles with Dark Chocolate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Number of servings: 5
Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 20
*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.
*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
- 2 cups Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 Tb sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 Tb canola oil
- 10 Tb semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, divided
- 10 Tb whipped cream
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- Whisk together the Bisquick, orange zest and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the egg, milk, orange juice and oil and mix to combine.
- Let batter rest 3 minutes.
- Spray the waffle iron lightly with cooking spray. Ladle the batter onto the waffle iron according to manufacture directions. Let batter bubble slightly then close the lid to steam.
- Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch.
- Place half the chocolate chips in a ziplock bag and heat on high in a microwave oven for 15-30 second intervals until soft enough to squeeze. Snip the corner of the bag off and pipe onto plates to decorate.
- Sprinkle each serving with remaining chocolate chips and garnish with whipped cream, 2 Tb each serving.
What is your favorite thing to make with oranges?
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