Belgian Buttermilk Almond Waffles With Cinnamon-Peach Compote
- Ready In:
- 1 lb unsweetened frozen sliced peaches
- 1⁄2 cup golden brown sugar (packed)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg (grated)
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk (well shaken)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- vegetable oil, for waffle iron
- 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- sweetened whipped cream, flavored with
- almond extract
For cinnamon peach compote:
- Combine peaches, brown sugar 1/4 cup water, cinnamon and nutmeg in heavy medium sauce pan.
- Cook compote over medium heat until liquid is reduced to medium think syrup, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
- Put oven race in middle position and put a large metal cooling rack directly on it.
- Preheat oven to 250°F and preheat waffle iron.
- Whisk together flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.
- Whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, and almond extract in another bowl, then whisk into flour mixture until just combined.
- Brush hot waffle iron lightly with vegetable oil and pour a slightly rounded 1/2 cup of batter into each waffle mold.
- Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
- Transfer as cooked to rack in oven to keep warm, keeping waffles in 1 layer to stay crisp. Make more waffle in same manner.
- NOTE: If using a regular waffle iron (not Belgian), batter will yield about 14 waffles using 1/3 cup per waffle.
- Place waffle on dish, add compote, sweetened whipped cream and toasted almonds on top.
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Excellent. Prepared this morning and it was very easy to put together. I did accidentally leave out the butter from the batter, but the waffles still turned out fine. I did not have any buttermilk so I substituted half plain non-fat yogurt and half milk. I did not make the whipped cream and almond topping but it would make the waffles very decadent if serving to guests. Next time I may increase the amount of almond extract in the batter. Thank you for a great recipe!
Since there are just 2 of us, I cut this recipe in half! VERY SIMPLE, VERY TASTY! I especially liked the peach sauce, something I can do up for other uses as well! I did leave off the whipped cream, but the toasted almonds were a great addition! Thanks for the keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]