Still trying to decide what to make for breakfast Christmas morning? These Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Waffles with Cranberry Syrup are festive, delicious and a healthier way to celebrate the season! 

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Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Waffles


The bright, fresh flavors and zesty aroma will fill your home and your plates with some seriously tempting holiday goodness! Oranges and cranberry are found in so many traditional recipes. Combining them in a healthier, gluten free breakfast recipe is a fabulous thing! Embrace and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and share a cozy morning with these yummy Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Waffles. Happy Holidays babes! xo 


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Adapted from Making Thyme for Health
Recipe type: Brunch, Breakfast, Holiday, Winter, Gluten Free,
Serves: 4 large waffles
  • 1 and ¼ cups brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup orange juice + 3 tablespoons orange zest (juice/zest of 2 large oranges)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Cranberry Syrup:
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  1. Combine the cranberries and the maple syrup in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 15 minutes then set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the waffle maker and then combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl (brown rice flour through salt) and sift together.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (egg to sugar) and add the coconut oil last. Make sure the coconut oil isn’t hot before adding otherwise it will cook the egg.
  4. Using a spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry until they are just combined. Grease your waffle maker (if necessary). Add the recommended amount of batter and place a handful of dried cranberries on top. Press down waffle iron and cook as directed.
  5. While the waffles are cooking, place the ½ of the fresh cranberries and maple syrup in a food processor and blend until smooth. You can blend more or less depending on how many chunks of cranberries you want in your syrup. Add the pureed syrup back to the remaining cranberries in the pot and stir together, then transfer it to a container for pouring.
  6. Serve waffles warm with cranberry syrup and enjoy!