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WAFFLES: Lemon Waffles with Strawberry-Orange Compote

Main Courses


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Cara Cara Orange & Vanilla Balsamic
  • 1 cup sugar
  • whip cream topping optional


For the Compote

  1. Place the sugar and 1/2 cup of Balsamic in a heavy duty 2 quart sauce pan or larger. Heat over medium, swirling occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the strawberries and cook at a simmer until the strawberries begin to lose shape and become a chunky sauce (about 8 minutes), stirring frequently.
  3. Cool to room temperature before serving 

For the Waffles

  1. Preheat a standard or Belgian waffle maker.
  2. Beat the eggs in large bowl with a mixer or by hand until fluffy.
  3. Beat in flour, milk, Lemon Fused Olive Oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  4. Grease the preheated waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix into the ready waffle maker. Cook until golden brown.
  5. Serve with Strawberry Balsamic Compote and a dollop of yogurt or cream if desired.

NOTE: Makes 8 standard size waffles