Waffles Papa Noel
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes

Christmas morning is a time for family togetherness. What better to gather around than crispy waffles dotted with dried cranberries and warm cranberry kumquat syrup.


  • 1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsps baking powder
  • 2 ½ tsps salt
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ pound melted butter
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tbsps vegetable spray


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup kumquats, sliced and deseeded
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, blend well until all ingredients are incorporated. Fold in pecans and dried cranberries and coat thoroughly with the waffle mixture. In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs and milk. Using a wire whisk, whip until well incorporated. Add liquid ingredients stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until all of the lumps have been removed. Place a small amount of vegetable oil or spray on the preheated waffle iron. Ladle ¾ cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook approximately 3-3 ½ minutes. Once cooked, keep waffles warm until all are done. In a small saucepan combine cranberries, kumquats, orange juice and sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until cranberries have all popped and are no longer floating. Add maple syrup and warm thoroughly. Serve warm over the waffles topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar.

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