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Ocean spray cranberry and coconut waffles

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Dried cranberry raisins (gangster name ‘Craisins’) are a favourite of mine – I love mixing them with other dried fruits and nuts or adding to a morning museli. When added to muesli, they are the first to go as I then proceed to pick them all out and eat them first. Crasins and I get along very well. 

cranberry waffle recipe

I was recently contacted by Ocean Spray, who are a maker of all things cranberry. You’ve probably seen them around before – Ocean Spray have been cranberry kings for 85 years, making dried fruit, juices, sauces and other delicious fruity things. Ocean Spray wanted to challenge me to make a brunch using cranberries, and not being one to turn down a challenge, cranberries, or brunch I gleefully accepted.

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cranberry waffle recipe

Ocean Spray were lovely enough to send me some craisins and cranberry fruit drink to see what I could come up with.  May I proudly present, my cranberry and coconut wholemeal heart shaped waffles. Dairy free with wholemeal flour and delicious, these waffles were the perfect brunch to start to my Saturday.

The waffles were fluffy and coconutty on the inside and crispy on the outside. I managed to achieve the perfect fluffy to crispy ratio. Success! *high five*

I was able to play god and soaked some cranberry/raspberries in the Ocean Spray cranberry fruit drink.. this ensured the cranberries were super flavoursome. The raspberries soacked up the cranberry goodness and were nice and gooey too. With their powers combined, a sweet and tangy coulis was created. One day I they’ll say I went too far..

cranberry and coconut waffle recipe

The waffles were topped with some additional coconut cream and dessicated coconut was sprinkled over the waffles for some extra tszuj

Cranberries are a great snack to introduce into the diet and boasts the following benefits:

  • A rich source of the flavonoid quercetin which can inhibit the development of both breast and colon cancers.
  • Cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants which may protect against cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
  • Cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract…(Ladies) 

More benefits can be found here

cranberry and coconut waffles

There is a week of hot days to look forward too, so I won’t be surprised if I find myself back on the cranberry juice bangwagon again by the end of the week. I have some vodka and fresh limes. I can feel a cocktail coming on..

Whats another delicious recipe you could use cranberries in? 

Oh, and do you like challenges in the kitchen? If so, check out the Ocean Spray facebook page while you’re at it – they’re currently running a competition, where you have 30 words to create the most creative cranberry themed dish you can think of, and they’ll give you a $1,000 Coles voucher (that’s $33 a word, get busy!).

Have a wonderful day, Bec x 

Cranberry and coconut waffles
Serves 2
Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside these cranberry and cucunut milk waffles are the perfect light brunch
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup self raising wholemeal flour
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 1/2 cup ocean spray dried cranberry crasins
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. coconut oil for frying
For the toppings
  1. reserve some coconut milk for the waffles
  2. dessicated coconut for garnishing
  3. 1/4 cup cranberry craisins
  4. 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  5. 1/4 cup Ocean Spray cranberry fruit drink
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix the wholemeal flour, coconut milk, cranberries, egg, baking powder, dessicated coconut and salt. Stir to form a batter.
  2. Heat waffle iron (or frying pan for pancakes) and coat with coconut oil.
  3. Once waffle iron (or pan) is hot - place batter into iron and spread out to edges. Close and cook until crispy on the outside - approx 3-4 minutes. Keep an eye on waffle iron - mine isn't too hot. Transfer waffles to a warm oven to keep warm.
  4. Whilst waffles are cooking, combine the cranberry juice, craisins and rasperries in a small sauce pan over a low heat and combine.
  5. Once all waffles are cooked, serve with the warm raspberry and cranberry topping and top with dessicated cocout and coconut milk. Enjoy.
Notes
  1. If you don't have a waffle iron you can cook spoonfuls of batter like fritters/pancakes in the frypan. For a runnier consistency of pancakes, add a little more coconut milk.
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16 Comments

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  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile March 20, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Yum!! I love this! I so need a waffle maker! Cranberries are one of my favourite things to cook with! This would be a perfect weekend breaky! Thanks for joining Fabulous Foodie Fridays!! x

    • Reply Bec March 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      It’s the perfect sunday brunch!!! Myer also has cheap waffle makers, this was only $40! x

  • Reply Kim @Landofzonkt March 19, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Oh these are all kinds of fabulous.
    And dairy free makes me smile because it means I can eat it with out popping a tablet. Sweet!
    Clever lady indeed. x

    • Reply Bec March 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      The coconut milk is the perfect substitute, you could even do a normal waffle batter and use coconut milk and it works out just the same 🙂

  • Reply Lauren @ Create Bake Make March 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Yum!! I’ve recently used cranberries in hot cross buns with white chocolate – loved it!

    • Reply Bec March 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Ohhhhh my that sounds amazing. Must make! x

  • Reply Dannielle @ Zamamabakes March 4, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Bec I do love waffles and you have just taken them to the next level with this post. Wow!
    Loving everything from the cranberry coulis to the coconut cream topping and the fact that they are dairy free!
    A brilliant brunch that’s for sure!
    Thanks for linking up with FFF’s. xx

    • Reply Bec March 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

      The coconut milk instead of normal milk is key!

  • Reply shelley @ bacon egg & cheese{cake} February 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    craisins are the best! so jealous of your waffle maker’s adorable shape, which is clearly better than mine 😛

    • Reply Bec February 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      I was torn between the basic waffle shap and the heart waffles – I am glad with my choice but in an ideal world I’d have both.. but thats SO not needed haha. x

  • Reply Pearl - Pretty Mayhem February 25, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I love that you used coconut milk instead of milk in the batter, I can just imagine how fragrant and delicious these waffles are and they would also make the perfect brunch for people who are dairy intolerant!

    • Reply Bec February 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

      You know it! They were deliciously light

  • Reply Babs- patchworkcactus February 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    So Great! I love them too, I always use them for my cranberry biscuits! And those pics : )

    • Reply Bec February 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Yes – cranberry and white chocolate biscuits are next on the list.

  • Reply Bec February 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Deliciously healthy too

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