Gil’s Olive Oil Waffles with Balsamic Berries
2 cups fresh mixed berries, lightly chopped (or mixed frozen berries)
1/4 cup Gil’s Cherry Balsamic
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup Gil’s California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup vanilla yogurt (or whipped cream)
fresh mint for garnish
Instructions: Combine berries, balsamic, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a low simmer over medium heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the berries have broken down and the sauce has thickened slightly, remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Place eggs, milk, yogurt, and olive oil in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar to the bowl and whisk until combined, blended, and smooth. Keep the batter refrigerated until ready to cook the waffles.
Preheat a waffle iron and lightly grease with pan release spray. Once the iron is hot, add batter and cook following the manufacture’s instructions or until the waffle is cooked through and golden brown. Repeat this step until all the batter has been used.
Divide waffles between plates and top with berry compote. Serve with yogurt on the side and garnish with fresh mint