Chocolate Orange Waffles

Ingredients

250g/ 9 oz/1 2/3 cups plain (all-purpose) flour

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 orange zest finely grated, fresh sliced

2 eggs

300 ml/10 1/2 fl oz/1 1/4 cups oats or soya milk

2 tbsp butter melted

Sunflower oil, for oiling the waffle maker

109ml /3 1/2 fl. Oz/ 1/2 cup maple syrup

125 g/ 4 1/2 oz / 1 cup pecan (optional ) nuts chopped

scoops vanilla or caramel ice cream mint sprigs to garnish.

Method

1. Put the oven on a low setting and put an electric waffle maker on to heat.

2.Mix the flour, cocoa, orange zest and baking powder in a bowl and make a well in the centre.

3.prepare the eggs and pour in the milk then use a whisk to gradually incorporate all of the flour from around the outside, followed by the melted butter.

4.Spoon some of the batter into the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook for 4 minutes, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter has been used, keeping the finished batches warm in the oven.

5.Meanwhile, put the syrup in a small saucepan with the pecan nuts if using and heat together until bubbling.

6. Stack the waffles onto plates and drizzle with maple and pecans. Top with orange slices and ice cream, then serve garnished with mint.

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