Vegan Gingerbread Vanilla Apple WafflesBrunch goes hand in hand with Spring and with brunch comes waffles! Not only are these cinnamon waffles delicious for any weekend, they are perfect for upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations!

I’m teaming up with my friends at Fair Trade USA for their Moms Make a World of Difference campaign by creating and submitting this recipe for their yummy contest! Be sure to check out all the stories of Fair Trade moms as well as sign the Mother’s Day Card!

Keep Calm and Brunch on with #FairMoms!

Enjoy!

Waffles

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon (We used Fair Trade Frontier Natural Products Co-op Cinnamon)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoons cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed ( We used Fair Trade India Tree Brown Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 1/4 cups soy milk, unsweetened or vanilla
  • 1/2 stick vegan butter, melted

Fruit Compote

  • 3 pounds of apples, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in two lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablepoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple brandy or dark rum (optional)

For the Apple Compote:
Add the apples, sugar, water, lemon juice, and butter to a large pot. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean with a knife. Add the seeds and vanilla pod to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated (about 25 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the brandy or rum. Remove the vanilla pod before serving.

For the Waffles:

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt. In another bowl mix together the milk, brown sugar, molasses, and melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Ladle the batter into a hot waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. Keep cooked waffles warm in an oven set at its lowest setting. Put a scoop of warm apple compote onto each serving of waffles to serve. For an extra treat add vegan whipped cream, powdered sugar, or chopped nuts.

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