Chocolate Waffles w/Balsamic Cherry Compote


My mom’s waffle maker has been calling my name ever since I got back from our trip to NYC. It’s a vintage Sunbeam that has to be at least 70 years old. It makes the best waffles! So, I made these CHOCOLATE WAFFLES WITH BALSAMIC CHERRY COMPOTE, this morning. Wow. Wow. Wow. I finished them with a dollop of vanilla yogurt, cacao nibs & a dusting of powdered sugar. Got my inspiration from Olive & Mango and it was well worth the effort. Made a few changes to the recipe to make it a little less complicated for me. (Took me 45 minutes, start to finish) You need to make these ASAP ~ this combo is beyond scrumptious.

Chocolate Waffles w/Balsamic Cherry Compote

Category: BREAKFAST, Pancakes & Waffles

Servings:  12 waffles

Chocolate Waffles w/Balsamic Cherry Compote


  • Waffles:
  • I used Betty Crocker Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake & Baking Mix & followed the waffle recipe on the back of the box. I reduced the amount of mix by 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa and 1/4 brown sugar.
  • Vanilla yogurt and cacao nibs for garnish
  • Compote:
  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • Strip of orange rind
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Waffles:
  2. Prepare waffles and top with compote and a dollop of vanilla yogurt & cacao nibs
  3. Compote:
  4. In a small sauce pan combine cherries, orange rind, cinnamon, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper
  5. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and stir well. Reduce heat to low & simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  6. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate until cool


Adapted from Olive & Mango


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