Frozen Fruit Compote for Waffles
Frozen Fruit Compote is a treat in our house. Thats not to say we don’t treat ourselves in other ways. But it’s not often that we make frozen fruit compote. When we do make it, we like to make a decent sized batch so that we can put it into a container and use it again sometime soon. You can use the compote on literally anything sweet. Our favourites are waffles, pancakes and ice cream. However, you can get very creative and use it on cakes, tarts and many other desserts or “treats.”
We usually make this recipe when our freezer is overflowing with frozen fruit. I am notorious for buying frozen fruit and then not using it very quickly. Or opening a new bag of the same fruit before finishing the first. This recipe is great to use up all those half used bags or even the frozen fruit that is going freezer brunt. Our main tip for this recipe is to be very careful when stirring the pot. Hot or even warm sugar dissolved in water can be very dangerous. It will burnt you if you get it on your skin, trust me I know from experience.
Gluten Free Waffles
Our favourite store bought waffle mix is Betty Crocker Gluten Free Bisquick. Over the years we have tried very many different brands of gluten free waffle mixes, but this one is the best by far. We once served these on Christmas morning to Matt’s family and people were raving about them being the best they had ever had. Now thats truly saying something for anyone who isn’t gluten free to actually enjoy gluten free food. I should add they all didn’t know they were gluten free, so they weren’t just being nice about it. We also served them at my sister in law’s bridal brunch and no one knew any different (except us who are gluten free).
I know eventually we will develop an original gluten free waffle recipe. But for now this waffle mix should be fairly easy for everyone to get their hands on. If your grocery store has a dedicated gluten free/organic area then this mix is probably in that section. However, ours used to be stocked in that area but has been since moved to the regular waffle mix area in the store. So if you’re looking for this brand, and don’t see it in one area check the other.
Before we get into the actual recipe lets talk a bit more about this compote. I generally like things on the sweet side, but Matt doesn’t. He is a savoury guy all the way. So this recipe isn’t too sweet but it also will squash a craving if you’re having one. If you make this recipe and on the first try, it’s just too sweet for you, then next time use a little less sugar. In saying that the amount of sugar you use shouldn’t be over powering. You really want the nature sugars of the fruit to be the sweetener and you want the flavours of the fruit to shine through. The way we created this recipe, I feel the sugar and the fruit balance each other very well and you still get that fruit flavour you want with waffles and ice cream.
Let us know if you try out this Frozen Fruit Compote recipe in the comments below. If you’re looking for more gluten free breakfast ideas check out our Vegetable Frittata with Pancetta and Cheese.