Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries

Aroma of fresh made waffles can make any morning special! And if these waffles are ginger spiced sour cream waffles, topped with stewed cranberries, then this is certainly an extra special occasion! 

Valentine's day is coming on Saturday this year, I think... a delicious breakfast in bed will be an excellent way to treat a special someone!

Not just Valentine's day, I would love if someone make me a breakfast in bed, any day of the year! Specially if it's a Saturday then I get so emotional and feel so pampered and special.... and.... and.... okay.... let's not go there....

but seriously, a special breakfast, or I should say a "Waffle Breakfast", does not need a special occasion! Every day is perfect to say "I love you!" with a tray full of warm waffles, salted butter, syrup-y cranberries, and a glass of juice or hot coffee on the side. Kids, adults, or elderly, I haven't met a single person who does not like waffles in breakfast! 

Ginger Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries - breakfast in bed for someone you love

These are WAFFLES, my friends! they can make any day special and anyone happy!

Whole Wheat and Ginger, again!?

Whole Wheat Sour Cream Waffles with Cranberries Syrup

Following the advice of my good friend, Mr. Alton Brown, I have added a good serving of whole wheat flour to these waffles. For two reasons, one to get some crusty exterior, and second for some whole wheat goodness.

And ginger! you know! I'm so in love with ginger, specially during winters (a bit in summer too!) Can't help it guys, ginger and garlic are like heart and soul of Indian cuisine (for good reasons)! Day before yesterday, I was talking to you about merits of ginger. Don't worry, I 'm not going give that lecture again, but in one line, "in winters, ginger is your best friend!" Trust voice of Chef De Home! However, if you don't have ginger or your don't like ginger, you can use 1/2 tsp of cinnamon or cardamom powder too.

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Keeping today's post short and sweet like these Waffles......

Until we meet next....

Cheers! and Happy Cooking!


Glass of juice, smoothe, or a hot Chai Tea will be perfect with these waffles!

Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries

Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine American Category Difficulty Easy Yields 2-3 Servings (Serves: 2) Notes Yields 6 square standard size waffles
Smart Swap Can't find cranberries? Strawberries or cherries also taste great when stewed!


    Stewed Cranberries
  • 1 Cup Cranberries (fresh or frozen, unthawed)
  • 1/2 Cup Orange Juice (fresh)
  • 6 tbsp Sugar (or use honey)
  • Ginger Spiced Sour Cream Waffles
  • 1.5 Cup All-Purpose Flour (I have used 1/2 cup whole wheat, and 1 cup all purpose)
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1.25 tsp Baking Powder (1 and 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (table salt)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger (juice of fresh grated ginger root, or 1/2 tsp ginger powder)
  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Egg(s)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (or use honey)
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted, then slightly cooled)


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  • Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    1. Stewed Cranberries - On medium heat. combine sugar, cranberries, and orange juice in a medium saucepan.
    Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    2. Cook stirring few times (gently) until cranberries release their juice and are just soft, but still holding shape. about 10 minutes. Once done, set aside.
    Additional Notes
    Yields about 1/2 cup, stays good for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container.
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    3. Waffle Dry Mix - Mix all dry ingredients, flour (wheat and all purpose), baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a wide bowl and sift to combine.
    Additional Notes
    You can make this batch and use any day when time pressed.
    Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    4. Mix all wet ingredients, sour cream, ginger juice, milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter in a bowl/jar and whisk to mix everything together.
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    5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and gently mix just until combined, then set aside for 10 minutes.
    Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    6. In meantime pre-heat waffle iron. In hot waffle iron, brush butter or spray with oil, then add about 1/2 cup batter per waffle.
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    7. Cook 4 minutes or until steam stops emerging from cracks.
    Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    8. Repeat for rest of the batter, meanwhile place cooked waffles on a sheet tray lined with cooling rack. Don't stack waffles or otherwise steam of hot waffles will make each other soggy.
    Additional Notes
    If not serving immediately, you can also preheat oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit and keep cooked waffles warm while cooking rest.
  • Step for Recipe - Spiced Sour Cream Waffles with Stewed Cranberries
    9. Pour some stewed cranberries on stack of waffles. I also serve salted butter on the side. enjoy!
Savita's Notes:

I often freeze a batch of waffles instead of serving store-bought version. To freeze, after making waffles, let'em come to room temperature, then pack in zip-lock bag and freeze for up to 6 months! To reheat, use toaster oven or heat an iron skillet and slightly toast both sides.

Waffle Mix Make Ahead - To reduce the time to make breakfast, mix dry ingredient at night. Also make stewed cranberries at night. In morning, add wet ingredients, make waffles. Serve hot with stewed cranberries and juice of your choice!

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20 comment(s)

  1. Neeli, thanks for trying! I'm happy this waffle recipe worked out well for you!
  2. Savita, I tried these waffles yesterday, came out really good! I don't have cranberries, so I used some ready made strawberry syrup! loved the taste! I will make again!
  3. thank you so much, Padma!
  4. Tempting colourful waffles....just want to grab it...Lovely clicks!!
  5. Mira, thank you so much! I'm glad you like these waffles! Many thanks pin!!
  6. I love looking at these beautiful waffles, but now I have to make some! Delicious! Pinned!
  7. Oriana , thanks for stopping by! I am glad to connect with you!
  8. Savita... I'm so glad I found your blog!! So full of flavors and options. You have a new reader =) These wafles looks super good and the cranberries are the perfect final touch. Pinned!
  9. Ritu, we are on same page. Waffles for breakfast, always special! thank you so much for stopping by dear!
  10. Thank you, Gayle! Love to hear from you, thanks for stopping by!
  11. These waffles look fantastic, Savita! I absolutely love the stewed cranberries on top. So creative and the perfect touch!
  12. thank dear! I always love when you visit my site and many thanks for pin!
  13. Thank you so much, Ken!
  14. Hey Gingi, thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to connect and visit your blog!
  15. I am a huge fan of Alton Brown!! These waffles look so yummy! ^_^ Anyhoo, I stumbled upon your page through a fellow blogger, and thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same.. or better yet, keep in touch! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com
  16. One of my favorite breakfast! Like you idea of sour cream waffles
  17. Super Savita..these waffles will be perfect for Valentines day or any weekend for that matter! Love it..Pinned!
  18. It is my all time favourite breakfast. It looks so delicious. :)
  19. thanks @Neeli!
  20. Yummy pictures, yummy waffles.... great going, Savita