Panettone Waffles with Cranberry-Orange Syrup

The countdown to Christmas has begun! It's December 1st and I am happy to report, my decorations are up and I've got 90% of my Christmas shopping done. #winning 

Panettone french toast has been a staple in our household the last few years. Panettone is a rich, brioche type bread with dried fruit and usually some candied orange. I thought I would revamp this and throw it in the waffle iron because 'I can waffle that' is my new catchphrase. Not really, but I thought it would be clever to maximize crispy, golden deliciousness. It worked!

I also made a quick syrup with some leftover cranberry sauce. Super easy and very holiday-esque! I hope you enjoy the recipe. :)

Panettone French Toast (serves 2 hungry people)
Ingredients: 
2  1.5 inch thick rounds of panettone bread
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch of fresh nutmeg

Syrup: 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cranberry sauce
1 orange, cut unto supremes

Directions: 
Heat waffle iron on medium-high setting. Add eggs through nutmeg ingredients into a bowl. Whisk to combine. Dip panettone slices 1 at a time in egg mixture until soaked through, about 30 seconds per side. Place in waffle iron and press down firmly(don't be afraid to squish!). Cook until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. 

For the syrup, add maple syrup and cranberry sauce to small sauce pan. Head until hot but not boiling. Add orange slices then immediately turn off the heat. Pour on top of waffles and enjoy!


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