Elise Eats With Friends: 3

I am 3 for 3 for weekend brunching this year.  A major accomplishment and something I really intend on keeping up for as long as possible.  TBH when I have brunch it is almost always breakfast food…. I guess the occasional lateness is the only thing that makes it maybe resemble lunch??  But that is because breakfast food is maybe one of the best ways to my heart.  The way that sweet and savory work so well together, that coffee is basically endless, and how lingering over food is so normal.


Brunch is also so heartwarming.  It is the easiest place to be intentional about life.  I love investing in others, hearing how they are really doing and what they are up to and I love when other people care enough about me to do the same.  Being intentional about this (and documenting it) these past few weeks has been so incredible!

Last weekend we had chai spiced waffles with an apple compte and fried egg.  So wintery, so homey, so cozy.  And the people were the best too.


Here’s to many more brunches and celebrations around the table.

Spiced Chai Whole Grain Waffles with Apple Compote 

Adapted from Annie’s Eats


2 cups spelt flour

1 cup oat flour: you can pulse 1 cup of oats in a food processor to make this

1 tsp kosher salt

1 Tbst plus 1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 cup turbinado sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 large eggs, at room temperature

3 cups milk, at room temperature

1/2 cup melted butter

2 tsp vanilla extract


In large mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredient together.

In a liquid measuring cup, add the eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla extract.

Slowing pour the liquid ingredients with the dry and mix until a smooth batter is formed.

Heat the waffle iron and ladle the batter into it.  Cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Serve warm- if making multiples heat oven to 200 ° F and put waffles in the oven until ready to serve.

Apple Compote

2 medium apples

2/3 cup water

2 Tbs maple syrup

Sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired


Core the apples and cut into small pieces.  Because my apples were organic, I did not peel them.  Place into a saucepan along with the water and maple syrup.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat for 20-30 minutes, or until the liquid has


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