Ingredients fig compote 1 1/2 cups chopped dried Mission figs 1 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla extract a pinch of sea salt spiced orange cacao nib waffles 1 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup oat flour 1 cup buckwheat flour 1/3 cup fine grain cornmeal 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch) 1 tablespoon flaxmeal 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/3 cup non-dairy milk 1 cup fresh orange juice 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup cacao nibs, plus more for garnish if desired fresh chopped figs for garnish, optional fresh orange slices for garnish, optional maple syrup, optional fig compote Combine the dried figs, orange juice, water, maple syrup, and ginger in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside until ready to use. spiced orange cacao nib waffles Combine the oat flour, buckwheat flour, cornmeal, baking powder, arrowroot powder, flaxmeal, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined. In a medium bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, orange juice, coconut oil, maple syrup, orange zest, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. Stir in the cacao nibs. Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes while the waffle iron heats up. Cook the batter in your waffle iron according to machine instructions. To keep waffles warm before serving, place on a cooling rack and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Serve each waffle topped with fig compote, chopped figs (if using), orange slices (if using), and cacao nibs (if using), or you can just serve all of the elements and let people top their own waffles. For a little extra moisture, drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!