Blueberry Waffles are a classic breakfast recipe. Light, fluffy waffles with sweet blueberries are perfect topped with butter, syrup, or blueberry sauce.
If you’ve tried our recipe for classic Belgian Waffles, this recipe is just as simple but with the added flavor of blueberries. Mixing in blueberries is a classic way to change up Breakfast Recipes without a lot of extra work. These Blueberry Waffles are bursting with sweet, tart, juicy blueberry flavor!
When it comes to traditional, family-friendly breakfasts, a few dishes come instantly to mind. Belgian Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast are simple, quick, and always a hit! Once you’ve whisked together the batter—or prepped the bread for french toast— it only takes a few minutes on the skillet or waffle iron to make the perfect breakfast.
These classic breakfasts also make a great base for all kinds of toppings and mix-ins. You can top them off with maple syrup, powdered sugar, sliced fruit, chocolate shavings, and Whipped Cream. Pancakes and waffles are especially great to stir different mix-ins right into the batter. We’re all used to blueberry pancakes, but adding fresh blueberries to regular waffles is just as delicious! The blueberries add a nice bit of refreshing, juicy flavor to the classic waffles.
Along with how buttery, fluffy, and full of flavor this Blueberry Waffles recipe is, it’s also a nice way to get some fruit in your diet. Blueberries are considered a super-food because they’re so full of nutrients and antioxidants. A delicious Blueberry Waffle recipe is an easy, kid-friendly way to get your whole family enjoying some healthy fruit at breakfast.
Homemade Blueberry Sauce
If you want to change things up from just using maple syrup, try making your own blueberry sauce.
- To make the blueberry sauce add 2 cups blueberries to a saucepan over medium heat with ½ cup water, ½ cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
- Bring to a low boil while stirring.
- Whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water, then stir it into the blueberries.
- Continue simmering until the blueberry sauce is nice and thick. You can add 1 tablespoon lemon zest if you want some extra flavor.
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TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT FLUFFY WAFFLES
- Prep time: To get ready to cook, preheat the waffle iron and spray it with cooking spray. It’s important to preheat the waffle iron ahead of time so that it’s not still heating up on the first waffle which could lead to overcooking or undercooking the batter.
- Dry ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder, then mix in the salt and granulated sugar. Making sure to sift the flour first will help make the waffle batter more light and fluffy.
- Wet ingredients: Get out two more medium bowls. Break your eggs and separate them. Use a hand mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Stop when the peaks stand straight up on their own. In the other bowl whisk together the egg yolks, butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk them together. Fold in the egg whites using a rubber spatula. Don’t stir or you’ll lose the fluffiness that the egg whites bring to the waffles. Then fold in the blueberries to finish the batter. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries.
- Cook: To make sure the waffle cooks through, be careful not to put too much batter on the iron. ⅓ cup batter at a time should do nicely for a normal-sized waffle iron. Cook according to iron directions until the waffles are cooked through and golden brown.
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VARIATIONS ON BLUEBERRY WAFFLES
- Flour: Instead of using 2 cups all-purpose flour, you can replace it with wheat flour or whole grain flour. To make the Blueberry Waffles gluten-free you could try oat flour, almond flour, or coconut flour.
- Greek yogurt waffles: To make Greek yogurt waffles simply replace a half cup of the milk with a ½ cup of Greek yogurt. The waffles will turn out fluffy and delicious with a slight tang from the greek yogurt.
- Flavor add-ins: For some citrus flavor try whisking in a little lemon juice or even orange juice into the batter. You could also change up the flavor by replacing the vanilla with almond extract.
- Berries: Try adding to the berry mixture by folding in some chopped strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
- Chocolate Chip Waffles: Instead of blueberries you can mix some semi-sweet chocolate chips into the batter.
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HOW TO STORE BLUEBERRY WAFFLES
- Serve: After cooking the Blueberry Belgian Waffles, it’s best not to leave them out for more than 2 hours.
- Store: Let them cool, then store the waffles in a Ziploc bag or another airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Freeze: You can also freeze Blueberry Waffles for up to 3 months. Let them thaw in the fridge and then reheat them in the toaster or oven.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs , separated
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries
- Spray the waffle maker with a bit of oil.
- Into a large bowl sift the flour and baking powder then add the salt and sugar, mixing well.
- Using a hand mixer with the egg whites in a small bowl, beat them to stiff peaks that stand straight up.
- To a second bowl whisk the egg yolks, butter, milk, and vanilla together.
- Whisk the butter mixture into the flour mixture until just combined then very very gently, fold in egg whites (do not stir).
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour ⅓ cup servings into your Belgian waffle maker to cook as directed.