Waffles are an absolute classic breakfast food, and for a good reason. Crispy, a little bit chewy, and, in this recipe, packed full of juicy blueberries; what's not to like?
Pancakes or waffles? The eternal breakfast debate can never be truly answered, at least without trying as many different permutations of waffles and pancakes as possible to be able to truly make up your mind.
You couldn't possibly know which one is better without first trying to make these classic blueberry waffles. Whether you top them with plenty of maple syrup and whipped cream, or you sub in buttermilk and pair them with some more fruit or even bacon and sausages, really good blueberry waffles are necessary to make from scratch at least once.
Blueberry Waffles Ingredients
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• All-purpose flour
• Baking powder
• White sugar
• Vanilla extract
How To Make Blueberry Waffles
• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and the sugar
• Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions
• In a large measuring cup, beat the eggs, and then stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla
• Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and then beat until mixed completely
• Spray the waffle iron with a nonstick spray
• Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron, ensuring you get some blueberries in every ladle, and then close the lid
• Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crisp
• Serve with extra blueberries on top, as well as some syrup and whipped cream
What Toppings Can I Use With These Waffles?
The standard toppings of all sweet things served for breakfast are some good old-fashioned, 100% maple syrup. The nutty, brown, and slightly toasty flavor of good quality maple syrup just cannot be beat, especially when compared to other alternatives that are available at most supermarkets.
However, not everyone likes coating their already sweet waffles with loads of sickly sweet syrup, so what other kinds of things could you serve as toppings for these waffles?
For some sweetness, but less than maple syrup, you could try using the original syrup: honey. Sweet but thicker and surprisingly varied in its flavor, honey is a great alternative for those looking for a different flavor profile.
There is also jam, again super varied in its specific flavors. Plus, if you spread some jam onto your waffles as soon as you can after removing them from the waffle iron, the jam melts a bit and becomes a really nice, thick, and slightly syrupy sauce.
Using marshmallows is a less common way of getting a bit of sweetness onto your breakfast cakes, as they should melt a bit as they coat your waffles and be a bit less sweet than maple syrup. You could also actually put the marshmallows directly onto the batter, so long as you are cautious not to accidentally burn everything and end up with a bunch of burned on marshmallows on your waffle iron.
If you don't really want any sweetness, however, you could just top it with something like a little bit of whipped cream instead. Make sure that you are using a little bit of vanilla extract to help flavor the cream, though, or the whole thing will taste a bit bland otherwise.
How To Alter The Flavor Of These Waffles Into Something More Comforting?
This recipe for waffles produces some simple and classic North American waffles, with a focus on crispiness and letting the flavor of the blueberries shine through.
However, you might find yourself wanting a more tangy and acidic flavor profile, as well as a slightly thicker and more tender waffle texture.
This is especially true for people from the American South or just anyone that likes their waffles a little bit more acidic.
To get that really specific flavor profile and texture, try subbing the milk for buttermilk instead. Buttermilk is basically just milk with plenty of tangy, acidic bacterial cultures to make everything way tastier.
To get a thicker, more dense waffle, simply use a little bit more batter each time you make a waffle.
If you do use buttermilk instead of milk, though, make sure to replace the baking powder with an equal amount of baking soda instead.
Baking powder is basically just baking soda and an acid (usually cream of tartar) to activate it. However, since buttermilk is already plenty acidic enough to activate the baking soda, you can safely use baking soda instead.
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 20 minutes
- 12 servings
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk (warm)
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 Cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
- Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufactures directions.
- In a large capacity measuring cup, beat the eggs, then stir in the milk, butter and vanilla.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; then beat until mixed completely.
- Spray the waffle iron with a non stick spray.
- Ladle the batter (making sure you get some blueberries in there as they may sink to the bottom) into a preheated waffle iron and close the lid.
- Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and crisp.
- Serve with a few extra berries on top, syrup, whipped cream etc.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.