These blueberry waffles are crisp on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and loaded with a pop of juicy blueberries!
Whether you’re craving an indulgent yet still wholesome breakfast, snack, or dessert, these waffles won’t disappoint.
They’re sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.
They’re rich but still refreshing, thanks to the perfect amount of blueberries in the batter.
So if you think you’ve already had the best blueberry waffles ever, give these a try first. I’m sure this recipe will change your mind.
Easy Blueberry Waffles
If you think making blueberry waffles from scratch is too much of a chore, think again.
This recipe is so easy you may just end up making it again and again.
It’s completely freezer-friendly, though, so you really only need to make one huge batch once.
Just make a simple batter using basic pantry ingredients, ladle it into a preheated waffle iron, and boom, breakfast is served.
Thanks to this simple recipe, every day can be blueberry waffle day!
- Blueberries – It doesn’t matter if they’re fresh or frozen. The only difference is that frozen blueberries will bleed a little bit into the batter. If using frozen, no need to thaw beforehand.
- Baking Powder – The leavening agent that’ll help make the batter rise.
- Eggs, separated – The egg yolks add richness, while the egg white increase lift.
- Sugar – Just a little bit, to sweeten the batter
- Flour – It’s all about the base! Traditional all-purpose flour works here.
- Salt – To bring out even more of the sweetness of the blueberries.
- Milk – It’ll moisten the dry ingredients and enrich the waffles.
- Melted butter – The magic ingredient with the power to make anything it touches wonderfully rich!
- Vanilla Extract – The ultimate baked good flavor enhancer.
How to Make Blueberry Waffles
1. Preheat the waffle iron.
This recipe is pretty foolproof. The only possible mistake you can make is to cook the waffles in a cold (or not hot enough) waffle iron.
To make them crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, be sure to cook the waffles in a properly preheated waffle iron.
2. Beat the egg whites.
Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until they’re stiff. This is the key to making the waffles extra tall and fluffy!
3. Combine the batter ingredients.
Whisk together your sugar, flour, and salt.
Make a hole in the middle and gradually whisk in the milk, egg yolks, melted butter, and vanilla.
4. Fold in the blueberries and egg whites.
Folding means mixing a light ingredient very carefully into a denser mixture to keep it from deflating.
Fold in the blueberries first, followed by the egg whites.
5. Cook the waffles.
Slowly ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron. This will ensure the holes are filled in perfectly.
Let the batter set in the iron for a bit before closing the lid. This’ll keep the batter from oozing
Cook the waffle according to your waffle iron’s manual instructions.
Repeat to cook the remaining batter.
6. Serve and enjoy!
Garnish them with your favorite waffle toppings and enjoy!
- If time permits, give the batter some time to rest. This will allow the gluten to relax and absorb the liquid ingredients, thickening the batter and making your waffles taste even better.
- Keep the cooked waffles nice and warm while you’re cooking the rest by keeping them in a 200-degree Fahrenheit oven. Or, warm them up in the toaster oven.
- If you prefer eating them at room temperature, allow the waffles to cool on a wire rack. The slits in the rack will allow air to circulate underneath the waffles, keeping the bottoms nice and crisp
Toppings and Variations
While these waffles are perfectly fine on their own, let’s be honest, waffles aren’t as much fun to eat without the toppings.
Here are some awesome ideas that pair really well with these blueberry waffles:
- Whipped cream and maple syrup or caramel – Nothing beats the classic!
- Powdered sugar – Simple, elegant, delicious.
- Vanilla ice cream – Dessert for breakfast is always a fun idea!
There are tons of ways you can make these waffles at home. Raid your pantry or fridge and see if you could add these ingredients to the batter.
- Cinnamon – For a little bit of warmth. Perfect for the chilly fall weather.
- Lemon juice and/or zest – For a bright and zesty pop of flavor.
- Double the sugar – To feed your sugar tooth.
- Strawberries – A simple swap that’ll make a huge difference.
- Chocolate or Butterscotch chips – Together with the blueberries, they make a great balance of fresh and decadent.
Can You Freeze Blueberry Waffles?
Absolutely. Blueberry waffles are freezer-friendly, so go ahead and double or triple the batch!
1. Let the waffles cool completely on a wire rack.
2. Stack them up in a freezer-safe container, with a sheet of parchment paper in between to keep them from sticking. Label the bag accordingly and freeze.
Blueberry waffles will keep well for up to 3 months.
Reheat frozen waffles in the toaster oven on low heat, about twice or thrice.
This will allow them to warm all the way through, without burning the outside.
Or, if you want to reheat several waffles at a time, do so in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes.
If you’re in a rush, you can always pop the waffles in the microwave. They won’t be crispy, but the flavors will still be there.
Microwave frozen blueberry waffles for 30-60 seconds on high, or until warmed through.
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