What better way to put fresh blueberries to use than in steaming hot, homemade waffles smothered in butter and syrup?
One of the greatest joys of this homesteading lifestyle is watching my kiddos relish in the simple pleasures found in each day. Today’s special excitement was discovered in a late breakfast of homemade blueberry waffles using berries the kids and I picked early this morning. We topped these off with some yummy maple syrup and had plenty of healthful fuel for the rest of our day. As an added bonus, the kids enjoyed the extra waffles in between playing in the sprinkler and helping with garden chores—so no need to whip up extra snacks!
One of my favorite things about this recipe is it’s ease of modification. Our family enjoys the extra flavor and health benefits of the whole wheat flour, but you can easily use 100% all-purpose flour instead. It’s also easy to substitute the apple sauce for additional oil, if you prefer. Most any berry, chopped fruit, and nuts work well to give a change of pace as do a variety of seasonings such as pumpkin spice, cocoa powder, or chocolate chips. Best of all, these waffles freeze quite well, making a quick but healthful breakfast a breeze during those super busy mornings.
From Scratch Blueberry Waffles
Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. If using frozen, warm berries until at least halfway thawed if you want the berries to burst during cooking. Otherwise, frozen berries tend to remain whole in the finished waffle. See which way your family likes the berries best, then decide.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2-1 T cinnamon
1 T sugar or 1/2 T raw honey
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Combine flours, sugar (if using), cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add wet ingredients, including honey, and mix well with electric mixer. Fold in blueberries or other additional flavorings. Scoop mixture onto hot waffle iron according to manufacturer’s recommendation and cook until done. Smother with maple syrup, raw honey, butter, jelly, or simply enjoy without any toppings at all. Freeze leftovers for up to three months.