Blueberry Waffles

These Blueberry Waffles boast a crisp and buttery crust, with a light and fluffy inside simply bursting with juicy berries! Make this blueberry waffle recipe for a great weekend breakfast (or a dinner too)! You’ll love the simple batter and easy to follow steps too!

Be sure to add this tasty blueberry sauce over the top of your waffles too!

A stack of blueberry waffles has vegan butter on top and some blueberry sauce. There are fresh blueberries and a bowl of more blueberry sauce behind it.

Waffles or pancakes. It’s such an epic contrast of styles. Of course, I love blueberry pancakes! Who doesn’t? But it’s also so hard to resist the idea of blueberry waffles.

Why? Why do we like waffles so much? Because with waffles you get a crispier crust and those waffle pockets give opportunities for the sugar in the batter to caramelize. We don’t get that as much with pancakes.

Sometimes a waffle is exactly what you’re looking for. Imagine a nice, big stack of blueberry waffles topped with blueberry sauce. It’s perfect!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Both all-purpose and whole wheat flours are added to make these waffles delicious and healthy too
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries are added to the waffle batter to create bursts of blueberries throughout
  • Melted vegan butter in the batter makes these waffles buttery and rich in every bite!

How to Make Blueberry Waffles

So, let’s talk about about how to make this blueberry waffles recipe. It’s really quite simple.

Step One: Create the Blueberry Waffle Batter

First, you’ll combine al the dry ingredients, including flours, granulated sugar, and baking powder.

Next, you’ll combine the liquid ingredients, including plant-based milk (I used almond milk), ground flax, apple cider vinegar, melted vegan butter, and vanilla extract.

Note: This is a vegan waffle recipe, but you won’t miss the eggs, cow-based milk, and butter. We’re using ground flax as an egg replacer and it works great. Come to find out, dairy-free waffles are just as good!

A hand holds a bowl of liquid ingredients and is pouring it into a bowl of flour ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and then stir to combine. You don’t want to overmix the ingredients here.

A bowl of waffle batter has frozen blueberries on top.

Next, add the blueberries to the batter. Personally I don’t know why they’re called blueberries since they give off more of a purple hue, especially when cooked. But we’ll go with the blueberry waffle title anyway!

I tried adding the blueberries to the flour prior to mixing the batter, but I wasn’t happy with the results. Those waffles tasted fine, but the extra mixing caused many of the blueberries to burst, creating a colorful batter. I didn’t really want blue blueberry waffles!

So, mixing the batter first, and then gently stirring in the frozen blueberries works best.

Quick Fix Tip

Use frozen blueberries for these waffles to keep things simple. Besides, frozen blueberries might even work best because they don’t burst into the batter as easily.

Step Two: Create the Waffles

Now it’s waffle making time! First, you’ll want to preheat your waffle iron. Once it’s good and hot, spray the waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray.

I like to use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to dispense batter evenly into the heated waffle iron. You can use the back of the measuring cup or a spoon to gently press the batter around, making sure every section of the waffle iron is filled, spreading the batter to the edges.

A hand holds a measuring cup pouring batter into a waffle iron.

Close the lid and cook the waffles for 5–7 minutes, until golden and crispy. Many waffle irons have a light indicator to show the waffle is done. I found it helpful to cook them a little bit longer, so the edges could get crispy.

A waffle is in a waffle iron. A jar of blueberry sauce is behind it.

Transfer cooked waffles to a pan in a heated oven to stay warm while continue making waffles until the batter is gone.

It’s the combination of plant-based milk with vinegar that makes vegan buttermilk. And that is my favorite trick for fluffy waffles!

Marly’s Tips

Here are some great tips to help you make these homemade blueberry waffles perfect every time:

  • I’m calling for vegan butter in this recipe. I used Earth Balance buttery sticks
  • Because vegan butter comes salted, there’s no need for additional salt to be added to the batter
  • If you want an alternative to butter, you can use coconut oil instead
  • Ground flaxseed is a great egg replacer, or you can use a chia egg instead
  • The batter may thicken up as it sits, if so, feel free to add more plant-based milk or another tablespoon of melted vegan butter. Thinner batter will create crispier waffles.
  • I love the combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flour in this recipe, however, you can use only all-purpose flour or even whole wheat pastry flour if you prefer
  • If you have a Belgium waffle maker, you can use this batter to make blueberry Belgium waffles
  • Any fruit waffles are delicious, so feel free to substitute a berry of your choice, such as raspberries or even a mixture of berries
  • I prefer frozen blueberry waffles, but if you have fresh blueberries, they will work great too.

I think you’ll agree these are the best blueberry waffles! You can use the blueberry sauce from my vegan cheesecake recipe. Of course, maple syrup is always tasty over waffles or pancakes.

A stack of blueberry waffles are topped with blueberry sauce and melty butter. A jar with more blueberry sauce is behind it.

Do You Love Pancakes and Waffles?

Of course, these blueberry waffles are amazing! If you want some other vegan pancakes or vegan waffles, try these:

Here are even more blueberry dessert recipes you’ll love!

A spoon full of blueberry sauce hovers over blueberry waffles covered in sauce and vegan butter.

That’s it for this recipe for blueberry waffles!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

A stack of blueberry waffles has blueberry sauce on top with a pat of vegan butter.

Blueberry Waffles

These Blueberry Waffles are infused with blueberries! If you love easy waffles that are light and fluffy, these are the ones for you!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 waffle quarters
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • Toppings for the waffles can include maple syrup, vegan butter, blueberry sauce, jam, and more!

Instructions

  • Plug in your waffle iron so that it can begin to heat up. Preheat oven to 300°F or heat up a toaster oven to keep prepared waffles warm.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl combine the milk, ground flax, apple cider vinegar, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until everything is incorporated. Add frozen blueberries and stir gently to incorporate.
  • Spray your waffle iron with vegetable cooking spray. Use a spoon or 1/2 cup measuring cup to dispense batter into waffle iron. Use the back of the spoon or measuring cup to make sure every section of the waffle iron is filled, spreading the batter to the edges. Close the lid and cook the waffles for 5 – 7 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Transfer cooked waffles to a pan in the heated oven to stay warm and continue making waffles until the batter is gone.
  • Serve warm with vegan butter, peanut butter, jam, maple syrup or your favorite toppings.

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Notes

Nutritional estimates are for waffles only, and does not include toppings.
Most waffles have an indicator light to show when the waffles are done. However, I like to cook them just a little bit longer, to make sure they get a crispy crust.
You don’t need to add additional sodium to these vegan waffles because vegan butter is usually salted. If you’re using an unsalted butter, you can add up to 1/4 teaspoon.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 318IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

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