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!
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!
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!
Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and then stir to combine. You don’t want to overmix the ingredients here.
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 blue berry 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.
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.
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!
Expert Tips for Blueberry Waffles
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.
- 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.
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:
- These Whole Wheat Waffles are delicious
- Make some tasty Chocolate Waffles with chocolate syrup too
- Speaking of fruit for breakfast, these Vegan Banana Pancakes are so good
- Need that gluten-free? These Gluten Free Banana Pancakes deliver
- We love these fluffy Vegan Pancakes — it’s a go-to favorite for sure
- These Zucchini Pancakes are amazing every time
- If you’re new to vegan recipes, this Pancakes Without Eggs recipe is great!
Here’s even more blueberry desserts recipes you’ll love!
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!
- 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!
- 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.
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.