These Blueberry Waffles boast a crisp and buttery crust, with a light and fluffy inside simply bursting with juicy berries! Make this waffle recipe for a great weekend breakfast (or a dinner too)! You’ll love the simple batter and easy-to-follow steps.
Be sure to drizzle your waffles with this tasty blueberry sauce.
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!
What Blueberries are Best
Look for blueberries that are plump and smooth-skinned. The color of the berries is an indicator of ripeness (not the size of the berries), so choose berries that are deep purple-blue. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries with this recipe. Frozen blueberries are great because they’re frozen at the peak of ripeness and they hold their shape better while cooking.
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!
What You Need
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- Flour — I use all-purpose flour, but you can substitute whole wheat pastry flour (different than whole wheat flour).
- Whole wheat flour — We’ll add a bit of whole wheat flour to make these waffles healthier.
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Plant-based milk — I use mostly soy milk. You can substitute any plant-based milk such as almond milk.
- Ground flaxseed — Ground flaxseed is a great egg replacer, or you can use a chia egg instead.
- Apple cider vinegar — It’s the combination of plant-based milk with vinegar that makes vegan buttermilk. And that is my favorite trick for fluffy waffles!
- Vegan butter — Use any storebought dairy-free butter or margarine or make your own vegan butter. Substitute refined coconut oil.
- Vanilla extract
- Blueberries — Use fresh or frozen berries.
- Vegetable cooking spray
- Toppings — Use maple syrup, vegan butter, blueberry sauce, jam, and more!
How to Make Blueberry Waffles
So, let’s talk about how to make this blueberry waffles recipe. It’s really quite simple.
Step One: Create the Blueberry Waffle Batter
First, you’ll combine all 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, dairy, or butter. We’re using ground flax as an egg replacer, and it works great. It turns 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.
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 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 it 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 to 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 you continue making waffles until the batter is gone.
Here are some great tips to help you make these homemade blueberry waffles perfect every time:
- Because vegan butter comes salted, there’s no need for additional salt to be added to the batter.
- 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 favorite berries, such as raspberries or even a mixture of berries.
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.
More Pancakes and Waffles
Of course, these blueberry waffles are amazing! If you want some other vegan pancakes or vegan waffles, try these:
Are you into blueberry recipes? Here are some blueberry dessert recipes you’ll love!
That’s it for this recipe for blueberry waffles!
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ¾ cups plant-based milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 4 tablespoons vegan butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ 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.
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