Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce

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blueberry waffles

Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99?

Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin’ husband said, “I think I’ll have a blueberry waffle today.”  Since we typically order different items and then share everything, I said I would order some eggs and bacon and we could share.  But before the waitress even arrived he had already changed his mind.  $5.99 for one waffle only.  I said, “don’t worry, I’ll make waffles at home with our fresh blueberries!”  It’s not that we are cheap … okay, maybe frugal. 🙂  Besides it’s the principle of the whole thing!

first blueberries 2013

He picked the blueberries, I made waffles. We are soooo glad I did!

My pictures just don’t do these waffles justice.  They were crispy on the outside, warm and blueberre-e-e-y on the inside!  I usually make waffles using my brother’s recipe, Oh BOY! Waffles, but I chose to try a recipe that has the egg whites beaten separately from the egg yolks.  We like how fluffy this made the waffles.  I think you will like them too!

blueberry sauce and waffles

The sauce is very easy to make and delicious served hot!

Have a berry good weekend and happy cooking!
Catherine

Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce
 
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Whether it is breakfast, brunch or breakfast for supper, it doesn't get much better than fresh, hot, blueberry waffles.
Serves: 6 Waffles
Ingredients
Waffles
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. SAUCE: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, ¼ cup water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently and bring to a boil.
  2. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of the metal spoon. This should take 1 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract and cinnamon. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking. Serve over hot waffles.
  4. WAFFLES: Beat eggs whites until stiff and set aside.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients.
  6. Slowly stir in milk, beaten egg yolks and melted butter.
  7. Preheat waffle iron.
  8. Fold blueberries into waffle mixture.
  9. Gently fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  10. Bake in hot waffle iron.
Notes
Recipe adapted from www.food.com

 

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2 thoughts on “Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce”

  1. These remind me of my childhood! We’d go out to breakfast every Sunday morning while on vacation and the blueberry pancakes were what everyone ordered. I need to make these waffles for my dad next time we visit.
    PS…I was poking around looking at my theme on WP. Those previous post photos might be a part of my theme, Thesis. I know we had to tweak the size of the photos when I moved from blogger and it doesn’t seem like it’s a plug in. Wish I was more techy and I could help you more! Have a great evening!

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