There is no better way to enjoy blueberry picking season than with blueberry buttermilk waffles! This breakfast favorite is made even more delightful during blueberry season – the blueberries become sweeter and juicier, adding a unique depth of flavor to these delicious waffles. They are perfect – the outside is firm and crispy while the inside is soft and tender.
Why you’ll love this Recipe
Not to mention, if you make a bunch right now, you’ll have breakfast set for the weeks ahead. Waffles freeze so nicely and crisp up in the toaster in minutes.
Ingredients For My Blueberry Waffles
Just a handful of ingredients for these delicious blueberry waffles. If you’ve gone blueberry picking recently this will be the perfect way to use those fresh blueberries!
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Ground Cinnamon adds a bit of warmth and spice to the waffles.
- Buttermilk makes the best tender and tangy waffles.
- Salted Butter works great in adding just enough salt to balance the sweetness. If using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to your recipe.
- Vanilla Extract helps to add flavor.
- Fresh Blueberries are ideal, but frozen blueberries can also be used. Be mindful that frozen blueberries will bleed a lot and contain a lot of moisture. Rinsing and drying them off should reduce some of the bleeding.
How to make homemade blueberry waffles
In one large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Beat remaining egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold stiff egg whites into the batter until combined. Then fold in the fresh blueberries.
Heat the waffle maker, spray both sides with non-stick spray, and prepare waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve warm and enjoy.
Storing Blueberry Waffles
Store any of your leftover waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can you freeze leftover waffles? Yes! You may even be making enough blueberry waffles so you can freeze them. If you’re using a regular waffle maker this will be nice in the mornings for popping them in the toaster before serving.
Before freezing I recommend letting them cool completely, then stacking them flat in a Ziploc bag layered between parchment paper. Remove as much of the air as you can before sealing. This will make removing them easier.
Frozen waffles will keep for several months when frozen properly.
Reheating Blueberry Waffles
You can still get crispy reheated waffles. There are a couple of ways to do this.
- Pop them in the toaster to heat through.
- Warm in a 350 F preheated oven on a baking sheet for 10 minutes.
- It’s also likely that you can reheat waffles in an air fryer, I have not tested this however.
Regular Waffle Maker or Belgium Waffle Maker?
When picking a waffle maker for this recipe specifically, just know that you can make either 4 square waffles or two Belgium waffles.
Picking a waffle maker is really a personal preference, or just choosing what you have on hand will work perfectly.
Regular or square waffle maker
- Makes a lovely classic waffle shape with crispy sides and a soft interior.
- Waffle pockets are smaller than Belgium waffles but still has a perfect pocket-to-waffle ratio.
- Can easily rip into sections for stacking, sharing, or storing.
- Fits easily in the toaster when heating up leftovers.
Belgium waffle maker
- Makes large, thick, plate-sized waffles with tall sides and deep pockets for syrup!
- Takes a touch longer to cook.
- Depending on your waffle maker, but typically only 1 or 2 can be made at a time.
- Doesn’t fit well in a toaster for reheating.
Popular Waffle Toppings
Now, this topic is just as important as what we decide to fill our waffles with. You can keep it simple, or go all out! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Butter & Syrup: A pat of rich butter and real maple syrup is as classic as it gets. Always a winner!
Cinnamon & Sugar: Have you ever had cinnamon sugar toast? Similar to that, but on a blueberry-filled waffle! Smear on some butter and give a nice dusting of cinnamon and sugar then dig in!
Blueberry Syrup or Sauce: Blueberry syrup, yes like the one you can get at Ihop, or make your own blueberry sauce filled with chunks of blueberries. Reminiscent of a blueberry pie filling almost, just thinner.
Some other options include peanut butter, whipped cream, ice cream, or a nice piece of fried chicken!
- Cleaning up the waffle maker after using the blueberries was a sticky mess because I didn’t spray both sides. This is good to know in case anyone comments on it or if you want to share it in the blog post to help others not make the same mistake.
- Cleaning the waffle maker right after you eat and before it cools down too much will also be a big help. Keep whatever is stuck on warm so it comes off easily.
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- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 large Eggs seperated
- 2 cups Buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons Salted Butter melted
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
- In one large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Beat remaining egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold stiff egg whites into the batter until combined. Then fold in the fresh blueberries.
- Heat the waffle maker, spray both sides of the maker with non-stick spray, and prepare waffles according to the manufacture';s instructions.
- Serve warm and enjoy.
It was a sticky mess to clean up the waffle maker after using the blueberries because I didn’t spray both sides. This is good to know in case anyone comments on it or if you want to share it in the blog post to help others not make the same mistake.