Fluffy Golden Blueberry Waffles with Whipped Cream

For a long time I have tried many different ways on making waffles or pancakes from scratch. They were always good, but many still had a slight rubbery texture, or they were heavier than the reputable mixed variety. I prefer a lot of things “homemade” meaning from scratch, no boxed mixes involved and this had been frustrating for me. I wanted a golden, light and fluffy waffle that was crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. One that wasn’t dense and heavy, and with this recipe I have discovered it.

The trick is in the eggs. Separating the egg white from the yolks, and mixing them up separately allows the batter to be much lighter and fluffier. When I was a young girl, I remember spending nights at my best friends house. Every Sunday that I was there, we would go out to eat for breakfast at a little family restaurant. It was considered a  “Country Inn” and I always ordered the blueberry waffles. I don’t think I ever ordered anything else. I’m really not a syrup kind of girl, always preferring fruit syrups or preserves and/or whipped cream on my waffles, pancakes, and french toast. Really the only time I have a syrup is in my Sticky Buns recipe! I also am a “fruity tooty” kind of gal, I love fruity pancakes and waffles, and even my ice cream I prefer fruity over other flavors.

Anyhow, I decided to recreate those delicious country inn style blueberry waffles, and these absolutely brought back those wonderful memories of childhood. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to bake with and use in my cereals, they are very good for you and high in antioxidants. There are many health benefits in blueberries, and this is why I incorporate them into my menu. I have a blueberry muffin recipe I’ll be sharing with you in the next few days as well! These waffles were divine, and my whole family gobbled them down!

Ingredients for Blueberry Waffles:

  • 3 eggs, separate the yolks from the whites
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 3 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:
Separate the eggs, whites in one bowl and the yolks in another.
Next, place the egg whites in a mixing bowl and beat until the whites are stiff.
Perfect!
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. Continue to mix and add the melted butter and milk. 
Now add the two extracts and mix until all is combined.
In a separate bowl add the sifted flour and baking powder. Mix the ingredients, then add the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.
Fold in the blueberries until just combined.
Now add in the egg whites, gently folding them in.
Bake in a hot waffle iron.
Once cooked, add a thin layer of butter or margarine to each waffle while still warm.
If you choose to top your with whipped cream, and you want to make your own it’s easy and delicious.
Beat the whipping cream at medium/high speed, while slowly adding the powdered sugar.
Then add the extract and beat until it forms soft peaks.
Refrigerate any leftover whipped cream.
Serve buttered, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream and fresh blueberries.
I also served mine with fruit syrup and regular syrup on the side with some scrambled eggs.
Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve had a waffle maker for about 2 years and just made fresh waffles a few weeks ago – sooo good! Blueberry waffles are my fave and next! Do you know how to make them a bit crispier instead of getting burnt?

    • says

      I spray the waffle iron with a baking spray (baker’s joy or Pam are good ones) and usually let it sit for just a bit longer after the light goes off (mine has an automatic sensor, I guess it depends on your waffle iron!)

  2. says

    made from scratch? How yummy is that!!! I will be pinning this one! Love me some bluberry pancakes im sure waffles will be a great treat!

  3. says

    These look so delicious! I have to pass on the recipe to the hubs, he is the waffle maker in the house. :D

    Thank you again, for the food inspiration. And just in time for Blueberry season. :D

  4. says

    Hey thanks very much for stopping by and linking in with Food on friday. I am blown away by all the different breakfast dishes – over 175 now!

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