These Lemon Blueberry Waffles are crisp on the outside, fluffy inside and packed with blueberries and bright lemon flavor! This lemon blueberry recipe is easy to make with simple pantry ingredients you most likely have at home!
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Lemon Blueberry Waffles
Start the day with a big stack of homemade breakfast waffles. Waffles are one of those family favorite breakfast or brunch treats that everyone always seem to love.
These Lemon blueberry waffles have so much flavor that you don’t even need to drizzle them with maple syrup, although I never say no to syrup! These waffles are deliciously amazing and making them is very easy.
This homemade waffle recipe is made with simple pantry ingredients and instead of having to make a special trip to the store to get buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt, this recipe uses regular milk which most people always keep at home.
Why You Will Love This Recipe?
- Special treat with lots of flavor: The bright, fresh flavor of lemon and the bursts of juicy blueberries, make these lemon blueberry waffles the perfect spring or summer breakfast treat.
- Texture: These lemon blueberry waffles are light and fluffy and have a golden brown, crispy exterior.
- Quick, and easy: Homemade waffles are easy to make, they can be ready in less than 30 minutes and are made with simple ingredients.
- Freezes/Reheats well: Waffles reheat well so you can make a double batch and store them in the fridge or the freezer for a future day!
Homemade Lemon Blueberry Waffles Ingredients
Be sure to check the printable recipe card below for the ingredient’s list and their exact quantities.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest
- Melted butter
- Vanilla extract
How To Make Lemon Blueberry Waffles?
- Heat it up: Preheat the waffle iron.
- Mix lemon sugar: Mix sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar mixture with your fingertips to release the lemon oils and make the sugar fragrant.
- Mix dry ingredients: To the lemon sugar add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Mix wet ingredients: Whisk together the milk, lemon juice, eggs and vanilla.
- Mix dry and wet ingredients: Whisk the milk mixture into the flour mixture until a batter is formed.
- Add butter and blueberries: Whisk in the melted butter until just incorporated making sure you don’t overman the batter. With a spatula, fold in the blueberries until combined.
- Cook: Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour some of the batter onto the greased waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until the waffles are a deep golden brown and slightly crisp, Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve.
You have questions? We have answers!
Are blueberry waffles healthy?
These homemade waffles are definitely healthier than pre-made waffles or mixes that contain preservatives and usually a great amount of sugar. Blueberries are a natural antioxidant with many nutritional qualities. Blueberries are loaded with vitamins and minerals and may help reduce inflammation. Blueberries can also help maintain brain function and improve memory among many other benefits.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries To Make Waffles?
Although I prefer using fresh blueberries, frozen blueberries can be used in this recipe. Because frozen blueberries contain more moisture, they may bleed into the batter a bit. this may change the look of the waffles but not the taste.
What To Serve With Blueberry Waffles?
Besides warm (or room temperature) maple syrup, blueberry waffles can be topped with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet.
A dust of powdered sugar, sliced almonds and a few extra berries is a simple, yet elegant way to add sweetness and a bit of a crunch to the dish. Fruit sauces such as blueberry sauce, fruit compotes and glazes (like lemon glaze) pair very well with blueberry waffles as well.
What’s The Difference Between a Waffle and a Belgium Waffle?
Belgium waffles are larger square waffles with deeper pockets that can hold more syrup than regular American style waffles. Belgium waffles are made in a special waffle iron that has a larger and deeper grid pattern than regular waffle makers. Overall, Belgium waffles are a little lighter in texture than their American counterparts.
Making Ahead, Storing and Freezing Waffles
- Make Ahead: Waffles are the perfect make ahead breakfast! Make a double batch and have them ready whenever you need them! They are a great breakfast, brunch, lunch box treat or snack.
- Storing: Cool the waffles completely on a wire rack. Placing them on a wire rack prevents the bottoms from getting soggy. Store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
- Freezing: Before freezing, cool the waffles and store them in an airtight container or stacked in a freezer safe bag. Freeze for 3 months.
- Reheating: The easiest way to reheat waffles is in a toaster. Pop them in and reheat on a lower setting until warm through. make sure you use a low setting so the waffle has time to get warm without browning too fast. Waffles can also be reheated in a preheated 300º F oven until warm through. Waffles can be warmed up in the microwave although they will not be crispy.
Lemon Blueberry Waffles Recipe Tips
- Don’t overmix the batter.
- Gently fold in the blueberries into the batter to prevent the berries from bruising and bleeding.
- The exact amount of pancakes made with this recipe may vary depending on the size of your waffle iron.
- After the waffles are ready, place them on a wire rack until you are ready to serve them. The air circulation will prevent them from steaming and getting soggy on the bottom.
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Lemon Blueberry Waffles
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 stick unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup blueberries
- Nonstick cooking spray oil or melted butter
For Serving (optional)
- Maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- Whipped cream
- Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar mixture with your fingertips. This releases the natural lemon oils of the zest into the sugar making it fragrant.
- To the same bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, lemon juice, eggs and vanilla. Whisk the wet mixture into the flour mixture until a batter is formed.
- Whisk in the melted butter until just incorporated making sure you don’t overman the batter. With a spatula, fold in the blueberries until combined.
- Spray both sides of the preheated waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour some of the batter onto the greased waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until the waffles are a deep golden brown and slightly crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve.
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