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Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Posted By IsaChandra On October 23, 2012 @ 3:17 pm In Breakfast,Recipe,Recipes Featured | 84 Comments

Makes 6 eight-inch waffles

I know a magical place, where blueberries are always in season….my freezer!

For a long time, I had a fear of putting blueberry batter into my waffle iron. I mean, maybe it was a valid concern. The blueberries do sorta’ explode, and that could lead to burning. But I guess you can add “burnt blueberries” to the list of things I no longer fear. The thing is, they taste good. Call them “caramelized,” if you must. The trick is to spread the batter a bit, and close the lid slowly but firmly. You will get beautiful, evenly cooked waffles that are literally bursting with berries!

I love the texture of this waffle; a bit crispy from the oatmeal, but still deliciously moist from the applesauce. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Or, whatever, have waffles for dinner. See if I care!

If you’re looking for a waffle iron recommendation, I love my Cuisinart 8 inch waffle maker [1]. I keep the heat on 3 most of the time. And if you’re in the Omaha area, come to my Vegan Waffle Party [2] at the Omaha Public Library Read It And Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday November 3rd. Don’t forget your bib!

PS I really wanted to get a killer maple syrup food porn shot, but my camera battery died, and waffles wait for no man.

Recipe Notes

~ This recipe calls for white whole wheat flour, which is an amazing variety of wheat that bakes and tastes a bit more like all-purpose flour, with a wholesome tinge. I kinda’ dig wheaty tasting waffles, but if you’d rather use all-purpose, then go ahead! You can also use whole wheat pastry flour, if you prefer.

~ I used regular old plump frozen blueberries, but wild blueberries are a great choice because they’re smaller, which means they distribute more evenly into the batter.

~ Slice leftover waffles and freeze them in a plastic freezer bag. Then just toast and serve whenever you need a waffle fix!

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or your fave non-dairy milk)
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and allspice into a mixing bowl. Mix in the oats. Make a well in the center and add applesauce, milk, maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Stir with just until combined.

Let batter rest for 5 minutes or so, it will thicken a bit. Fold in the blueberries. Don’t worry too much about the blueberries bleeding into the batter, it’s no biggie.

Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturer directions. In my 8 inch waffle iron, I use a heaping 1/2 cup of batter. Remember to spray or brush the iron with oil in between each waffle.


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[2] Vegan Waffle Party: http://www.facebook.com/events/424926694235272/

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