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. I keep the heat on 3 most of the time. And if you’re in the Omaha area, come to my Vegan Waffle Party 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.
~ Slice leftover waffles and freeze them in a plastic freezer bag. Then just toast and serve whenever you need a waffle fix!
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
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.
Any tips on making these oil free? would just adding 2 T more applesauce do the trick? I still have not figured out the secret of oil free waffles……
The recipe was really great however every single on seperaeed and was a complete mess. I also had to scrape the so called waffles off the iron. I was thinking of buying another waffle iron but read other had the same problem. Is there any revisions of this recipe? Please advise.
PS Already tried adding more flout
To all those who’ve had problems with their waffles separating – use enough oil, both in the batter and to grease the iron. Don’t overmix the dough. Let the dough rest a bit. When in doubt, add more flour (this made all the difference in the world for me… cup measurements, meh).
Less baking powder might also help, as would letting your waffle iron get really properly hot before making the first waffle. I also push down the lid of my waffle iron while the waffles are cooking.
I had to do some experimenting, the first time I made these they were a complete mess (tasted good though), the second time they turned out great (the gingerbread waffles were awesome, too).
I hope this helps. 🙂
Seriously delicious. I made these for the second time and they just keep getting better. Love your site! Thank you for sharing your gift!
Yes! So filling and delicious. A great combo with the chewiness from the oatmeal and then the bursts of goodness from the blueberries. I love these heavy waffles. Thank you for the recipe!
I love these waffles! They’re so healthy but you can hardly tell! My non-vegan friends were clueless. They taste amazingly delicious! BTW, do you have any savory waffle recipes? Thanks!
I’m soooo excited!! My freezer did, in fact, come with a forzen blueberry maker, even though it isn’t in the instruction booklet that came with the freezer…..OK…I’m cleaning out my freezer to make room for this year’s garden bounty…and found, much to my delight…a gallon bag of blueberries from last year!! Yippee…I get to make these!!! They are truly delish!!! Dinner’s done!!!! Thanks, Isa…you certainly make vegan eating so very much more delicious and easier!!!
My go-to love…today with chocolate chips…thanks SO very much!
I love these! I made them with Pamela’s Artisan Flour to make them gluten free. I actually love them with almond butter and maple syrup instead of margarine. Oh, and thank you for using allspice instead of cinnamon. I am allergic, and it always depresses me when I see recipes with cinnamon and they look awesome. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!
These are THE MOST DELICIOUS waffles EVER!!
I have made them as is and I have replaced the blueberries for chocolate chips, either way – there is no need for syrup!! Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. The perfect waffle!
The first time I made these they did stick – bad. I had just used straight oil and the oil pretty much just dripped right off. Then I decided to buy a nonstick spray (the coconut oil one from Trader Joe’s), which is something I usually do not use, but it worked perfectly with these waffles and they did not stick at all!
Thank you so much for this recipe! We have it weekly in my house!
Made these this morning. My husband declared it a great recipe! My waffle iron did not cooperate and seems to hate blueberries (stupid $10 waffle iron….), but when I switched to a skillet and made pancakes with my double batch, success! IsaChandra, your name is pure gold in my house. I’m the only vegan here, but the rest of the fam loves you too! You saved them from boring vegan fare!
Wow! I cannot stop eating these. Thanks for making the switch from vegetarian to vegan a breeze.
These are amazing! Thanks for the recipe
Absolutely love these. Sometimes I use bannanas instead of blueberries, just for a change (cuz I make em so often)
I would love the nutritional facts on these.
Can buttermilk or regular milk be substituted for the almond milk?
Isa..you remain the Vegan Queen……I just made these for the fourteen-hundredth time, only this time I substituted some 10% maple sap for 2/3 of the milk. Wowser….they are really good!!! I love your recipes!!!!!
How many calories is in one of these waffles?
Wonderful, wonderful! Just made them today, used multigrain flour (from costco), and fresh blueberries. Made 4 full size Belgian waffles, didn’t stick cause I used lots of spray, and they do take a long time to cook till brown. Also made a half sized one for me to finish off the batter. I scoff at the notion of leftovers! This recipe is a home run….even my 94 year old mom gobbled them up.
We loved these waffles. Had a crispy exterior, very tasty, but IT IS A PAIN IN AN ASS TO COOK THESE WAFFLES unless you follow my comments based on my experience. Because the blueberries are plump and juicy, waffles may split during cooking and really stick to your waffles, even if your waffle iron is nonstick. I use regular frozen blueberries, but I will use frozen wild blueberries next time because it is less juicier.
The waffle batter is quite thick. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. After placing the batter onto the hot waffle iron , do not try to spread the batter out to cover the entire surface. Just close the lid and let the batter spread on its own. This way you will not have a split waffle. I normally cook my waffles for 4 minutes, but these waffles will need extra time to avoid sticking. I cook my waffles for 6 mins.
You may need to use a little force to open the lid of the waffle iron after 6 mins. of cooking, but it manages to open. I use a chopstick to pry the waffles out of the waffle iron because it is really snug in there. You will see some burnt blueberry juices left on the iron, but pick off the burnt pieces the best you can before cooking the next batch. Spray with additional nonstick cooking spray between batches.
Because of the longer cooking time, this is why the waffles were so delicious. They had a crispy exterior with a lot of blueberries throughout with a hint of cinnamon…oh, I forgot to mention that I didn’t have allspice so I substituted with ground cinnamon and it worked out great.
Can anyone help me? My waffles have a bitter taste. Why and what can I do?
Just made these for my husband and I and they are AMAZING!!! No issues at all and I can’t wait to have the ones I put in the freezer. I’m new to the vegan world so to see that I can have something that’s better then the original… I’M STOKED!
AMAZING RECIPE! delicious and easy to make. definitely worth a try!
I love the waffle recipes but somehow my waffles always! stuck to my waffle iron..I do everything as required – any help? I hate that I stopped making waffles because they just stick and burn…
Will make these right now. They sound so yummy.
Would it work if I make these into pancakes?
Hi Isa, I made these this morning with organic frozen blueberries and they were delicious. I found a couple of them to be a little ‘gummy’ Any suggestions?
Mine split apart…tasted delicious. I recommend editing this recipe as several others reported this same situation.
Love this recipe. I’ve been making it for breaky for sometime now and it’s absolutely yummy fun dish
A print button would be fabulous. I can hardly drag my computer into the kitchen and I guess I’m too lazy to copy every recipe that doesn’t have a button. Please consider it.
I made these for our Sunday brunch as it was Fathers’ day. The kids especially loved them and they were yammy but we had a few that didn’t work out. They all stuck to the waffle iron even though I used plenty of sunflower spray and some of them simply fell apart. I wonder if the batter should be even thicker to prevent this? Also, I’m going to defrost the berries and cut them in half next time to see if that makes a difference. Anyhow, thanks for a great recipe! X
We could not eat these because the batter was torn to shreds by my waffle maker. It took us all day to scrape it off. I thought I was going to have to throw my waffle maker away because of this recipe. Was this tested? It did not need to be cooked longer it was done..so that is not an excuse.
I want to make these right now! But I don’t have applesauce 🙁 Any substitutes? Or could I do without?
What is white whole wheat flour?
I want to thank you so much for teaching me a great way to still enjoy the foods I love while they’re vegan! You’re such an inspiration! Thank you!