What it is about dreary, winter days that scream: Make Blueberry Waffles in the morning?!?! This is exactly what happened to me this morning. I went to bed the night before hearing the weather was going to be steadily getting colder … and colder … and colder over the next few days and having cold cereal just didn’t seem hearty, or right, on a cold winter’s morning. So, I did what any other person would do – get out the waffle machine and get crankin’!
Being in the creative, foodie mood, I decided I wanted to make a recipe that requires no syrup … which in my mind equals loads of sugar … because I have pity on the teachers that have to wrestle with sugar-crazy kids … and I didn’t want mine to add to the fray. (Although, I need to probably be honest with myself – my kids probably don’t need sugar to be silly … it’s in their DNA!) My supplement for syrup? Blueberries!
This blueberry waffle recipe is my favorite because it is: gluten-free … includes nature’s sweetness with local honey .. and includes super-rich antioxidants, blueberries! And, I cannot forget to mention that you could easily eat two of these and not feel bloated, or feel as if you ate a ton of bricks. They are light and scrumptious … just like I like ’em!
Gluten-Free Blueberry waffles RECIPE
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes (*** to make the entire batch)
INGREDIENTS FOR blueberry waffles
- 2 tbs of unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour
- 2 cups of milk (*** you can use almond milk, lactose-free, etc.)
- 1 carton of free blueberries
- 1/4 cup of honey (*** choose a local honey; it’s always best!)
- Get out your waffle iron and begin preheating it to the desired heat setting.
- Gather a mixing bowl and pour your flour into the bowl.
- Melt your butter and pour into the bowl with the flour.
- Put your eggs, milk, and honey also into the bowl with the flour and butter.
- Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. Try to get as many of the lumps from the flour. (For a thicker consistency, lessen your milk … and for a thinner consistency, add more milk to the recipe.)
- Once you’ve obtained the consistency you like, fold your blueberries into the mixture (be careful not to burst any blueberry).
- Your batter is ready – begin pouring into the waffle iron and cook your waffles!