Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
Add the butter, buttermilk, and milk to a small bowl or measuring cup, and heat in the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds, or until the butter is melted. Whisk in the vanilla and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the buttermilk mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and mix until just combined (small lumps are ok). Let sit five minutes, then gently fold in the blueberries. While the batter is resting, preheat your waffle iron. Add the batter and cook according to your waffle maker’s directions. (For my belgian waffle maker, 1 cup of batter cooked for 4 minutes was perfect.) Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
These blueberry buttermilk waffles are crisp on the outside, light and tender on the inside, and so delicious!
When it comes to breakfast time, do you usually eat a hot or cold breakfast? I remember talking with a good friend a while ago about the subject, and she mentioned that she prepares a hot breakfast for her kids every single day. Her logic is that it really doesn’t take much more time to make pancakes or waffles than it does to pour bowls of cereal, and it’s a way to ensure that her kids get a good start to the day. As much as I admire her, and agree with her logic, it’s just never going to happen for me. My kids have to be out the door by 7:20, and it’s all I can do to get everyone dressed, with backpacks and lunches packed, and hustle down to the bus stop on time. I’m way too tired (and lazy) to make a hot breakfast for the kids every morning, and it really doesn’t feel like it’s worth the effort. Lest you think I’m the worst parent ever, I usually give my kids something like whole wheat toast and yogurt, or a multigrain breakfast bar and a banana. So it’s not like they’re just eating garbage, even if they’re not getting that full and hearty breakfast every day.
All of that being said, one of my favorite things about this summer has been the chance to make a hot breakfast for the kids at least 3-4 mornings per week. I have really enjoyed all those lazy mornings, making chocolate chip pancakes or fried eggs and hash browns, and chatting with my kids about our adventures for the day. Now that school is starting this week, I will definitely miss those leisurely mornings! I guess we’ll just have to make up for it on the weekends, instead. These blueberry buttermilk waffles are a new favorite recipe that we discovered over the summer, and we can’t get enough! They are perfectly crisp and buttery on the outside, and the inside is light and tender, and bursting with juicy blueberries.
These really are some of the best waffles I’ve ever made, and my kids loved them too! They’re perfect with a little butter and syrup, and a few additional blueberries sprinkled on top. Yum!
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