We love a quick weekday breakfast that helps us kick-start the day. But, in our book, weekends are for waffles. They’re the quintessential slow-down food, perfect for lingering over with any number of sweet toppings and a cup of our favorite coffee or tea. Waffles are also:
Easy to make
Sweet and savory
Crisp and tender
For a healthy take on this American favorite, try our Easy Blueberry Strawberry Waffles. Made without dairy products and refined sugar, they’re also low in fat. (For a gluten-free take, replace the wheat or spelt flour with all-purpose gluten-free baking flour.) Blueberries cooked into the waffle add a deep, jammy flavor, while fresh strawberries sprinkled on top provide a bright sweetness. And since both berries also possess a wealth of health benefits, you’ll get dozens of necessary nutrients—all in one sweet, easy-to-love package.
The best part of this Easy Blueberry Strawberry Waffle recipe is that it almost always makes leftovers. Place leftover waffles in an airtight container or a ziplock baggie in the fridge for up to a week, or store in the freezer for up to 2 months. To maintain their crisp outsides, never heat leftover waffles in the microwave; instead, warm them in the toaster oven.
Easy Blueberry Strawberry Waffles
1 1/2 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup non-dairy butter/margarine or oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
Preheat and prepare the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix. In a separate bowl, mix the milk, applesauce, butter, and vanilla, until no lumps remain. Fold in the blueberries and mix just until combined.
Depending on the size of the waffle maker, pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup batter in the center of each heated waffle maker plate. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cooking time.
Place the cooked waffles on a plate in the oven until all waffles are cooked.
Serve warm with sliced strawberries, maple syrup, agave, whipped cream, or other favorite toppings.