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#dairyfree Blueberry Waffles

Posted Sep 11 2013 1:06pm
A bug has entered my household. A wonderful, fantastic bug. A cooking bug!

I love it when I can share my passions with my daughter and today's recipe was refined with her input. And yes, I have already ordered her a Junior Cookbook as she is completely inspired to get more involved in the kitchen and is already dreaming up recipes!

And the input she provided for this recipe...more sugar Mommy. I know, all kids would love to say more sugar but when I tried the recipe again I indulged her and did 4 tsp of brown sugar vs. 2 tsp. I took her advice since we really only indulge in waffles once a week...if that often. It is a special Saturday tradition and I want her to have the awesome weekend family breakfast memories I have from my childhood. And I serve with fruit and little to no syrup. The thing is, she was right! I didn't notice any extra sweetness but I did also swapped out the vanilla soy milk with unsweetened almond milk. What I did notice was the waffles had an extra bit of crispiness on the outer edges. AWESOME! I made the recipe a second time to see if it was just a fluke. Again, some extra crispiness on the outer edges. I AM IN LOVE!

You can make this recipe with fresh blueberries or frozen (please thaw out first). The frozen berries will make your waffle turn a browner color versus the golden yellow of the fresh berry waffles.

Ready to get your waffle iron out? Here's the recipe!

Ingredients:
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 cup oil
1 cup almond milk (I cut this back to 3/4 with my frozen berries as I measured out 1/4 worth of berry juice that I used too)
2 tsp baking powder (please note: some baking powders can me made on equipment that may contribute to milk contamination)
4 tsp brown sugar
1/2 - 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (your preference!)

Steps:
Really easy. I plug in my waffle iron and do a quick squirt with oil to prevent sticking. I then toss all the ingredients into my mixing bowl and mix. By the time I am done measuring and mixing the waffle iron is hot and ready. I then put about 1/2 cup of batter onto the iron for each waffle and make sure I have berries throughout.

Servings: Makes about 4 waffles depending on your waffle iron size and how big you make your waffles.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful darling daughter is interested in cooking and baking.
Daily Affirmation: I am setting a good example of balancing good nutrition with occasional treats.
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