RECIPE: Homemade Blueberry Oat Waffles

They don’t call me “Mommy the Messy Baker” for nothing!

I have a Cuisinart waffle maker and it has taken me four different recipes, a lot of messes and quite a long time to “master” making my own waffles.

The first time I made waffles, the waffles grew and they grew and they grew. They kept growing, I honestly thought they were going to land on the floor! I thought that halving the amount of batter that went into the waffle iron would fix the problem.

It didn’t.

I thought that changing the recipe would fix the problem.

It didn’t.

This final recipe, from my amazing neighbour, is by far my favourite and it’s healthier too! These waffles freeze well, if they make it that far.

Homemade Blueberry Oat Waffles

Blueberry Oat Waffles





2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup blueberries

Blueberry Oat WafflesIn a large bowl mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In a medium bowl, mix milk, egg, oil, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir into dry ingredients.
Fold in blueberries.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle. Cook 5 minutes.

Editor’s Note:
I have made these without the salt and they have turned out just fine! I have also switched the Brown Sugar for Maple Syrup and they taste super yummy.

@GingerheadDad added that it is important to let your waffle iron heat up properly in order to allow for proper cooking to occur, this is so true! Also, set your oven beepers for cooking time and ignore your waffle timers!

This post is dedicated to my online friend, @GingerheadDad, who is a complete inspiration! We’ve had an ongoing “joke” about making waffles that started when he saw my tweets about the my frustrations of overflowing waffles and he told me that he had mastered the homemade waffle. Well, @GingerheadDad, I am happy to say that I have finally mastered the homemade waffle and have now pronounced myself the #wafflequeen! Check out @GingerheadDad’s blog here. Maybe one day he’ll write his blog post with a video of how to make a homemade waffle like he promised he would 😉

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26 Responses to RECIPE: Homemade Blueberry Oat Waffles

  1. mommy717 says:

    Sounds yummy….I have an ancient waffle iron, it has letters instead of squares…anyway, hopping from blog to blog, following you…will you follow me back:

  2. Beautiful waffle iron.

    I had a waffle iron for years, but it was never used. It was sacrificed to the great yard sale in the sky.

    Then my autistic son developed an obsession for frozen waffles and my fall into poverty commenced. Thankfully I found a waffle iron on sale (about the cost of 1 week of frozen waffles) and started making my own.

    It took a while to get used to letting the iron heat up completely before the waffles stopped splitting in half.

    I had to go find some waffle recipes that were not intended for a romantic dessert. That was hard, but eventually I found a couple I could use.

    Your recipe is much better than any I used before, hence you became #wafflequeen.

    Daniel has recently stopped eating waffles in favour of pancakes. The video project is on hold because it is so much more fun to see the kids eat the food they make.

    I do, however, make waffles with your wonderful recipe for myself and the occasional guest.

    Thank you #wafflequeen for chronicling your heroic triumph with waffles.

  3. Haha, you crack me up @GingerheadDad!

    I’ve got some pretty awesome pancake recipes too – maybe I need to try to earn the title #pancakequeen too?!?

    Am I challenging myself again?

    You are so right about letting your iron heat up at the beginning AND even though it beeps a cabillion times, I set my microwave timer to 5-7 minutes and let those suckers cook! I should add this to the post!

    Thanks for your comment 😉

  4. MelsDeals says:

    I just came over from the blog hop. I just followed your blog.Blessings, Melissa

  5. Olivia L says:

    These sound so yummy. Store bought just can’t compare to home made.

  6. i’m soooo trying these! I have yet to come up with a good waffle. I had the mess and effort when I could throw an eggo in the toaster! ha! I am so lazy! warm waffles are so yummy though, off to buy blueberries!

  7. Annie1 says:

    I really love to make waffles! They have a very special place in my heart.

    My mom passed away, 2 yrs ago yesterday, but my husband and I had the blessing of taking care of her for the last month of her life.

    Mom loved waffles and we happened to be with her when their peach tree was full of ripe peaches.

    Mom had alzheimers (that’s all we knew at that point), but she remembered her love of the waffle.

    My husband and I made her homemade waffles, with freshly picked, sliced peaches and whipping cream (maybe a drizzle of real maple syrup as well)! She was in heaven when she ate them; its a memory that will never leave me.

    Anyways..she was diagnosed with bowel cancer that had matastisized (sp) to her liver and passed away in a 3 weeks span of time!

    Mom loved homemade waffles…

  8. Omigosh, I just realized that I haven’t been using vanilla all this time. Silly me.

    I also realized that I didn’t put the link for the waffle videos here. That could be because they rank as some of the least thrilling–least likely to go viral–videos on youtube.

    Part 1:
    Part 2:
    The Finish:

  9. Busymumof4 says:

    Yum! I love waffles and blueberries! my favourite!

  10. Jerome says:

    Love waffles and blueberries! Will definitely try this recipe.

    Jerome from MadameDeals

  11. NenaS says:

    These sound wonderful and healthy, too! I like! I’m diabetic and these would be a great breakfast for me! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Love the sound of these – I still have problems with overflowing batter – but that’s what happens when you make homemade foods

  13. Vesper Meikle – try adding less batter next time and see if that works! I suspect that every waffle maker is different.

  14. Yummy all the ingredients look so delicious together thanks!

  15. jopfoh says:

    I to have had waffle flops so I can’t wait to try this thanks for the post

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  17. Treen Goodwin says:

    Yummy these look so good , thanks for sharing i will be trying them this weekend 🙂

  18. Amy Lovell says:

    These look really good and way healthier than normal waffles!! Thanks!

  19. suzquiz says:

    these look great & I like that you can freeze them

  20. Nicolthe pickle says:

    These look super good. I make oat pancakes, but I think yours look better. Thanks for the recipe.

  21. Maggie Cheung says:

    Mmmmm these look sooo good! I always love blueberries in my breakfast!

  22. Linda Klages says:

    Blueberries are my favourite

  23. Sarah Alexis says:

    oh yum! blueberry waffles are the best! These looks GREAT!

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