This recipe comes from "The Little RoosterCafe" in Manchester Center, Vermont. The flavors of lemon and blueberry seem to go hand in hand, and that's definately the case in this breakfast treat. Top with maple syrup, if you prefer.
- 1 lb frozen blueberries, thawed and undrained
- 6 tablespoons apple juice
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon, rind of
- For Blueberry Sauce:Bring blueberries, 1/2 cup apple juice and sugar to boil in a heavy medium saucepan.
- Simmer over medium heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes.
- Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch into remaining 2 tablespoons apple juice and add to blueberry mixture.
- Add lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; simmer until thick, about 1 minute.
- Cool slightly.
- For Waffles: Whisk first 6 ingredients in large bowl to blend.
- Whisk eggs, buttermik, melted butter and lemon peel in small bowl to blend.
- Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture all at once and whisk until just blended.
- Let stand for about 15 minutes.
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacture's instructions.
- Spoon batter onto waffle iron.
- Cover and cook until golden and cooked through, about 7 minutes.
- (Time will vary depending on waffle iron.) Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve immediately with warm blueberry sauce.
The waffles were not crispy enough for us. DH didn't like the taste of the waffles so much even though he likes lemon taste and poppy seeds. But he said the sauce was very yummy. Me and my son enjoyed them. Thanks Yooper :) Made for Alphabet tag game
Impressive! All the kids loved it. I will make it again next time we have company for breakfast. We didn't have buttermilk, so made a mixture of lemon juice and regular milk. This caused the color of the waffles to be a little blotchy but the taste was terrific.
I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit years ago, and when I want to wow family or guests, this is what I make them for breakfast. It basically tastes like a combination of a poppy seed muffin and a blueberry muffin, but hot and slightly crispy. These are even good left over with a little ice cream on top for a sweet treat after dinner!