Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles – The Recipe ReDux {sponsored contest}

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Light and crispy whole grain waffles; blueberries and vanilla sweeten naturally ~ 

Disclosure: Wild Blueberry Association of North America compensated The Recipe ReDux (co-owned by ReganMillerJones, Inc. and Teaspoon Communications), to sponsor this recipe contest. We are not eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Crispy, piping-hot Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles on a snowy winter morning sounds pretty idealic. But that’s what we had! Thanks to the luxury of having Wild Blueberries in the freezer.

“Wild blueberries” sound rather luxurious and exotic. They taste that way too – at least more exotic than regular blueberries. The “Wild” variety packs more flavor punch: More tart, more sweet, more blueberry-ey.

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I learned from the of The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) that they also contain more antioxidants; specifically Wild Blueberries are rich in anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid found in the deep blue pigments of Wild Blueberries, giving them their color and their antioxidant power with anti-inflammatory properties.

Thanks to the recipe challenge issued by the WBANA to the members of The Recipe ReDux, I tried to think of a recipe that would highlight the …ahem…special size of wild blueberries. (My youngest boy is always reminding me “small is mighty!”) Regular sized blueberries can make for messy waffles; they sorta squish all over when you close the waffle iron. But I discovered these mighty small wild blueberries worked perfectly in waffles. I added dried oats (pureed quickly in the food processor) for a heartier waffle with the delicious malty flavor of oats.

I also used the last of the beautiful blue hen eggs my neighbor gave me for a late Christmas present…best present ever! They’re shown below to highlight the small size of wild blueberries.

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Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

Makes 4 large or 6 smaller waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup oatmeal, processed about 30 seconds in food processor to produce flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, sugar and salt; set aside.
  2. In a clean medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Continue beating adding milk, oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Gently, fold in beaten egg whites until partially incorporated; then fold in blueberries. Pour about 1/2 cup batter on preheated waffle iron (check your manufacturer's instructions.) Close iron and cook until light goes out (about 3-4 minutes).
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Comments

  1. I love adding blueberries to my breakfast!! These waffles look super!
    Joanne recently posted..Smoky Kale and Potato Cakes and Red Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled ApplesMy Profile

  2. Um, looks DELICIOUS. I love waffles and this one specially is one I would love to be eating right now!
    Sarah Grace recently posted..Wild Blueberry & Coconut Scones [GF, DF]My Profile

  3. What a variety of eggs! I haven’t made waffles in ages and looking at your pictures makes me think it’s time to make them again.
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits recently posted..Wild Blueberry Polenta with Grilled Onions and SausageMy Profile

    • Thanks Mia! I love waffles that are light and crispy from the egg whites! (: Hope you get a chance to make…even if your eggs aren’t blue!

  4. Not that I want below freezing temperatures BUT, I am a little envious of the cold weather the other side of the country is having. A perfect excuse to stay inside, snuggle up and enjoy waffles like these! I love the crispy texture, perfect waffles :)
    Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) recently posted..Wild Blueberry Corn Muffins {Gluten-Free & Vegan}My Profile

  5. I just got a Belgian waffle maker from my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas. I’m so excited to try your healthy waffle recipe. It looks great and I’m sure it is tasty.

  6. I really need to get a waffle maker – these look delish!
    Rachael@AnAvocadoADay recently posted..Wild Blueberry, Coconut and Ginger SmoothieMy Profile

  7. These hearty wild blueberry waffles look so delicious! I’d love to have these for breakfast any day :)
    Jessie recently posted..Throwing Off the BowlinesMy Profile

  8. These waffles look so crispy! What a great way to use wild blueberries. Living in coastal NC we don’t see many snow days, but the thought of them brings back happy memories of delicious breakfasts like the one you prepared.
    dianeboyd recently posted..Wild Blueberry Dutch PancakeMy Profile

    • Thanks Diane! Ha..no snow huh?! Then you dont have to bundle kids up in 14 layers when going outside…that part about winter is really annoying! It takes forever to get out the door!

  9. We don’t get snowy days but the humidity makes the wind chill almost unbearable. Or maybe I’m just used to 100+ degree weather or that I’m a total baby when the temps go under 50 ;) Luckily, I have all the ingredients so I will totally be making these with my leftover blueberries! Yum!!
    Meme recently posted..Black Eyed Pea CasseroleMy Profile

  10. These waffles look AMAZING… this is next on my brunch list. Love that you added the oatmeal to the batter. And of course, those blueberries are just gorgeous.
    Jenny Shea Rawn recently posted..Cornbread with Wild BlueberriesMy Profile

  11. OK. First of all, I don’t own a waffle iron, so I’m very bitter about that. I must buy one. Second, I love your recipe. So easy and so pretty. My boys would adore it!

  12. Mmm…these look super yummy & I bet they would be delicious gluten-free too! I’m hoping to create a wild blueberrylicious creation before the contest ends! BTW-LOVE my waffle iron that I got as a wedding present 14 years ago. It gets WAY more use than the bread maker I got at the same time :-)
    EA-The Spicy RD recently posted..Add Some Bling to Your Diet with The Little Book of Thin + A Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa SaladMy Profile

  13. Whoa! I wish I had neighbors who would give me fresh eggs ;). So pretty! And just when I told myself I won’t purchase another kitchen appliance for the time being, I come across this recipe. I need a waffle iron ASAP! I’m a huge fan of your recipes so I can’t wait to try! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Serena!
    Min recently posted..Shrimp and Tofu Pad ThaiMy Profile

  14. Your waffles look so light, Serena. I could go for a plateful right now!
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted..Imagination Stew #SundaySupper turns 2!My Profile

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