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Vanilla Bean Waffles With Homemade Blueberry Sauce

by Jamie on August 7, 2009

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Six out of seven days a week I wake up completely content to start my morning with an iced coffee and no breakfast. Most of the time I eat a light breakfast because I know I should, not because I actually have a feeling of hunger.

However, there is something about Sunday mornings that make me ravenous and want to consume a morning meal chock full of eggs, bacon and waffles.

I love waffles. There is something about the crisp texture and the way syrup pools within the waffle divots that makes me a very happy girl. My dad gave me a Waring Pro Waffle Maker that I became completely obsessed with it… for about a minute.

The novelty wore off and I put in the cupboard for about three months. However, I pulled in out last week and rekindled my love affair with this fantastic appliance by making vanilla bean waffles with homemade blueberry sauce.

I like my waffles kind of well done, so I crank up the number on my waffle iron to 4 to ensure a nice crispy exterior. These waffles were absolutely delicious; perfect crisp texture with a heavenly vanilla scent and flavor.
These were deliciously addictive with both maple syrup or the homemade blueberry sauce. Have a fabulous weekend and I hope I sparked a craving for some waffles!


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Vanilla Bean Waffles

August 7th, 2009

Ingredients:

For the Waffles

2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Beanilla vanilla paste

For the Blueberry Sauce

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

For the Waffles

1. Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla bean paste, just until smooth.

2. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

For the Blueberry Sauce

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup of water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently, and bring to a boil.

2. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries so as not to mash the berries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking.

Notes:

- I found the orange to be a very prominent flavor in the blueberry sauce. When I make this again, I will cut back on that flavor.

- both recipes adapted from allrecipes


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Vicky August 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm

There is nothing like vanilla bean paste; I could never use plain old vanilla extract again. I have to fight the temptation to add it to everything! My boys can't wait to try these waffles in the morning!

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Laura August 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm

What a good sounding blueberry syrup recipe! Will definitely give it a shot. Thanks.

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Stefanie August 8, 2009 at 5:55 am

They look delicious and I don't even really like waffles! ;)

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Bethie August 8, 2009 at 6:25 am

I have got beans coming, but I might just have to order some paste as well. Your waffles slay me, just gorgeous. I might have to sub the blueberry syrup for blackberry. LOL!!

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milk with tea August 8, 2009 at 7:15 am

I just found your blog–everything looks so lovely! I love anything with vanilla. I've never heard of vanilla bean paste–I'm going to give it a try now. Thanks for sharing this recipe (I love waffles too!)

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Y August 8, 2009 at 7:27 am

Amazing looking waffles! I don't eat waffles very often, but there's a special place in heart(stomach) for vanilla waffles.

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Ingrid August 8, 2009 at 8:45 am

The waffles sound good but my kids are all about the Sunday pancakes and thick crispy bacon! They don't flavored syrups, butters, or pancakes! :(
~ingrid

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Maria August 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

I wish I had a plate of your waffles for breakfast! They look incredible!

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Deborah W August 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I love waffles! I don't have vanilla bean paste; what can I substitute for it until I get some?? Thx!

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Jamie August 8, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Deborah-

You can sub vanilla extract in the same amount for the paste! Thanks for stopping by!

-Jamie

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Peabody August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Now that's the way to start the day!

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Tartelette August 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

They turned out beautiful! I could easily scarf anything down that contains vanilla bean or paste!!

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Donna-FFW August 9, 2009 at 6:44 am

These waffles sound beyond delicious. What I wouldnt give to have this in front of me right now.

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Pamela August 9, 2009 at 8:46 pm

STOP!! I'm 5 minutes from going to bed, and now I want waffles with blueberry sauce!!

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Lauren August 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

blueberry sauce/syrup is my absolute favorite for waffles or pancakes! i will give this a try :)

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Leslie August 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm

ohhh.I have have have to eat breakfast. Some mornings it is just a slim fast shake.
Sundays is big breakfast day for us too.

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SiHaN August 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

this simply looks amazing. Now i wish i had a waffle maker. haha.

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Palidor August 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm

You just reminded me that I haven't eaten waffles in years. Mmmm, I could go for these vanilla waffles right now.

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Cara mia October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

The amount of water in your sauce ingredients list doesn't match the instructions – which one is right?

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