This low-calorie waffles with blueberries recipe are one that works out well for a night when you don't have anything better planned for dinner. The ingredients are typically stocked in most kitchens, including the blueberries if they are frozen. Best of all, it's easy to put together.
These waffles also make a terrific breakfast or brunch item and are great on a long weekend morning. They beat any regular waffle recipes when it comes to nutrition because the recipe uses half whole-wheat flour, only a small amount of sugar and oil as opposed to loads of butter and sugar that can be found in some recipes.
Then there is the addition of the all-powerful blueberry that is super high in nutrients and antioxidants. The recipes itself calls for blueberries in the batter and then you could even make your own blueberry syrup to put on top which will give you an extra nutrition boost.
They can be cooked in a Belgian waffle-maker for a crispy end-product but a traditional waffle maker will work just as well. Top them with a fruity blueberry syrup. It just doesn't get any better.
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- First, heat the waffle iron. Spraying the iron with a bit of cooking spray helps to make clean up quite a bit easier.
- Next, in a large bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Gently stir the dry ingredients together until they are well combined. Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
- In a separate smaller bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and oil. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the middle of the well in the dry ingredients and gently stir all the ingredients together. Finally, gently fold in the blueberries using a large spoon.
- Once the waffle iron is heated, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into each compartment of the waffle iron. Cook until waffles are lightly browned and crisp timing them according to your specific waffle iron's directions. You might need to experiment to get them according to your liking.
- Serve warm with blueberry syrup if desired.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||14 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|