Low-Calorie Waffles With Blueberries

Healthy low-fat waffles with blueberries

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
154 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 154
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 132mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This low-calorie waffles with blueberries recipe is a breakfast treat for a weekend morning. 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 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 whole-wheat as well as all-purpose flour and contains only small amounts of sugar and oil, as opposed to the excessive butter and sugar content of other recipes. 

Then there is the addition of the all-powerful blueberry, a fruit that is super high in nutrients and antioxidants. The recipe itself calls for blueberries in the batter, but feel free to top your waffles with some blueberry syrup for an extra flavor boost. 

They can be cooked in a Belgian waffle maker for added crispiness but a traditional waffle maker will work just as well. Top them with the syrup of your choice. It just doesn't get any better.

Ingredients

  • 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

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus more to garnish

  • 1/4 cup blueberry syrup, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. First, heat the waffle iron. Spraying the iron with a bit of cooking spray helps to make clean up quite a bit easier. 

  3. Whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Make a well in the center of the the mixture.

  4. In a separate smaller bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and oil. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is well combined.

  5. Pour the milk mixture into the middle of the well in the flour mixture and gently stir all of the ingredients together.

  6. Finally, fold in the blueberries using a spatula.

  7. Once the waffle iron is heated, pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into each compartment of the waffle iron.

  8. 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 to your liking. 

  9. Serve warm with blueberry syrup if desired.