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Blueberry & Chocolate Crunchy Pecan Waffles

Fluffy Belgium waffles layered with creamy milk chocolate chips, juicy blueberries and crunchy Texas Pecans

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Blueberries

Blueberries are small round berries that have a sweet, tart and mildly acidic taste. They are often firm with a softer inside filled with the juice of the berry.

Blueberries make a great addition to many breakfast dishes since they are low in calories and bursting with antioxidants. Sweet or tart blueberries add a little mines of exploding flavor with each bite.

Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate and fruit go hand in hand. Wrap it around a waffle and call it breakfast. Milk chocolate is a great chocolate to use for a tarter berry like blueberries.

When selecting a chocolate to pair with your fruit try heading the opposite directions of each other. If you were to make a nice sweet strawberry waffle try a semi or dark chocolate, Mashed cranberries? A sweet milk chocolate is more ideal. The sweeter the fruit the more you can fall back on the sweetness in the chocolate. Opt for a semi-sweet for a nice balance of the two.

Pecans

Pecans make the waffle batter super aromatic.

Once the waffle batter is added to the hot waffle iron the batter begins to expand and fluff edge to edge. While the waffle is fluffing and crisping the pecans will lightly surface so that they have direct contact with the iron. The pecans toast creating a super nutty toasted waffle.

Waffle Batter

Waffle battle is simple you can either make it from scratch or use your favorite mix. When making waffles that have more ingredients add them towards the end so that they don’t mash or break up. Once added give the batter one or two final stirs then do not mix the batter anymore.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST Blueberry & Chocolate Crunchy Pecan Waffles

Preparing the batter

separate the wet and the dry ingredients when preparing the batter. make sure to give the dry ingredients a nice stir prior to adding the liquid so that all the baking powder, salt and sugar has time to distribute. add the wet into the dry to keep the batter fluid.

cooking the waffles

when prepping your waffle iron make sure you add the batter once the maker has heat up completely. remember to spray non stick cooking spray to make the transition between waffles easier. if you don’t have any cooking spray, butter or margarine can also be melted into or brushed inside of the maker. flip the waffle iron once it had 20 seconds in the waffle maker so that both sides are perfectly fluffy and crispy.

make this recipe into pancakes

waffles and pancakes are pretty interchangeable. waffle recipes tend to have a pinch more baking soda or baking powder than pancakes.  that small pinch gives them a higher rise and crisper crust. that small pinch won’t effect the quality in pancakes,

to use this recipe for a pancake recipe simply follow the steps but instead of a waffle iron stick to the griddle. when making pancakes with chocolate on the griddle just watch the temperature because sometimes the chips can burn.

serving

serve this recipe up warm straight from the waffle iron. once removed from the waffle iron immediately top the waffle with room temperature butter, add any extra additional leftover toppings like blueberries, chocolate chips and pecans and finally a small drizzle of maple to bring it all together.

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MALTED BANANA PANCAKES

BLUEBERRY LOVERS WAFFLES

VANILLA BOURBON PANCAKES + WHIPPED CAPPUCCINO BUTTER

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Blueberry & Chocolate Crunchy Pecan Waffles

Blueberry & Chocolate Crunchy Pecan Waffles
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INGREDIENTS

  • WAFFLE BATTER
  • 2c A-P Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2TB White Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1Tb Vanilla Extract
  • 1c Buttermilk
  • 2Tb Canola Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • ADD -INS
  • 1/4c Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4c Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4c Pecans, lightly crushed

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To prepare the waffles start off by separating the wet from the dry ingredients.
  • Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a bowl. Stir
  • Add oil and eggs to the buttermilk then lightly beat, pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Mix till combined but do not overmix! Add in the blueberries, chocolate and pecans stir one final time then let the batter rest.
  • Spray waffle iron.
  • In a preheat waffle iron add two ice cream scoops full of batter to the center of the maker.
  • Close and let cook for one minute. Flip the waffle iron and continue cooking for about 3 minutes. Till golden brown.
  • Remove from waffle iron and repeat process till all the batter is used.
  • Once the waffles are out of the waffle iron, hit them with a pat of butter, and any leftover blueberries, chips or pecans. Followed by a light drizzle of maple syrup.
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