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Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

Loreto May 27, 2016

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Lemon blueberry buttermilk waffles. The freshness of lemons, plump blueberries, baked in a waffle iron to a crispy  texture and buttery buttermilk flavor. Who’s in for a great breakfast?

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

I remember waffles being the best thing since slice bread. Way back when I was very young the thought of having a waffle for breakfast was like music to my ears. I remember begging my mother at the grocery store to buy the frozen pre made ones, and sometimes she would appease my demand and sometimes she wouldn’t. That was the gamble of a winy child.  Skillful acting and environment planning, were my tools. Who wants to listen to a child persistently asking for something and the embarrassment card was always in my favor. Yes there was perhaps discipline later but who cared, all I could think of was putting some butter on the hot waffle straight out of the toaster and watching intently as it melted into the pockets. Then slowly  I poured the maple syrup filling each square bowl of that crispy waffle with the syrup. Eating it was also a very mindful meditation cutting out each pocket of that waffle as to keep the maple syrup intact and not letting it spill out. The ending was being pulled out of my bliss by my mother yelling for me to hurry up or I would be late for school, bah humbug!



Well, shot back to present day, it’s close to the weekend, I don’t have to go to school although work is calling me. I have woken up early so I can enjoy not the frozen pre made waffles and synthetic maple syrup, but a fresh home made version, with great quality organic syrup, that is by far so much better. Do I still eat the waffles the same? Sometimes, but most of the time they are so good I just want to get each fork full into my mouth.. So this morning we decided to make a waffle infused with the freshness of some gifted lemons out of Arizona, nice plump blueberries pillaged out of my parents food pantry freezer, and a creamy vanilla laced batter that comes out of the waffle maker crispy on the edges and surface, and billowy soft on the inside. Today’s breakfast special Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles.

Easy breezy buttermilk waffles!

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

This recipe is so easy and quick to make, a blending of dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, baking powder, a pinch of salt. These all sifted together into a bowl then blessed with nice flavor morsels of fresh grated lemon zest. The wet components eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, lemon juice, vanilla, all hand whisked to beautiful consistency. The final stages mixing the wet into the dry slowly and blending till that batter looks like velvet on a smooth spoon. Thanks to modern innovation “a waffle maker” the Cuisinart Breakfast Central by Cuisinart. Some brief time, and flipping the iron from side to side the waffles are done. The smell of them cooking is heavenly, that butter, vanilla, lemon, wafting through the air is heavenly.  I usually have the oven on to a very low temperature to keep the already baked waffles warm and crispy on a baking sheet, as the others are being done. I whipped up some cream with a bit of vanilla and sugar, peaks coming firm and stiff. The maple syrup Nicoletta and I are very fussy about. Organic and pure. A must  and so sometimes have to accept the cost, but it is so good. A few fresh blueberries on top and breakfast is served. Come and get it!

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

The fork goes in and you hear that crispiness. Then the fork falls into the light clouds of softness on the inside. The flavor of this waffle so so good, so buttery, crispy and yet soft, with surprising bursts of blueberry through out the inside. The topping, fresh blueberries that explode with juiciness as you bite into them. Make sure to keep your mouth closed, don’t want to spray your loved ones with that juice, lol. That light creamy semi sweet whipped cream in combination with the caramel brown sugar flavor of the maple syrup. What more can I say! We all really enjoyed them, and much to my dismay they are all gone.

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

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Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: about 8 waffles 1x


  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 and 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter unsalted
  • 2 large organic free range eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp organic brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • dash of salt


  • whipping cream (optional)
  • a handful fresh blueberries
  • organic maple syrup


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a sifter add flour, salt, baking powder, sugar.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add lemon zest.
  4. Melt butter and let cool a bit.
  5. In another bowl add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice, melted butter and blend.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients a little at a time into the dry until mixed well. Add in blueberries
  7. Open waffle iron, place batter into the iron just to cover bottom plate. and gently mix.
  8. Close iron, turn over and cook for 2 minutes (I usually set the iron to about a 5 to heat up then turn it to a 3 and 1/2 – 4 using the first waffle to gauge cooking time and heat).
  9. Take waffle out of iron.
  10. Place the waffle on a baking sheet in a 100° F oven to keep warm while cooking the rest of the batter.
  11. Serve waffles with a drizzle of organic maple syrup, a few blueberries and a dollop of whipping cream (optional).
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Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Waffles

And if you like waffles as much as we do, we also have a chocolate chip version!

dark chocolate chips belgian waffles

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    Reply Vicky Chin May 27, 2016 at 11:32 am

    These look so good, my mouth is watering as I was reading it! Crispy outside…. soft like clouds inside….. and juicy blueberries!
    Yum! We used to eat frozen waffles too, but ever since I got a waffle maker, I am not going back, fresh homemade waffles are the best! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      You are so welcome Vicky. We are going to start an anti frozen waffle revolution, lol. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and happy blogging and cooking.

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    Reply MDIVADOMESTICA May 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I am a sucker for waffles! Especially the blueberry and lemon combination. Our Sundays usually include brunch and waffles make their way into the menu lineup often. Great recipe!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 27, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks a heap, always enjoy a great waffle and fresh ingredients true organics and great compnay are always ingredients to a successful and joyous time.
      Have a great night!

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    Reply Laura @ The Bluenose Baker May 27, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    These look delicious! I love blueberries in pancakes, but never think to put them in waffles!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Laura, yes try them they get so juicy in that waffle iron and it seems to seal that juice in, so when you bite in they just explode with flavor amongst all the other goodies such as the maple syrup, whip cream and of course the waffle.
      Have the greatest weekend ever, and thank you so much for the comment, we really appreciate it!

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    Reply Justine @ May 27, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Yum! I love waffles and this combination of flavours look divine! Thanks for sharing guys — I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Justine thank you , wishing you a great weekend, and thanks for taking the time to experience our post.

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    Reply Samantha | My Kitchen Love May 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Waffles are such a great weekend brunch treat!! I love the flavour combo of buttermilk and blueberries. 💙

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks a whole bunch Samantha, that’s life a good breakfast in the morning sharing wonderful breakfast food. It’s funny Was always afraid to make home made waffles, now it is such a breeze. It’s true what they say walk through those fears.
      Have a great weekend!

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    Reply Markus Mueller May 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I also really like lemon buttermilk take on the waffles! i love adding new ingredients to pancakes/waffles!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 28, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Hi Markus thanks for the great comment. My wife Nicoletta does most of the pictures, and I do some. She is very talented by I am also biased so it is nice when someone else comments. I agree the buttermilk adds so much richness and flavor to the waffle. The testing of new creations are also always fun even though sometimes they are a flop. The key is always doing what you love doing and have fun doing it.
      Have a great day!

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    Reply Teresa May 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Homemade waffles are so easy and so much better than the store-bought kind. These sound wonderful!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto May 28, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Thank you Teresa for taking the time to comment. I guess if time is your enemy them store bought can come in handy, but it is hard to go back to that once you have made delicious homemade ones. The flavor just can’t be beat.
      Have a great weekend.

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    Reply Kelley June 21, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Father’s Day treat for my husband. They were so good, literally melted in your mouth

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 14, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Kelly. That is wonderful. We love hearing from people and that they so enjoyed them. I loved how you said they were crispy and melt in your mouth!
      Great job Kelly!

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    Reply Julie July 12, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Replaced buttermilk with yogurt and doubled lemon juice as we love it in my house. It made 5 medium Belgian style waffles. They were crispy on the outside and thick and soft on the inside. A keeper for sure.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 14, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Julie, thank you so much for sharing with us. We are so happy to hear that you loved these waffles. I loved that you added some of your own things, it is always a plus to listen to your intuition!
      Great Job Julie!

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