Try These Mouth-Watering Lemon Blueberry Waffles Today!

Are you tired of the same mundane breakfast every morning? Do you want to spice up your breakfast routine and make something that is not only delicious but also healthy? Then, look no further than this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Waffles.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I take my recipes seriously. This recipe is not only vegan and gluten-free, but it is also dairy-free. We use wholesome ingredients like blueberries, almond milk, tapioca flour, and potato starch to create the perfect waffle batter full of fluffy goodness. Whether you have dietary restrictions or just looking for a healthier option, these waffles are the way to go!

But wait, that’s not all! These waffles are bursting with the refreshing taste of lemon and the sweetness of blueberries. Just imagine biting into a light and fluffy waffle topped with blueberry compote and freshly squeezed lemon juice; it’s a match made in heaven!

Don’t worry if you lack cooking experience or specialized equipment; this recipe only requires minimal equipment, and it only takes 30 minutes to create this masterpiece from start to finish. Trust me, even your non-vegan friends won’t be able to resist these waffles.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your waffle maker or iron and start following this simple vegan recipe for a breakfast you will not regret!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Waffles(Vegan and Gluten Free)
Lemon Blueberry Waffles(Vegan and Gluten Free)

Picture this; it’s a lazy Sunday morning, and all you need is a plate of piping hot, fluffy waffles bursting with flavors of tangy lemon and sweet blueberries. Trust me when I say that this vegan and gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles recipe is worth waking up early for.

Not only is it dairy-free, but it is also plant-based, making it an ideal option for those leading a vegan lifestyle. These guilt-free waffles are made with minimal ingredients and require little equipment, perfect for those who want to satisfy their breakfast cravings without spending hours in the kitchen.

With fresh or frozen blueberries and a hint of lemon zest, each bite delivers a rich, decadent taste- making this the perfect breakfast treat or dessert recipe. Plus, these waffles are very versatile, as they can be served with toppings of your choice like vegan butter, maple syrup or coconut whipped cream.

So why will you love this recipe? Not only does it provide a healthy alternative to traditional waffles packed with gluten and dairy products, but its simple ingredients ensures that you won’t lose flavor or quality in your dish. Try out the Lemon Blueberry Waffles recipe today and experience the wonder of having a breakfast dish that is healthy, tasty and suitable for everyone- including those with dairy restrictions or leading a vegan lifestyle.

Ingredient List

 Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside - these Lemon Blueberry Waffles will make your morning a delight!
Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside – these Lemon Blueberry Waffles will make your morning a delight!

Let’s take a look at what we need to whip up these delicious Lemon Blueberry Waffles.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 and ¾ cup of gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 and ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of melted vegan butter or oil (for oil-free options)

Blueberry Compote:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

Combine these amazing ingredients in the next section to make these mouth-watering Lemon Blueberry Waffles!

The Recipe How-To

 Say goodbye to boring breakfasts with these vibrant vegan and gluten-free waffles.
Say goodbye to boring breakfasts with these vibrant vegan and gluten-free waffles.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe how-to for these delicious vegan and gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles. Get your waffle maker ready and let’s start cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour (you can use a mix of almond flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 flax eggs (mix 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal with 6 tbsp water)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer instructions.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and sea salt.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the unsweetened almond milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir together and let it sit for a couple of minutes until it curdles to make vegan buttermilk.

  4. Add the flax eggs to the buttermilk mixture and whisk until combined.

  5. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined. Your waffle batter should be thick, but still pourable.

  6. Add in the lemon zest, lemon juice, coconut sugar, melted vegan butter, and vanilla extract to your waffle batter. Stir until everything is combined.

  7. Carefully fold in the blueberries to your waffle batter.

  8. Lightly grease your waffle maker with cooking oil or spray to prevent sticking.

  9. Pour batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually takes about 3-5 minutes or until the waffles are golden brown.

  10. Carefully remove the waffles from your waffle iron using tongs or a spatula.

  11. Repeat steps 8-10 until all your batter has been used up.

  12. Serve your vegan and gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles hot off the waffle maker with some extra fresh blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy breakfast treat!

Substitutions and Variations

 One bite of these Lemon Blueberry Waffles will transport you to a summer day at the blueberry fields.
One bite of these Lemon Blueberry Waffles will transport you to a summer day at the blueberry fields.

The beauty of Lemon Blueberry Waffles is that there are plenty of options when it comes to substitutions and variations. Whether you have unique taste preferences or dietary restrictions, you can make these waffles work for you. Here are some ideas to consider:

– Flour: If gluten-free flour isn’t your jam, you can swap the ingredients up a bit. Try using all-purpose flour or coconut flour instead, just be aware that it will change the texture slightly.

– Sweeteners: Instead of coconut sugar, experiment with honey, maple syrup, or stevia drops to sweeten your waffles to your taste.

– Milk choices: Unsweetened almond milk is an excellent option for vegan and dairy-free folks. However, soy milk or oat milk offer added creaminess that can boost texture and taste.

– Fruit: Essentially any fruit can be used in these waffles! Strawberries, raspberries, or peaches could be a lovely substitute if you don’t have blueberries on hand.

– Toppings: While drizzling pure maple syrup over these waffles will do the trick, why stop there? You can also add some whipped cream, chocolate chips or sliced bananas as delicious toppings!

– Allergies: If you’re dealing with nut allergies try hazelnut milk or sunflower butter as perfect substitutes.

The possibilities are endless with lemon blueberry waffles; feel free to experiment and find out what works for you. These healthy waffles will still taste fantastic regardless of the variations or substitutions made.

Serving and Pairing

 These waffles are not only delicious, but they are also easy on your stomach, thanks to their gluten-free and dairy-free recipe.
These waffles are not only delicious, but they are also easy on your stomach, thanks to their gluten-free and dairy-free recipe.

When serving these delectable lemon blueberry vegan and gluten-free waffles, both sweet and savory toppings work beautifully. You can opt for classic maple syrup or honey if you prefer a sweet topping. The blueberry flavor in the waffles pairs well with fresh blueberries and a dollop of whipped coconut cream. Don’t forget to garnish with some lemon zest to add an extra pop of citrus flavor.

For savory toppings, avocado, tomato, and roasted veggies will complement the flavors of the waffle without overpowering them. Try topping your waffles with some smashed avocado, sliced tomato, and a sprinkle of sea salt for a satisfying breakfast that won’t leave you feeling heavy.

These light, fluffy waffles are perfect for breakfast or brunch but can also make a great mid-day snack when topped with nut butter or jam. Pair them with your favorite plant-based milk for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Whether you’re serving them up for family breakfast or hosting brunch with friends, these blueberry-flavored waffles are an absolute crowd-pleaser! So whip up a batch of these waffles and get creative with your toppings—sky’s the limit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Time to up your breakfast game with these Lemon Blueberry Waffles!
Time to up your breakfast game with these Lemon Blueberry Waffles!

One of the best things about this lemon blueberry waffle recipe is its versatility when it comes to make-ahead, storing and reheating options. You can definitely prep it in advance for a quick and hassle-free breakfast on those busy, early mornings.

To make ahead, whip up the batter and store it in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. If storing in the fridge, be sure to use it up within 24 hours to preserve freshness. On the other hand, if storing in the freezer, defrost it overnight before using.

When you’re ready to cook the waffles, be sure to preheat your waffle maker before pouring in the batter. This will ensure crispy and golden brown waffles every time.

If you’re planning on storing leftovers, allow the waffles to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bags. Then store them in the fridge for 2-3 days, or in the freezer for up to a month.

Reheating these waffles is just as easy as making them. Simply place them in a toaster or a toaster oven until they are heated through and crispy again. Alternatively, you can warm them up in an oven preheated at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

Whether you enjoy these waffles fresh off the waffle maker or reheated from storage, they will still be bursting with that delightful lemon-blueberry flavor that captivates your taste buds. So go ahead and make these waffles ahead of time – there’s no excuse not to have a delicious breakfast that’s both healthy and filling!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect balance between lemon's tangy flavor and blueberry's sweetness, these waffles
The perfect balance between lemon’s tangy flavor and blueberry’s sweetness, these waffles

When it comes to breakfast, waffles are always a favorite. For those living with gluten-free and/or vegan diets, it can be a challenge to find the right recipe that satisfies your cravings but also meets your dietary restrictions. Fear not, because I have developed the perfect Lemon Blueberry Waffles recipe that is both gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Below are some tips to ensure that you achieve perfect results every time.

Firstly, ensure that you measure out all of your ingredients accurately. It’s easy to overfill a measuring cup or tablespoon when you’re in a rush, but measuring is important when it comes to gluten-free cooking. Incorrect measurements can cause texture and flavor issues in the finished product.

Another important tip is to preheat your waffle iron thoroughly before cooking the batter. This is crucial for getting that crispy exterior on the waffles. Additionally, make sure to spray or brush the iron with cooking oil to prevent the waffles from sticking.

One of the trickiest things about making gluten-free waffles is finding the right balance between flours and starches. In this recipe, we use a combination of tapioca flour and potato starch to create the desired texture. When mixing these ingredients together, use a fork or whisk to break up any clumps and distribute evenly.

When adding blueberries to the batter, try using fresh wild blueberries for the best flavor. If using frozen blueberries, be sure to thaw them beforehand and drain any excess liquid before folding into the batter.

Lastly, if you want an extra zing of lemon flavor in your waffles, add some extra lemon zest or lemon juice to taste. This will really bring out the citrus notes in every bite.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make delicious Lemon Blueberry Waffles that are completely gluten-free and vegan-friendly every time!

FAQ

Before we wrap up this lemon blueberry waffles recipe article, let’s address some commonly asked questions that might cross your mind while preparing these vegan and gluten-free delicacies. Below I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you through any tricky scenarios that may arise while making these fantastic waffles. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the FAQ section!

Are Trader Joe’s gluten free waffles vegan?

It should be noted that the Multi-Grain Toaster Waffles available at TJ’s are not suitable for vegans, as they contain animal-derived ingredients. If you are looking for a vegan option, consider trying their Gluten-Free Toaster Waffles.

How do you keep gluten free waffles from sticking?

If you want to prevent your waffles from sticking to the iron, an excellent technique is to apply a good amount of cooking oil spray to the surface before pouring the batter.

Why do my vegan waffles stick?

To avoid your waffles sticking to the iron, it’s essential to preheat it properly and use non-stick spray. Only add the batter when the iron is sufficiently heated to ensure a smooth release.

Are vans plant-based waffles vegan?

Van’s Foods has recently introduced a new line called Protein, which includes frozen vegan waffles and pancakes in various flavors. The waffles are available in Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, and Original, while the pancakes come in Original and Chocolate Chip.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these lemon blueberry waffles are the perfect recipe for anyone who is looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option. Whether you are a vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free eater, this recipe fits perfectly with your diet preferences. With minimal equipment required and easy-to-find ingredients, you won’t have to spend too much time preparing them.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the aroma of bursting lemon and blueberry flavor with every bite. The subtle sweetness from coconut sugar makes them a treatable yet healthy breakfast or brunch item. These waffles can also be made in advance and reheated for those on-the-go mornings.

Overall, this lemon blueberry waffle recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in something tasty without sacrificing their health goals. So get out your waffle maker and start cooking up a batch of these gluten-free vegan waffles today!

Lemon Blueberry Waffles(Vegan and Gluten Free)

Lemon Blueberry Waffles(Vegan and Gluten Free) Recipe

Simple vegan, gluten free waffles bursting with lemon + blueberry flavor. Minimal equipment and just 30 minutes required. Hello quick, healthy breakfast. Because they freeze well, they’re the perfect quick healthy breakfast option to grab, toast, eat and go. They’re special enough for a lazy weekend meal and simple enough for rushed weekday mornings. What more could you ask for from a waffle? Not much, I think. Enjoy in the morning with extra blueberries, a little almond butter, sliced banana and maple syrup. Adapted from The Minimalist Baker.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 5 waffles
Calories 196.1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (or apple cider)
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter (like Earth Balance or sub coconut oil)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small lemon, juice of (2 Tbsp)
  • 1 small lemon, zest of
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (or maple syrup or honey if not vegan)
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour (or whole wheat flour but will not be gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
  • 1/4 cup potato starch (not flour)
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 flax eggs (2.5 Tbsp flaxseed meal Tbsp water)
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached cane sugar (sucanat or sub granulated sugar)
  • 2/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat waffle iron to desired level of heat – I prefer mine crispy.
  • Combine almond milk and vinegar in a large liquid measuring cup or small mixing bowl and let set for a few minutes to curdle/activate. Then add melted butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest, and agave nectar or maple syrup and whisk. Set aside.
  • Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Fold in blueberries.
  • Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray or vegan butter and pour on about ? cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Do not stack – keep them in a single layer to keep crispy.
  • Serve immediately with desired toppings. Store leftovers in a freezer safe bag and reheat in the toaster for best results. Will keep in the freezer for up to a couple months, although they’re best when eaten within the first couple weeks.
  • Suggested toppings: almond butter or vegan butter, flaxseed, bananas, blueberries, maple syrup.

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Nutrition

Serving: 530gCalories: 196.1kcalCarbohydrates: 32.3gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 74.4mgSodium: 224.5mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 5.5g
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