Lemon Waffles with Blueberry Brandy Maple Syrup


Learn how to make a grown up kicked up version of fruity boozy maple syrup that’ll take lemony waffles to a whole other level!

I can’t believe another year has gone by so quickly! Over the holidays apart from the sleeping in and gorging on delicious food, l I decided to give myself a little present… Yes you guessed it, the famed Dash mini waffle maker. I was walking through Nordstrom and a shelf of these adorable little waffle makers just screamed please take me home! So I did what was right and adopted a little baby blue one right away. My favorite color!

Let’s make the easy peasy waffle batter…

Now if you haven’t seen these waffle makers in person, they are just the cutest thing every. Perfect for the solo cook as they are large enough to make one 4 inch waffle. Easy to use you literally just plug them in and wait until the blue light indicator turns off and ta-da WAFFLE TIME!

I had some leftover lemons, frozen blueberries, and an old bottle of Brandy sitting on around when I came up with this waffle recipe. The basic batter was adapted from the Dash mini recipe book and I added a little lemon zest to give the waffle an extra flavor dimension.

It’s wonderful, if you love lemons like me, you can smell the fresh citrusy aroma as they cook! I like my waffles a little brown and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Can’t go too wrong with this recipe, very fool proof and they taste great! You can also keep these waffles in the fridge for a few days or freeze a batch ahead of time. To reheat, just pop them into the toaster and they are as good as fresh!

Now time for the grown up blueberry sauce…

For the topping, everyone loves maple syrup but I thought why not kick it up a notch? It’s the weekend, it’s the holiday, it’s time to celebrate so let’s add something special. I dug through the back of the freezer and pulled out some frozen blueberries so in they went. Then I grabbed my old bottle of Brandy from who knows when and added a few tablespoons into the sauce as it cooked.

After it turned into a syrupy consistency, I gave it a try and my gosh the taste was AMAZING! You have this wonderful blueberry jammy flavor but you can still taste the maple syrup and then you have an added hint of Brandy flavor that goes so well! Feel free to experiment with other liquors like Cognac, Grand Marnier, or Bourbon. You can also swap out the blueberries for peaches, apples,strawberries, raspberries, or whatever fruit you have. Give this recipe a try and let me know your thoughts in the comments, happy cooking!

Lemon Waffles with Blueberry Brandy Maple Syrup

Prep time: 5 min     
Cook time: 15 min    
Total time: 20 min   
Servings: 8 mini waffles or 4 large

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Brandy
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. In another bowl whisk together egg, lemon zest, milk, and oil.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Preheat the waffle iron and add 1/4 cup of the batter (for Dash mini waffle iron) or 1/2 cup batter (for regular sized iron) and cook for 3-4 min until desired doneness.
  5. To make the blueberry maple syrup, combine blueberries, maple syrup, Brandy, and water in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook until blueberries are soft and the sauce is a syrupy consistency.
  6. Serve the blueberry maple syrup with the warm waffles and add a dash of cinnamon on top if you like. Enjoy!

Cooking Tip: Waffles can be kept in the fridge for 2 days or frozen. To reheat, place the waffles in a toaster and heat until warm and slightly crispy! You can also swap out the blueberries for other fruits like raspberries, peaches, strawberries, or apples.

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