These soft blueberry sourdough waffles will satisfy the blueberry lovers and waffle lovers in your house.
These yummy waffles are filling enough to serve alone for breakfast.
Or, they also pair well with crispy bacon and farm fresh scrambled eggs.
I love melting butter in a small cast iron pan to add a few drops of warm butter on top.
Sourdough blueberry waffles are easy enough to to make even if you are new to sourdough.
And because the recipe is fairly easy to make these can be made in the morning on almost any day of the week.
Since working hard to improve my home management skills, I’ve been spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days.
But that is a benefit of homemaking.
Cooking delicious, cozy meals for your family to enjoy.
These homemade waffles from scratch are kid approved and will instantly make your kitchen feel like your family’s own little waffle house.
After making these waffles you will want to skip the restaurant and serve your own waffles at home.
All you need is just a waffle maker, a few ingredients and of course your sourdough starter.
Before your sourdough starter reaches full maturity, you can begin making waffles with just your sourdough discard.
The longer you allow your sourdough starter to ferment over several days the more sour the waffle batter will taste.
But don’t worry, I have 1 trick that will keep your waffles yummy and not overpowered with a sour flavor.
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT SOURDOUGH?
You could make waffles from scratch without using sourdough.
But opting to use a sourdough based recipe for your waffles will make them a lot more healthier.
Cooking from scratch tends to make almost any meal healthier when it’s prepared at home.
And sourdough waffle batter is no exception.
- Sourdough is easy to digest.
The bacteria yeast in fermented sourdough breaks down the starches in the grains before they reach your stomach. This process is less work for your gut.
- Good acid and good bacteria is in sourdough.
Sourdough has higher amounts of lactic acid which is known as the good acid. Good bacteria is also produced in fermented sourdough which is good for the body.
- Sourdough has a lower glycemic index.
Because sourdough is fermented, it depletes the bad starches within it. This helps blood sugar not to rise in the same way it would with non sourdough products.
- There is less yeast in sourdough.
The healthy bacteria causes sourdough to use less yeast than traditional flour recipes.
- You don’t have to worry about toxic preservatives sourdough.
- Sourdough retains vitamins and nutrients.
Sourdough has a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients that are not processed out. Vitamins such as Iron, Manganese, Calcium, B1-B6, B12, Folate, Zinc, Potassium, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Selenium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin E can be found in sourdough.
- Sourdough is fun to make and taste delicious!
I remember getting my sourdough starter going in my mixing bowl and watching it daily as it matured and bubbled over several days.
I have even learned to enjoy having to feed my starter everyday, as this is a part of my daily routine.
Watching the bubbles and seeing it rise is indeed fun and a reminder that you’re doing it right. Knowing that you have your secret ingredient, your starter makes for endless yummy recipes to try.
WHAT ARE THE BEST OILS FOR WAFFLES?
Coconut oil is popular in many sourdough waffle recipes because it helps to make a much more crisp waffle.
Not to mention, coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils to cook with.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying Nutiva Nurture Vitality Squeezable Organic Coconut Oil.
The squeezable pouches are convenient and easy to use.
Using melted butter in the waffle batter recipe will give a more rich taste to the waffles.
I’ve also used a combination mixture of both coconut oil and butter.
And I keep a stash of Kerrygold butter on hand.
HEALTHIER WAFFLES WITH BLUEBERRIES
Now that we’ve already discussed the many benefits you can gain from using sourdough recipes, let’s talk about how adding blueberries will only increase the nutritional value of your recipe.
Any meal you are able to cook from scratch is always an added boost for your family’s health.
Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Cooking from scratch gives you a lot more freedom and flexibility of the ingredients you add to your food.
WHAT MAKES BLUEBERRIES HEALTHY
Blueberries are an antioxidant superfood.
Antioxidants work to protect your body from free radicals.
Blueberries contain Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Manganese.
These sweet little berries have also been linked to contributing to good heart health.
Consuming blueberries have also been shown to help reduce aging.
There are even studies that show blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections.
TIPS FOR MAKING BLUEBERRY SOURDOUGH WAFFLES:
- Add in blueberries in waffle batter after you’ve poured the batter on the waffle maker.
- Try to keep your waffle maker sprayed or oiled in between each waffle (as needed) to help prevent blueberries and batter from sticking on the waffle maker.
- If you choose to add butter to waffles once complete you will only need a few drops since oil and/or butter was used in the recipe.
- Waffle maker
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk or wooden spoon
- Large enough spoon, scooper etc. to pour batter on waffle maker.
HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY SOURDOUGH WAFFLES
Preheat waffle maker so that when done making the waffle batter you can immediately pour your waffle mix.
In a large mixing bowl combine 1 3/4 cups of sourdough starter. (make sure your starter has already been fed and fermented over night)
Add 1/4 cup of flour and water combined. (this will help the waffles from tasting extremely sour)
Add 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon pink salt, 2 tablespoons of agave, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and or butter combined.
Mix all the ingredients together well with a whisk or large wooden spoon.
Add in 1 teaspoon of baking soda to help thicken the waffle batter. (mix in well)
If needed, spray your waffle maker with oil to help prevent the waffle batter from sticking to the waffle maker.
Using your your scooper or batter pourer, pour the necessary amount of waffle batter onto the waffle maker.
Drop in your desired amount of blueberries on top of the poured batter.
Close and open when your machine signals the waffle is done.
Repeat this process until you have used all the waffle batter adding in more or less blueberries for each waffle.
Blueberry Sourdough WafflesCuisine: American
These delicious blueberry sourdough waffles will make the perfect breakfast crowd pleasers for any day of the week.
1 3/4 cup of sourdough starter
1/4 cup of flour and water combined
1/2 tsp pink salt
2 tbsp agave (you can also use honey if you prefer)
4 tbsp melted coconut oil & butter combined
1 tsp baking soda
Spray oil to keep waffle batter from sticking to waffle maker if needed.
- Preheat waffle maker to desired setting.
- In a large mixing bowl combine 1 3/4 cups of fed sourdough starter.
- Add in 1/4 cup of flour and water combined.
- Add in 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp pink salt, 2 tbsp agave, 4 tbsp melted coconut oil and or butter combined.
- Mix all the ingredients well with a large wooden spoon or whisk.
- Add in 1 tsp baking soda (mix in well)
- Using scooper or batter pourer begin pouring batter on hot waffle maker.
- Drop desired amount of blueberries into waffle batter.
- Close the waffle maker and cook until done.
- Repeat this process for each waffle.
- Making sure your sourdough has been fed for at least 24 hours will give your blueberry sourdough waffles the most added health benefits.
- If possible use organic blueberries
- If possible use fresh, farm, free range eggs.