foodie fridays: blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup

blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup

Raise your hand if you are ready for the loooooooong holiday weekend?

<Ooooh! Ooh! Raises both hands!>

What is it about having an extra day off that makes the world seem brighter? More magical? It’s like the Universe knows and assembles a meeting with mythological creatures and says, “Fellas, we are going to need all four legs on deck this weekend. Unicorns, we need you prancing around in a gleeful manner giving extra rides to kids and make sure those helicopter parents keep their distance. Maybe throw up a triple rainbow to keep them distracted.”

blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup

As I mentioned on Monday, Mr. B and I are headed to Manhattan, Kansas to spend the weekend with family and friends. Football, barbecuing, and soaking up the last bit of summer is on the agenda. Though I have a funny feeling, summer is not going to go quietly. It’s supposed to be 100 + degrees across the Midwest the entire holiday weekend. Major lame sauce.

Even though it will be a busy weekend, I thought I would share a fun brunch or brinner recipe that you can whip up lickety-split! This recipe hails from Snooze, a wildly popular brunch spot in Denver. The restaurant is so popular that even on a Wednesday morning there is wait for a table. Crazy? You bet. So rather than marinate outside in the heat and melt like butter on the sidewalk, I thought I would bring the dish to you.

blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup

The original recipe is made for pancakes, but sorry friends, I am on Team Waffle. I used Bob’s Red Mill waffle mix (is there anything better?) and few fresh blueberries from our Farmers’ Market and let the waffle action begin. Don’t forget about the brown sugar streusel as this is key to making these waffles an 11/10 situation. But the piece de resistance is the blueberry syrup. I would stand outside for hours to taste this sugary-berry concoction. Who knew blueberries and maple syrup could be total besties?

So raise your forks friends, and let’s cheers to a fun, sugary weekend filled with laughter and love!

Have a great weekend!

blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup

Blueberry Waffles with Brown Sugar Streusel and Blueberry Syrup

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


for the waffles:
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

for the streusel:
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

for the blueberry syrup:
1/4 fresh blueberries
3/4 maple syrup


for the waffles:

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Preheat a waffle iron. Ladle about 1/4 into the waffle maker, close lid and wait for waffle to set. Once cooked, remove waffle, and place on plate. Repeat until all batter has been used.

for the streusel:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine ingredients. Place streusel on baking sheet and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. You might want to stir the streusel occasionally making sure it doesn't burn.

for the blueberry syrup:

Place the blueberries and maple syrup into a food processor. Pulse until blueberries have combined with the maple syrup. Set in fridge until ready to use.

recipe adapted from Snooze restaurant in Denver

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30 Responses to “foodie fridays: blueberry waffles with brown sugar streusel and blueberry syrup”

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    Tieghan — August 30, 2013 at 13:22

    Yes, I love the long weekend!! So excited! But I am even more excited for the waffles!! Holy heck yes!! They look incredible! I love blueberries!

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:47

      Thanks, Tieghan! Pretty stoked for the long weekend full of delicious treats!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 30, 2013 at 14:01

    Girl, I just love your writing. And these waffles. BE STILL MY HEART. I’m a blueberry fiend, so that fact that you packed those puppies in every which way just speaks to my soul (my soul and my tummy are in the same area, I think.) Have a great time with your fam and say hi to KS for me! xo

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:48

      Thanks, Erin! Sometimes I feel like I sound a total weirdo! And I will definitely say hi to Kansas for you! Have a super fun weekend!

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    Sandy Coughlin — August 30, 2013 at 14:25

    Holiday weekends were MADE for pancakes! Love this recipe. Have a great Labor Day weekend girl!

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:50

      Thanks, Sandy! Sugary treats are a definite over the holiday weekend! Have a fantastic holiday!

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    Julia — August 30, 2013 at 15:01

    LOVE waffles! I’ll definitely have to whip up a huge batch of these over the holiday weekend. You and Mr. B have a great one!

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:52

      You totally should! Have a fun weekend, Julia!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 30, 2013 at 15:28

    Okay streusel on waffles, haven’t seen it before and why not…it’s brilliant!

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:53

      Thanks, Cathy! Have a fabulous holiday weekend!

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    Kathryn — August 30, 2013 at 15:35

    We had a long weekend last weekend and I so very nearly made these pancakes (I think…was the recipe in Bon Appetit sometime in the last couple of months?) but I think I would have regretted not having your waffle version if I had! I hope you guys have a fab holiday weekend : )

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:56

      It was! A reader wrote in and asked for the recipe, and I instantly knew they had to be made! Have a great weekend, friend!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 30, 2013 at 17:27

    streusel on waffles?!?! o h m y yes please!

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:57

      Thanks, Rachel! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 30, 2013 at 17:39

    And here’s where I ever-so-slyly email your post to my husband as if to suggest he make these for us tomorrow, heheheee. A girl can dream! These look amazing, Lauren.

    • Lauren replied: — August 30th, 2013 @ 17:59

      Let me know if you need me to send one too! I am a great persuader! Have a fab weekend, Georgia!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — August 30, 2013 at 22:42

    Heyyyy! We must have been on the same drizzly syrup wavelength today. These look absolutely amazing!

    Hope you have a BLAST at K-State!! :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 31, 2013 at 03:32

    I’m all about waffles and I’m also all about streusel topping! I want these for breakfast ASAP!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — August 31, 2013 at 18:44

    Loving this holiday weekend so far! I hope you guys have a fun time in KS. Hope we get to see each other again then next time you head this way!

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    Coty and Mariah — September 1, 2013 at 02:28

    There isn’t much to say about these waffles, other than they look unreal! As in we need to eat some now! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 1, 2013 at 07:20

    That drizzling shot has me completely sold!

  14. #
    Joanne — September 1, 2013 at 12:53

    I literally have like four bags of that waffle mix in my cupboards! Time to get brinner-ing with this recipe! Love all those blueberries. Totally makes these health food. :) Have fun this weekend! Try to stay cool!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 1, 2013 at 20:42

    Mmmmm.. I’ll take a stack of 17 pretty please! And that blueberry syrup… pretty smart my friend!

  16. #
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — September 3, 2013 at 16:57

    I’m missing that long weekend already! Nothing a stack of these pancakes can’t fix ;)

  17. #
    kita — September 7, 2013 at 15:40

    Um…. This neds to happen. Like right now.

  18. #
    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — September 7, 2013 at 17:27

    These waffles make me want to CRY they’re so beautiful. I can’t even… gah. I want.

  19. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — September 8, 2013 at 22:30

    These look like the most perfect weekend breakfast of all time. Pinned!

  20. #
    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — September 10, 2013 at 14:41

    Be still my heart- these are drool worthy. I think I know what we’re having this weekend for breakfast. With a side of bacon, of course!

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