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Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles | The Recipe ReDux

Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles | The Recipe ReDux

Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles |

Light and crispy whole grain waffles; blueberries and vanilla sweeten naturally ~ 

Disclosure: Wild Blueberry Association of North America compensated The Recipe ReDux (co-owned by ReganMillerJones, Inc. and Teaspoon Communications), to sponsor this recipe contest. We are not eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Crispy, piping-hot Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles on a snowy winter morning sounds pretty idealic. But that’s what we had! Thanks to the luxury of having Wild Blueberries in the freezer.

“Wild blueberries” sound rather luxurious and exotic. They taste that way too – at least more exotic than regular blueberries. The “Wild” variety packs more flavor punch: More tart, more sweet, more blueberry-ey.

Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles |

I learned from the of The Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA) that they also contain more antioxidants; specifically Wild Blueberries are rich in anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid found in the deep blue pigments of Wild Blueberries, giving them their color and their antioxidant power with anti-inflammatory properties.

Thanks to the recipe challenge issued by the WBANA to the members of The Recipe ReDux, I tried to think of a recipe that would highlight the …ahem…special size of wild blueberries. (My youngest boy is always reminding me “small is mighty!”) Regular sized blueberries can make for messy waffles; they sorta squish all over when you close the waffle iron. But I discovered these mighty small wild blueberries worked perfectly in waffles. I added dried oats (pureed quickly in the food processor) for a heartier waffle with the delicious malty flavor of oats.

I also used the last of the beautiful blue hen eggs my neighbor gave me for a late Christmas present…best present ever! They’re shown below to highlight the small size of wild blueberries.

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Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles |

Wild Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD
  • Yield: 4 large or 6 smaller waffles 1x


Light and crispy whole grain waffles; blueberries and vanilla sweeten naturally.


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup oatmeal, processed about 30 seconds in food processor to produce flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, sugar and salt; set aside.
  2. In a clean medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Continue beating adding milk, oil and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Gently, fold in beaten egg whites until partially incorporated; then fold in blueberries. Pour about 1/2 cup batter on preheated waffle iron (check your manufacturer’s instructions.) Close iron and cook until light goes out (about 3-4 minutes).

What are you baking during these snowy days?

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

These look amazing, I wish I had a waffle maker! The wild blueberries look delicious and I love the addition of oats to the batter. Plus, those blue eggs are gorgeous!


Thursday 1st of January 2015

I just made a double batch of these waffles. I ended up with 14 waffles. I plan on freezing them so I can just pop in the toaster when ready to eat. :)

Serena Ball

Thursday 1st of January 2015

Thanks so much for letting us know Kathy! So glad you are armed and ready to start 2015 with waffles.

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Sunday 12th of January 2014

Your waffles look so light, Serena. I could go for a plateful right now!


Friday 10th of January 2014

Whoa! I wish I had neighbors who would give me fresh eggs ;). So pretty! And just when I told myself I won't purchase another kitchen appliance for the time being, I come across this recipe. I need a waffle iron ASAP! I'm a huge fan of your recipes so I can't wait to try! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Serena!

EA-The Spicy RD

Friday 10th of January 2014

Mmm...these look super yummy & I bet they would be delicious gluten-free too! I'm hoping to create a wild blueberrylicious creation before the contest ends! BTW-LOVE my waffle iron that I got as a wedding present 14 years ago. It gets WAY more use than the bread maker I got at the same time :-)

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