These Meyer lemon and blueberry waffles will be a hit at the breakfast table!
It’s Meyer lemon season y’all, and I have been binging on them lately. Well actually Meyer lemon season is almost over which is why I needed to post a recipe highlighting their deliciousness before it was too late! I know this sounds super strange to most people, but I love winter. It’s by far one of my favorite seasons, and it’s not just because of the citrus. I don’t really like the heat, unless it’s for a short period of time. This is probably a good thing that we are moving to an elevation of almost 8000 feet in a couple of months. The winters are long, cold, snowy and windy, but the summers…oh man, the summers…I think the average temp to where we are moving in Wyoming is like 75 degrees and it like never rains. Halleluja! I’m so excited and I can’t just hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. No? Too much? ok … so now these waffles …
Well I have been hibernating almost all week. Winter decided to hit Colorado a little late this year, but that’s ok. I love watching the snow and Cilantro galloping around in it. He loves the snow and I can’t really blame him. He does look like a big fluffy snowball after all.
Because I’ve been cooped up in the house for 4 days, I’ve been cooking up a storm and enjoying every minute of it. There is just something so calming about snow blanketing the ground, an old movie playing in the background, and a dozen muffins baking off in the oven.
I was totally craving waffles this week. I don’t make them too often because I hate my waffle iron with a passion. I so need a new one. Any recommendations out there for a solid one that won’t fall apart in 5 minutes? I’m desperate.
It was totally worth it to pull out that hunk of junk to prepare these meyer lemon and blueberry waffles. When you’ve got a craving, you’ve got a craving, and since I wasn’t going to make Zach drive out to the nearest small kitchen appliance store in the snow to get me a new waffle iron, I sucked it up and I’m so happy that I did.
This recipe is your basic buttermilk waffle recipe, but enhanced with the flavors of blueberries and Meyer lemon. I know that Meyer lemons can be hard to find once they are out of season, so if you are making these in the spring, summer or fall, feel free to sub in regular lemon. You may need to sweeten the batter up just a tad though as it will be extremely tart if you don’t.
Recipe for these Meyer lemon and blueberry waffles are below. Pair them with a breakfast stout. Stay warm out there kids. xo
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- juice from 1 Meyer lemon regular lemon can be substituted if Meyer lemons aren't in season
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- zest from 1 Meyer lemon regular lemon can be substituted if Meyer lemons aren't in season
- 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries slightly thawed (plus extra for garnish)
- real maple syrup and confectioner's sugar for garnish
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, whole milk, melted coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract and juice from 1 Meyer lemon. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flours, corn starch, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and zest from 1 Meyer lemon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold the ingredients together until just moistened. Fold in the blueberries.
- Grease your waffle iron, and add about 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup of the waffle batter depending on the size of your iron. Cook until done and then repeat for the rest of your batter. Don't forget to grease your waffle iron each time you make a waffle.
- Garnish the waffles with thawed blueberries, maple syrup and confectioner's sugar.
These are totally gorgeous! Love the lemon and blueberry combo. But… I don’t really love winter. Lol.
Aw, thanks girlfriend! Haha, most people don’t. ;)
Well, my much adored father-in-law is coming down to the Florida Keys to visit in a couple of weeks. I think this is a must do recipe while he is here! It looks so amazing! Not sure why, but waffles are so much more appealing than pancakes. Why is that? Am I the only one who feels that way? Anyway, thanks for such a great recipe! Can’t wait to make these for Pop!!
Thank you soooo much, Millie! I totally agree!
I’ve never cooked with meyer lemons before — it’s a crime! I have been lusting over these waffles since I saw them on Instagram the other day, they look SO good!
OMG such a crime, Nicole! Get on that girl! Thank you so much. <3
These waffles look absolutely gorgeous! Love sweet Meyer lemons and the addition of blueberries is perfect! I bet you are excited about your move :)
Thank you so much, Mira! We def are!
What is it about citrus and blueberries that makes them go so well together? These waffles sound absolutely perfect. My waffle iron is a VillaWare Belgian waffle maker and I love it. It was a little more expensive than the other rickety models they had at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but it’s very high quality so it was worth every penny!
I ammm so happy that the two work so nicely together, I’m not sure exactly why though! Thanks for the advice on the waffle maker! I so need a new one! Thanks girl!
Thank you so much, Ami!
Is this recipe missing any eggs, this is the first waffle recipe I’ve seen that don’t include eggs.
You are totally right, Jackie. Thank you for catching that. I must have missed the line of ingredients for eggs! All should be right now! Thanks!
I had meyer lemon before. They taste a little different:) I love it! Yummy waffles, I will be making them soon. Pinned it!
They do taste gloriously different! Thank you so much for the pin!
I absolutely LOVE Meyer Lemons, though I have yet to see them around these parts this year. That being said, the combination of lemon and blueberry is one of my favorites, and I could totally get behind these waffles… if I had a waffle iron. (So if you get any good recommendations? Pass them along to me since I tossed our old waffle iron for being impossible to clean!)
Haha I WOULD so throw away my waffle iron if I had a hard time cleaning it! Thank you so much! I will keep you posted. ;)