I’m on a slight delay this morning – I mean afternoon. I want go back to bed and start over tomorrow… I mean, I’m awake, but I don’t feel totally awake. Over the weekend we celebrated out first wedding anniversary. So I have an excuse, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Maybe if I started every Monday with waffles, it would help, at least a little bit. Especially if it were these Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote. Fresh lemon, to get you all jazzed up – sweet and tart blueberry sauce – with the nutritional burst from chia seeds.
Enough complaining and on to the waffles!! Lemon & blueberry; a classic right? A no-fail combination for waffles and pancakes, if you ask me. Another really popular combination is lemon & poppyseed. So I thought maybe combining all of these things would make a pretty incredible waffle. I went for chia seeds instead of poppy seeds though. They still add a little crunch to the light, fluffy waffles, plus you get their super nutritional benefits. Win-win-win.
- 4 cups Frozen Blueberries
- 6 Tablespoons Water
- ½ cup Sugar
- 5 teaspoons Lemon Juice
- 1¾ cups All-purpose Flour
- ¼ cup Cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest (about 1 lemon)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1¾ cup Milk
- ½ cup Vegetable Oil
- 1½ teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- Combine 2 cups blueberries, water, sugar and lemon juice into a small saucepan.
- Simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Then add the rest of the blueberries and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- (Start the waffles while the compote simmers, after adding the remainder of the berries).
- Whisk together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, zest & salt together in a medium bowl, set aside. Beat eggs, milk, oil & vanilla together in a large bowl. Gently add dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just combined (do not over mix, there will be lumps). Fold in the chia seeds.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Then preheat your waffle maker & follow the waffle maker instructions to cook, as each one is different. Pour the appropriate amount of batter into preheated waffle maker & cook until golden. After the first batch is done, place them on a rack or cookie sheet in the warmed oven in a single layer. Keep all cooked waffles in the oven while you finish the rest. Don't stack the cooked waffles or they'll lose their crispness (unless you plan on re-heating them in the oven).
- Serve warm compote on warm waffles immediately.
* Waffles adapted from Something Swanky