Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blueberry Waffles

Delightful Blueberry Waffles from Freeze Dried Blueberries
Freeze Dried Blueberries take a bit longer to rehydrate than most other fruits because they are a whole berry.  Most of the other freeze dried fruits are slices, dices or otherwise chopped.  In spite of the longer re-hydration process, the wait is worth it as these berries work great in your favorite recipes.  Of course, you can also snack on them right out of the can.
Freeze Dried Blueberries are quite tasty and versatile.  Blueberries are also a nutritional powerhouse and have a high level of antioxidants.  They add flavor and a sweet boost to smoothies, breakfast cereals, pancakes, muffins, breads, cobblers and more. 
The following recipe can be used for waffles or pancakes.  Try this great recipe and have the kids asking for more:
Blueberry Waffles made  from Freeze Dried Blueberries.  (In place of the 1/2 cup blueberries, you could also use shredded zucchini, diced apples, strawberry slices, diced bananas and nuts or other fruits.)
Blueberry Waffles 
Combine Dry Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cup Flour (Spelt Flour or Soft White Wheat Flour or White Flour)
1/2 Cup + 2 tbsp of Country Cream Instant Nonfat Milk Powder
1/2 tsp RealSalt Granular Salt
2 tsp Rumford Aluminum Free Baking Powder
Then add wet ingredients:
1 Cup Water
2 Eggs
4 Tbsp Coconut Oil for waffles (for pancakes use only 2 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp Honey (or Xagave or Sugar)
Mix all of the above ingredients and then add:
1/2 Cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Blueberries

Blueberry Syrup

Our recipe for Blueberry Syrup comes courtesy of Chef Brad.  If you don't have his book, Those Wonderful Grains II, it is time to get it!  This book is loaded with information on all of the grains, it has great bread recipes, plus it has recipes for meals, salads, desserts and more!

Blueberry Syrup is a delightful treat on pancakes and waffles.  It is simple to make and very delicious.

Combine in a sauce pan the following ingredients:

2 Cups Water

1 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

1 Cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Blueberries

Cook on medium/high heat  until blueberries are soft and sugar is dissolved.
Making Syrup

Place mixture in blender and add 1/3 Cup Ultra Gel.  Blend until you achieve the desired consistency.  Store in the refrigerator.
Blueberry Waffles and Syrup

As you can see this makes a great topping!