Fluffy Cornmeal-Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry-Lemon Compote






Fluffy Cornmeal-Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry-Lemon Compote

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups cake flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup applesauce
1 2/3 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pint fresh blueberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water, plus 1 tablespoon, divided use
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Cooking spray or melted butter

Directions:
In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; whisk in cornmeal and brown sugar, until well combined.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, melted butter, applesauce, buttermilk and vanilla extract, until well combined. Whisk in dry ingredients, until just combined. Rest batter in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or overnight.

To make the Blueberry-Lemon Compote, stir together blueberries, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup water and lemon zest, in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil 2 minutes, or until berries start to release their juice. Stir together the additional 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch, in a small bowl, until well combined. Stir cornstarch mixture into blueberries, and bring mixture to a boil; boil 1 minute, or until thickened. Remove pan from heat and cool 10 minutes.

Grease waffle iron with cooking spray or melted butter, and heat. Working in batches, cook the batter for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve waffles with warm blueberry compote.

Yield 16 waffles (Generously serves 4)

56 comments:

  1. You need some chicken to go with those waffles. Now there's a combo.

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  2. I feel ya, Em. Waffles are so delicious, but not for the likes of us. Just once, I'd like to enjoy waffles on a Saturday morning. Like you, work beckons.

    Sigh.

    These waffles for dinner (yeah, get that chicken in there) is a noble silver medal. (see I even stuck with the olympic theme.)
    I applaud the use of cornmeal in your batter.

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  3. Oh yum, fried chicken AND waffles!

    :)

    I wish i was eating these on a Saturday morning watching cartoons.

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  4. WOAH!

    I saw that first pic (of the waffles) & immediately knew that I had to comment on their sheer deliciousness...

    Then I got to the shot of Michael Phelps, & well, wow! Aren't the Olympics great?! :)

    Anyway, that compote looks fantastic - I'm excited to try it!

    Thanks for the yummy idea...

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  5. This looks delicious. I want a waffle maker. Mind you, I'd probably end up eating waffles for breakfast, lunch and dinner and get tired of the waffle maker in a week. Maybe I'll rent one. Love the colour of the compote.

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  6. What about Sunday morning? But waffloes are good any time of the day:D

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  7. Holy cow Emily! Now those are waffles! They sound sooo good . . . for supper even! . . . now I am going to rummage the cupboards to see if I can make them!

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  8. First photograph = food porn.

    Second photograph = EYE CANDY!!! Yum.

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  9. Maybe the BBQ happy family that you're talking about will have frozen bah waffles. Yours are much better, even if you're on drugs! I also love waffles but never have them for breakfast, only for dinner. Don't ask...

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  10. I hope Michael Phelps likes waffles! Having to fill 10,000 calories a day he must ;] Looks delicious, I'm going to try the compote with my next batch of buckwheat waffles.

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  11. The pictures alone are enough to make me covet those waffles!

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  12. That Phleps boy would eat everything you make him.And then ask for seconds!

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  13. Michael Phelps is truly a champion. Maybe you could serve him these delightful waffles as a "BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS". Delightful reading as always Emiline.

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  14. Yay for swimming indeed!! I am so distracted now...

    I'm back. Those waffles came out perfectly! When I read cornmeal I imagined something denser, but these definitely look nice and fluffy.

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  15. I hear ya' about waffles being a Saturday morning thing. They just seem like too much work to do on a weekday. I think that's the only time we had waffles when I was a kid.

    Cindy

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  16. these look tasty!

    you will be happy to know that i heard on the radio this morning that michael phelps loves pancakes and waffles. they reported that he consumes 12,000 calories a day and part (yes, just a small part) of his breakfast includes 3 chocolate chip pancakes. so, i think he would like these waffles too!

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  17. I love him too!! Is handsome really!!! and I love this recipe because Im the silly of berries!!! Are so nice and yummy,xxGloria

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  18. You wrap those up tight and send them off to the quadribillion Olympic medal winner NOW and you'll have a friend (maybe more) for life!!!

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  19. I think Michael Phelps eats anything and everything :) He's like a super athletic hero version of Mikey.

    The waffles look great. I know what you mean about waffles. It's like a nice family get together meal.

    Cool addition with the applesauce, that was a surprise, but I bet it works really well :)

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  20. Ha ha! Your waffles look great! As does your picture of Michael Phelps! :) Proud to be an American, indeed.

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  21. You know, we had blueberry cornmeal pancakes this weekend. And we barbecued later. Do we get the happy family runner up prize?:)

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  22. Too funny girl! Your posts are always entertaining. It's funny, but I always picture eating waffles on vacation which = happy time. Guess they are just plain happy food!

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  23. forget the waffles. i'll just take michael phelps with a side of blueberry lemon compote, please. :)

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  24. mmmm... thanks for the eye candy... the waffles look delish! oh and MP is cute too, I hear he has really long arms... tee hee.

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  25. That looks good! And so does the waffles:)

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  26. Well, I'm not American, but wow! Is that a great body or what? :)
    I'm glad my husband won't read this, Emiline. :)

    These waffles look amazing. I would gladly have them for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. I'm a sucker for both lemons and berries, anyway.

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  27. Those look gorgeous Emiline! I love lemon and blueberry together! Waffles are really big in Norway. When I lived there we ate them with a special brown cheese and jam. I miss those!

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  28. LOL, I didn't expect to see Michael Phelps on a food blog!

    The waffles sound great. If there's anything better than a buttermilk waffle, it's a buttermilk waffle with cornmeal.

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  29. You are hilarious, oh and I love waffles too. And the swimming in the Olympics rocks! Say no to drugs, he hee.

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  30. We don't really eat waffles here in the UK especially not for breakfast. They look great though so will have to buck the trend. Lovely pic of Micheal!

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  31. You should make them for dinner! We make waffles sometimes with the boys, on saturday mornings...and sometimes my oldest helps me garden (usually as a punishment for something, or for some money)...and we like the BBQ (that means no cooking for me!)

    Shit. We are THAT family. Who knew.

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  32. I love weekend breakfasts! Waffles are always a winner, especially with fruit. Your compote looks so tasty! I will have to try this one.

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  33. I've been craving waffles lately, but my husband ruined our waffle maker. That blueberry compote looks like heaven!

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  34. I need a waffle iron! These look so good. I'm loving that blueberry compote. I was actually dreaming of waffles last night.

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  35. I think I would like to eat those waffles off of Michael Phelps stomach.

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  36. I don't have a waffle iron! I just realized that just this moment while attempting to type. Wow. I feel like I have to leave work right now and get one...

    And I bet our boy, Michael does like waffles. Or at least girls like you who make them. :)

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  37. Blueberry waffles are one of my most favorite foods. Although I don't eat them often, maybe thats why I love them. I know what you mean about happy Saturday morning food, I totally agree. LOL

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  38. Yay, two sexy combination i like: the waffles with its delicious compote and the swimming sensation of Beijing Olympics!!hehehe im dying to have this waffles for bfast!

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  39. Your waffles look delicious. I would love to try your recipe. Sounds so good....

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  40. Maybe we should start eating like Michael Phelps for breakfast: 10 waffles and a whole chicken please.

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  41. these look delicious. i like waffles for brekfast especially with nutella and perhaps peanut butter :-)yeah i m a piggy

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  42. These look gorgeous, and the fact that the blueberries are so dark adds to the beauty of the dish. Michael Phelps was just awesome at the Games.

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  43. You know Michael Phelps eats like 6000 calories a day? Do you know how many cornmeal waffles and fried chicken he could eat? I'm so jealous...

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  44. I'll take the waffles with a dish of the entire US Men's Swimming Team (hotties!) :P

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  45. I love waffles - could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yours look amazing - great pics! And with those ingredients I can imagine how wonderful they taste. Thanks for the recipe. Bookmarked!

    Sadly our weekend brunches with the kid involve food in my hair, behind the sofa, on the walls... and no BBQ after :(

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  46. YUM -- the applesauce in those sounds delish. I'll bet Phelps loves waffles with his seven course breakfast.

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  47. I heard that Michael Phelps needs to consume a zillion calories a day. I bet he'd gobble up your delicious waffles and ask for more, a lot more!

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  48. Seriously, do you know all of my weaknesses?! I'm running out of hard-drive space to store all these recipes for cakes, pies, pancakes, waffles,...notice a pattern with sugar?! To thank you for all these wonderful recipes, I've named you as a recipient of the "Diamond Award" on my blog. Congratulations!

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  49. Thanks all.

    Panini Kathy, glad you liked them!

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  50. Cornmeal...applesauce...I like the ingredients. I have a feeling I'll like them even more combined, cooked, and in my tummy.

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  51. At my restaurant we have chicken and waffles that are really yummy--topped off with a balsamic maple syrup.
    I have to work brunch on Saturday mornings--not my idea of a happy Saturday, either.

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  52. How fortuitous - I've just bought a waffle iron and was wondering what to do with it!
    The colour of that blueberry compote is amazing.
    PS. having read what Michael Phelps eats in a day, I think he could squeeze in a waffle or two!

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  53. Hey Em, there's an almost naked guy on this post. Can you put a towel or something on him. I want no naked man next to my food! :-)

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  54. love the waffles. and the compote's just beautiful. but i have to say, michael phelps is sooo dreamy.

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  55. Yum! The fit body in the suit and the waffles. -- Michele

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  56. Have you ever made Lavender Ice cream can you it's my fav.

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