Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through and I for one can’t wait for brunch time this weekend. Why? Blueberry london fog waffles that’s why!
Do you remember my obsession with london fog tea lattes? Well guess what?! The waffle version is also amazingly delicious. Apparently I’m a big fan of earl grey and lavender. Who knew??
Getting the london fog into these london fog blueberry waffles is super simple: scald some skim milk and then add earl grey leaves and lavender buds. Brew for 5 minutes and strain. Boom, done.
If you happen to have it lying around, you can add a little bit of lavender extract for extra flavor. I did and it was de-licious! No weird soapy aftertaste too I promise. Just an ever so slight hint of lavender aka perfection 👍🏻.
Ok so in my previous waffle recipes, I have shared that the secret to a perfectly light and fluffy interior…is egg whites. Well guess what?
It’s STILL the secret! Now I know (trust me) it’s an extra step nobody wants to deal with. But seriously. Egg whites beaten into stiff peaks and then gently folded into the batter results in london fog blueberry waffles so light and fluffy, they’re reminiscent of the frothy milk on top of my favorite morning caffeine beverage.
Seriously though. London fog blueberry waffles are my new thing. Yours too right?? 😆 New favorite breakfast recipe coming right up!Print
Fluffy earl grey and lavender infused waffles bursting with fresh blueberries, just like a london fog tea latte!
- 2 cups unbleached AP flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender extract (optional – for deeper lavender flavor)
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup nonfat, plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk
- 2 teaspoons loose leaf earl grey tea (or 2 earl grey tea bags)
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Scald milk on microwave or on the stove. Remove from heat. Add lavender buds and earl grey tea leaves and let steep for about 5 minutes. Strain into a container and set aside to cool.
- Preheat a waffle iron. Prepare with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugars together.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolk, strained and cooled milk, vanilla extract, lavender extract if using, yogurt, and softened butter together, until completely mixed.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture, add the blueberries, and stir until just combined.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Gently fold into waffle mixture until just combined.
- Bake in waffle iron according to manufacture’s instructions (should take about 4-5 minutes to come out nice and browned.)
- Top with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey if desired. Serve immediately.