Quick Waffles with Vanilla Pudding and Blueberry Syrup

Quick Waffles with Vanilla Pudding and Blueberry Syrup

I bought a waffle maker for my birthday a couple of months ago. We used to make them all the time in Canada but I had to leave my waffle iron behind in the move and I’ve been waiting to get one every since. I think we had forgotten just how much we loved waffles and now we can’t seem to get enough. In fact, we have now started a new Sunday morning tradition. Waffles. With vanilla pudding and blueberry syrup.

My husband’s family has a tradition of eating their waffles with homemade vanilla pudding. It’s a common thing to do in the community that he grew up. And, I accepted it readily because who doesn’t want their waffles covered in warm vanilla pudding? We’ve since added the blueberry syrup because it’s such a great compliment and adds a punch a flavour and color.

I’ve tried numerous waffle recipes on my husband but this one is always his favourite. And who am I to complain? It’s the most simple to make! The vanilla pudding is my mother(or sister)-in-law’s recipe and the blueberry syrup is my mom’s. I’m in love with every aspect of this dish and each of us waits eagerly for Sunday morning to arrive so we can have it again.

I couldn’t figure out a way to take a photo of this without it looking messy. But to me it looks like a tasty mess. One that I would happily clean up with my fork and mouth. :) Full disclosure: I do not actually put that much pudding or syrup on my waffles. It was for the sake of the picture because it looks so much prettier messier this way.

This is also wonderful topped with sliced strawberries in place of the blueberry syrup. Just toss them in a little bit of sugar and let sit for a couple of minutes and you’ll have softened strawberries in a syrupy sauce. Yum!

I’d love to know, what’s your favourite topping for waffles?

Quick Waffles with Vanilla Pudding and Blueberry Syrup
Makes: approximately 6 waffles
Quick Waffles
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Vanilla Pudding
  • 1¼ cups milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Blueberry Syrup
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
  • 2.5 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Quick Waffles
  1. Beat eggs until thick. Whisk in milk and oil. Add dry ingredients, mix until smooth. Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions.
Vanilla Pudding
  1. Bring 1 cup milk to a boil in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile mix together flour, sugar and salt. Slowly whisk in ¼ cup milk, making sure there are no lumps. Whisk in egg yolk.
  3. Slowly whisk flour mixture into boiled milk. Bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm.
  1. If doubling you can use one whole egg instead of two egg yolks.
Blueberry Syrup
  1. Place blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, crushing berries as they cook. Let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm or cold.