Patriotic Waffle

Patriotic Waffle

Happy Fourth of July to you…some people might be grilling; some lifeguards might be working…there is probably some fourth of July road race in your area (or maybe Patriotic aerobics…)

As for me, I’m doing a road race and traveling.

Living the dream.

I always thought it would be cool to make a Fourth of July Patriotic Waffle.  I’ve made other interesting waffles…I didn’t have any criteria for it, just that the Patriotic Waffle should be red, white and blue.   I even brainstormed of various red, white and blue foods I could use.  White ended up being hardest, but yogurt made that easy.


Patriotic Waffle Ingredients (i.e., Blueberry Pomegranate Waffle): 

2/3 cup flour (all-purpose flour, wheat flour…)

¾ cup pomegranate juice (other red ideas included: cranberry, strawberry, and cherry)

1 tablespoon oil

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup blueberries

Patriotic Waffle Recipe:

  1. Preheat and heat up your waffle maker
  2. Mix all dry ingredients  in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients (including pomegranate juice) together and mix in a separate mixing medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour waffle batter into your hot waffle iron and cook until golden red.
  6. After cooked, put on a plate and add a layer of melted butter, maple syrup, and greek yogurt.

So yes, if you wanted to impress your friends with a patriotic waffle (or pancakes) then you should go this route.  Impress your friends with a 4th of July, American Flag waffles, Patriotic Waffle!

If you want to go a slightly more fun route for your Patriotic Waffles add whipped cream.


Question for you: 

Have you ever made a Patriotic waffle? How was your Fourth of July? 

Blueberry Cobbler Pancakes

I feel like this could become a mouthful if I didn’t say it right.

The Blueberry Cobbler Pancakes.

Blueble Coblo…I don’t know.  Anyways, for easiest sake I’ll just call it the blueberry cobbler pancakes.  This came about because I am supposed to clean out my fridge and saw I had some of the most serious ingredients for a blueberry cobbler style pancake…which is how most of my recipes come about.

Blueberry Cobbler Pancakes

2/3 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 tablespoon butter (if you “forget” this it will not taste as good…at all)

½ cup blueberries

¼ cup sweetener of choice1

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½  cup milk or water (these are a bit more dense as blueberry cobbler generally is)

½ cup vanilla yogurt

Spices: A dash of cinnamon. 

Mix dry ingredients to wet ingredients (including vanilla yogurt) than pour on griddle.

They came out a bit of a strange shape that own fault
They came out a bit of a strange shape that is…my own fault

I’ll be perfectly honest with you.  When I saw that the recipe would be best with butter I somewhat lacked the motivation to make it.  (I was so proud that I’m actually cleaning out my fridge versus making more of a mess).

So I tried again a few days later and made the same recipe in waffle form for a normal photo
So I tried again a few days later and made the same recipe in waffle form for a normal photo

Do I really want to go to the store to stock up on butter when I’m leaving soon?  I’m so glad my housemate allowed me to use a bit because it added a nice range that you will not get (and this would just be blueberry pancakes really) without it.

Questions for you:

 Favorite seasonal dessert?

How do you use butter?

For me, I sauté vegetables in it.  I don’t eat a lot of toast and my lunch sandwiches are peanut butter and jelly but I do go through it sautéing vegetables and occasional recipes that call for it.

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