Blueberry Waffle Recipe

This is a light and crispy blueberry waffle recipe thanks to a secret ingredient…club soda! Friends and family always remark that this is the best waffle recipe they’ve ever had because it creates a lightness in waffles you don’t typically get from a box mix.

There’s no heaviness, doughiness, or after-taste of baking soda! If you’ve never made waffles from scratch, you’ll be completely reformed after making this recipe. In fact, these blueberry waffles are so light and delicious that I also serve them for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of my homemade hot fudge sauce.

Blueberry Waffles on a blue plate garnished with blueberries

The good news is, homemade waffles use basic ingredients you probably already have sitting in your cupboard. The only difference is you have to measure out the ingredients. But for a little extra effort, you will be rewarded with waffles that will impress even the most vocal critics! In the fall you can try on twist on this recipe by making my Pumpkin Spiced Waffles.

Blueberry Waffles stacked on a blue floral plate

Blueberry waffles are fantastic this time of year when blueberries are at their peak, and if you have extra blueberries on hand after making this recipe, you can put them to good use in my Classic Blueberry Muffin Recipe my popular Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe or my light as air,  Blueberry Lemon Scone Recipe.

These waffles pair beautifully with my Herby, Cheesy Egg Bake, and Foolproof Roasted Potatoes.

Homemade Waffles are Easy!

This is such an easy recipe that it only requires a bowl and a whisk! No need to drag out any electric mixers. You’ll whisk up all the dry ingredients first. I like to add a combination of baking powder and baking soda, for the best lift, texture, and taste.

waffle batter in a bowl about to be mixed

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

If you don’t have both baking soda and baking powder and need to choose, just use 1 tsp of baking powder.

The addition of the baking soda just gives them a little extra interior chewiness. That’s why I like to use both.

Measuring spoons on a dark cutting board filled with baking powder and baking soda

The Secret Ingredient

All the lightness and crispiness come from my secret ingredient…the club soda!

This is a trick passed down to me by my Aunt Nancy and boy is she right! By simply adding 3/4 cup of club soda to the batter, your waffles will be so unbelievably light and crispy you won’t believe the results! It’s a real game-changer!

Pyrex Measuring Pitcher filled with Club Soda

No club soda? You can also use sparkling water too! No sparkling water? You can also get pretty good results from just plain water as well.

Make-Ahead Tips:

  • You can make these waffles ahead of time and keep them warm in a 200F oven until you get enough of them to serve a crowd. They will be gobbled up in minutes!
  • You can also make a big batch of waffles and pop them in the freezer to reheat during the week.
  • To store, place them in a ziplock bag, once cooled, and freeze.
  • To reheat place them in a 350F oven, right on the rack, no baking sheet needed, until they are warm and crispy.

Sugar vs. Vanilla Extract

Since most people like to add syrup to waffles, I don’t add a lot of sugar to the batter, instead, I like to add additional sweetness and flavor with a good quality vanilla extract. Good quality vanilla should say “pure vanilla” on the bottle, not “imitation vanilla”.

hand holding a bottle of vanilla over a cutting board with measuring spoons

The Benefits of Resting the Batter

You will have a fluffier waffle if you allow your waffle batter to rest for at least 5-10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up. This will allow the gluten in the flour to relax and expand which will contribute to fluffier, lighter waffles that won’t have the density of those box-mix waffles.

Waffle batter with blueberries and a spatula in the batter resting

You can also mix up the fruit! Strawberries are also great in this recipe too!

Now that you’ve mastered Homemade Waffles, try my Homemade Waffle Cones! A fun treat for an ice cream dessert bar party!

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Blueberry Waffles on a light blue plate with fresh blueberries on top

Blueberry Waffle Recipe

Yield: 12 waffles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The best blueberry waffle recipe thanks to my secret ingredient. Light and crispy on the inside and soft and chewy on the inside!


  • 1 ½ cup (180g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (240 ml) of milk
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 7 tbsp (105 ml) melted butter
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) club soda
  • 1 cup (150 g) of fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) fresh lemon zest
  • powdered sugar for garnish
  • pure maple syrup, warmed


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla, melted butter and club soda.
  3. Toss the lemon zest with the blueberries and fold into the batter.
  4. Allow the batter to rest 5-10 minutes while your waffle iron heats up.
  5. Heat waffle iron to medium-high heat, pour ¼ cup of batter into each well allow to set for 15 secs then lower top to close and cook.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar, top with butter and drizzle with warmed maple syrup.


These waffles freeze beautifully! Allow them to cool then place them in a ziplock bag to freeze. To reheat place them in a 350F right on the rack, no baking sheet needed, this will preserve their crispiness.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
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  1. Beth, these are terrific! They look so beautiful and taste wonderful! Your tip about not closing the waffle iron until after 15 seconds reduced the “batter dripping out” to almost nil. Thank you!

    1. Hi Olga, I’m really partial to this All-Clad Belgian Waffle Maker. It was given to me as a Mother’s Day present almost 10 years ago, and it still works as great as the day I took it out of the box! It’s pricy, yes, but if you make a lot of waffles at your house it’s worth the money. A second choice would be any waffle maker from Cuisinart, they made great quality products too!

  2. Hi Beth just wanted to know if dried sweetened blue berries can be used instead of the fresh ones?

    1. Oh sure you could try those if you are looking for a chewy blueberry texture. But to get closer to fresh blueberries you could also use dehydrated blueberries or frozen 🙂 Hope you enjoy!!

  3. Excellent! The thick batter avoid dripping. I filled up the centre with batter. When closed the batter would spread evenly. Added extra blueberries. Family loved it. Did not have soda at home. Instead, I used water.

  4. Hi Beth,

    I tried this recipe and its the first time my husband actually says the waffle is good. It’s crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Thank you for this recipe

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