blue huckleberry waffles

blue huckleberry waffles

This is the season in the Northwest to find those little wild blue huckleberries ripened to perfection. On the trail, I stop and fill my pockets when I come upon a bush loaded with their sweet abundance. I don’t often cook breakfasts, but a lazy vacation morning is an invitation to make waffles. When my kids were little, they loved to fit berries into each little indented square and then saturate their creation with maple syrup. Years ago I purchased a camping version of a waffle iron that cost around $20. You don’t plug it in, instead you heat it over your camp stove or for my use, on our propane galley stove. It is still making delicious waffles and the tangy blue huckleberries mingled with banana sweetness in this waffle batter makes a memorable breakfast.

blue huckleberry waffles

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup blue huckleberries
  • cooking spray
  • maple syrup



In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.


In large bowl combine banana, buttermilk, eggs, canola oil and vanilla.


Stir dry ingredient mixture into banana mixture until moist and gently fold in blue huckleberries.


Heat the waffle iron to medium. Coat with cooking spray.


Ladle about ½ cup of the batter per waffle into the hot waffle iron.


Cook until the steam dissipates. If using a camping waffle iron over a cooktop, flip and cook on opposite side.


An easy substitute if you don't have buttermilk on hand, is to measure out a cup and replace one tablespoon milk for a tablespoon of white vinegar. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then add to your recipe.

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  • Reply
    Janis Hyde Reeser
    August 17, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    I wish I had this recipe when we were in Bozeman last week. We picked lots of wild huckleberries and the waffles look delicious.
    Can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Karen Johnson
    August 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I remember eating these waffles with all our kids when they were little… wonderful memories! And a great recipe.
    The picture makes me want them right now! 🙂

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