Waffles with Blueberry Sauce

The other night I made Field Roast with Blueberry Sauce and had some leftover sauce. That called for morning waffles. This is a healthy, hearty waffle that will stick to the ribs. I highly recommend doubling the recipe if feeding more than 2 people–as it is, it only makes about 4-6 small waffles. It’s a simple recipe where everything just goes in the blender and you’re ready to go!

INGREDIENTS:

2 C water

2 Tbs sugar

1 C quick-cooking oats

1/4 C cornmeal

4 Tbs ground flax seed

1/4 C cashews

2 Tbs cornstarch

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Sauce:

2 Tbs sugar

2 Tbs rice vinegar

2 Tbs white wine

2/3 C blueberry juice

1-2/3 C vegetable broth

3/4 C fresh blueberries

2 Tbs cornstarch

DIRECTIONS:

For the waffles: Blend all ingredients in a blender for 1 minute. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken up. Spoon 1/2 cup (or what is recommended for your waffle iron). Spread out a little with a spatula. I had the oven on warm and kept the waffles warm as I made them. In the meantime, I reheated the blueberry sauce in a small saucepan over med-low heat. If you’re using leftover sauce, it will have a jelly like consistency, so add a smidge of water. Stir it occasionally. The sauce itself doesn’t take long to make: In a large saucepan, add sugar and about 1/8 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Add rice vinegar when the sugar changes color. Boil again and add the white wine. Reduce to a syrup, then add the blueberry juice and reduce to half, about 4 minutes. Add broth and boil to desired consistency–you will probably need to mix the cornstarch with about 1/8-1/4 cup of water and then add to the sauce to thicken. Add blueberries and taste for seasoning. The sauce yields about 2 cups. Enjoy!

Recipe source: The Joy of Vegan Baking