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Lavender Blueberry Waffles with Spice-Infused Syrup

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


8 waffles

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

5 Minutes

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Crispy, fluffy cornmeal blueberry waffles get a floral lift with lavender buds mixed in the batter. Serve up with a simple spice-infused maple syrup for a brunch to write home about!


For syrup:

1 cup maple syrup

For waffles:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups cornmeal

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 3/4 cups buttermilk

2 eggs

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1 cup blueberries

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Indonesian Cinnamon Sticks

    These hard cassia sticks from Indonesia are 4 inches in length.

  • Mexican Vanilla Beans

    Our Mexican Vanilla Beans are Grade A, the highest quality. Grade A beans, which are also known as gourmet or prime quality, are plump and pliable....

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  • Green Cardamom Pods (Organically Sourced)

    In the Cardamom Hills of southern India, wild cardamom bushes have grown for some 2000 years. They flourish in rainforests and in some cases can gr...

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  • Lavender

    Lavender spice has many uses in the kitchen. Add culinary dried lavender to your favorite salad vinaigrettes or meat marinades. Use dried edible la...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar

    We smoke this sugar in-house in Denver, Colorado using wooden staves from whiskey barrels. Use it to add smoked flavor to sweet and savory dishes. ...

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  • Ceylon "True" Cinnamon Sticks

    Our Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks are not quite as strong in flavor as cassia, but are sweeter. These cinnamon sticks are exactly the cinnamon flavor you'...

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  • Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    Our Madagascar Vanilla Beans are Grade A, the highest quality available. Grade A beans, also called prime or gourmet beans, are pliable and plump w...

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  • Ugandan Vanilla Beans

    Ugandan vanilla beans are a premium quality. These beans are plump, pliable, succulent, and flavorful. The purchase of these beans supports local f...

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Step 1: Infuse syrup

Combine syrup ingredients in a small bowl and stir to submerge whole spices. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 days. Alternatively, bring syrup to a low simmer on the stove, ensuring it doesn’t boil. Add whole spices and simmer 10 to 15 min. Strain and serve warm.

Step 2: Make waffles

Preheat waffle maker. In a medium bowl, add flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, Lavender, Mayan Sea Salt, and baking soda, and whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter, and whisk to combine. Mix wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until just combined. Add blueberries and mix until evenly distributed. Rest batter for 10 min. Scoop 1/2 cup of batter into waffle iron, sprinkle surface with Whiskey Barrel Smoked Sugar, and cook 4 to 5 min. until waffles are golden and crispy. Serve with infused syrup.