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Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
Copyright © 2016 Kerstin Rodgers, from V Is For Vegan.
Reprinted with permission from Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

If you're up for a weekend breakfast splurge, these delicious waffles will be difficult to resist. (Waffle maker required.)

1/4 cup superfine vegan sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
heaping 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup hemp or rice milk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
2 tablespoons poppy seeds

1 1/8 cups blueberries
1/4 cup vegan sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup + extra
zest and juice of 1 orange

Heat up your waffle maker and grease with vegan butter or coconut oil. Then mix the waffle ingredients together in a bowl to create the batter.

Put the blueberries, sugar, maple syrup, and orange zest and juice in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, keeping back a little of the orange zest to
serve. Stir until the blueberries start to break down but have not lost their shape entirely. Then take off the heat and set aside.

Ladle just enough of the waffle batter to fill the waffle maker sections, then spread it around. Close the lid and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or according to the
manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer to a heat-proof plate, cover with foil, and keep warm in the oven on its lowest setting.

Cook the remaining waffles in the same way until they are all done. Serve the waffles hot with the blueberry sauce, a little extra maple syrup, and the reserved orange zest.

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