Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

by Megan on December 24, 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles and Blackberry Coulis // take a megabite

To me, Christmas should be a two-meal day. GIANT breakfast served with mimosas. Cheese, crackers, and charcuterie for snacking all day. … with more champagne, of course. And then a BIG dinner. So, let’s do this, waffle-style. You see, these waffles look pretty festive, yet they’re simple! So let’s impress our Christmas guests brunch-style.

Hope your holiday is everything you want it to be. Full of puppy kisses, twinkly lights, and waffles.


Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles (makes 8)
Adapted from my favorite beer waffles


waffles –

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1 1/4 t baking soda
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 T poppy seeds
  • 5 T unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup beer or club soda
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest from 1 large lemon or 2 meyer lemons, reserve juice

blackberry coulis –

  • 12-ish ounces fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 T sugar, to taste
  • juice from half a lemon or 1 meyer lemon


  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and poppy seeds.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add milk and beer and heat until mixture is warm. Whisk vanilla and eggs into the warm beer mixture.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Slowly pour wet ingredients into the well, whisking until smooth and barely any lumps remain. Mix in the lemon zest.
  4. Pour into a pre-heated, lightly greased Belgian waffle maker (a regular waffle iron will work fine as well). Cook until it’s done to your liking.
  5. Make blackberry coulis by combining all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse until pureed. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
  6. Serve waffles warm with blackberry coulis and maple syrup.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffle Bite // take a megabite

The muffin of waffles!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn December 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

merry christmas girlie! i can’t wait for my post-christmas days off which will involve many, many waffles and season 1 of girls on blu-ray!


Megan December 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thanks, Robyn! Merry Christmas back at ya! Oh man, I love Girls too!


Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath December 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

You make the best breakfast foods (and the photos are always mouthwatering)! These look bright and fun for a delicious xmas treat – I hope you had a great one!


Megan December 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Thanks, Sydney! So nice! It was a pretty good totally different christmas this year. Hope yours was the best yet!


Billy December 28, 2012 at 12:54 am

I just want a stack of 12 of them in my belly right now.


Megan December 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I just wish I could mail you the 4 in my freezer. Best believe!


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