Overnight Blueberry Waffle Breakfast Bars
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There’s nothing better than prepping a breakfast or brunch recipe the night before, going to bed, and waking up and all you need to do is bake it.
That’s called a delicious, easy-breezy morning.
This is one of the best things I’ve made in ages and definitely one of my favorite recipes of 2016. Seriously so, so good.
It’s like dessert for breakfast. No wonder I’m in serious love with it.
Chopped waffles are layered with a brown sugar and cream cheese mixture before adding blueberries, more waffles, and pouring a milky, buttery egg mixture over the top.
There’s so much texture and flavor in every bite. Juicy blueberries, soft yet chewy waffles, a crumbly streusel for subtle crunch, and a sweet glaze to boot. I can’t wait to make this for my next brunch because I know it will be a major hit.
- 8 frozen blueberry waffles, thawed, and cut into 1-inch pieces (plain waffles may be substituted); divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (I used lite)
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup (half of 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk or half-and-half (I used unsweetened cashewmilk)
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup (helps keep the glaze softer)
- 1 tablespoon water
- Waffles – Line an 8×8-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- Chop the waffles and add about 60% (5 waffles) to the prepared pan. Reserve remainder; set aside.
- To a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, brown sugar, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed until combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Drop cream cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons evenly distributed over the waffles.
- Evenly scatter the blueberries. Note – I have only tried the recipe with fresh rather than frozen berries and can’t speak to the results with frozen.
- Evenly top with the reserved waffles; set aside.
- To a medium, microwave-safe bowl add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute. Wait momentarily so you don’t scramble the eggs.
- Add the eggs, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and whisk to combine. Evenly pour mixture over the waffles. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- On the morning of baking, preheat oven to 350F, remove pan from fridge, and uncover it.
- Streusel – To a medium bowl, add the brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon, and cut the butter into the dry ingredients using two forks until crumbs form. There will be a mixture of pea-sized crumbs and sandy bits. Evenly turn streusel out over the waffles.
- Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until top is set and lightly golden brown. Allow waffles to cool in pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes. While cooling, make the glaze.
- Glaze – To a medium bowl, add the confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup (milk or water may be substituted noting glaze will set up harder and crustier), water, and whisk until smooth and combined. Evenly drizzle glaze over waffles.
- Recipe is best warm and fresh but extra will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat gently as desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 9g
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