That’s SO Jenn’s July 4th Countdown: Red Velvet Waffle Sticks with Blueberry Syrup


That's SO Jenn's Red Velvet Waffle Sticks

We’ve reached the final recipe on our 4th of July countdown! Another red, white and blue specialty you’ll be excited to entertain with on Thursday. Whether you want to celebrate Uncle Sam with a breakfast or serve this for dessert, these red velvet cake waffle sticks (I know right?!) will surely be remembered.

As I’ve mentioned before, I love a good kitchen gadget, and my waffle stick maker is no exception. Of course, you can utilize your regular waffle iron, and cut the square into sticks as well.

I’ve turned these into individual parfaits with tall shot glasses, perfect for showing off the layers. A little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on the bottom, topped with a drizzle of wild blueberry syrup.

My father-in-law has been making this syrup for years, always serving it with pancakes or french toast when we visit for brunch. I love the simplicity of it, and more importantly, the lack of artificial preservatives and added sugar from faux fruit flavoring. Frozen, organic wild blueberries are infused in maple syrup and warmed together. Seriously delish.

And since pancakes are acceptable in the AM, I see no reason why these wouldn’t be OK as well. They’re also excellent on a dessert table. Or just for snack. You see where I’m going with this?


For waffles:

1 box red velvet cake mix

3 eggs

1 1/3 cups water

1/3 cup oil

Nonstick cooking spray

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

For Syrup:

1 cup frozen wild blueberries

1 ½ cups maple syrup


Combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil together in a bowl.


Mix until smooth.

red velvet cake mix

Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.


 Fill waffle iron as you would with batter and cook accordingly.




Pour syrup into a measuring cup.


Add blueberries. Warm in the microwave for one minute.


Place a touch of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream in the bottom of a tall shot glass.


Gently push a waffle stick into the shot glass.


Drizzle with warm blueberry syrup.


Eat and enjoy dessert for breakfast…or breakfast for dessert!

Also try: Homemade red velvet cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting

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