Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote


Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote // www.acozykitchen.com

You guys, my keys are still lost but WHO CARES! We have waffles! And not just any waffles, but my new favorites. Rye. Can we please talk about how obsessed I am with all these rye. Even mentioning this right now makes me crave a pastrami sandwich and a cel-ray soda. My love of rye is reeeaaal. I like my rye bread with lots of caraway seeds, by the way. And I like pickles on the side. Lots of them. Have you ever met a person who didn’t like pickles?! I have. They’re not to be trusted.

These rye waffles taste exactly nothing like a pastrami sandwich. They’re very breakfast-ey. The rye gives them a certain earthiness that’s fun to experience bright and early in the morning. The secret-fun-ingredient is ground all-spice. It just chills on the back of your tongue and you’re like, what is that?! It’s pleasant, not overbearing and just delightful, really.

Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote // www.acozykitchen.com

Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote // www.acozykitchen.com

These waffles are the yeasted variety because they’re my absolute favorite and my feeling nowadays is if you’re going to go to the trouble of making waffles, then just make them yeasty. They’re that awesome.

I love that I can make the majority of this batter at night, let it sit overnight and then the next morning mix in a bit of baking soda and eggs. It’s like a Sunday-easy-breakfast dream.

The compote is simple and delicious. My local neighborhood market had pretty and fragrant blackberries. I scooped them up, mixed them with honey and sugar and a bit of grapefruit juice and cooked them for a bit.

Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote // www.acozykitchen.com

They were the most ideal thing to top these rye waffles with. This whole plate is a nice mix of sweet, hearty and delicious. I hope you make these this weekend. They’re calling your name.

Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote // www.acozykitchen.com

Rye Waffles with Blackberry Compote

Serving Size: 4 waffles



  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups rye flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, divided
  • 3 tablespoons ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch salt



  • In a large mixing bowl - the batter will rise so you need some room - add the water and sprinkle in the yeast. Let it stand for 15 minutes until it becomes nice and foamy.
  • To a small bowl, mix together the rye flour, all-purpose, brown sugar, all-spice and salt. Add the flour mixture, milk and melted butter to the yeast mixture and mix until smooth. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand overnight at room temperature.
  • Just before cooking the waffles, beat in the two eggs and baking soda; stir until well mixed. The batter will be fairly thin with a few lumps. Preheat your waffle iron and be sure to brush it with oil or butter (I had some sticking issues!). Pour about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup batter into the hot waffle iron. Bake the waffles until they are golden and crisp, or according to the directions of your waffle maker.


  • To a small saucepan, add 1 cup of blackberries, grapefruit juice, sugar, honey and salt. Mix and cook on low for 5-7 minutes. Smash the blackberries with the back of your spoon. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of blackberries and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Take off the heat and set aside.
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Adapted from these waffles from Marion Cunningham

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  • Reply Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe July 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

    OMG…love love love love this recipe! Definitely my favorite of yours so far! I love anything rye, too and don’t even get me started about that delicious compote…these waffles are a dream come true. Thanks SO much Audra for sharing this!
    P.S: I’m sorry you haven’t found your keys, yet ;(

    xo, Elisa

  • Reply Jamie @lifelovelemons July 30, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Healthy waffles with a fruit sauce!? Count me in!

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 30, 2013 at 5:20 am

    That compote is lovely!! Great waffles!

  • Reply Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 30, 2013 at 5:45 am

    You have totally made me start looking at rye in a new way! I need to bake with it more. Seriously.

    These waffles look spectacular!! I need to just buy one of those cheap machines on Amazon already πŸ™‚

  • Reply Belinda @themoonblushbaker July 30, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Oh Gosh my love for rye and similar Dark flours was first discovered two years ago when I went to sour dough bakery. Nothing compares to the scent and texture of rye.
    These waffles use such a wonderful flavour combination; they are calling my name

  • Reply Tieghan July 30, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Ugh. Sorry to hear you keys are still lost. That sucks, but you are right at least you have these waffles!!
    Amazing! I love rye and all rye breads, but have never done pancakes! Holy yum!! These look delicious and that blackberry topping is calling me name!

  • Reply Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion July 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Rye you say… Hmmm … I will have to try this

  • Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan July 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Making batter night before=WIN. That way I can just move my purse aside in the fridge and reach for the batter and waffle along.

  • Reply Caroline July 30, 2013 at 8:56 am

    These sound so wonderful! I’m not much of a breakfast fan, but these rye waffles just jumped to the top of my “must make” list!

  • Reply Sharon July 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

    AH! What an awesome breakfast option!! Totally making these!

  • Reply Mallory @ Total Noms July 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

    How unique is that… love the blackberry compote. I registered for a waffle maker for my wedding so I really hope I get one now! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Marysue July 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    OMG…I’m with ya on the rye love! I’m eating a hot dog with kraut that has caraway seeds in it, right now! Rye toast is my FAVorite, so I can just imagine what these waffles are gona taste like! Love at first bite, that’s what! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you find your keys, and when you do, get one of those “clapper thingys” that make a noise and help you find them when they’re lost.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      The clapper thingy exists? I’m getting it. Didn’t find them. Just ordered a key from the dealership tho. πŸ™‚

  • Reply [email protected] TotesDelishy July 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I have never tried yeast risen waffles? How does the texture compare?

    P.S. This recipe might just make me go out and buy a waffle iron!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme July 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      It really results in a nice crispy outside and a super soft, tender inside. It’s awesome. The outside is kinda lacy, I love ’em!

  • Reply [email protected] July 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I have never really baked or cooked with rye flour!!! Such an inspirational recipe to start with! YUM.

  • Reply Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence July 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    So I’m just getting into yeasted waffles and I LOVE them. This version with rye flour sounds soooo good. I’m wondering if buckwheat might work as well.

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson July 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    G’day and WOW never heard of making batter the night before, true!
    LOVE the staging of your photos…beyond yum and delicious too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Reply Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Seriously, where are your keys?!? hahaha. These waffles look insanely tasty and I love the homemade compote!

  • Reply Jayne July 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I really envy all of you who can get mountains of berries every summer. Berries don’t really exist in my country. Sigh. But mangoes and longan are going crazy in the market. I’ve gotta figure out a way to use them on waffles!

  • Reply Skazka Vostoka July 31, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Thank you very much for this method of cooking is very tasty sandwiches. Jam – Yum.

  • Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie July 31, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Sounds amazingggg! Come cook breakfast for me?

    P.S. Sorry your keys are still lost!!! πŸ™ πŸ™

  • Reply Mary Frances @ LOVE - the secret ingredient July 31, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Sorry to hear that your keys are lost! But how long can you be sad when there’s healthy, fruit-covered waffles waiting for you? Not long at all!

  • Reply joelle (on a pink typewriter) July 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Mmmm love waffles and I feel like compote makes them fancier.

  • Reply little t August 1, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Blackberries are so good right now! It’s good to get some recipes that use them.

  • Reply tina August 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

    total waffle swoon!!! the combo of flavors seems off the hook πŸ™‚ glad you ordered a new set of keys πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food August 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I definitely think of waffles as a comfort food. I hope you find your keys. My husband has a tendency to throw important things out.

  • Reply Jennifire August 12, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Have you tried adding caraway seeds in the batter? Sounds like a logical thing to do. Not saying that your not logical. Just saying that it would be delicious.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 12, 2013 at 9:59 am

      I’m not that logical of a person and have NOT thought about putting caraway seeds but I mean that’d be awesome so please do this! Or maybe I’ll do this next time. Rad idea.

  • Reply Jennifire August 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I will try as soon as I get me a nice waffle maker been shopping around for one! Let you know how it taste. Oh I can’t wait to do this recipe I’m already drooling…..

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