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How to Make Cornmeal Waffles

How to make cornmeal waffles like cornbread in a waffle iron but better. Try this Southern Dish Often Made with Buttermilk and Cornmeal or corn flour, as a fluffy Belgium style breakfast with syrup and fruit this weekend.

Corn flour Waffle Recipe

Waffles with corn flour give you a whole new flavor, texture and are more nutritious too. A great alternative to using Bisquick. Use our homemade or Jiffy corn muffin mix recipe for the batter and then cook in a waffle iron for that classic look. (affiliate links present)

How to Make Waffles with Cornmeal

We actually use a mixture of all purpose and corn flour to make these, which is more finely ground cornmeal. You could use the latter but it will give you a rather grainy crunchy texture to your end result which isn’t as pleasurable. You could add flavor for the batter by using our Leftover Sweet Potato Cornbread with a bit less liquid to make it thicker.

A popular Southern dish you likely have had with a bowl of chili, you can make it quite sweet served with fruit on top with more protein and a unique flavor to boot. Instead of slicing you just pour on to your griddle and fluff it up with maple syrup in each hole as a breakfast treat or savory with fried egg on top.

homemade waffles with cornmeal
cornmeal waffle batter

How to Make Waffles with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

If you have tweaked this blue box into our Jiffy Mexican Cornbread you know just how versatile it is! You can mix this into a batter too if you want semi-homemade. You just need an egg, some milk (vitamin D is best) and a bit of butter. As with any batter you can adjust the thickness as you go. It will thicken as it sits, remember that.

  • 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil

Corn flour Waffle Ingredients

This is similar to our Cornmeal Biscuits except “baked” differently. A similar idea where you add a bit of sweetness into the mix if you like. The reason I opt for corn flour is that it is ground finer so you don’t get a gritty texture to your meal.

  • 2 eggs
  • Buttermilk warmed, or warm whole milk
  • Butter melted
  • 1 c corn flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • 1 c all purpose flour + 4 more tbsp.
homemade waffle batter with cornmeal
corn waffles

Can you make make waffles with cornbread batter?

Yes, we will show you How to Make a Homemade Waffle right here. With ingredients that make it a bit thicker like pancake batter you too can use a waffle iron to enjoy these for breakfast too. Another way to enjoy cornbread but in the morning this time. A new Southern favorite.

What is the secret to making crispy waffles?

1. First off, wait until your iron is hot!! If you add it when it is cold or lukewarm it will spread out too much, stick and will be so thin that it won’t rise.
2. Brush the grates with melted butter to crisp the outsides to a golden brown.
3. To make fluffier you can swap out half the buttermilk for milk so the batter isn’t as heavy.

What else can you make with cornbread batter?

If you adjust the amount of liquid you add to your cornmeal mixture you can make it denser to create a wonderful Cornmeal Pizza Crust too!! Make into patties and it can be fried in a pan like little cakes, we will share how to do that one below.

Let’s talk about our Hot Water Cornbread with this too. Really if it is thick like pancake batter it will work. Use non stick spray before adding, but melted butter is even better for flavor and the ultimate crunch on the outside layer.

  • In a bowl, mix eggs and milk or buttermilk and melted butter.
  • In another bowl mix together sugar, baking soda and salt with the all purpose flour.
  • Incorporate and whisk together.
  • Add cornmeal. Whisk together. You will get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Grease the waffle iron with 1 tbsp. butter, or spray well with non stick spray.

Pour about 1/3-1/2 cup batter per waffle into middle of each waffle iron and cook. Lower down lid and cook for about 3 minutes or until it is golden browned on both sides. Serve with syrup.

Waffles with Cornmeal

What is the difference between corn flour and cornmeal?

The texture is the real difference between the two. They originate from cornmeal, the flour being a more ground down batch. The finer it gets the less gritty it will feel in your mouth and fluffier your outcome will be. Like in our Cornbread Cookies I also use corn flour so it is more pleasurable to the palate.

What are the three types of waffles?

American, Belgian and Liege Waffles are the three varieties out there. You are likely familiar with the first two, the latter is a type of Belgian waffle that is denser and richer than traditional ones. They are made with a dough-like batter that includes pearl sugar, which caramelizes on the outside of the waffle when cooked, giving it a sweet and crunchy exterior.

Cornmeal Waffles

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Cornmeal Waffles

How to make cornmeal waffles like cornbread in a waffle iron but better. Using corn flour for a fluffy breakfast idea with syrup and fruit.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread, cornmeal, waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 371kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix eggs and milk or buttermilk and melted butter. In another bowl mix together sugar, baking soda and salt with the all purpose flour. Incorporate and whisk together.
  • Add cornmeal. Whisk together. You will get a homogeneous mixture. Grease the waffle iron with 1 tbsp. butter, or spray well with non stick spray.
  • Pour batter into middle of each waffle plate, about 1/3-1/2 cup is typically about right per waffle. Lower down lid and cook for about 3 minutes or until it is golden browned on both sides. Serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Cornmeal Waffles
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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