Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Cornbread Waffles #NationalWaffleDay

This cornbread is made up in a waffle maker for extra crispness that makes a great "plate" for your favorite chili recipe.  

cornbread waffle topped with chili

It is National Waffle Day and the Festive Foodies are celebrating........

National Waffle Day

Dust off that waffle maker, Audrey from That Recipe is hosting a Waffle-Fest for National Waffle Day. We've got sweet waffles savory waffles, breakfast waffles, waffle sandwiches and dessert waffles. So many delicious ways to enjoy!

Apple Cider Waffles from Jen Around the World
Bacon Cheddar Waffles from SueBee Homemaker
BLT Waffle Sliders from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Blueberry Waffles from Life, Love and Good Food
Brownie Mix Waffles from Cheese Curd in Paradise
Carrot Cake Waffles from Fresh April Flours
Chicken & Waffle Club Sandwich from Palatable Pastime
Chocolate Cherry Waffle Cake from The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Chip Waffles from Salt and Baker
Chocolate Waffles from Devour Dinner
Cinnamon Roll Waffles from House of Nash Eats
Classic Buttermilk Waffles from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
Cornbread Waffles from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fresh Peach Waffles with Cinnamon Syrup from Our Good Life
Gandana Waffles from Magical Ingredients
Nutella Waffles with Raspberry Syrup from The Spiffy Cookie
Sourdough Waffles from That Recipe

cornbread waffle

We love waffles around here.  I keep my waffle maker in the garage though so quite often they fall off of my radar.  That's why I was so happy when Audrey invited us to join her for National Waffle Day.

We love waffles, of course, for breakfast and I often make them for the family, offering both savory and sweet selections.  One of the Teen's favorites is Chocolate Malt Waffles, while my husband likes the Sourdough Bacon Waffles  and my favorite is Waffle Benedicts.

If I want to make waffles a little healthier I might use Sprouted Wheat or add in some vegetables like this Pumpkin Waffle and this Sweet Potato Waffle.  Sometimes I don't use waffle batter at all.  Take a look at this waffle made with Tater Tots  or this one made with Cake Batter.  

Chili and Corn Bread Waffle

But I also love to serve up waffles for dinner as I am doing for today's event.  I like these cornbread waffles smothered with chili and all the fixins'.  The Teen prefers hers as a side to the chili.  Either way it is scrumptious. 

corn bread waffles pin

The next time you get a hankering for corn bread pull out your waffle iron.  Whether you want it to accompany a meal or to serve with butter and honey for a delicious breakfast you will be very happy with the results.

Waffles, Breads, Side Dishes, Carnbread, Savory,
Breads, Waffles
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Corn Bread Waffles

Corn Bread Waffles

Savory Corn Bread made in a Waffle Maker. Perfect served topped with your favorite stew or chili, as a side to any dinner or topped with syrup or honey for a delicious breakfast.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1 1/4 c. cornmeal
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 t. sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 c. milk
  • 3 T. butter, melted
  • 2 eggs


  1. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. 
  2. Whisk together the milk and butter and then whisk in the eggs.  Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until combined and smooth.
  3. Cook in waffle iron per manufacturer's instructions. Place finished waffles in a warm oven until all batter is used.

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  1. While it's too early for me to think about chili, I can certainly wrap my head around these waffles! What about a cornbread waffle BLT?

    1. You and Jolene are right in sync Debra. Her BLT waffles linked above are made of cornbread.

  2. These would be so good with a bowl of chili at football parties!

  3. We love cornbread muffins with chili, so now I have to give this a try for a fall meal. Yum.

  4. I am looking forward to trying your recipe. It looks and sounds fantastic, and I love cornbread and chili!

  5. Ooh, I'm definitely up for chili covered waffles!

  6. I would need to make a double batch of these and freeze some to go with all of the stews and chilis these would pair so nicely with. What a delicious idea.

  7. This is such a good idea! I'm going to have to whip up a batch of chili to go with them!

  8. Amazing waffle and would love to have with chili or any soup! They sound perfect in flavors.


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