It’s finally time for Waffle Week of 2016!
Not that I really need an excuse to share a waffle recipe with you… ha! In just one year I’ve more than doubled the number of waffle recipes on my blog! I mean, seriously. I don’t think there’s anything better than a waffle. The possibilities with waffle making seem endless, from savory to sweet.
My offering this year can be enjoyed either way. The waffle base lends itself perfectly to being paired with fruit and honey or with meat and gravy. It would even welcome some mix-ins of bacon, scallions, herbs, or berries.
I made these waffles for dinner during a week my husband wasn’t home and it was the perfect amount of batter for the three of us. In all actuality, my 10 month old at 3/4 of a waffle while my 2 year old barely finished a 1/4. Just when I think I know what he’ll eat he decides, “No, I don’t like waffle or pancakes anymore.” (He’s on a sandwich boycott right now too…)
I served these waffles with a blackberry syrup. To make the syrup I simply dumped a bag of frozen blackberries in a small pot with about a tablespoon of sugar and 1/4 C or so of water. I brought it up to a gentle simmer and let it reduce until syrupy then pushed it through a strainer. (You can even save the solids to stir into muffins or more waffles!)
This recipe makes approximately 6 waffles.
Buttermilk Cornmeal Wafles
- 1/2 C + 2 tbsp flour
- 3/8 C cornmeal
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 C buttermilk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, separated
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, and egg yolks. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
- Place the egg whites in another bowl and beat with a handmixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the waffle batter.
- Drop 1/3 – 1/2 C of waffle batter onto a greased waffle iron and cook until golden.
*This recipe is adapted from Nikki at http://www.chef-in-training.com/2013/10/cornmeal-buttermilk-waffles/*
And keep that waffle iron hot for these other great recipes:
Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles from Baking In A Tornado
Pumpkin Spice Waffles from Fuchsia Freezer
Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles with Candied Pecans from A Nerd Cooks
Waffles Gone Wild from Our Good Life