#WaffleWeek2016: Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Syrup

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It’s finally time for Waffle Week of 2016!

I discovered that Waffle Week was a thing last year and am excited that Kaitie of Fuchsia Freezer decided to keep the event going this year.

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Steps:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, and egg yolks. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing until combined.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/*

Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Syrup for #WaffleWeek2016 from Sew You Think You Can Cook

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

Waffle Collage - Pinterest

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