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Savory Cornbread Waffles and a KitchenAid® Waffle Baker Giveaway!

Savory Cornmeal Waffles from @loveandoliveoil

Waffles aren’t just for breakfast, you know, nor do they always have to be sweet. They have a secret savory side that’s downright delicious.

We’ve already turned biscuits into waffles, so why not cornbread too?

Turns out cornbread waffles are pretty darn fantastic, if I do say so myself. While maybe not quite as crispy as a traditional buttermilk waffle, they have a tender crumb and nutty flavor that makes for a fabulous savory foundation. I mean, really, anything you’d serve with cornbread you could serve atop these waffles. Our favorite? The chili cheese waffles. With a dollop of sour cream and some fresh cilantro, they are a hearty and satisfying dinner, no question about it.

But these waffles are also great topped with a fried egg and hollandaise sauce or a salad of fresh and spicy greens. You can also mix in various herbs or cheeses into the batter itself for even more flavor.

Visit the KitchenAid® Kitchenthusiast™ blog for the recipe »

Savory Cornmeal Waffles from @loveandoliveoil

Now, let’s take a moment to talk about this waffle maker.

Excuse me. Waffle BAKER.

I’ve used my fair share of waffle makers. I think I’ve owned 3 different models over the years. And this one is leaps and bounds above the rest. The waffles are wonderfully thick and perfectly golden brown. And it makes two waffles at once. I don’t think I need to present any arguments as to why two is better than one.

Just don’t overfill it.

Thanks to KitchenAid, I am excited to be able to give away one KitchenAid® Waffle Baker, valued at $149.99, to one lucky L&OO reader.

Click through for your chance to win!

KitchenAid® Waffle Baker Giveaway

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The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by KitchenAid®, Inc. As always, all opinions written are purely my own.

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  1. 1801
    Rebecca
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a Thanksgiving waffle treat – cornbread stuffing waffle, turkey gravy, and a cranberry compote! 

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    Sally Tews
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Chicken and waffles~but I think it would be great trying it would be so great
    making it with the corn bread waffles w/some honey butter.Can’t you just taste
    that? WoW!!
    I follow by your e-mail,pinterest:sal222s,FB,twitter.
    Follow kitchenaid on FB.
    Hope that I win with my creation :-) 

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    Rachel Cartucci
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love sweet potato waffles…..not savory really sweet actually and pumpkin too!

    • Posted On February 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      this sounds wonderful! a perfect fall breakfast

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    Susan S.
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Waffle with strawberries and whipped cream 

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    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I made a guinness chocolate stout waffle with bacon, bailey’s whipped cream, strawberries, bacon crumbles, and chocolate stout drizzle…modifying a pancake recipe..so St. Patrick’s Day and so decadent! I also might have been a little drunk after that…

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    Susan S.
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Looking forward to seeing more of your pins on Pinterest @sswarts

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    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Following both on Pinterest

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    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Tweeted! @carmelmoments

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    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Favorite waffle has to involve strawberries in some way. :-)

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    niki
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I really love waffles and bacon and maple syrup, simple, but yummilicious!

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    James Carmickle
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Our favorite waffles that we make at home all the time with our little rinky dink waffle maker would be Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Peanut Butter and sometimes banana waffles with peanut butter and syrup on top.  That is a huge hit in our house.  We love to make waffles but our waffle maker doesn’t work the best and sometimes burn them a little, but we still make them because it is a weekly tradition in our house.  We could def use a new waffle baker so we could make delicious waffles that aren’t burnt or taste burnt. Our kids love to help make different dishes so sometimes we experiment a little with recipes and add extra ingredients too.  Thanks so much for this AWESOME chance to #Win the Waffle Baker!  LOVE IT!!  Thanks again  :) Hopefully you pick us  :)

    James Carmickle

    • James Carmickle
      Posted On February 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      I forgot to post that I am an email subscriber, also following on FB (handle for FB is- https://www.facebook.com/james.carmickle also commented liked and shared there too),  Following both @KitchenAidUSA and @loveandoliveoil on Twitter- Tweeted and Re-Tweeted also (my handle is @JamesCarm2010  Thanks again  :)

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    MichaelA
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Good old fashioned breakfast waffles 

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    James Carmickle
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Guess I read wrong (sorry got excited and was dreaming about winning the Waffle Baker, lol) so I am posting another comment.  Liked KitchenAid and Love and Olive Oil on FB for another entry. Also commented on the picture of the Waffle Baker on the Love and Olive Oil FB page.

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    James Carmickle
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Following @KitchenAidUSA and @loveandoliveoil on Twitter, (@JamesCarm2010) and tweeted for the chance to #Win the Waffle Baker.  Thanks so much again, #GreatGiveaway and hope I am picked to win, I would be going nuts here at home, and I would be a waffle making fool!!  :)

  15. 1815
    Erin Brooksby
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    My husband grew up eating waffles with ice cream and toppings on them. We’ve tried it a few times and my kids think it is fantastic!

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    James Carmickle
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Email subscriber and also another idea for waffles we have made on our Waffle Tradition Day (that’s what we call it, lol) are made with powdered sugar, vanilla, crumbled bacon, and peanut butter (banana or strawberries sometimes too) mixed in and topped with these ingredients and the kids just eat em up.  thanks again!

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    Simone
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Pulled pork and corn bread waffle

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    Jess
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Scallion waffles with an egg on top.

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    Desiree H
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I always put peanut butter, bananas, honey and peanuts on my waffles. Delicious!!! mmmmmm 

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    Desiree H
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Subscribed to your emails!

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    Desiree H
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Following on Twitter and tweeted (heavensangel238) 
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    Desiree H
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Following on Pinterest (heavensangel238) 
    Thanks so much for the chance!! It was my birthday yesterday, that would be a cool prize to win!! :)

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    Catherine Infantino Polachek
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I love waffles with chicken or turkey and gravy.  Have even made these with corn bread mix to make corn bread waffles and I make these for dinner during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

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    Courtney
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I like a waffle with bananas, honey and nutella. Mmmm.

  25. 1825
    Posted On February 25, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I love chicken and waffles and topping my waffles with apple pie filling

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    DENIS KELLEY
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 1:48 am

    BANANA WAFFLES !

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    Donna Clary
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I would love this. My favorite is actually something I have seen a lot of lately but have not actually tried…the southern way of pairing fried chicken with waffles, sounds so good. Thanks.

  30. 1830
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:05 am

    My favorite waffle creation is good old chocolate chip waffles!

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    I subscribe via email!

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    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I followed both on twitter and tweeted!

  33. 1833
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Here is a recipe using Sunday Morning Pancake Mix that could easily make a delicious, savory waffel  http://bit.ly/1h8ikPv

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    Ted B
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Can’t beat Belgian style yeast waffles!

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    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:15 am

    For savory, I’m all about open-faced sandwiches. My favorite weird one is with coleslaw and cheese melted on top!

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    Sarah
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I’m a traditionalist – my favorite is buttermilk with real maple syrup and butter.  Best breakfast there is!  

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    Sarah
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

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    Sarah
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

    and followed on interest (sessiler)

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    Vianet A.
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!$

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    Kelly Jensen
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I want to try cake or brownie mix in the waffle iron, but we usually just have normal waffles. Now I’d like to try cornbread and chili!

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    Cynthia Barnes
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 10:29 am

    My favorite waffle recipe is the churro waffle!!! You bite into this spicy sweet waffle covered in cinnamon sugar greatness!!! SO GOOD :) 

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    Cynthia Barnes
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 10:32 am

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    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

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    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I honestly just love a good, old-fashioned buttermilk waffle with maple syrup. I recently found a cabin waffle mix from SprinklesBakes & it’s perfect! Throw the mix together & you can have waffles anytime.  

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    Annette
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    On my waffles I love strawberries and fresh whipped cream.

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    Annette
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I subscribe to Love & Olive Oil via email.

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    Annette
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

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    Annette
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

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    Sally Tews
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I saw my recipe on kitchenaid blog~I am sad :-( thought it was My Creation.
    Oh well,I still want very badly to Win~as I want to try some great recipes~like banana
    waffles with pecan syrup,choco waffles w/raspberries,and so many more.
    Thanx~
    follow all 

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    Erin B.
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite waffle creation is homemade pumpkin waffles with honey and cream cheese filling. I like to put the filling in the middle of two waffle halves and eat it sandwich style. Yum!

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    Erin B.
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I am also subscribed to receive your newsletter and post emails. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite waffle creation is adding to the batter diced ham, fresh pineapple chunks, and cinnamon. AWESOME … with maple syrup & butter. YUM!

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    Ali H.
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I would love to make a waffle sandwich…all those pockets for yummy sauces!

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    Ali H.
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Bonus entry #1

    I subscribe to the love and olive oil newsletter. 

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    Ali H.
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    Bonus entry #3 

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    Cindy
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    My old-time favorite … PBJ waffles!!!

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    Victoria
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My favorite waffle creation is sweet.  I’d love to make strawberry/blueberry waffles  OR banana nut waffles …both with maple syrup. YUM

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    Victoria
    Posted On February 26, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Following on Pinterest! (avalongirl86)

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