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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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    Alissa S.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

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    Lisa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Sweet potato waffles with cinnamon spiced whipped cream.

  3. 103
    Amanda
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    My favorite waffle might not sound that creative, but I’ve loved it since I was little. It is a big Belgian waffle with melty peanut butter chips all throughout it, then spread all over with warmed salted butter and topped with fresh quartered strawberries and fresh strawberry sauce.

  4. 104
    Erin Grinstead
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    The cornbread waffles look amazing!! My kids would love them 

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    Dawn
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  6. 106
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Waffles with bacon baked inside. Mmm!

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    Ashley
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    My favorite waffle creation is a red velvet waffle with a cream cheese glaze!

  8. 108
    Jym
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    First order of business would be a batch of waffle cones.

  9. 109
    Anne B
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I love the classic – waffles with real maple syrup! So good on a cold winter morning!

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    Aviva
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Fav waffle prep – with maple syrup, strawberries, and fresh whipped cream.

  13. 113
    Manette Gutterman
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I am a sucker for fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup drizzled over them!  Yum!!!

  14. 114
    Elyse G.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I love waffles with fried chicken (an oldie but a goodie). *fingers crossed*

  15. 115
    Mary Ann
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I enjoy waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

  16. 116
    Leeanne Cottle
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Wheat waffle

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    anja
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    my fav are the classic ones…with hot cherries and cream. ooooor for breakfast…with bacon and herbs in the waffles <3

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    Dawn
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

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  21. 121
    Mary K.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    My favorite waffle creation is cinnamon chip waffles with a drizzle of icing and a dusting of powder sugar!

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    Aviva
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I follow on pinterest. Username: avivaisen

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    Sheila Edmond
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    My favorite waffle is sweet, flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, only because that’s what my husband makes, and waffles are the only food he cooks well. Our waffle baker is so old that it scares me. If I won this one, we could also enjoy a hot waffle together, and occasionally I’d bring savory waffles to the table.

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    Mary Ann
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    Anne B
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    I followed @loveandoliveoil and @KitchenAidUSA on Twitter as @ab_ind, and tweeted about this contest!

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    Mary K.
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    I subscribe via email already.

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    Ashley L
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:38 am

    A memorable waffle creation I have is making a waffle sandwich. :D In it I put cookies & creme ice cream, marshmallows, broken up chocolate bars… it was like a smores flavor hehe. 
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    Thank you for having this giveaway! :-)

  29. 129
    raizy eigner
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:38 am

    My favorite waffle creation would be a strawberry shortcake version. I make 2 buttermilk waffles, layer of strawberry cream in middle and top it off with more fresh strawberries and cream! Yum!

  30. 130
    Mary K.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I follow you on pinterest and my username is marykewley

  31. 131
    Erin
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Chocolate chip Cinnamon waffles. They’re my favorite and always a HUGE hit with my family. :)

  32. 132
    Stacy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

    My favorite waffle creation is a cheddar cheese and chive waffle with rotisserie chicken and a light drizzle of maple syrup!

  33. 133
    Katie P.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The chili cheese waffles sound super great, and I can’t wait to try out that recipe. My current favorite way to do waffles is with chocolate chips in the batter topped with strawberries. Yum!

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    Katie P.
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    I follow on pinterest (kwpulsipher).

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    Aileen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:39 am

    My favourite is hot vanilla buttermilk waffles topped with Chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. Yummy…

  37. 137
    LaurenP
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    My favorite waffle creation is made of buckwheat flour and topped with boysenberries.

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    Laura Horn
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Sweet Potato waffles with warmed REAL Maple syrup mixed with melted butter, drained pineapple chunks and walnuts.  Spoon or pour over hot waffle and then sprinkle with just a few mini marshmallows and a LIGHT sprinkling of sea salt.  YUMMY!!!!!  

  41. 141
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    My favorite waffle creation totally depends! Sweet? Speculoos, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and banana. Savory? Pulled pork with bean chili and an ooey-gooey egg. Noms.

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    Holly
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    my favorite waffle combo is w/ cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions :)

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    Ashley L
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     I followed on Pinterest under starcherryx 

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    Alana
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    I love topping waffles with Greek yogurt and granola! It’s delicious and so filling!

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    Kaitlin M
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I like buckwheat waffles with blueberries and real maple syrup!

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    My Pinterest name is Erin Cybulski or ernie2786.

  51. 151
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

     vanilla bean bacon waffles with maple syrup 

  52. 152
    Briana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Whole grain waffles with berries and homemade whip cream is my fav! My twitter name is @BMW5 and I tweeted. 

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    casey Bartholomew
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I like chocolate chip waffles with chocolate syrup and peanut butter m & ms with whipped cream

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  57. 157
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    Ricotta + lemon + poppyseed waffles.  YUM.  Plus, think of all the money you’d save on shipping if I win???  :-)

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    Kimberly Ferreira
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    My favorite is banana and walnut waffles love it.

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    Alison McAllister
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:45 am

    My favorite waffle would be a cinnamon and nutmeg buttermilk waffle with fried apples and whip cream with home made caramel sauce. Yummmm

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    ANNETTE
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:45 am

    My favorite waffle is the german chocolate cake–german chocolate cake batter. Then, you top it with coconut, caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce, pecans, and cool whip.

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    Kaitlin M
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    amy
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    Eggnog waffles.

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    Sevtap
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    MY FAVORITE WAFFLE IS THE OLD PLAIN BELGIAN STYLE WAFFLE WITH EAITHER BUTTER,FRESHLY WHIPPED CREAM,REAL MAPLE SYRUP OR MY OWN HOMEMADE PRESERVES  :)

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    Norma Lindh-Nussbaum
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I love a crisp Liege waffle with a fried egg and crumbled bacon on top!

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    kate
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    whole wheat waffles with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and freshly made whipped cream!

  68. 168
    Elizabeth E
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I am an old fashioned buttermilk waffle person :)

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    Jackie Plante
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oooohhhh waffles are so versatile!! But my fav is waffles with peanut butter (crunchy & natural), sliced banana and honey drizzle. It’s amazing!!!! (And often my late night guilty pleasure)

  71. 171
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I love a good Belgium waffle with syrup, whipped cream and strawberries!

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    Kimberly Ferreira
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    Following you via Pinterest with ceara84

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    Jackie Plante
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Already subscribed!

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    cori
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I love sweet waffles with cornmeal and strawberries!

  75. 175
    LeAnn
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

    My favorite use for a waffle maker is to make waffles from left over mashed potatoes, cheese and herbs. So delicious!

  76. 176
    Simone
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

    My favorite waffle creation is ham and cheese waffle. I put the batter in the waffle maker, top with some honey baked hame and grueyer cheese. Close that hatch and voila! Awesomeness! 

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    cori
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I’m subscribed!

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    rachel
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Love waffles with nutella!!!

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    kathy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    love with fresh berries n real whip cream

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    Jackie
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:53 am

    My favorite type of waffle is a traditional waffle with some sort of berry compote and fresh whip cream! Yummy! 
    I also already subscribe to your emails. :) 

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    Megh
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    My absolute favorite waffle creation is fried chicken and waffles with maple creme fraiche and sriracha! Mmmmmm!

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    Sharron Jackson
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Blue Berry waffles with syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream

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    Anna Powell
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Canned cinnamon rolls in the waffle maker with cream cheese drizzle…. yum!!!

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    Shawnabatty
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    A Spicy Jaalepeno and Zucchini Cornbread Waffle topped with a Garden Vegetable Chili! 

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    Aileen Black
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Already subscribed. I love my waffles with butter and syrup in each little square crater. I would love to try these cornbread waffles with some jalapeno’s in them. Yummmy!!

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    jillykoke
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I love making my dad’s waffle recipe that I grew up with. Light, fluffy and served with butter and real Minnesota maple syrup.

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    Tiffany
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I would make pumpkin waffles

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    Debra
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Golden Malted waffle with cranberries, raisins, almonds and real maple syrup

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    Amelia Enger
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Waffles with scoops of vanilla ice cream (home made of course) & generous amounts of warmed up honey, topped with crunchy toasted almonds! Yummylicous!!!!!

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    Megh
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I just began following Love and Olive Oil and Kitchenaid on Pinterest! My Pinterest screenname is Megh Ro. :) Thanks!

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    Tiffany
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    I follow Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAidUSA on Pinterest and my name is Tiffany Sims

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    KESHA WERSTEIN
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

    My favorite waffle creation is buttermilk waffle topped with nutella,bananas,hazlenuts, strawberrries and whipped cream.

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    Kelly
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I love sweet waffles with a little bit of whipped cream and berries on top. Yum!

  96. 196
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Love whole wheat waffles, and adding pecans or walnuts is a must!

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    Laviza
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Nutella Belgian waffles w  maple syrup, strawberries, pecans and fresh whipped cream.  Yummy 

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    Susan Watson
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    plain ol’ waffle with maybe vanilla added to the batter…..vanilla ice cream on top…whipped cteam

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    Kelly
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I subscribe via email.