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.

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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.

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

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  6. Waffles with bacon baked inside. Mmm!

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

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  15. I enjoy waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

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  18. 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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  23. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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!

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

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

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  40. 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. 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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  44. my favorite waffle combo is w/ cheddar, bacon, and caramelized onions :)

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

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

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

  60. 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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  70. 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)

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  74. I love sweet waffles with cornmeal and strawberries!

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

  76. 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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  81. My favorite type of waffle is a traditional waffle with some sort of berry compote and fresh whip cream! Yummy! 
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  82. My absolute favorite waffle creation is fried chicken and waffles with maple creme fraiche and sriracha! Mmmmmm!

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  87. 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!!

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

  89. I would make pumpkin waffles

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