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

    My twitter name is @SimoneImanuelle 

    Fingers are crossed?

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

    Waffles with chocolate sauce and whipped cream!! YUM!!

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    Kelly
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I also follow on twitter under 08_mcginnis

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I love the idea of a savory waffle.

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    Rissa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Rosemary parmesan waffles with roasted chicken. “Chicken and waffles” up a notch!

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    Jaime
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Whole wheat waffles with crushed fruit – so good!

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    Kim
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I love making whole wheat waffles and I love to chop up fresh strawberries. I put the sugar free strawberry jam in the waffles and top them with the strawberries.:) Yum!

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    melanie
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I love waffles – and have been searching for the perfect waffle maker! My favorite are belgian leige waffles!

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    Jenny Ramsey
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I’m a purist…I love a simple, buttermilk waffle with syrup! Or Molasses. :)

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    Alycia
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    buttermilk waffles with pb and confectioners sugar sprinkled on top

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    nathan farkas
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    I love pumpkin spice waffles!

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    Ellon St. Croix
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I love a plain waffle with maple syrup, but now you’ve got me thinking about a cornbread waffle with chili on top!

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    Cindy Bowling
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    My favorite is waffles, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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    I’m afraid my favorite is just the basic, traditional waffle ~ how unoriginal I am!

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    Perrin
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    My favorite waffle is at one of our go-to brunch spots in Dallas, they mix cheese, bacon, and jalapenos into a savory waffle and top it with 3 sunny side up eggs and hollandaise sauce… MMM!!!!

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    Linnea
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    I could eat yeasted waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I also love to make savory waffles sandwiches with egg, bacon, tomato, and a smear of avocado. The corn waffles would be a great base for the sandwiches!

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    haley
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    Those cornbread waffles sound pretty darn good.  I like simple waffles.  Maybe with bananas and pecans.

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    Belgian!!

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    I once made lemon, chocolate and ricotta waffles that were delicious

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    My all time favorite waffles: sharp cheddar cheese & scallion waffles, cooked golden brown so that the cheese get all crunchy & nutty-tasting on the outside. Top with Ham & Turkey Royale – a creamy cheese Bechamel sauce with a little cayenne for kick, and ham, turkey, & porcini mushrooms! Good anytime – good everytime!

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    French toast waffles are always a favorite!

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    Pandan Waffles are my favorite!

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    Judith
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love chocolate chips in the Waffle and strawberry sauce on top! I could be convinced tha the chili on top of the savory cornbread waffle would be as incredible!

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    Kristin K
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Oh man! I had sweet potato waffles in North Carolina and I’ve been dying to make some of my own!! Maybe even with the fried chicken! I would definitely try some more savory recipes…

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    Michele aka Goat Girl
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    OMG I love regular old waffles with butter and peanut butter! 

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    buttermilk waffles with walnuts, bananas and homemade whipped cream!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

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    beth j
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

    The cornbread waffles with chili sound yummy.!

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    Danielle
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Savory! Prosciutto & goat cheese…yummm

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    Katherine
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

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    I’m traditional and just like a regular waffle with maple syrup. Nothing fancy needed.

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I LOVE waffles!! They’re the best! I like them all types of ways but I am addicted to Bacon Belgium waffles. The savory bits of bacon together with sweet maple syrup…it’s the perfect combo! Would love to add this waffle baker to my collection :))

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    Brenna B.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I love whole wheat waffles with a fruit compote. Pumpkin waffles are also amazing!