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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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    Rebecca
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:08 am

    My favorite waffle creation is a chocolate waffle with fresh strawberries and a dollop of fresh wwhipped cream.

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    Noreen McGuire
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I want to make those cornbread waffles and eat them right now!

  3. 3
    Noreen McGuire
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I follow on Twitter, and tweeted about the giveaway! @nmcguire

  4. 4
    Melissa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Some classic waffles with syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream!

  5. 5
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I follow you both on pinterest

  6. 6
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:28 am

    My fave waffles are buttermilk with peanut butter-maple syrup on top! This thing is SO COOL! I had no idea it existed and now I have to have it!

  7. 7
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 4:30 am

    tweeted about it

  8. 8
    Lena
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Have not made waffles yet, but would love this cornbread ones

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    tammy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:30 am

    This makes me want to dive right in to the world of savory waffles!  

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    Kel
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Yum! I would have to say a chocolate waffle…..
    Recently I tried making a waffle with cheese grits — did not work out. My waffle maker is old – everything stuck.

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    nisha
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Sourdough waffles are my favorite!

  12. 12
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:50 am

    I love blueberry waffles!

  13. 13
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted via @JuanitasCocina

  14. 14
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest via Jen @Juanita’s Cocina

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    Athena
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I haven’t had waffles since I was a kid but I’d love to start trying something with fruit and naturally sweet.

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    Athena
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I’m already signed up for emails

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    Athena
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I Follow @loveandoliveoil and @KitchenAidUSA on twitter and tweeted. @jadesweeps

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    Athena
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:57 am

    I follow both Love & Olive Oil and KitchenAid on Pinterest. adsweeps

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    jan
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Blueberry and pecans-in-the-batter waffles are a favorite, but then, being southern,
    I like savory waffles and chicken, too!

  20. 20
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I love waffles in combination with peanut butter and bananas! 

  21. 21
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I also follow both on Pinterest! via dreamsofcheese

  22. 22
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:11 am

    My favorite creation is post thanksgiving cornbread waffles served with cranberry sauce and thanksgiving leftovers for brunch. 

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    Lauren
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Buttermilk waffles with Nutella, fresh strawberries, and homemade whipped cream, yum. I’m in search of a new waffle recipe, a new waffle iron would be very inspirational!

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    Shauna M.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:14 am

    My favorite waffles are blueberry ones!

  25. 25
    Dana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:15 am

    My mother’s belgian waffles!

  26. 26
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Subscribed!

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    Sascha
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I love the waffles at this little place called 24 diner in Austin!

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    Sascha
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I subscribe

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    Ariel
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I love chocolate chip waffles smothered in maple syrup. The next step though is sweet potato!

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    Ariel
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I subscribed through email!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:23 am

    My fave waffles are pretty boring-they’re crispy, whole wheat, choc chip waffles topped with peanut butter. SOOO GOOOD!

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    Chelsea
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I love plain blueberry waffles.

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:27 am

    i have fairly simple tastes–peanut butter and maple syrup are all i need. i did have a bacon waffle with a fried egg on top once that was pretty amazing.

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    Lily
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:28 am

    belgian waffles, definitely :D

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    Natalie Berse
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:37 am

    A simple blueberry waffle!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

    What?! I didn’t even know there WERE waffle makers that made two at the same time! 

  37. 37
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I had a waffled chocolate chip cookie thing once that was pretty fantastic. I’ve never had a waffle maker, so I’d love to try and recreate it!

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    Zhaleh
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I like both sweet and savory waffles, and I have definitely have had them for dinner before! The toppings for me determine the outcome.

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    Taylor
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:53 am

    sweet potato waffles and fried chicken! yuuummmmm!

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    Dana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:54 am

    peanut butter waffles with peanut butter and jelly on top

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    Kathleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I subscribe to your emails.

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    Kathleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Simple breakfast waffles with lots of butter and real maple syrup but those cornbread waffles look amazing! I WILL be trying those this weekend!

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    Kristina
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Chocolate waffles w/ peanut butter and maple syrup. Or with ice cream.

  44. 44
    Kristina
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I tweeted (kmblogs88)

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:04 am

    I’ll always take a sweet waffle over savory any day! My favorite is with butter, syrup and mixed fruit on top! Yummy!

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    Kristina
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I subscribe via email.

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    Kristina
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I follow on pinterest (kbags42).

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I subscribe via email

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I follow you and Kitchenaid via twitter

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest under the name Andrea Smith EatRunWorkPlay

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    Jen Turk
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Beer Cheddar Waffles top with sour cream & prosciutto

  52. 52
    Emma
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Well, I think I’ll have to try your chili-topped cornbread waffle idea!

  53. 53
    Sarah
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I love overnight yeast waffles. 

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    Teresa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:27 am

    never having actually owned a waffle-maker/iron/baker I have to admit I lack a creation other than drenching them in maple syrup

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    Caitriona
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I love waffles with any nut butter on them!!

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    Danielle
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Old fashioned blueberry waffles with butter! 

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    Shana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Chicken and waffles drenched in homemade gravy — *NOM*

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    Steve
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Although I have not thought about savory waffles before, my mind jumped right to cornbeef hash on cornbread waffles.

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    Shana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I’m subscribed!

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    Shana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:51 am
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    Shana
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    I follow both on Pinterest as shertz1981

  62. 62
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I love a classic waffle with fresh strawberries and real maple syrup! Although, I’m pretty sure I’d love a waffle with some scoops of vanilla ice cream too… :)

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    Nancy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

    My favorite is simple blueberry waffles – nothing fancy!

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    Nancy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Subscribed via email!

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    Nancy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Following on pinterest!

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    Kim Henrichs
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:03 am

    We have found a churro waffle recipe that we’ve been making lots of!

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    Kim Henrichs
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I am an email subscriber!

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    Kim Henrichs
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I follow you both on Pinterest! (skyejaden)

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    Hannah
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I love them with butter and fresh strawberries!  We are having company this weekend and I am already planning to make waffles – I have been craving them big time.

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    Hannah
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I am an email subscriber

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I prefer a classic waffle: buttermilk waffles topped with real maple syrup, whipped cream and strawberries. Yum!

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    Anna
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I am a plain jane! Just a little butter and real maple syrup :) or maybe strawberries in the spring

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    Rebecca L.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I love waffles with peanut butter and honey!

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    Colleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    fave waffles are with plain yogurt, blueberries, and maple syrup!

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    Remigia Graiber
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I want one of these so badly! I have wanted one for a very long time. PLEASE, PLEASE !

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    Colleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    followed on Pinterest – ecs2014

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    Colleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    already subscribed to your email newsletter!

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    Angela Yannessa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Stuffed French Toast Waffles!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    i like my waffles classic: sweet and topped with berries and whipped cream!

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    Andrea
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Wow, so many great waffle options, but two I love right now: 
    1. Made vegan style, with whole wheat flour. Surprisingly good, moist, and just as easy. 
    2. With toasted pecans on top. 

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    Colleen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    tweeted! @ecspivey

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    My favorite waffle creation is chocolate chips and pecans.  Old school, waffle house style!

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    min derry
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    My favorite waffle creation is buckwheat flour with blueberries!!!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I love Bananas Foster waffles…yum!

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I subscribe to the newsletter!

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    Dawn
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I’m always a fan of a traditional waffle with strawberries and whip cream. But I also like creating a sweet potato waffle to be more on the savory side with some brown sugar and cinnamon.

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I tweeted (@one_curly_fry)

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    Jan
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I have always done traditional waffles, but reading your blog about cornbread waffles is making me hungry and I just finished breakfast.  oh my I would love to win this and be able to try those.

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    Alyssa
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    My favorite is a cinnamon sugar waffle with vanilla whipped cream, strawberries, and fudge sauce.

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    Cindy
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE,  peanut butter waffles for hubby, classic for me, and chocolate chip with strawberry’s and whip cream for my girls….. 

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    Anna
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:29 am

    @rdanna on twitter and Anna Shlachter on Pinterest

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    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I followed both on Pinterest (onecurlyfry)

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    Kati Koster
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Belgian waffle with maple syrup!

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    Terra
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Red velvet waffles with cream cheese icing drizzle!!!

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    Kati Koster
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I follow both on twitter, and tweeted the entry. @KatiKoster

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    Christina
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Something healthy and whole grain, with a bit of almond meal to make it extra crispy!

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    Samantha
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Pumpkin pie waffles with maple syrup

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    Alissa S.
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    My favorite waffle creation is to take chocolate or vanilla cake batter, make four or five waffles, stack them, and pour syrup over them with a pat of icing butter for a fun and creative cake!!

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    Maureen
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I would love to try the cornmeal waffles. I have always  made traditional waffles so I’d venture for more adventurous types!

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    Samantha
    Posted On February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Following on pinterest : samikinz

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