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Cornmeal Waffles

These cornmeal waffles are a great change-up from your typical waffles.

Cornmeal Waffles
Cornmeal Waffles
Life has been a little crazy lately. 
Reuben’s grandpa passed recently and my grandma on my mom’s side passed this last week.
It all happened in such a whirl that it’s hard for me to stop and think. Feel.
We have spent many of our evenings away from home, consuming unhealthy food. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been awesome not having to worry about cooking supper some evenings. But it seems wrong to eat restaurant food so many evenings in one week.
It feels good to make things from scratch. Even if it’s something as simple as waffles for breakfast.
Waffles make me happy. The little pockets filled with butter and maple syrup get me excited. I know, I’m weird.
If you’re having a crazy-busy week, try making these cornmeal waffles for breakfast one morning. If nothing else, it’s a nice, relaxing start to an otherwise hectic day.

Cornmeal Spelt Waffles

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Erica Lea


  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour I used sprouted Spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal I used whole, stoneground
  • 3/4 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar I used evaporated cane juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk I used soured raw milk
  • 1 large egg beaten (I didn't bother beating it beforehand)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. 1) In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, cornmeal, baking powder and soda, sugar and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and butter. Add to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
  2. 2) Preheat your waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve with lots of butter and real maple syrup. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Pinch of Yum

Recipe Rating


Sunday 20th of October 2013

Really good! I didn't have the specialty ingredients so used regular flour, baking powder and salt. I did use two small fresh eggs and one was a double-yolk. So easy and good!

Erica Kastner

Monday 5th of February 2018

Thank you for sharing your changes! And so glad you liked them. :)


Tuesday 24th of September 2013

These look amazing. Perfect for my breakfast for dinner night!

Erica Lea

Monday 16th of September 2013

Yes, I had never tried cornmeal in waffles before -- it adds a nice texture. :)

Erica Lea

Monday 16th of September 2013

Thank you, Kathryn!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Monday 16th of September 2013

Cornmeal waffles are so lovely - and this recipe is perfect! Love it!