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Crispy Cornbread Waffles

Cornbread WafflesOkay, this is not diet food.  In fact, this is about the furthest thing from diet food you’re going to find.

Which makes it pretty darn tasty.

The Young One tasted them and went, “They’re okay.  They taste like cornbread.”  I tasted them and went, “Oooo – these are pretty good.”  Beloved tasted them and went, “OMG!” and sucked it all down in about 3.5 seconds.

I have to give The Young One credit – they do taste like cornbread (really, really good cornbread).  When I make them for breakfast again, I do believe I’ll use corn flour as opposed to corn meal; I’d like the texture to be a little more fine-grained.  That being said, they’d make an absolutely dynamite base for a savory dish, such as chicken molé or chili, exactly as written.

And Jen, I promise I’ll have something a little more diet friendly for you very, very soon.  Trust me on this.

Crispy Cornbread Waffles

makes 5

10 strips of bacon, chopped

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 cups cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar

2 large eggs

In a skillet fry bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain, reserving the drippings in a measuring cup. Add oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

In a small bowl, combine milk and vinegar; set aside for 10 minutes.

Beat eggs in another large bowl. Whisk in the reserved bacon fat and milk mixtures. Add the wet ingredients to the cornmeal mixture, then the bacon. Mix well.

Bake in a waffle iron according to the package directions. Serve with maple syrup and butter.


Di says:

I love it when I make something and Hubby goes, “OMG”, and sucks it down… puts a smile on my house-wifey face.

These do sound quite yummy.

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THANK YOU! And curse you for making me want these waffles! (Mm, a little sprinkling of cheese on that chili… STOP IT!)

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Lori says:

Oh my do these sound good. I don’t think I will be able to make these any time in the near future…I think I just added a couple of pounds just from reading the recipe…lol…and of course that defeats the purpose of what I have been working on for the last month. I finally had a moment to stop in here and read AND actually get to comment…yippy…I sure have missed stopping by here…hell, I’ve missed stopping by my own place…lol…

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Oh My God; waffles!
I think we’re having breakfast for dinner!

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Pseudo says:

I haven’t had waffles in ages. I’m making these the first day of summer!

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Linda says:

OMG! Any recipe that STARTS with 10 strips of bacon is gonna be awesome!

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Mike Golch says:

sounds interesting to me.

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You’re killin me, Jan. Now I’m starving!

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Tricia says:

Please excuse me while I finally break down and go by a waffle iron.

Tricia says:

buy…buy a waffle iron. Ugghhh. Please excuse me while I head to Starbucks for an afternoon pick me up.

SSG says:

yay I had waffles for breakfast! America rocks!

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stoneskin says:

Waffle is one of my favourite words.

Waffle. Waffle.


Michele says:

Can I skip the bacon? Cornbread and real maple syrup. Nom Nom. The breakfast of champions.

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Rebecca says:

Are you kidding?! That looks fabulous!! I’m defiantly talking the hubby into make that for me this weekend!

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Beth says:

YUM! That sounds like the perfect breakfast after a big run.

A Free Man says:

YUM! These sound so good. I haven’t had waffles in ages. Almost makes me want to buy a waffle iron!

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