Cornmeal Waffles | The Subversive Table
Cornmeal Waffles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Crispy waffles with a light, chewy interior.  Slightly sweet, like Southern cornbread, and FULL of cornmeal flavor and texture.  Every bite has a satisfying crunch!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornmeal Waffles
Servings: 4
Author: The Subversive Table
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup buttermilk or soured milk (see notes below)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
Dry Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal coarsely ground
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  1. Place wet ingredients into large measuring cup.  Whisk until well combined.

  2. Place dry ingredients into a large bowl.  Then pour wet ingredients (from the measuring cup) directly into the bowl.  Whisk until well combined.

  3. Make waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions, until golden brown and crispy.  

  4. Use a measuring cup to scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the waffle iron at a time. The waffles will not spread all the way to the edges of the waffle iron. They will be small and petite, good for layering and for the little people at your table.  

Recipe Notes

If you do not have buttermilk, an easy substitution is to “sour” milk with a little white vinegar or lemon juice.  For every 1 cup of milk, add 1 Tbsp vinegar/lemon juice and stir.  Let it sit on your counter for 5 minutes or so until it thickens.