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Cornmeal Waffles + Chipotle Butter
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: Chipotle Butter, Cornmeal Waffles
Servings: 4
Author: The Subversive Table | Lis Lam
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
Chipotle Butter
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Chipotle Butter:
  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl with fork until well combined. Transfer to small serving bowl.

Cornmeal Waffles:
  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.

    Cornmeal Waffles | The Subversive Table
  3. Make waffles according to waffle iron manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown and crispy.  

    Cornmeal Waffles | The Subversive Table
  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.  

    Cornmeal Waffles | The Subversive Table
  5. Serve with chipotle butter, avocado, bacon, hot sauce, lime wedges, and maple syrup.

    cornmeal waffles brunch
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.