Cornbread Waffles with Chili

Cornbread waffles are homemade, savory waffles made with basic pantry ingredients.  We love to serve them with chili on top for an easy weeknight meal!  
Serve cornbread waffles with Homemade Chili or try them with butter, jam, or honey!
Cornbread waffle with chili and sour cream on it, on a white plate with a fork on it.

Cornbread Waffles

I’m ready for cooler weather, colored leaves, boots, and warm comfort food!  The other night I was really craving homemade chili, but I didn’t want it over a baked potato (which is a go-to meal when I’m too lazy to make dinner). I made my tasty cornbread waffles instead!  I threw my favorite chili recipe on it, and laughed at how easily impressed and excited Jeff was about this meal!

Close up photo of a waffles with chili, sour cream and chopped green onions on it.
The process for making cornbread waffles is the same as for most waffles! First, add the dry ingredients to a bowl, and then mix in the wet ingredients. Preheat your waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray before adding the batter.
The step-by-step process for making cornbread waffles including the dry ingredients in a bowl, the wet ingredients added, the batter being poured into the waffle iron, and the final cooked waffle resting in the waffle iron.

My kids, of course, usually eat waffles with syrup and butter on top, so it took a little work to convince them to try these savory waffles.  In the end, both the cornbread waffles and chili were a big hit!

However, you can definitely enjoy cornbread waffles without chili, and simply serve them with butter and honey on top.

Two cornbread waffles stacked on each other on a white marble board with a piece of butter on top.

What to serve on cornbread waffles:

  • Homemade Chili
  • Butter
  • Jam
  • Honey
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Cornbread Waffles with Chili

Cornbread waffles are homemade, savory waffles made with basic pantry ingredients.  We love to serve them with chili on top for an easy weeknight meal!  

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil ((vegetable or canola oil))
  • 2 large eggs
  • Your favorite chili
  • Optional chili toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onion
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

  3. Add milk, oil, and eggs and stir until smooth, but don't over-mix.

  4. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and bake in batches.

  5. Serve with chili over top, if desired, garnished with shredded Cheddar, sour cream and chopped green onion.

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I originally shared this post September 2013. Updated August 2019.

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