Waffle Corn Bread

I am on a corn kick lately. Tis the season!  It makes a healing tea, hair conditioner, and then there is my favorite use for it: Cornbread.

I love cornbread that tastes like cake. My favorite recipe ever is basically a yellow cake mix with 1/2 cup of cornmeal in it. You could frost it and no one would ever know the corn was there. But let's get real! Here is a recipe made with real ingredients with a great taste. No, it does not taste like cake, but it does taste great with chili!

Cornbread Waffles (Adapted from Chef Brad.)

2 cups Organic Popcorn, freshly ground
2 cups spelt or wheat, freshly ground
(This should be four total cups of flour, it will yield more, but you only need four once it is ground)
1/4 cup sugar (I use evaporated cane sugar or Organic Coconut Palm Sugar )
1 t. salt
2 T. Rumford Baking Powder
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
½ cup butter..I accidentally put a whole cup in once. I highly recommend that!

Grind the grains and set aside. Melt the butter and add it to the eggs, beat well. Add one cup of flour, the sugar, salt, baking powder. Then pour on 1/2 cup of butter milk, whisk to combine. Add another cup of flour and another 1/2 cup butter milk. Mix until combined. Then, you guessed it, another cup of flour and another 1/2 cup of buttermilk.

Are we out of flour yet?  Nope, one more time. It may be tempting to dump it all in at once and stir, but trust me, if you want this to come out light and delicious, follow those steps.  When done, it will look shiny and smooth and is ready to go. You can grease a pan with bacon grease and bake in the oven, or do it my way...waffles!

Pour 1/4 cup on each griddle and cook according to manufacturer's directions.

I also love these as a base for Navajo tacos. Pile on your favorite chili and top it like you would a taco. Delicious!
Freeze the leftovers for the next time you make soup or chili! Great with syrup or honey for breakfast too!
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  1. What an awesome recipe never thought about making waffles like that!!

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    1. Thanks Kim. I like making them this way just for portion control too. I think one day I will bake it in cast iron, just for fun.

  2. Those look really good! ... What is spelt?

  3. It is a grain similar to wheat. You can use any flour you wish, but I notice that the cornbread is lighter when I use spelt rather than wheat flour.

  4. I love cornbread! Mmmm as waffles - what better! It looks good with the chili...I'll have to try that!

    1. Yes, it is especially good with the chili on top. I salivate every time I see that picture.

  5. This looks great. I can't wait to try it at our house. We make cornbread muffins all the time, but I've never thought to try them this way! Each Monday, I have a Meatless Meal link up. I would love it if you'd share this recipe with my readers. If you're interested, you can find the link at www.LittlestSweetPea.com

    1. A little change is always fun. I think I will try it as muffins!

  6. I've never thought to do cornbread in the waffle iron, but I'll be doing so immediately now! :) I also posted a new and unique waffle recipe this week: http://mommynificent.com/2013/09/10/grain-free-sugar-free-chocolate-waffles/

    I was also really surprised to see that you grind popcorn for this. Is that how all cornmeal is made?

  7. I LOVE the crunchy crust of cornbread, and I suspect cooking them in a waffle iron would just make wonderfully crunchy crust all over -- a win-win situation, I'd say. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, depending on how long you let them cook, they will be crunchy or soft. Can make everyone happy!

  8. This is a brilliant idea! I never thought of making cornbread waffles!! I am so trying this.

    Stopping by from Share it Saturday - I'd love if you would share this at my weekly Sunday Sharing Pinterest Party - http://www.adventureswithjude.com/search/label/Sunday%20Sharing

  9. A yellow cake mix sounds delicious, but I'm sure this is MUCH better for you ;) Thanks for sharing with Let's Get Real! Hope to see you back next week!

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  11. Awesome recipe! It sounds delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. Super yum! I am going to have to try these.

    Thanks for joining the momma melody. We would love to have you join us again. Anything mom, from vacation pics, encouraging words, to recipes. I jot some notes on Mondays, but it's a come whenever you can kind of party. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.


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  13. We just had chili for dinner tonight darn it LOL Sounds yummy. Will have to add it to the "to try" list. Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Can't wait to see what you share this week.
    The (mis)Adventures of a "BornAgain" Farm Girl

  14. Bravo on this one! I am definitely making these to go under my chicken chili. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!

  15. Cornbread waffles, what a fun idea!
    I LOVE Chef Brad :)

    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

    1. This will be one of my featured post on the HomeAcre Hop this week :)

  16. Janine,
    This is brilliant--what a clever idea. Right now I don't mind heating up my oven to make cornbread, but I could easily see serving a crock pot of chili at work and making fresh corn bread waffles for my coworkers.

  17. What a smart way to bake cornbread and to serve it! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week, I always look forward to your posts.

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick