Sriracha Cheddar Cornbread Waffles

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Author Notes: I am a very big fan of texture in my cornbread, so I almost always opt for using coarsely ground cornmeal over the finer stuff. These waffles are no exception, and the coarse cornmeal gives them a wonderfully crisp texture. If this isn't your cup of tea, substitute a finer cornmeal instead.Carey Nershi

Makes 4 waffles

  • 3/4 cup coarse cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup grated smoked cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  1. Preheat waffle iron. Combine cornmeal, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cheddar in a large bowl.
  2. Beat together egg, buttermilk, honey, and melted butter. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just barely combined. (If there are still a couple dry lumps, it's ok.) Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, the batter should have thickened to a spoonable consistency. Brush both sides of your waffle iron with butter and add three large, heaping spoonfuls (approximately 1/3 cup each) to the center of your iron. Close and cook until nicely browned.
  4. Combine maple syrup and sriracha. Top waffles with a fried egg and sriracha-maple syrup.

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over 1 year ago marymary

YUM - making these this coming weekend.


over 1 year ago Burf

Just made these for chicken-n-waffles night. FANTASTIC!


over 1 year ago Lori

I was SO excited to check out this recipe - I love waffles AND sriracha, and was hoping (based on the cornbread title) there wouldn't be flour in the recipe. Very sad, am I :( I can't eat wheat. I know many gluten-free recipes use ground oats as a base, wondering if I could successfully do it with this recipe. Whaddya think?


7 months ago Suparna Basu-Ravis

Lori, what about almond flour? I always use it when the recipes on here call for flour. Plus a great source of protein.


7 months ago ixshelle

Or coconut flour! I've made some fantastic gluten free waffles using coconut flour.


5 months ago Erin Michelle McCool

Hi Lori,
Were you successful in trying this as a gf recipe? If so what did you use? I'd love to make these and am also gf and thought, like you did, based on the title they'd be wheat free. Have you ever tried and recipes by Danielle Walker, was thinking maybe her waffle mix would work that's in her newest cookbook. Let me know what you used, if you tried.

Thanks, Erin