I bought myself the Bella Belgian Waffle Maker when Kohl’s had an awesome deal on it so I’ve been looking for ways to use the waffle iron to make things other than regular waffles. Rachael Ray did a Waffle Week on her show awhile back so I have a few of her recipes I’ll have to try.
What we made last night was cornbread waffles to go with the chili my hubby cooked. All I can say is that I don’t think I’ll ever be making cornbread the regular way ever again. It was so simple to make and so delicious because it also had bacon and cheddar in it. I’m not a cheese person so I made a few with just the bacon in it and then added cheddar for everyone else.
The recipe was found at Shaken Together. It was made with Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and because it’s what my MIL bought, that’s what we used. Keri at Shaken Together also linked to a Jiffy Corn Muffin copycat recipe so I’ll definitely be using that next time. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know I’m trying to make as much as I can from scratch. I really try to avoid buying foods with ingredients I can’t pronounce and have no clue what it is.
- 1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (virgin or expeller pressed) (of course, you can substitute that with vegetable oil – or shortening if you so choose)
- 2-3 strips of cooked bacon (crumbled) *optional
- sharp cheddar cheese ( as little or as much as you like ) *optional
- Keri at Shaken Together had also suggested finely diced jalapenos, but we had none so we’ll try it with that the next time
Mix all the ingredients (except the bacon and cheddar) together in a bowl and stir until there are no more lumps. Then, if you wish, add the bacon and cheddar. Once the waffle iron is ready, brush it with a little bit of coconut oil (or butter, if you like) and spoon the batter on and spread it out over the iron. I can’t say the exact measurement because not everyone has the same type or size waffle iron. I had to spoon about 4 big soup spoonfuls to have enough to cover the whole iron. Wait until it stops steaming, then open to see if it’s ready. We like ours a little browner so we let it cook just a little longer after it stops steaming.
I had doubled the recipe (hubby’s family is in town so we had 3 extra people to feed) and it yielded about 6-7 Belgian waffle sized waffles.
Tell me how you like it if you make it! Then go check out her Cinnamon Roll Waffles recipe!
What do you use your waffle iron to make besides waffles? Share your recipes in the comments!