Problem was, I didn’t have a cornmeal waffle recipe. Also, did I mention that I didn’t even have a waffle iron? I know. I really was coming at this from a bizarre angle. Well, a quick text to my sister (who doesn’t even question my random requests anymore) landed me the waffle iron and a quick search on Google turned up a ton of cornmeal waffle recipes. After looking at several recipes, I settled on the one from King Arthur Flour. I love their flour so I figured that was a good place to start.
I tweaked a few things in the recipe (although not much as it seemed pretty solid) and it turns out, not having had a waffle iron for the past 7 years has been a mistake. A huge mistake. I need to get my own – immediately. These waffles turned out just the way a waffle should. Thick, slightly crunchy, but warm and soft at the same time. The cornmeal gave a great texture to the waffle itself and topping it off with the spicy/sweet apple butter – unreal.
I recommend you follow your own waffle iron’s instructions when making these as there can be a great variation in waffle ironing methods. Make these soon, even if you have to beg, borrow or steal a waffle iron to do so. Well, maybe not steal. That could get ugly. Hopefully you have a sister who is as lovely as mine who will let you borrow hers. That is, if you’re weird like me and don’t have one to begin with.
P.S. These can be re-heated by toasting in your toaster and are also heavenly with maple syrup! Don’t ask me how I know…
Yield: 10 8 inch round waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, then quickly and gently combine the wet and dry ingredients. Let the batter sit at room temp for 10 minutes, to allow the cornmeal to soften.
Drop the batter by 1/3-cupfuls (if making round waffles) or ½-cupfuls if making rectangular waffles onto a hot waffle iron (prepared by your waffle irons’ instructions), and bake until the waffle iron stops steaming.