Cornmeal, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles

Cornmeal, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles

Waffles don’t always have to be sweet and for breakfast – they can be savory and for dinner too!

My awesome sister got us a new waffle iron. And the best part is, it can make 2 at a time! With my tired, old, small waffle iron, I never got to eat breakfast with my family because Paxton would scarf down his waffle and then sit very impatiently waiting for his next one as I went back and forth between him and Jelani before I even got to mine at the end.

I’ve already used this waffle iron twice in 3 days: the first for these savory waffles for dinner and then my regular recipe this morning for breakfast. I was actually able to sit and eat with everyone instead of sitting by myself after everyone was finished. Thank you, Jessie!

These waffles come together quickly for a weeknight dinner. They can be topped with anything to make it a more complete meal. How about a fried egg with roasted vegetables and drizzled with roasted red pepper sauce? Or topped with fried chicken (or crispy panko chicken) for the classic chicken-and-waffles combination! Paxton chose to top his with honey butter and scrambled eggs.

cornmeal cheddar chive waffles

Let me know what you like to serve with these waffles in the comments below. Enjoy!

Cornmeal, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles

These waffles come together quickly for a weeknight dinner and can be topped with anything to make it a more complete meal – perhaps a fried egg, roasted vegetables, thinly sliced deli cuts or lox for a minimally cooked meal, or crispy fried chicken for the classic chicken-and-waffles combo.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 8 waffles
Author: Rachel at Fridge Two Table


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chives
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, cooled


  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the grated cheese and mix until evenly distributed in the dry ingredients.
  • Add in the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter and gently whisk just until incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes, or as long as it takes to heat up your waffle iron.
  • Cook the waffles according to your iron's instructions until brown and crisp on the outside and tender and soft on the inside.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!

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