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Chili-Topped Cornbread Waffles

My daughter inspired this cornbread waffles recipe. Everyone in my family loves chili except her, so we had an idea—cornbread waffles topped with chili and all the fixings! It was a hit. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) chili with beans or 4 cups leftover chili, warmed
  • Jalapeno slices, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, cubed avocado and minced fresh cilantro


  • Preheat waffle maker. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and oil until blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  • Serve with chili and toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 464 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 796mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • curlylis85
    Feb 7, 2021

    I used regular flour, but otherwise followed everything in the recipe and it was a big hit! My favorite toppings are the cheese, avocado, and jalapenos. The cornbread waffles are also delicious on their own.

  • darlyn29
    Jun 26, 2020

    One of my favorite dishes made a different way! I love cornbread and chili- this recipe is a unique spin on the classic and it's yummy! I top with some green onions, cheese, jalapenos and cheddar. The waffle is a great base so that each person in the family can top their own- kinda like taco night!