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Cheddar Cornmeal Waffles

Inspired by the Southwest, these wholesome and temperate waffles can turn fiery with plenty of hot pepper sauce and a salsa containing smoky chipotle chiles.

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3 large eggs
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1 ¾ cup buttermilk or soy milk
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2 Tbs. vegetable oil
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1 cup all-purpose flour
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2 ½ tsp. baking powder
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¼ tsp. baking soda
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1 tsp. salt
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1 Tbs. sugar
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1 cup fine cornmeal
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½ cup shredded cheddar or soy cheese, plus extra for garnish
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½ cup canned corn kernels, rinsed
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½ cup chopped fresh coriander for garnish
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1 ripe avocado, diced, for garnish

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Salsa topping

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1 cup thinly sliced pitted black olives
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½ cup canned corn kernels, rinsed
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1 cup salsa
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1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

Instructions: 

1. Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick vegetable spray.

2. Beat 3 eggs well in mixing bowl, and stir in buttermilk and oil. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar. Stir into egg mixture, then stir in cornmeal, cheese, corn kernels and hot pepper sauce.

3. Bake waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions.

4. To make salsa, stir together olives, corn kernels, salsa and black beans in small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, or until mixture reduces slightly.

5. To serve waffles, place one on plate, top with salsa mixture and garnish with cheese, fresh coriander and diced avocado.

Wine Suggestions
Liven up this brunch dish with a fabulous sparkling wine from Albuquerque, New Mexico: Gruet Winery Méthode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
570
Protein: 
20 g
Total Fat: 
23 g
Saturated Fat: 
6 g
Carbohydrates: 
72 g
Cholesterol: 
145 mg
Sodium: 
1490 mg
Fiber: 
10 g
Sugar: 
g
Yield: 
Serves 4 to 5

Comments on this Recipe

These were amazing. This will be on my list of recipes to do over again and again. We made them on the weekend, stored the leftover batter in the fridge, and enjoyed them later in the week for a quick breakfast. Delicious, I highly, highly recommend.

This sounds unusual AND yummy