Spicy Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles

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based on 2 ratings

Savory spicy waffles - serve with romesco sauce, greens, and a poached egg on top for the ultimate Sunday brunch.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    225g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Instant polenta icon
    Instant polenta
    170g (about 1 cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    2 tsp (9g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    2 tsp
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    2½ tsp
  • Salt icon
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Buttermilk icon
    620ml (2½ cups)
  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    90g (about ½ cup)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    30g (about ½ cup)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Waffle iron
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

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  1. Add all purpose flour, instant polenta, baking powder, baking soda, chili powder, ground cumin and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk until blended
  3. Add buttermilk, egg, salted butter and fresh chives to a clean medium bowl
  4. Whisk until combined
  5. Transfer wet ingredients to batter
  6. Mix until combined
  7. Let rest - 15 min
  8. Cook until golden brown
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