When made with healthy grains, the brunch favourite turns into a satisfying, good-for-you midday meal. Start with this cornbread recipe from Pamela Salzman, the author of the cookbook Kitchen Matters, then pile on a mix of cravable toppings. Try the suggestions here, or play around – when it’s on a waffle, almost anything goes.
SOUTHWESTERN CORNBREAD WAFFLE
ACTIVE TIME: 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
> 1 cup oat, spelt, or whole wheat pastry ﬂour
> 1 cup yellow cornmeal
> 1½ tsp baking powder
> 1 tsp baking soda
> ¾ tsp ﬁne sea salt
> 2 cups plain full-fat yogurt or buttermilk
> 3 large eggs
> 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
> 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted > Add-ins like diced red onion, bell pepper, or jalapeño; corn kernels; shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
> Olive oil or ghee for brushing waffle iron
> Toppings (optional; see right)
1. Preheat waffle iron to the highest setting. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together ﬂour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
2. Add yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, and melted butter to a blender and puree. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in add-ins as desired.
3. Brush the inside of the waffle iron with olive oil and spoon about ⅔ cup batter into the middle. Close the iron and cook until crispy. Continue with remaining batter.
Prep tip: Waffles will keep for two days in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer. Reheat in the toaster oven or microwave.
Nutrition facts per serving
229 calories, 12g fat (6.2g saturated), 23g carbs, 7g protein, 2g ﬁbre, 413mg sodium
Choose at least one item from each category to pile up the delicious fun.
+ pinto beans
+ spice-rubbed grilled chicken
+ hard-boiled eggs
+ black beans
+ roasted sweet potato
+ collard greens
+ bell pepper
+ roasted poblano peppers
+ shredded cheese
+ caramelised onions
+ barbeque sauce
+ pico de gallo
+ ranch dressing
MAKE IT EASY
The customisable browning dial on the Breville No-Mess Classic Round Waffle Maker (www.williams-sonoma.com) guarantees you perfectly cooked waffles every time.
PHOTO TED CAVANAUGH
FOOD STYLING JAMIE KIMM
PROP STYLING SARAH CAVE/EH MANAGEMENT