Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread Waffles

Cheese. Jalapeños. Cornbread. Chicken Gravy.

These are the starts to some very yummy cornbread waffles that remind me of Southern comfort food. While these are lighter and don’t have the calories that most waffles have they are still wonderful. I collaborated with my friend and fellow blogger, Mom of the Twins Blog on the gravy- originally from the South she makes wonderful homemade comfort food occasionally and last night when I perfected this recipe she was making this wonderful gravy you see in the pictures.

I went out a purchased a mini waffle maker which makes the cutest waffles, and I am going to have fun this summer creating new waffles and sharing them with you all. For this recipe, you can change the amount of Jalapeños or remove them completely if you do not like spicy food and just add some more cheese 🙂


Cheesy Jalapeño Waffles


3/4 Cup Stoneground Cornmeal

3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (or all purpose)

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Egg

1 Cup Whole Milk

1 Tsp Salt

4 Tbs Salted Butter

1 Cup Shredded Gouda (from Mill City Cheesemongers)

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar

Half a fresh Jalapeño- diced


Mix dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking soda and baking powder). Set aside. Mix all wet ingredients well including cheese and Jalapeño. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.

How batter should like like

Heat waffle maker, I used a mini one and this recipe made 7 mini waffles. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook until browned.


Chicken Sausage Gravy

Courtesy of Mom of the Twins Blog


3 Chicken Sausage links, thinly sliced

2.5 Cups Whole Milk

0.25 Cups of Flour

2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes


Stir fry sausage until lightly browned. Turn the heat to medium/low; add milk and bouillon cubes. Once the milk starts to boil add flour, constantly stirring until thickened. Voila!

The two together was a match made in foodie heaven, and I know you will enjoy this as much as I did last night 🙂

Close up, I topped these with a cilantro and it was perfect

How pretty are these? They taste as good as they look!

That gravy though…


Enjoy and leave comments below with questions or if you try it let me know how you like it!

Eat Well,

Life as a Maven



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