Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles + a Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

by alexandra

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles -  an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is monumental you guys. Today, after just about 4(!!!) years of blogging, I finally get to add a waffle section to the site. French toast has been around here for a while, pancakes have yet to make an appearance, and for the very first time we have a waffle recipe! It’s exciting stuff.

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles - an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Of course, it figures that I’d start things off with your totally non-standard waffle — we’re talking savory, syrup-less, breakfast-for-dinner type waffles  — but they’re every bit as good as their sweet counterparts, so why not? (Side note: who am I, saying savory is just as good as sweet? Not normal behavior AT ALL, but regardless…) They’re hearty and cheesy, with chives and cornmeal upping the flavor factor even more, annnnnd they couldn’t be easier to make – nothing fancy or complicated going on at all. The one thing you must, must do though, is eat them with a dollop of sour cream and (even better) a fried egg on top. ← That’s really what you call breakfast for dinner, allllll the way.

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles - an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

In other, also exciting news, today’s post comes with a giveaway! I just recently learned about a brand new cooking oil called ExtraOrigin OmegaOil, which is a blend of healthy oils (olive, coconut, flax, sunflower, avocado, and chia to be exact) that has a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6, and since I’m REALLY partial to whole food oils over things like canola oil and butter, I was super excited to try it out. I reminds me of olive oil but with a bit more of a neutral flavor, so I think it might even work well with some sweet baked goods, but it was perfect in these waffles. It’s still a really new product and the brand is planning to launch on Kickstarter next month, but in the meantime, I get to give away two bottles, righthererightnow!!

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles - an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

To enter, just check out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 1st (shipping to US addresses only this time!). In the meantime, if you’re interested,  you can stay in the know with the company’s progress here. And now that I’ve talked more than enough, let’s do waffles!

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Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles - an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles

Cook Time: 4 minutes

four 7 1/2" waffles

Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles

An extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles. Top it with a fried egg and a dollop of sour cream and think breakfast for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 6 3/8 ounces (1 1/2 cups, spoon and level) all-purpose flour
  • 5 5/8 ounces (1 cup) yellow cornmeal
  • 4 7/8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/8 ounce (1/4 cup) minced chives
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 7/8 ounces (1 3/4 cup) low fat buttermilk
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) ExtraOrigin OmegaOil (or sub olive/vegetable oil)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, cheese, chives, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until evenly combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, and eggs until smooth. Add to the dry ingredients and fold in just until evenly incorporated. Let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat waffle iron.
  3. Light grease waffle iron with nonstick spray. Scoop batter onto iron in portions (spreading out if needed since batter may have thickened quite a bit while resting) and cook waffles until deep golden-brown. Serve immediately with a fried egg and/or a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh chives.

Notes

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

http://brighteyedbaker.com/2015/06/24/cheddar-chive-cornbread-waffles-a-giveaway/

Disclosure: I was provided with bottles of OmegaOil to sample in order to make this post possible. 

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Sam @ SugarSpunRun June 24, 2015

This waffle is so different, it sounds incredible! I love the savory twist, I’m used to drowning mine in syrup!
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alexandra June 24, 2015

Haha I feel you! But the savory version is pretty dang good! ;)

June @ How to Philosophize with Cake June 24, 2015

Happy blogoversary! These waffles look delicious, savory waffles are always interesting :)
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alexandra June 24, 2015

Thanks June!

Brittany Koelmel June 24, 2015

This is awesome! I would use this oil make everything! :)

robyn donnelly June 24, 2015

I would use for everything that needed oil or butter.

Annette June 25, 2015

What impressive ingredients in this oil. I’d love to use it to make zucchini pancakes.

Stephanie June 25, 2015

These waffles look phenomenal! (It’s King Arthur Flour :) Cute error!) I would make my Olive Oil Lemon bread.

alexandra June 30, 2015

OMG – can’t believe I made that mistake! Haha thanks for the heads up :)

sara June 25, 2015

I’d love to make my favorite olive oil banana bread. :)
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Kristen June 25, 2015

I’d like to try using this oil to fry tortillas for homemade tacos.

karen June 26, 2015

I would try making mayonnaise with it!

manda June 29, 2015

I would make that recipe!

Ally June 29, 2015

Other than this, I’d love to try making baked zucchini with it!

DJ June 30, 2015

I would make some tasty strawberry pancakes.

Carolsue July 1, 2015

I would fry chicken or fish with it

Alexandra robertson July 1, 2015

This waffle looks awesome and the oil sounds like such a healthy product to sub for regular old canola or veg. I’d love to try it in a cake mix or brownie batter.

Blue July 2, 2015

Very interesting twist on the waffle. Chive and cheddar. . Which foods do you serve with it . Curious

alexandra July 2, 2015

I like to serve it with a dollop of sour cream and a fried egg like you see in the photo. Works for breakfast or dinner as a light meal!

Jordan September 2, 2015

What a delicious looking meal! Do you think it would still be great if I substituted white whole wheat flour for the all purpose? Thank you!

Jordan September 2, 2015

What a wonderful meal! Do you think it would still be delicious if I substituted white whole wheat flour for the all purpose? Thank you!

alexandra September 5, 2015

It should work fine I’d say! :)

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