Monday, April 28, 2014

Cornbread Waffles

A few weeks ago, I was the lucky recipient of a box of cornbread mix. Not just any cornbread mix, mind you....this was an advanced, preview box of Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix. I was kind of excited about it, which is not unusual for me considering how I feel about food.

I've really never had good luck with making my own cornbread, so I was happy to give this mix a try. Of course, I can't just follow the recipe on the box...or even the recipes that were sent along with the box. Perfectly good and easy recipes, I might add. No, I was in the mood for waffles on Sunday and the first thing I thought of was that box of cornbread mix. Let's see how I did....

First, I added about a tablespoon of orange zest to the mix. Orange zest is one of my favorite adds a little something, no? Then I simply beat two eggs into a cup of buttermilk and added 1/3 cup melted butter and a teaspoon of vanilla. I folded the buttermilk mixture into the cornbread mix just until it was combined. Then I made my waffles. Easy stuff!

I use a Belgian waffle maker and this recipe made 8 large waffles. 

A little butter, warm syrup, and fruit...perfect combination.

The best part of making waffles out of cornbread mix is the crunchiness of it all. It's not always easy to get the right texture, but this version even froze beautifully. Go ahead and make up a batch in advance...they are great to pop in the toaster for a quick breakfast before work or school.

Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix has just rolled into your local Walmart stores for a mere $1.78 per box. Plus, you can find all sorts of recipes on their website, Simply Homemade.  It looks like they have all sorts of I want to try the Pretzel mix. How fun!

So, tell me. Would you make a basic batch of cornbread or would you mix it up?

Disclosure: I was given a box of cornbread mix to try. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I am here at work eating lunch (and reading blogs); and I'm eating one of my favorite things -- a cornbread muffin. These waffles sound divine especially with the addition of the orange zest. I must try them sometime.