Cornmeal and chia seeds add a bit of crunch to these waffles. My family can't get enough of these light waffles. We love to make these Christmas morning and top them with crushed strawberries, whipped cream, and ground up candy canes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl using an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.

  • Whisk flour, cornmeal, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, white sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk, canola oil, and egg yolks together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until batter is smooth. Gently fold egg whites into batter until just mixed.

  • Pour about 1/4 cup batter into preheated waffle iron; cook according to manufacturer's instructions until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 9.4g 14% DV; cholesterol 53.7mg 18% DV; sodium 506.4mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
These waffles were delicious! Just a little crunch from the cornmeal and chia seeds and a subtle cornmeal flavor. I just got a new waffle iron, so this was its test run, and it was a successful one. I could totally see folding some crisp bacon into this recipe's batter. I did half a recipe, and the servings was spot on, four. If you're a fan of the Southern favorite, Chicken and Waffles, this would be the perfect waffle! Thanks darthotto for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
These waffles were delicious! Just a little crunch from the cornmeal and chia seeds and a subtle cornmeal flavor. I just got a new waffle iron, so this was its test run, and it was a successful one. I could totally see folding some crisp bacon into this recipe's batter. I did half a recipe, and the servings was spot on, four. If you're a fan of the Southern favorite, Chicken and Waffles, this would be the perfect waffle! Thanks darthotto for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
Excellent waffles, but I learned that it is not necessary to separate the egg whites. I just add whole eggs to the liquid ingredients. Came out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2017
The cornmeal is a great crunch addition. To reduce the calorie count further I replaced the oil with vanilla Greek yogurt and reduced the milk slightly to compensate for the extra moisture yogurt would bring. I didn't separate the eggs but instead added a pinch of cream of tarter when I whisked the whole egg in hopes that would retain the fluffiness. Both substitutions worked beautifully and definitely a keeper recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
These waffles were good. I substituted coconut oil for canola and used coconut milk instead of milk. I used a little milk at the end to get the right consistency for the mixture. Read More