Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles

We love breakfast in our household.  The whole she-bang of eggs, bacon/sausage, hash browns, toast/waffles/pancakes and then top it all off with a fruit plate.  The other morning we got out the waffle maker to whip up a quick batch of homemade waffles.  It got me thinking if you could make other batters in the maker.  I had already made a waffle sandwich but what about cornbread?

Two weeks ago we received a shipment of hatch green chiles out of New Mexico.  We absolutely love these chiles and WE couldn’t wait to get our hands on them.  This past year we made Hatch Chile Cheese Bread and this year I wanted to spruce it up by making some really delicious cornbread.  It wouldn’t just be any type of cornbread made in a skillet or a muffin pan, this was going to be made in my waffle maker.  Thats right cornbread with hatch chiles and cheese in the batter made in the waffle maker in less than 5 minutes.

Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles

Life just got so much better in the winter time with these hatch chile cornbread waffles.

Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles

I also made a quick turkey chili to have on top of the warm waffles.  It was a great pairing and I definitely will be trying out other soups for these waffles.  If you don’t want your soup on top of the waffles just place it in the bowl like usual and dip the waffle into the bowl.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles

Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles


1 cup corn meal
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped hatch green chiles


Place all ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until everything is coated.

Heat the waffle maker and coat with non-stick spray. Place batter into the maker and cook on medium/high heat if there are settings.

Repeat with the rest of the batter.

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but did receive some packages of Hatch Green Chiles.  We are HUGE fans of these chiles and opinions are 100% my own.

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13 comments on “Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles”

  1. I love savory waffles and making your cornbread sounds like perfection! Definitely a winner.

  2. I love this idea. What a fun way to make a different type of waffle. Time to dust off my waffle maker.

  3. Umm…since I’m from New Mexico, these waffles are screaming for me!!! Love this savory twist!

  4. Oh my gawsh … that stack is calling my name.

  5. This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time! Beautiful photos, too 🙂

  6. Are you sure this is the correct recipe? Seems like it’s missing milk/buttermilk/water…

  7. Cornbread waffles? GENIUS. Even more so with the chili on top. Yes please.

  8. You are very smart. I think these would be delicious!

  9. LOVE corn bread waffles and with chili on too! Yes, please!

  10. What a fun twist on a classic meal! I love love love cornbread but I never make it from scratch. I totally want to try this!

  11. Wow, I love breakfast too—-anytime of the day. This type of a meal never ever
    entered my head. It’s funny a restaurant hasn’t picked up something like this.
    It’s easy and uses ingredients that one would spontaneously have on hand.
    Well done.

  12. I’m obsessed with savory waffles! I need these in my life ASAP!

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