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How to Make Cornbread Waffles in your Dash Mini Waffle Maker

If you have a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, you are going to love making these cornbread waffles. They’re fun to make and create a perfect side for chili night!

Bonus – if you’re trying to get your teenagers in the kitchen, using the waffle iron for non-traditional recipes is sure to do the trick!

Stack of mini cornbread waffles on a cooling rack

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Ingredients

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Instructions

Cornbread batter in white bowl with red spoon

Step 1: In a large bowl, stir together cornbread batter per recipe or package instructions. Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.

Two Dash Mini Waffle Makers on a wooden cutting board with disco balls between them. Hand holding can of Pam nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.

Two Dash Mini Waffle Makers on a wood table. One is closed and one is open. Yellow pennant flag, three small disco balls and a succulent plant are betwen them.

Step 3: Pour enough batter to cover the bottom plate. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 3 minutes and 45 seconds.

Four cornbread waffles cooling on a cooling rack with succulent behind them

Step 4: Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer cornbread waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 2-3 minutes to allow wafffle to get crispy on the outside.

Handy tip: Add an Egg

Consider your first waffle a test. If the waffle batter is too sticky, and it’s making a mess in your waffle iron, add an extra egg to the rest of the batter.

Hand holding cornbread waffle with succulent in background

Variations


  • GLUTEN FREE – Need these to be gluten free? Easy! Use our recipe for gluten free cornbread here. OR choose the gluten free cornbread mix of your choice. (We are a big fan of Krusteaz!)
  • DAIRY FREE– Need these to be dairy free? Easy! Use our recipe for gluten free cornbread here. OR, if the boxed cornbread mix calls for dairy, use the dairy-free substitute of your choice.
  • ADD CHEDDAR CHEESE – Going for a more savory waffles? Sprinkle the waffle iron with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese before adding cornbread batter. Yum!

What to Serve with Cornbread Waffles

  • Chili
  • Pulled pork
  • Fried Chicken
  • Egg salsa casserole
  • Soup and salad

Storage and Freezing

Store in an airtight container on your counter for three days or in your fridge for five days.

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

When you’re ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to heat.

Two cornbread waffles on a metal cooling rack

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any brand of box cornbread mix for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any brand of box cornbread mix. Follow the instructions on the specific mix you choose.

Do I need to make any adjustments to the cornbread mix ingredients?

Follow the instructions on the box for the cornbread mix. No additional adjustments are needed. If you find that the first waffle is too sticky and not holding together, add an extra egg to the remaining batter.

Can I make homemade cornbread batter from scratch?

Of course! We recommend this recipe. If it’s too sticky after your first waffle, add an extra egg.

Do I need to grease the waffle maker before cooking the cornbread batter?

Yes! It’s recommended to lightly grease the waffle maker or use non-stick cooking spray to prevent the cornbread batter from sticking. Do this between every single waffle!

How long do I cook the cornbread waffles?

Cooking times may vary, but generally, it takes about 3-5 minutes. Ours took exactly 3 minutes and 45 seconds. Keep an eye on the waffle maker and remove the cornbread waffles when they are firm and slightly crispy.

Can I make the cornbread waffles ahead of time and reheat them later?

Yes! You can reheat cornbread waffles in a toaster or oven to crisp them back up when you’re ready to eat them.

What toppings go well with cornbread waffles?

Cheese, maple syrup, melted butter, cinnamon honey butter, hot honey, sour cream, chives, salsa…

How do I clean the waffle maker after making cornbread waffles?

Wait for the waffle maker to cool down, then wipe the plates with a damp cloth. For stubborn residue, use a soft brush or cloth.

Can I use this cornbread waffle recipe in a larger waffle maker?

Yes, you can adapt the recipe for a larger waffle maker, adjusting the amount of batter accordingly.

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Cornbread waffle on cooling rack

How to Make Cornbread Waffles in your Dash Mini Waffle Maker

If you have a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, you are going to love making these cornbread waffles. They’re fun to make and create a perfect side for chili night!

Bonus – if you’re trying to get your teenagers in the kitchen, using the waffle iron for non-traditional recipes is sure to do the trick!

  • Total Time: 8:45min
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Instructions

  1. Prepare cornbread per recipe or package instructions.
  2. Plug in Dash Mini Waffle Maker and wait for indicator light to go off to show that it’s ready to use.
  3. Spray both top and bottom plates with nonstick cooking spray. You will need to do this with every single waffle.
  4. Fill bottom plate with cornbread batter. Do not overfill. Close lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Using a silicone or wooden spatula, transfer cornbread waffle to a cooling rack and let cool for 3-5 minutes to allow waffle to get crispy on the outside.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all waffles are made.
  7. Top with your favorite cornbread toppings (like Maple syrup, honey, hot honey, melted butter, etc.) and Enjoy!

Notes

  • GLUTEN FREE – Need these to be gluten free? Easy! Use our recipe for gluten free cornbread here. OR choose the gluten free cornbread mix of your choice. (We are a big fan of Krusteaz!)
  • DAIRY FREE- Need these to be dairy free? Easy! Use our recipe for gluten free cornbread here. OR, if the boxed cornbread mix calls for dairy, use the dairy-free substitute of your choice.
  • ADD CHEDDAR CHEESE – Going for a more savory waffles? Sprinkle the waffle iron with 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese before adding cornbread batter. Yum!
  • STORAGE AND FREEZING –   Store in an airtight container on your counter for three days or in your fridge for five days.  Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat, pop them in the toaster to heat.
  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3:45min

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