These crispy, savory waffles are good to serve with soups or your favorite chili in place of corn muffins. You may also try them with scrambled eggs or bacon for brunch or supper.
3¾ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
3cups cornmeal (yellow or white)
3tablespoons granulated sugar
3tablespoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
9ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about ¾ cup)
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
5¼ cups reduced-fat milk
¾ cup vegetable oil
6large eggs, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon hot sauce
Nutritional information per waffle: Calories 249 (41% from fat) • carb. 40g • pro. 11g • fat 16g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 82mg • sod. 533mg • calc. 302mg • fiber 2g
Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Stir in the cheese and chives. Add the milk, oil, eggs, and hot sauce; whisk until completely combined. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using. Preheat the Cuisinart® Waffle Maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated). Pour 2 cups of batter onto the center of the lower grid of the preheated waffle maker; spread batter evenly using a heat-proof spatula. Close lid of waffle maker. When tone sounds, waffles are ready. Open lid and carefully remove baked waffles. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.