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 and bacon for brunch or supper.
3 3⁄4cups all-purpose flour
3cups cornmeal (yellow or white)
3tablespoons granulated sugar
3tablespoons baking powder
1 1⁄2teaspoons baking soda
3⁄4 teaspoon salt
9ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 3⁄4 cup)
1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
5 1⁄4cups reduced-fat milk
3⁄4cup vegetable oil
1⁄2teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco®
Nutritional information per waffle: Calories 239 (47% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 8g • fat 12g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 50mg • sod. 262 mg • calc. 121mg • fiber 1g
Place flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add shredded Cheddar and chopped chives; stir. Place the milk, oil, eggs, and hot sauce a separate bowl; stir with a whisk to blend. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using. Preheat your Cuisinart® Waffle Iron on setting #3. When preheated, green indicator light will illuminate. Pour 2 cups of batter just along the center of the lower grid; allow batter to spread toward edges for 5 seconds. Close lid of waffle iron – green indicator light will turn off. When green indicator light turns on again, waffles are ready. Open lid and carefully remove bake waffles. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.