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Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote

Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote-the cornmeal adds a slight crunch and sweetness to these delicate waffles. Top with blackberry compote and whipped cream and you are in for a real breakfast treat! 

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The last week of my life was a whirlwind! I flew to NYC to do the TODAY show and then I went straight to Florida for a beach weekend with some of my blogging friends. I got back late last night and I feel like I need another vacation. I am exhausted…but a good exhausted! Both trips were super fun! I am thrilled to be home with my favorite guys. I missed them like mad! And don’t worry, I will be sharing my travel adventures on the blog soon!

I know I should be unpacking, doing laundry, and catching up on emails this morning, but I just want to snuggle in bed with Josh and Caleb. Work can wait! Breakfast in bed would also be nice. We made Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote before I left for my crazy travels and I could really good go for a plate of hot waffles this morning. Good thing, I put some in the freezer. I think I will bust them out and stay in my pj’s all day! Sounds like a good Monday to me!

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Caleb is a huge waffle fan so we make them on a regular basis. He is already a waffle connoisseur, he won’t eat any old waffle. His waffles have to have berries and whipped cream. He knows what makes a good waffle:)

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We try to mix up our waffle recipes and berry toppings so he doesn’t get bored. Last time we made Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote and they were a huge hit!

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The cornmeal adds a slight crunch to the fluffy waffles. I loved the texture! We used our favorite waffle baker. The waffles were golden brown and cooked perfectly every time. I love that we can make two waffles at a time! The faster we make waffles, the sooner we can eat them:)

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I made a simple blackberry compote to go with our waffles. I wanted to make sure Caleb would eat them…and I love berries on my waffles too. Especially blackberries, they are my favorite!

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I topped our fresh waffles with warm blackberry compote and a big dollop of whipped cream. The waffles were fit for a king…and Caleb:) He gave the waffles two thumbs up! Josh and I enjoyed them too! And I am SO glad I saved a few waffles for the freezer. I am going to pull out a few this morning so we can enjoy a delicious breakfast with no work!

Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote are a real treat! Make them for a special occasion, like Mother’s Day…your mom will love you forever if she wakes up to a plate of warm waffles! And make sure you make extra so you can put a few in the freezer! You will love having a secret stash for those lazy days!

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Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote

Yield: Makes 4 large Belgian waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Light and fluffy cornmeal waffles served with warm blackberry compote and whipped cream. These waffles freeze well so make sure you put a few in the freezer for a rainy day!


For the waffles:
1 cup all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 cup yellow stone ground cornmeal
2 teaspoons bakding powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

For the Blackberry Compote:
16 ounces fresh or frozen blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon water (if using fresh berries)


1. Preheat your waffle iron.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, honey, and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until the ingredients are just combined. Stir in the melted butter.

4. Grease the hot waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon out 1/2 cup of batter (or the amount recommended by the manufacturer's instructions) onto the hot iron. Use a spoon to smooth the batter almost to the edge of the grids. Close the lid and bake until browned and crisp.

5. In the meantime, make the blackberry compote. In a small saucepan, place blackberries, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water (if using fresh berries). Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries become soft and juicy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

6. Serve waffles with blackberry compote and whipped cream, if desired.

Note-the waffles freeze well. Place cooled waffles in a freezer bag and freeze. To reheat, place waffles in the toaster.

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49 Responses to “Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote”

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  2. So fun that you got to go on a few trips! I’m a Floridian, and the weather has been great here, you picked a fab time to visit! Waffles are huge in my house and my Caleb (my hubby shares the name) LOVES blackberries, so these look perfect! Pinned!

  3. MaryAnn — May 5, 2014 @ 6:43 am

    Have got to try these, they look delish! Love your blog.

  4. I don’t know why I never think to freeze my extra waffles….duh moment!

    I mean, that’s why there’s Ego’s right?

    But I’m a total waffle snob! If they’re not homemade, I won’t eat them.

    Blackberries are my favorite topping too! I have a freezer filled with those from summer, I think it’s time to indulge =)

  5. Emily @ Life on Food — May 5, 2014 @ 6:53 am

    I love the added texture cornmeal contributes to pancakes and waffles. These look amazing with the blueberry topping. Certainly an extra special breakfast!

  6. Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 5, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    Yum! These waffles look amazing and I love the blackberry compote :-)

  7. Oooh I’ve never added cornmeal to my waffles but it sounds like a fabulous addition. I love serving my waffles with fruit, too. Great looking recipe!

  8. Cookbook Queen — May 5, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    I think I’ll be joining you for that breakfast in bed…will that be awkward? Surely not.

  9. Erica — May 5, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    Mmmm!! Love cornmeal pancakes, so i know id love cornmeal waffles!! Get some rest today

  10. These waffles look so good Maria! And I sort of wish I could stay in bed all morning too–preferably with a large plate of these, haha.

    Hope you had a great time in Florida! All of the IG photos looked amazing!

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 5, 2014 @ 8:01 am

    Gorgeous waffles and what a fun couple of trips you’ve had! Can’t wait to hear more. Pinned!

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  13. I never thought to make waffles from cornmeal. Great idea. They look like the perfect start to a day. I’m a huge waffle fan!
    Have a beautiful Monday Maria! Staying in pjs sounds like a grand idea. Maybe I’ll give a try today too. 😉

  14. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — May 5, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    Those waffles look amazing all covering in the blackberry compote!

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  16. Julie @ Table for Two — May 5, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    I love the cornmeal in these waffles!! The texture must be amazing!

  17. Love these waffles!! And you rocked the Today Show by the way!

  18. naomi — May 5, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    This is one of my favorite ways to have waffles! Love the pairing with the blueberry compote.

  19. Marla Meridith — May 5, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    These waffles look GREAT love the compote :)

  20. Love the sound of that blackberry compote!

  21. What an exciting week you had! Love the Today Show segment and it looked like you all had a blast at one of my favorite places, Seaside! Love the blackberry compote on these waffles, perfect for brunch!

  22. Heather Christo — May 5, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

    these look lovely Maria! I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures!

  23. These look amazing! I always make my husband in charge of the pancakes and waffles. He never measures and they always turn out perfectly, even with all of his variations! I’m slowly learning….This is one of our favorite ways to have them. Have never put honey in the batter before though. We’ll have to give it a try!

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  25. Ooh, the Today Show, how exciting. The beach sounds great right about now. Love these gorgeous waffles!

  26. Jenny Flake — May 5, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

    Perfect waffles! Want them for lunch :)

  27. I have seen waffles on so many blogs lately…i think this is a sign i need to make them. I am such a boring person when it comes to breakfast…i always stick to my tried and true…greek yogurt concoctions, oatmeal, smoothies, toast/pb/banana, eggs occasionally, etc. i never make waffles of pancakes or french toast. and why? its awesome. its a sign from god- i should make some :)

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  29. Those look SO GOOD!!!!

  30. katie brigstock — May 5, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    these look amazing!!

  31. Karen - 2Teaspoons — May 5, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

    I love the crunchy texture cornmeal adds to corn-muffins, and I bet these waffles are amazing! I may have to try topping my corn-muffins with blackberry jam until I get a waffle iron :-)

  32. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — May 5, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    Wow, that compote!!! These look amazing!

    Miss you already, friend! :)

  33. Tieghan — May 5, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    These waffles look so perfect for a morning in bed. Sounds so nice!

    Florida sounds like so much fun. Loved your IG pics!

  34. Blackberries are in our fridge all the time right now, these waffles could be our breakfast this weekend :)

  35. Gaby — May 6, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

    Perfect brunch recipe! The compote is so bright and fresh!

  36. dina — May 8, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    this looks like a delicious breakfast!

  37. The blackberry compote and whipped cream on top is an excellent touch and adds to the flavor.

  38. sara — May 10, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

    Lovely! This looks super, super tasty!

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  40. Laura Dembowski — May 11, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    These look so amazing, Maria! Love the addition of cornmeal. Oh and that blackberry compote. I always put preserves on my waffles or pancakes and that compote is a serious upgrade.

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