Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Compote

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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

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!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes


For the waffles:

  • 1 cup all-purpose 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.
  7. Note-the waffles freeze well. Place cooled waffles in a freezer bag and freeze. To reheat, place waffles in the toaster.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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 =)

  3. 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. 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. I love cornmeal waffles!! I think they’re even better than cornmeal pancakes for some reason! Yours sound perfect with blackberry compote!

  9. Hands down the best waffle recipe. Most other waffle recipes ask you to separate yolks and egg whites and then you have to whip them to soft pecks etc. These are simple and perfect! I use gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour from bobs mills. I also put a couple of strips of bacon into the waffles before I closed em up! Thanks for posting, these will be my go to waffles for life:)

  10. I found these waffles didn’t turn out crisp on the outside, which is how I like my waffles. They were kind of floppy. Not sure if I did something wrong?

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