These cornbread waffles with maple mascarpone topping are a hearty way to breakfast or brunch, weekend-style; they’re also naturally gluten free.
For the maple mascarpone
- 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
For the cornbread waffles
- 1/2 cup masa harina
- 1/4 cup fine or medium ground cornmeal
- 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour (make your own by processing 1/4 cup rolled oats in a food processor or high-speed blender until finely ground)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk (or almond milk)
- 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil), melted and cooled
- 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Chopped pecans, for serving
- Preheat a waffle maker to medium high heat; grease it if necessary.
- In a small bowl, mix the mascarpone with 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the masa harina, cornmeal, oat flour, baking powder and kosher salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, then whisk in the milk, melted butter, and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Let sit undisturbed for 7 minutes. After sitting, the batter becomes very thick and unpourable.
- Scoop half of the batter onto the heated waffle maker and gently spread it into an even with a spatula. Cook until golden brown. (The resulting waffle will be golden brown and soft, but it will firm up a bit as it cools. If the waffle maker is too hot, this may prevent the inside from cooking fully).
- Serve immediately with maple mascarpone. To store leftovers, let cool fully and freeze in an airtight plastic bag; reheat in a toaster or oven. (This recipe makes 2 large waffles or 4 small; if you scale it up, place the cooked waffles in a 300F oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining waffles.)
Adapted from Edible Perspective
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Griddle
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Cornbread waffles, Waffles recipe, Brunch Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Mascarpone, Maple Syrup, Naturally Sweet