Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter \\

It’s hard to be grumpy while staring down a fresh pile of warm waffles slathered in butter and dripping with syrup. Actually, it may be down right impossible. So, if you have less than lovely morning birds ignoring the alarm, wake them up with the sweet smell of these deliciously crispy cornmeal buttermilk waffles to sooth the sloth away. And if you really want to seal the deal, toss some bacon onto the pile and mention that the quantity is limited. That’s before you even hint at the amazing honey butter you whipped up just for the day.

If you’re cruel like me, you will then make those not-so-early birds play the very important role of syrup pourer in which they have to stand by patiently applying the syrup to said amazing buttermilk waffles without digging right in 😉 Let that honey butter melt, baby. Let it melt.

Awkward, no? Melting butter comment gone too far? Meh, roll with it.

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter \\

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 teas baking powder
  • 1/2 teas baking soda
  • 1/4 teas salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled, plus 1/2 cup butter, cut into 1/4" pieces 1 teas vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teas lemon juice
  • 1/4 teas ground cinnamon


Make the Honey Butter. Whisk the 1/2 cup diced butter with the lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Wrap is plastic wrap and refrigerate if making ahead. Let soften a bit at room temp when ready to use.

Preheat your waffle iron.

Whisk the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

Beat the eggs gently in another large bowl. Add the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture and whisk briskly until just moistened. Batter should have lumps.

Spoon batter into waffle iron and bake according to directions until crispy.

Serve with honey butter and syrup.

Adapted From

BHG Special Interest Magazine Breakfast

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  1. says

    So yummy!! My husband usually makes buttermilk pancakes on the weekends for our kids, but we recently starting taking out the trusty waffle maker. We will have to try these soon. Especially with that honey butter. Thanks for sharing! Pinned :)

  2. says

    These look SO GOOD! I will have to make them AND photograph them, just because I love the sad look on my fiance’s face when he has to stare at the food he wants to eat while waiting for me to take a picture…. the syrup pouring is just the ‘icing on the cake’… or should I say ‘syrup on the waffle’?


  3. says

    These look amazing. Really, you had me at waffles, but still. Honey butter even, haven’t tried that but it’s good on everything else, so should be just as good or better on a waffle! =P

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