Cornmeal Waffles with Orange Syrup and Spiced Chipotle Butter
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Crispy waffles are only improved by a swipe of butter with a kick and a drizzle of sweet citrus syrup to tie all three flavors together. Perfect for brunch.
For the butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of lime zest
  • Pinch of salt
For the waffles
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • ½ cup blue cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ tablespoon orange zest
  • Orange rounds for garnish
  • Nonstick cooking spray
For the orange syrup
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
For the butter
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a ramekin or small bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use.
For the waffles
  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Lightly spray the sections with the nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the milk, eggs, yogurt, orange juice, and zest. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir until combined, but don’t over mix.
  5. When the waffle iron is hot, add the batter to the waffle sections. Bake until lightly crisp and golden. Remove from the waffle iron and serve warm with the butter and syrup.
For the syrup
  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil for about 30 seconds, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until the mixture reduces by about half and thickens a bit.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at