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Savory Manchego Waffles

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons double acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk well shaken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup manchego cheese shredded
  • 1 cup smoked ham not deli meat (finely diced)


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  2. In a smaller bowl add buttermilk, eggs and maple syrup. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  4. Stir in melted butter.
  5. Add ham and cheese, stirring to combine.
  6. To make the waffles, preheat the waffle iron. Lightly coat with vegetable spray if necessary.
  7. Scoop batter onto the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and bake until browned and crisp.
  8. Serve waffles immediately or place them in a single layer on a rack in a 200 degree oven while you continue to make the rest of the waffles.
  9. Serve with butter and maple syrup.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
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