Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw

You are going to love this savory take on waffles! Cornbread waffles with pulled pork, beans, and slaw is a mind-blowing combination of all kinds of favorite Southern staples in one easy recipe.

Looking for a more traditional cornbread recipe? Then you have to try my Sweet & Fluffy Homemade Cornbread Recipe. It’s one of my all-time most popular recipes and so delicious!

Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw

Best Breakfast For Dinner? Try These Cornbread Waffles!

Okay, y’all, prepare yourselves for this incredible combination of flavors! I love me some Southern comfort foods, including cornbread, pulled pork, beans, and coleslaw. So, I figured, why not combine all of them on one plate to get a bit of each in one bite? These cornbread waffles will absolutely blow your mind. They hold together all the other fixin’s to make a sort of savory, deconstructed pulled pork sandwich… but better!

I can’t get enough of it! This is a great throw-together meal when you have barbecue leftovers or want to stretch a meal a little further. Plus, kids and adults alike can have fun eating (and preparing it). Just be sure to let your waffles cool on a wire rack, and don’t stack them or else they’ll get soggy — which is NO bueno. I just can’t wait for you to give these savory Southern loaded waffles a shot. You will love them for a big Sunday evening meal or a weeknight meal as you work to get rid of leftovers!

Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw Recipe

Common Questions About These Cornbread Waffles:

Can you use butter instead of oil in waffles?

Melted butter burns a lot easier than oil does, so I wouldn’t recommend using it to make waffles. I like using a nice, light oil, like avocado, canola, or vegetable. These types of oil aren’t overpowering, but they keep the insides of the waffles moist.

How do you store leftover cornbread waffles?

When you’re done making a batch of cornbread waffles, let them cool completely on a wire rack (being careful to not stack them, which makes them soggy). After they’ve cooled, keep them in a plastic sealable bag or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, put them on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree F. oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until hot.

How do you know when cornbread waffles are done cooking?

Every waffle iron is a little different and has its own way to signify that the waffles are done. Many have a light that turns on or a beep that sounds when the batter is done cooking. If you have an older waffle maker that doesn’t have a way to communicate it’s done cooking, keep an eye on the steam. When steam stops coming out the sides of the maker, it’s generally done cooking.

What else can you eat with cornbread waffles?

Cornbread waffles go GREAT with anything you’d normally eat cornbread with! Pair them with your favorite chili or grilled meat, or treat them like a regular old waffle, and pile them up with some butter and syrup (or honey!).

Best Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw Recipe

Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw

Cornbread Waffles with Pulled Pork, Beans, and Slaw

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 115 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


You are going to love this savory take on waffles! Cornbread waffles with pulled pork, beans, and slaw is a mind-blowing combination of all kinds of favorite Southern staples in one easy recipe.



For the waffles:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup light oil, such as canola, avocado, or vegetable

For toppings:


  1. Plug in your waffle iron, and get it heating (I have found that the deep wells of a Belgian-style waffle maker work great for this recipe).
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture, and add the buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Whisk to combine well.
  4. Cook the batter according to the manufacturer’s directions of your waffle iron.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. When one waffle is done, let it rest on a wire rack, taking care not to stack the waffles (the steam they produce makes them soggy if you stack them on a plate).
  7. Serve hot with your favorite pulled pork sandwich sides and toppings. This is a GREAT way to use or stretch leftovers from another meal.


  • You can use store-bought buttermilk or homemade buttermilk. To make homemade buttermilk, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar to a 2-cup measuring cup. Fill the rest of the measuring cup up with milk (to the 2-cup line, since that’s how much you need). Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes before using.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 592.3 Fat: 18.7g Cholesterol: 135.2mg Sodium: 1,636.8mg Carbohydrates: 73.2g Sugars: 15g Protein: 34.2g Vitamin A: 72.7µg Vitamin C: 6.4mg

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.