Taco Topped Cornbread Waffles

Taco Topped Cornbread Waffles

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


Taco topped cornbread waffles are a delicious dinner idea that combines your favorite taco ingredients on top of a rich and fluffy cornbread waffle!



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:

  • Taco meat, such as cooked hamburger or shredded pork
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Any other taco toppings you like


  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 taco toppings on top.


  • 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 SERVING SIZE: 1 taco waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524.9 Fat: 25.9g Cholesterol: 118.7mg Sodium: 1,394.3mg Carbohydrates: 51.5g Sugars: 6.8g Protein: 21.4g Vitamin A: 180.2µg Vitamin C: 4.4mg

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