Overnight Cornmeal Waffles

These savory overnight cornmeal waffles are perfect for a weekend breakfast! Whip up the batter the night before and enjoy in the morning. Top with salsa, fried eggs and avocado for a perfect meal!

An Overnight Cornmeal Waffle on a plate with a fried egg and avocado.

This was one of my favorite “special” breakfasts in a long time.  

Savory cornmeal waffles topped with a runny egg, salsa and avocado – it’s hard not to love.  

My husband actually declared this the best breakfast I’ve ever made at home.  I was a little shocked by his bold statement but not gonna lie that I was pretty happy with it myself.  

As much as I enjoy granola or english muffins during the week, I couldn’t stop thinking about this weekend breakfast treat.  So much so that we had it again the very next weekend.  On both Saturday and Sunday.  

And I have more of the waffles in the freezer ready to go.

A Cornmeal Waffle on a green plate with toppings.

The waffles themselves are light and fluffy with an extra savory component from the cornmeal.   

Whipping up the batter couldn’t be easier and you make it the night before, which makes breakfast a breeze.  

I think that these would also be a great dinner option (although my husband likes to boycott the whole breakfast for dinner thing so that likely won’t be happening in our house).

So go forth this weekend and make these cornmeal waffles.  I mean who could resist that runny yolk??  Not I friends, not I.

An Overnight Waffle on a green plate with a runny fried egg.

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Overnight Cornmeal Waffles

Overnight Cornmeal Waffles

Yield: about 12 (4x4 inch) waffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These savory overnight cornmeal waffles are perfect for a weekend breakfast! Whip up the batter the night before and enjoy in the morning. Top with salsa, fried eggs and avocado for a perfect meal!

Ingredients

For the waffles:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter or non dairy butter, melted and cooled slightly

Serving Ideas:

  • fried eggs
  • your favorite salsa
  • avocado slices

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, yeast and salt. Add in the milk, eggs and butter. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover the batter loosely with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight (or up to 24 hours).
  3. Preheat a waffle maker.
  4. Stir the batter and then pour the recommended amount into the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. To serve, top each waffle with a fried egg, desired amount of salsa and a few slices of avocado.

Notes

These waffles freeze well. After they have cooled, wrap each in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer-safe plastic bag before storing in your freezer. Pop the frozen waffle straight into the toaster to reheat.

Waffle base adapted from Better Homes and Garden

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 122mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 5g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice. Nutritional info is ONLY for the waffle base.