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Jalapeño-Cheddar Waffles

Savory cheddar jalapeño waffles is the breakfast meal you never knew you were missing in your life. Awesome with crispy bacon baked in, paired with fried chicken, or even turned into the most epic breakfast sandwich. 

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cheddar waffles, savory waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 381 kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 jalapeño minced


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder.
  3. Add jalapeño, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and eggs; mix well.
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of batter into your waffle maker and cook until golden brown; repeat until all batter has been used.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeño-Cheddar Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Sodium 221mg9%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.