Cornbread Waffles with Black Beans

cornbread waffles with black beans

This used to be something I’d make often for dinner when I was vegetarian. Cornbread waffles with black beans, sour cream, salsa and avocado are a fun and cheap meal. Healthy and wholesome, too!

Make big, standard sized waffles and serve them like a tostada with all the toppings piled on top. Or make mini waffles by scooping just a tablespoon of batter into each quarter of your waffle iron and serve them with bowls of sour cream and salsa for dipping. It’s a nice way to let your kids play with their food!

cornbread waffles

If you like this recipe, try my Taco Pizza or Ham and Cheese Waffles!



Cornbread Waffles with Black Beans

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Waffles:
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • hot sauce, salsa


  1. Make waffle batter: Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in buttermilk, egg, butter and jalapeños. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes while you heat your waffle iron and prep the toppings.
  2. Stir the batter again and measure 1/3 cup batter for each waffle.
  3. Top hot waffles with beans, sour cream, avocado and salsa


If you happen to have some masa harina, swap out half the cornmeal for it to try something new!


  • Serving Size: 1 waffle with toppings
  • Calories: 437
  • Fat: 24
  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Protein: 11

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  1. Jensen Bell on February 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    ???? Hooray! Waffles are love.

    • Hilah on February 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      YOU are! 😉

      • Amanda on February 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        Hi hilah great waffle!

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