Cheesy Cornmeal Waffles with Fried Eggs #SecretRecipeClub

It’s time for the final Secret Recipe Club reveal of 2015!  This group will be back for another great reveal in February!  In SRC, members are secretly assigned another blog, stalk the archives, and whip up something delicious!

This month, I was assigned one of my SRC favorites, Jessie’s blog, Jessie Weaver: the Vanderbilt Wife.  Jessie is a stay at home mom of 3 and freelance writer.  Jessie also shares her reading lists (yay fellow readers!).  She is a faith filled woman, as evidenced in many of her posts.

It was so hard to choose a recipe!  She has so many delicious sounding meals!  Since it is so close to Christmas, I nearly made her {a little boozy} Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies.  Sadly, I spiked my hot cocoa a few too many times and ran out of buttershots.  Alas.  Next time.

So instead, I made a recipe I’ve had my eye on for a while now: Savory Cornmeal Waffles!  I dragged my feet a bit making this recipe, because I had no clue how my family would react.  Hubs is totally easy going and so patient with all of my experimentation in the kitchen (though I do get the occasional eyebrow raise).  Dude claims to hate cheese (but loves cheese pizza, and parmesan) and Spud, well, there’s just no telling what he’ll eat day to day (where did my adventurous eater go?!?)

However, I knew I would love the waffles, so I decided to go for it and they were a HUGE success!   Dude and Spud managed to not even realize that these were anything but their favorite waffles and gobbled them down…with syrup instead of fried eggs!
Hubs and I LOVED the waffles, especially with fried eggs, bacon, and some roasted veggies on top!  Plus, Hubs went for a second helping, with the kid-approved syrup version and gave an additional, savory-sweet stamp of approval!

This recipe is a winner through and through.  Thanks, Jessie, for an amazing recipe!

Cheesy Cornmeal Waffles with Fried Eggs
Adapted from Jessie Weaver

¾ cup yellow cornmeal
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
1 ½ cups buttermilk
2/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 ½ tsp dried minced onion

To top
Fried eggs
Roasted cherry tomatoes
Maple syrup

Preheat the waffle iron.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flours, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, and eggs.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.  Gently fold in the shredded cheese and minced onion.

Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray and make waffles according to manufacturer instructions.

Top waffles with bacon, egg, and roasted tomatoes.  Alternately, slather with butter and maple syrup.

Serves 4


  1. You are so sweet Amy!! Glad your family enjoyed these.

  2. Oh yes!!! Great presentation!!! We love having breakfast for dinner! I can hardly wait to try this!

  3. I love the roasted veggie and egg version. That is my kind of meal!!

  4. I had your blog this month, so enjoyed my journey around your recipes. These look delicious.


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