plate of waffles topped with blueberries
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cooked cornmeal waffles on a rack.
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cooked waffles with blueberries and a bowl of berries.
plate of waffles topped with blueberries

Cornmeal-Chia Waffles With Maple and Blueberry Syrup

This is a hearty, healthy savory waffle. It is not a light, fluffy buttermilk . This is a good for you, tastes good, substantial waffle that works any time of the day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine General
Servings 10 Served
Calories 57 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 Tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 1 ½ Cups Fine stone-ground cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 ¼ Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Fage Greek yogurt
  • ½ – 1 Cup Blueberries (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp. Unsweetened applesauce
  • Pure maple syrup or Sugar Free Maple Syrup for serving
  • Powdered sugar to serve (I use Lakanto Monk fruit or Swerve confectioners sugar)
  • Crushed red pepper, for serving (optional)
  • Pam cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 200°F. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. I use a 4 inch mini waffle maker.  Stir together chia seeds and 5 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk yogurt, applesauce, chia mixture, and 1 cup water in a large bowl. Add cornmeal mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Lightly coat preheated waffle iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/2 cup batter onto hot waffle iron. (that amount will vary depending on the size of your waffle iron.) Close lid and cook until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove waffles from iron and transfer to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying iron as needed. (You should be able to make about 10 waffles total.) Depending on how hungry my guests are, I’ll serve one or two per person.  Waffles can be cooled completely and frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost in the toaster or in the oven until warm.
  • Mix maple syrup or sugar free syrup with blue berries and heat in microwave for 40 seconds. Drizzle maple syrup over warm waffles and top with a pinch of crushed red pepper if desired.  Dust with the swerve confectioners sugar.


Calories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.004gSodium: 520mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brunch, chia waffles
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