Cornbread / Cornbread Waffles (GF Option)


  • 1 cup flour (you can use GF flour)
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vegan egg replacer powder (I like this one
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup apple sauce
  • ¼- ½ cup water


Preheat oven to 350, or heat waffle iron. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the egg replacer powder with the dry ingredients, don't make the “egg”. Then add the maple syrup and apple sauce and slowly mix, then slowly add in ¼ cup of water, then more if you need it.  This should look like a thick muffin batter. For bread, pour batter into an 8 x 8 silicone baking pan and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, do not allow it to dry out.  Let it cool slightly before cutting.  


For waffles, use a ⅓ cup measuring cup and scoop the batter into you waffle iron, you may need to lightly spray your waffle iron if it likes to stick. Put the lid down and cook the waffles for 5-6 minutes.  Enjoy topped with some of Nana's chili


Makes 9 bread servings or 7 waffles.

Nana's Chili


  1. Nana’s Chili | Plantiful Kiki on January 27, 2021 at 1:44 pm

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    • Layla on February 5, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      What brand of gluten free flour do you use?

      • Carrie on February 9, 2021 at 6:43 am

        I always use King Arthur….seems to not have a grainy texture like some GF flours.

        • Linda Goldsberry on February 20, 2021 at 9:31 am

          My husband and I love these and I cannot wait for my grandchildren to come over to make them for them. Thank you for all your recipes.💖

  2. Sarah Mulholland on February 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    This is very sweet like “corn cake”. We enjoyed it. I bet it would be great as a waffle with syrup!

  3. Liana M Taylor on February 17, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Can’t wait to try this tonight! Love all your recipes-I have 2 of your cookbooks and use them daily! I know you take your feedback serious and not sure how much trouble it is but it would be great if your recipes were “print” friendly. I always end up copying and pasting the text to word to get a friendlier version.

  4. Ellen Trotochaud on February 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Can you use Egg Whites instead? Would it work? Also is whole wheat flour ok?

  5. Jenny on April 2, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Can you clarify how much baking powder. Is it 1 tsp baking powder, 3 1/2 tsp baking powder,or 1/2 tsp baking powder????? The recipe says 3.5 – so I’m not a good guesser.

  6. Rheonda on May 1, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Kiki,
    Is the applesauce unsweetened?

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