A fantastic recipe! Tasty, yet easy enough to try little tweaks with. First time I tried it with white self-rising corn meal (got a sweet deal at the store on a bag) and it was pretty good. Second time, I added 1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds and 1 1/2 teaspoons amaranth to bring in some more of the texture and make it a little healthier... What a change! The yellow corn meal texture, and excellent flavor to boot!
I used all-purpose flour, "hot rize" cornmeal and added 1 teaspoon of baking powder as a previous reviewer recommended. To experiment, mild cheddar cheese was added to the batter for the final waffle. Additional cheese was sprinkled on top after cooking. Next time, I'll try pepper jack cheese or sharp cheddar. The mild cheddar wasn't strong enough to stand up to the cornbread. The recipe itself is awesome though. My father makes the greatest corncakes which are cooked in bacon grease. This is a much healthier option, they're just as tasty and less hassle too.
My sons really enjoyed these waffles! I didn't have self-rising flour so I added 1 tsp of baking powder to the recipe and used regular flour. We drizzled honey over the top of these! Yummy!