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Preparation: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 Waffles

This interesting waffle recipe was created by two Creole women, Ms. Young and Ms. Murphy. These frugal women never let a single thing go to waste and often-combined leftover fruit with syrups as the perfect topping for waffles. Their favorite flavor was a combination of canned cranberries with maple syrup. Try this recipe sometime!

1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsps baking powder
2 1/4 tsps salt
1/4 pound melted butter
6 large eggs, beaten
3 cups milk
2 tbsps vegetable oil

Preheat waffle iron to medium heat according to manufacturer's directions. In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, blend well until all ingredients are incorporated. Fold in pecans and coat thoroughly with the waffle mixture. In a separate bowl, combine butter, eggs and milk. Using a wire whisk, whip until well incorporated. Add liquid ingredients stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until all of the lumps have been removed. Place a small amount of vegetable oil or spray on the preheated waffle iron. Ladle 3/4 cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook approximately 3-3 1/2 minutes. Once cooked, keep waffles warm until all are done. Serve with cranberry syrup or your favorite fruit-syrup mixture.

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