Every once in a while I stumble across a meal idea that (a) doesn’t involve 2 hours and 20 dishes, (b) I like, (c) my children will consume more than one bite of before declaring the dish unfit to eat and filling up on yogurt and crackers. These are the unicorns of the meal plan world, and I cherish them.
Chili and cornbread pancakes are one of these unicorns. I have seen variations of chili and cornbread waffles, but alas, I do not own a waffle iron. With a small kitchen, one must prioritize. The iced tea maker and crock pots made the cut. A waffle iron did not.
This recipe is a perfect weeknight meal, coming together with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry in about 20 minutes.
A mommy pro-tip: Let your little ones do the assembly themselves. My son refuses to eat these unless he gets to scoop the chili himself. I just serve up a little plastic bowl of chili, and he is a happy camper!