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Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Delight in golden perfection with this cornmeal pancake recipe. Fluffy stacks are infused with a rustic charm, blending wholesome cornmeal goodness with a classic breakfast staple.

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

If you love cornbread, then you are sure to adore this cornmeal pancakes recipe.  The whole family will love this tasty take on traditional pancakes!

This great recipe makes the best cornmeal pancakes, with the perfect texture and amazing flavor.  Serve them with crispy bacon, a glass of orange juice and fresh fruit for the ultimate weekend breakfast. 

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I like to whip up these breakfast pancakes when we’re ready for a change of pace for brunch.  Or I’ll make a double batch and pack them for camping or road trips with a bit of peanut butter and jam.

They reheat beautifully and the kids love them!

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

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Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Recipe Details

Prep: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10-15 mins

Total: 15-20 mins

Yield: 12-14 pancakes

Cornmeal Pancake Ingredients

Ingredients

Here are a few of the basic pantry staples that you will need to get started with this easy recipe.

  • Cornmeal – finely ground yellow cornmeal makes the best texture for these pancakes. Coarse cornmeal will leave them with a gritty texture.
  • All purpose flour – this is my go-to flour choice for most recipes.  Make these gluten free pancakes by using almond flour or a gluten free flour blend instead.
  • Baking powder and baking soda – for making the pancakes rise and become fluffy.
  • Milk – whatever you have in the fridge works (but buttermilk is best imho).
  • Granulated sugar – great for adding a touch of sweetness to the batter.
  • Eggs – we are currently loving farm fresh eggs!
Cornmeal Pancake Dry Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and create a well in the center.
cornmeal pancakes wet ingredients

2. Add egg, milk and butter to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. 

Tip: the batter should be thick but not lumpy.

cornmeal pancake batter

3. Pre heat the skillet on medium heat.

4. Spray the center with cooking spray.

cornmeal pancakes cooking in pan

5. Drop 1/4 cup batter onto the pan using a spoon or ladle.

6. Cook for 2 minutes.

cornmeal pancakes with bubbles

7. Flip once bubbles appear on the top and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

8. Repeat with remaining batter.​

9. Garnish with classic pancake toppings like butter and maple syrup.

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Tips and tricks

  • If the pan begins to burn the cooking spray, wipe it with paper towel to cool it off and start again. It’s easy for the pan to over heat after repeated use and start to burn the pancakes.
  • Make sure the stove is set to medium, this helps prevent the pancakes from burning. If they start to cook too quickly, reduce to medium-low heat.
  • Pancake batter should always be thick but not lumpy, avoid over mixing and allow the batter to rest for a few minutes so that the baking powder has time to activate.
  • Preheating the frying pan before dropping in the batter will create consistent, fluffy pancakes every time.
cornmeal pancake recipe
  • Prevent the pancakes from sticking to the skillet by using non stick cooking spray between batches. Olive oil or melted butter may also be used.
  • Do not flip the pancakes until bubbles begin to form and pop. The outer edge should also begin to look more opaque.
  • Store leftover cooked pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge or place in a freezer bag to store for longer in the freezer.
Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Substitutions

Don’t be too quick to run out to the grocery store!  Try a few of these substitutions instead…

  • Use buttermilk when possible, it tends to create a more moist, fluffy pancake.  Whole milk or whatever you have in the fridge works too.
  • Real butter is always preferred but margarine or vegetable oil may be used in a pinch.
  • Looking for a low carb alternative for a low calorie diet?  Check out these Carbquick Pancakes instead!
  • Try these fun variations!  Add peanut butter & mini chocolate chips to the batter.  Or add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and fresh blueberries.
Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

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Recipe

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Cornmeal Pancake Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Delight in golden perfection with this cornmeal pancake recipe. Fluffy stacks are infused with a rustic charm, blending wholesome cornmeal goodness with a classic breakfast staple.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and create a well in the center.

2. Add egg, milk and butter to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.

3. Pre heat the skillet on medium heat.

4. Spray the center with cooking spray.

5. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan using a spoon or ladle.

6. Cook for 2 minutes.

7. Flip once bubbles appear on the top and cook for an additional 2-3 mins until golden brown.

8. Repeat with remaining batter.​

9. Garnish with classic pancake toppings like butter and maple syrup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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