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Simple Cornmeal Pancakes

January 10, 2012

I can’t get over these pancakes.


But to be fair, I don’t really want to get over them.  And I may or may not have made two batches this morning.

One for eating while I photographed and blogged about the second batch.  There was no way I was waiting to finish this post to eat these.


Excellent choice. Pats self on back.

If you’re a fan of cornbread, you will love these.  I added in some whole wheat flour (it makes them less crumbly), but I’ve also done it with just cornmeal and they were just as good, only a little messier.

Simple Cornmeal Pancakes


  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  1. In a bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder and sugar.
  2. In a measuring cup, add milk and butter and microwave for 30-45 seconds, or until butter has melted.
  3. Add milk and butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat and cook pancakes to golden perfection.


My mom got me a beaker measuring glass for Christmas and it is way cool.  Cooking is totally a science so it makes perfect sense to use a beaker.  And I always thought I had no scientific intelligence.  Psh.


If you’re feeling up for it, you could add some chocolate chips to the batter.


Me, I’m always up for it.

But I would suggest skipping the butter, otherwise it will just melt your chocolate and you’ll have ugly brown pancakes instead of bright golden yellow ones.

Not that I would know.


Be careful not to drop any weird items in your milk.  This incident slightly  mortified me.

Have you ever seen a more perfect looking pancake?


Say no.


At this point, I give you full ownership and you can top with what have you.


I’ll just give you a head’s up that all they really need is a drizzle of maple syrup.


And that, my friends, is the definition of a perfect pancake.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    I make waffles with Jiffy mix, which is sort of like this! they’re like corn bread waffles and they’re AMAZING. They’re crispy on the outside, Fluffy on the inside. YUM@=!

  2. January 10, 2012 7:19 PM

    YUM!!! In my neck of the woods (the land of Paula Deen) we’d call these hoecakes! Yeah, I don’t really understand the name…lol…but people really do call them that. I’ll be trying your recipe for sure, I can never deny a good pancake! 🙂

  3. January 10, 2012 8:31 PM

    PANCAKES ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially yours. 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. January 11, 2012 5:01 AM

    coincidentally, i’m on a cornmeal kick. these are perfect.

  5. January 17, 2012 6:57 AM

    I can totally see these making their way into my belly THIS week with a recipe that simple! You have every right to pat yourself on the back for these! And I love your beaker measuring cup! need to get me one of those!

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