Cornmeal Pancakes

by Kelli H. on July 6, 2011

When I was growing up my absolute favorite breakfast was my Dad’s cinnamon french toast.  I hardly ever make french toast anymore and when I do I always wish I had pancakes instead…

Our CSA bag randomly gave us homemade strawberry syrup.  To be honest, I wasn’t that excited about it.  I would have rather received their fresh strawberries and done whatever I wanted with them.  After hearing my mom rave all week about how great the syrup was I decided to make some cornmeal pancakes on Saturday morning.  I used the cornmeal we also received in our CSA bag which was also a surprising item.

When I made these pancakes I was a little disappointed that they weren’t coming out perfectly browned on the top but once I dug in it didn’t matter.  They were quite tasty! A little salty but mixed with the sweetness of the strawberry syrup made them amazing!

Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

1 beaten egg
1 c buttermilk
1/3 c cornmeal
1 t baking powder
1/2 t kosher salt
2/3 c flour (any variety will work)
2 T honey
1/2 t baking soda
4 T vegetable oil

1.  Preheat pan or griddle.  It’s important to get that pan hot before you start pouring them in.
2.  Mix the liquid ingredients and dry ingredients in seperate bowls.  Combine them and stir only long enough to make the batter smooth.
3.  Pour on the hot greased griddle in small circles.  Flip once they start to bubble on one side.

These will be best enjoyed with a fruit type syrup but I’m sure they’d be great with maple as well.

Do you like fruit syrups? 
My favorite is Marionberry from Oregon – uhhhmazing! 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

The Slow Roasted Italian July 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

These look amazing! Sometimes for me I romanticize a dish. Something that someone special made for me. I loved my dad’s scrambled eggs! Although, I think I make them better now. ; )


my little celebration July 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I heart cornmeal pancakes! I’ve made them once before and really liked them.

I’m not usually a big fruit syrup fan unless they’re fresh and homemade. Marionberry syrup sounds amazing!


Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) July 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

I keep seeing pancakes today and it’s killing me- I want some!! 🙂
How cool that your CSA gave you syrup!


Made in Sonoma July 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

@Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
My CSA has definitely been giving us some different things to try. I think it’s because we had so much rain this year their normal summer produce isn’t ready yet, like tomatoes!


David July 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Pancakes are the best! Especially ones made with fresh local ingredients! I love snacking on these things any time of the day… even just plain.


Patsy May 18, 2016 at 11:09 pm

My first breakfast in Peru & also my first time to enjoy cornmeal pancakes.
You bring back delicious memories ????????????Thank you


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