Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

these pancakes are soft and delicate with just a hint of the molasses flavor..these resemble an etheral cornbread in the shape of a puffy flat cake. serve them Missouri style, with maple syrup and crisp bacon

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, molasses and melted butter.
  2. add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. add the cornmeal last, stirring just until combined; the batter will be slightly lumpy.
  4. drop by tablespoons ful on a hot greased griddle until bubbles form around the outer edges.
  5. turn and brown on the other side --
  6. serve with butter and sorghum molasses or maple syrup.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful pancakes! I love cornbread served with syrup, so I knew I would love cornmeal pancakes. I'm really liking molasses right now, so that aspect also appealed to me. I love the texture and flavor of these pancakes. I added some cinnamon and ground cloves, which I knew would go great with the molasses. Delicious!

5 5

Great recipe. I am a Food Network junkie and recently saw a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode where Guy tried cornmeal pancakes. He commented how great they were, moist on inside but with the crunch of the cornmeal. When I saw this recipe I had to try it...I love molasses. Followed the recipe exactly and they are verrrrrrrry tasty. Thanks so much Grandma, these will go in the regular rotation.

5 5

Man, is this good! Never had a cornmeal pancake and wanted to try them today for something different... And this is a great recipe... I got 7 regular sized pancakes and about 7 silver dollar pancakes out of this... so the kids got hand held models. Both kids and adults loved these. I had to sour milk by adding a couple T lemon juice to a shy measure of the milk, but other than that followed the recipe. Might add a touch more molasses next time, just cause I love the flavor, but these were fantastic as is... nice and crisp on the edges from the cornmeal and tender inside. Thanks for sharing your recipe!