Polenta Pancakes With Warm Berry Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

Courtesy of the Ashland Cafe and Bakery, via the Food Network. Preparation time does not include 1 hour resting time.

Top Review by WI Cheesehead

I was a little concerned about the amount of buttermilk in the recipe and it did end up being really runny. The pancakes turned out quite thin and ran when poured on the skillet. I used freshly ground cornmeal and flour and added another 1/2 C of flour, but it didn't help. I think it needs to have quite a bit less milk. The directions say to add melted butter, not oil, but I used the oil in the ingred. They tasted good, just ended up very thin and it made a ton! I used strawberries for the sauce, as I had organic ones. I enjoyed that, since I'm not a maple syrup lover. I used Sucanat for the sugar for both pancakes and syrup. Made for Photo Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pancakes:.
  2. Place dry ingredients in a stainless steel bowl and whisk to combine. Fold in eggs and buttermilk with a spoon or rubber spatula. Stir in vegetable oil and set aside batter to rest for at least 1 hour. (The resting stage is crucial as the cornmeal absorbs the liquid in this time.)
  3. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Ladle pancake batter onto hot griddle, in batches as necessary, and cook until bubbles form around the edges. Flip pancakes and continue cooking on second side until set and golden brown. Keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
  4. Sauce:.
  5. In a saucepan, combine berries, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water, stirring until it dissolves. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce to thicken. Stir until smooth and simmer slowly for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. To serve, stack 2 pancakes on a plate and top with 4 tablespoons of sauce.

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