Tamale Pancakes

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by belkathy

A great way for Tex-Mex fans to start the day, or finish it. These are small and cook quickly. Serve 3 per person. Try spooning some meaty homemade chili on top.

Top Review by Planner

WONDERFUL!!!! The only substitute I made was black beans for the black olives and I used whole wheat flour. I ate the first 2 plain and then had then next 1 1/2 with cheddar. They were scrumptious. Fantastic recipe :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat a griddle.
  2. Put cornmeal in a bowl, and add the boiling water.
  3. Stir well and allow to cool.
  4. Add the wet ingredients: milk, oil, and egg; stir.
  5. Sift in the dry ingredients: flour, cumin, salt, chili powder, baking powder.
  6. Add corn and olives; stir.
  7. Each pancake will be made from about 4 tablespoons of batter.
  8. Spoon onto the griddle and let cook, flipping once. Should be nice and golden brown on both sides.
  9. Top with your choice(s) from the tomato, cheddar, green onions, salsa and sour cream.

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