By integrity1st on November 04, 2003
Photo by Caroline Cooks
Photo by Caroline Cooks
"The healthiest pancakes your kids will LOVE. I felt somewhat guilty serving 'cake' to my kids for breakfast and found this recipe. Even my 2 year old gobbles up at least two or three of em!! I freeze the leftovers between wax paper and pop them in the toaster for quick serving."
Serving Size: 1 (974 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Great recipe! We chose these to serve smothered in chili and cheese for dinner. I remembered having pancakes like this when I was growing up. Found this nice recipe to be just what I was looking for. Thanks for posting"
"Dh and I both loved these pancakes. The cornmeal gives them a distinctive taste that we thoroughly enjoy. I froze them as recommended and Dh pops one in the toaster for his breakfast before work."
"For some reason, my pancakes came out very dry. I made the recipe. I have a problem with my cornbread coming out like that, too. The idea is good though. I may try adding more flour in proportion to cornmeal, another egg, or adding some fruit for more moisture. I'll also study the other cornmeal pancake recipes for ideas. The flavor was fair enough but the dryness detracted from my enjoyment."
"These were pleasant tasting, but a bit too thick and heavy for my taste. I felt as though I'd eaten a hockey puck, the way it sat in my stomach. I may try them again with a bit more moisture. Thanks for posting."
"This recipe was o.k. I had to add sugar to sweeten them up a little bit, without the sugar they were very bland. Even with the sugar there was a very little difference between these and normal pancakes, couldn't really taste the cornmeal at all."
"added about 2 Tbl sugar. added shredded cheese to the last half of the batch. very good!"
"Well these are definitly filling and have a nice texture, they just do not taste like pancakes to me - possibly due to no sugar. But for a healthy option these are definitly up there for texture and very filling. Thanks for posting. Miss Pixie x x x :D"
"Made these pancakes for breakfast today and my family gobbled them up! They are filling and had plenty left to freeze for a quick breakfast for my 2 y.o. I did make a few adjustments based on some reviews. I used more cornmeal than flour and halved the salt. I did'nt have buttermilk on hand so I did the vinegar and milk trick which worked out fine. I used butter instead of margarine and added 4tbs of brown sugar for some added sweetness(didn't make the recipe overly sweet at all). Some butter and syrup and YUM!! I think next time i'll throw in some blueberries or even try a savory version without the sugar and add some cheddar, mmmm....the possibilities! ;) Thanks for the recipe!"
"We enjoyed these golden pancakes, though we found them on the salty side. Next time we will substitute oil for the melted marge, or just reduce the added salt. They were appropriately crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, but otherwise pretty standard. Thanks for a nice variation on a theme!"
"My children loved these!! Although, I made them a little smaller and they ate them with their fingers! YUMMY!"
"What delightful pancakes--crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside! My husband and I had these for supper last night and we both really enjoyed them. I cut the recipe in half for the two of us. And I used whole grain pastry flour for the flour, half butter and half light olive oil for the butter/margerine, and I added one tablespoon of brown suger (this recipe looks a lot like a cornbread recipe minus the sugar--and I like some sweetness in my cornbread, so I figured it would be good here too). The results were so tasty that this recipe is destined to become a favorite--thanks integrity1st!!"
"I tried making these pancakes non-dairy by substituting the buttermilk for oat milk with vinegar. The vinegar obviously would not curdle oat milk, but maybe it added some flavor. I also used safflower oil instead of butter and then tossed in some blueberries. They came out light and yummy."
"Sometimes we like pancakes for dinner and these fit the bill. Both kids, even my fussy 11yo enjoyed them. They were surprising filling, light and tasty, even though they did not rise much. Will definitely move to my keeper file"
"These were good, but not exactly what I was hoping for. They were not a sweet pancake and didn't have as much of a cornmeal texture as I would have liked. I got 16 saucer sized pancakes. They were soft and moist and would make a great addition to a meal, but I preferred the Cornbread Pancakes recipe #83284, for breakfast. Thanks integrity1st, I will try these with some chili, cheese and sour cream."
"My pancakes didn't end up as fluffy as the picture, but that was probably bcz I used whole wheat flour. My kids liked them, which really is something. They've been so finicky lately with everything I try! I don't prefer maple syrup, so instead I put some margarine on and some strawberry preserves. Boy was that good! The only change I made was to use 2 1/2 Tbs olive oil for the butter. "
"Just got done eating these. Very good. I was told to save this so we can have it again! Only change was added 1 t sugar. "
"These were a great change from the usual pancakes; a lot like a pancake version of corn meal mush with the syrup over it. It went over well with the kids even though they were skeptical at first. I think they would also be great as a savory base; will try that next time. Thanks for posting!"
"Very good! I expected more like cornbread, but was lighter with nice texture. Served with pan-fried ham slice and maple syrup. Yum! Thanks for posting!"
"I made these for brunch today, just as written, very tasty. The slightly earthy flavor was very satisfying. I got 20 2-3" diameter cakes out of this and am going to freeze the rest as suggested. The flavor and texture of the cornmeal makes for a very versatile cake. We ate these with two different toppings, one sweet and the other savory. First we spread them with a little plain yoghurt and strawberry jam. Then we came up with the idea of topping a plateful with fried eggs that had been cooked with a little chopped green onion, cracked black pepper and a little cheddar cheese shredded over the top, and a dash of habanero chili sauce. Both complimented the pancakes very well, though overall I think we preferred the savory topping (takes some "healthy" points off, though!). In future I would want to try this "huevos rancheros" style, adding some refried beans or maybe some black bean and corn salsa, with the pancakes substituting for tortillas. I also might try cooking a sprinkling of chopped green (roasted) chiles into each cake. Will be making this many times, I'm sure, thanks for the recipe!"