Easy Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

"These pancakes have a great texture, flavour and have a picture perfect presentation. The ratio of cornmeal to flour is high in these pancakes creating a nice almost crisp outside with a soft inside. Recipe created by me."
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  • Combine flour, baking soda and cornmeal.
  • Add egg, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • Stir until just mixed.
  • Pour by 1/4 cup into a hot pan.
  • Cook until bubbles appear, flip.
  • Makes about 10 pancakes.
  • I put 1 serving as one pancake.
  • Note: This recipe is very versatile; If you like sweeter pancakes, add 1 tbsp of sugar; These are also good with 1 cup of blueberries, or try any other kind of fruit; Cinnamon may also be added for extra flavour.

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  1. They weren't heavy at all, nice and light and fluffy. The recipe was easy to follow, simple ingredients and directions. They cooked up nicely. However, these weren't for us. My family never had cornmeal pancakes before. I thought we would really like them, we like pancakes and we like corn muffin. I do think they turned out like they were supposed to. They just weren't for us. Thank you for a simple, easy recipe that allowed us to try something new. Like they say, you never know unless you try.
  2. Wonderful with blackberry jam and Greek yogurt! I'm thinking they'd be good dinner pancakes with, say, mushroom gravy. Hobbitt food!
  3. I made the recipe as posted, with buttermilk, adding 1 teaspoon of salt and a Tablespoon of sugar, since I knew I'd be eating them without syrup. I needed to add 1 Tablespoon of flour for the right consistency -- but my eggs are extra large and that might have made a difference. <br/>Using 1/4 cup measure I got 7 pancakes.<br/>They were wonderful -- light, fluffy and tasty. I didn't need oil, but I used a new skillet so nothing sticks yet.<br/>I will definitely make these again! They'll also be great for when I'm craving a cornmeal muffin, but don't want to take the time to make them. I can't wait to try the leftovers with grape jelly.
  4. Awesome simple savory pancakes. I used soured soy milk and did add about 1/2 tsp. salt after tasting the batter, but I didn't add any sweetener (try tasting the natural sweetness of the cornmeal--you don't need sugar dumped in everything!). I didn't find oil to be necessary except a little butter for the griddle. Great hearty, filling breakfast! Thanks so much for posting...I see these going into the regular rotation!
  5. Corn Meal is drying to recipes and this is why flour is used usually 1:1 ratio. I lowered some of the cornmeal and added 1/4 cup applesauce instead of using oil. I added Agave Nectar for sweetener. The pancakes brown very nicely, and are medium heavy, not light and fluffy. I gave 3 stars as I don't think I will make these again as the taste was just so-so. But adding blueberries would perk them up some.


  1. Very delicious, they are very filling. I made mine vegan, using soured soy milk (add lemon juice), 4 tbsp oil and 1/4 cup applesauce instead of the egg, I also added some cinnamon and chopped walnuts. I also used whole wheat flour instead of white, served with blueberry sauce. I would definitely make them again, thanks so much for sharing this recipe!


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