Lacy Cornmeal Pancakes

Cooking & Recipes

Purists will turn up their noses at the addition of flour and baking powder in this recipe, but it gives the pancakes a light, lacy texture.


4 servings

Preparation Time: 

20 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

20 minutes


1 cup cornmeal (we prefer Hodgson Mill brand, available in m
1/4 cup flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
Butter for frying
Maple syrup and cinnamon to taste


Place a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, blend dry ingredients well. Whisk in milk to make a thin batter. You’ll need to stir the batter frequently to keep the corn from settling at the bottom. When the skillet is nice and hot, melt about a tablespoon of butter in the skillet and ladle in the batter, which should actively bubble and sizzle. Cook until browned and set on one side (about 2 to 3 minutes), then flip and cook just another 30 seconds. Serve with maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


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