Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

by Suzanne on October 29, 2012

in Breakfast

It’s funny how I come up with recipes that I’m going to post on here, for instance I was planning on making some chocolate candies but I got side track and cornmeal pancakes crossed my mind so here they are.  We love pancakes at our house especially me, they are one of the first things that I learned to make as a kid. We also love cornbread and eat it often sometimes just for dinner with butter and honey. These pancakes are the perfect match for our family, cornmeal in pancakes the best of both worlds.
Plump blueberries from my a friends’ farm this Summer make these pancakes extra special. I use frozen blueberries all year long but this year I’m enjoying them even more since they are homegrown. As I made these hotcakes I wondered if the cornmeal would be just a little too gritty but it wasn’t at all. The hotcakes were light, fluffy and tender, but over mixing the batter can make them tough so be careful. Citrus flavors go well with blueberries so I added a touch of orange zest to my syrup that I heated up, even lemon zest would be a great addition too. Make these pancakes on the weekend when you have time to sit down and enjoy a nice breakfast.

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

Ingredients: Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1-1/3 cups milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
maple syrup
zest of an orange(optional)

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Step 2: In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Step 3: Butter a hot skillet and pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Drop blueberries one at a time onto the pancakes about 5-6 berries on each. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown.

Makes: 12 pancakes

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1 Patty October 30, 2012 at 1:06 am

I have never made pancakes using cornmeal and I think it’s a great idea! I love using fresh blueberries when I can get them- how wonderful to have farm fresh blueberries in your pancakes;-)

2 Suzanne October 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

Thanks Patty, local farm grown blueberries are the best!

3 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 30, 2012 at 5:52 am

I love blueberry pancakes and these look delicious! Thanks for the hint of adding orange zest to the syrup! I’m going to try it!

4 Suzanne October 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thanks Carol, I love adding citrus to sweet and savory things.

5 Amy (Savory Moments) October 30, 2012 at 5:56 am

I absolutely love making (and eating) cornmeal pancakes. I usually make them when I have leftover cranberries, but blueberries sound wonderful, too! Yum.

6 Suzanne October 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yum Amy, cranberries sounds great, I will have to try that next time.

7 Valerie October 30, 2012 at 9:07 am

I’m new to using cornmeal in pancakes, but it certainly looks delicious! I’m all for using blueberries all year ’round! 🙂

8 Suzanne October 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thanks Valerie, aren’t blueberries the best!

9 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

I love how fluffy these look! Great idea to combine cornmeal and blueberries!

10 Suzanne October 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Thanks Jessica 🙂

11 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings October 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Wonderful, feather-light looking pancakes! I’ve never tried making pancakes with cornmeal, but that has to change quickly! I love how naturally golden they look. So beautiful and appetizing. I’m leaving your page wanting to make some NOW!

12 Suzanne October 31, 2012 at 12:32 am

Glad these inspire you to get in the kitchen to get cooking!

13 Terra October 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I wish my hubby liked cornmeal, I would so make more treats with cornmeal! Especially pancakes, I think corn cakes ROCK! Your recipe looks delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

14 Suzanne October 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

Thanks Miss Terra, that is a bummer that he doesn’t like cornmeal, you will have to try them when he isn’t home 🙂

15 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

What a perfect pancake! Love the combination of blueberry and cornmeal. Sweet and savory. I bet there were lots of smiles around your breakfast table. 🙂

16 Suzanne November 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

Thanks Lisa, the sweetness from the syrup and the texture from the cornmeal makes these uniquely good.

17 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

i have never made pancakes with cornmeal before. need to try it – sounds wonderful!

18 Suzanne November 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

Thanks Erin, hope you do try them and let me know how you like them.

19 The Café Sucré Farine October 31, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Pancakes are on my list of favorite foods and yours look fabulous. I love that you added cornmeal, seems like a match made in heaven with the blueberries

20 Suzanne November 1, 2012 at 8:56 am

Chris I think you’ll love these pancakes being a Southern girl.

21 Amy Tong November 1, 2012 at 1:12 am

These pancakes are beautiful! I haven’t try cornmeal in my pancakes before…and I just know what to make this Sunday for my family. 😉 Thanks for sharing.

22 Suzanne November 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

thanks Amy, hope you enjoy them too!

23 Magic of Spice November 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Your pancakes always look amazing and these are no exception…wonderful!

24 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) November 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

I love blueberry pancakes and waffles but have never tried with cornmeal. Sounds great!

25 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 9, 2012 at 2:38 am

Haha chocolate candies to healthy cornmeal pancakes! I actually love the pancake better than chocolate candies (I love chocolate though). I know from trying your recipes that this is going to be yummy! I love your pictures too!

26 Suzanne November 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

LOL, yep funny huh Nami. I hope you get to make these I think you will like them like the other pancakes 🙂

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