Cornmeal is not usually one of my favorite ingredients but when I saw this Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes recipe I had to give it a try. While I was preparing this recipe the first thing that came to my mind was cornbread, but the texture of the pancakes came out a lot lighter, and fluffier than cornbread would be.
I still much prefer the traditional buttermilk pancakes; however, these Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes were really good, making it a good choice for changing things up a little bit. This recipe was adapted from Cooks Country’s “Best Recipes”.
If you like pancakes and want to try something a little different give this Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe a try; they are light, fluffy, and really good.
Makes about 8 – 6-inch pancakesPrint
Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
- 1 3/4 buttermilk (divided)
- 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into 1/4-inch slices)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- Vegetable oil for cooking
- In a large cover-able microwave bowl mix together the cornmeal, butter, and 1 1/4 cups buttermilk. Microwave for about 90 seconds stirring halfway through. Set aside and let sit covered for about 5 minutes.
- In another large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
- In a small bowl using an electric mixer beat together the 2 eggs and the rest of the buttermilk.
- Putting it all together
- Mix the egg mixture into the cornmeal mixture.
- Mix the cornmeal mixture into the flour mixture and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium-low heat. Once the skillet is hot spoon the batter into the skillet to form the pancakes to the size you want. If you are using a griddle you can probably do more than one at a time.
- When the pancakes form bubbles on the top and start to firm up, they should be golden brown and ready to flip; brown on the other side and serve hot with butter and your choice of syrup.