Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes

Pancakes, a simple meal, and one most people like. There is just one problem in my mind with a standard pancake - they tend to get soggy. Solution: add cornmeal! If you have never had a cornmeal pancake don't be worried, they aren't grainy or too "mealy" (if that is a word). Now, they do have a slightly different textue than a standard pancake, but in my mind it is a welcome change. They have a slightly heartier texture, but this helps them to not get overly soggy under your mass of butter and syrup. And the amazing part is that there is only 2 tablespoons of cornmeal in the recipe!

You could make these pancakes sans blueberries, but really why would you? The blueberries are a delicious addition and make them a bit healthier. Don't have any blueberries? Throw in some frozen raspberries or blackberries, or better yet a mixture of the two. Whichever way you go, I guarantee that if you like pancakes you will love these cornmeal pancakes breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In fact I might make some for lunch today!

Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
Pictures by Caroline

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 beaten egg
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1. In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
2. In another bowl stir together the egg, buttermilk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Gently fold in blueberries.
3. For each pancake, pour or spread about 1/4 cup of the batter into a 4-inch circle onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm. If desired, top with syrup.

1 comment:

Brad said...

You know when I look at the recipes on here, it always makes me hungry because everything is so darned tasty. If you ever have a hankering for some pancakes you have try these ones, they are fabulous.

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