Cornmeal Pancakes

This recipe for cornmeal pancakes is an adaptation of our standard pancake recipe that replaces half of the flour in the batter with finely ground cornmeal and uses maple syrup instead of sugar.

Using cornmeal in the batter produces pancakes that have a delicate crispness on the outside and a moist, light interior. The maple syrup simply adds a little extra flavor.

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Cornmeal Pancakes

Cornmeal Pancakes

Yield: about 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, this recipe for cornmeal pancakes combines equal parts all-purpose flour with finely ground cornmeal to produce fluffy, tender pancakes with a delicate exterior crunch.


  • 3/4 cup cornmeal (we recommend using a fine grind)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and maple syrup. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until blended.
  2. Lightly oil a nonstick pan or griddle and heat over medium-high heat. Pour about 3 tablespoons of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear and begin to break on the edges and the surface of the pancake, then flip to finish cooking on the second side. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200°F oven while you cook the remaining pancakes.
  3. Serve with additional butter, maple syrup and fresh blueberries if desired.