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Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe

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Cornmeal pancakes are a delicious way to jumpstart your morning. This cornmeal pancake recipe is a fluffy cornmeal pancake that is sweet and delicious.

cornmeal pancakes with fork in it

Add on a bit of butter, and drizzle with syrup, and serve up a delicious breakfast the whole family can enjoy. Hoe pancakes are another name for these no-fuss pancakes.

Learn how to make cornmeal pancakes from scratch. Similar to a johnny cakes recipe, but you don’t pan fry in oil and the flavor and texture is different.

These corn pancakes will be the perfect breakfast recipe to whip up.

Why Make These Cornmeal Pancakes…

  • One bowl recipe
  • No buttermilk
  • Easy Ingredients
  • Fluffy
  • Sweet
  • Simple to Make
  • Freezer Friendly Breakfast

Ingredients Needed

  • Cornmeal
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract

How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

dry ingredients in a bowl

Step 1: Start by whisking your flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.

Step 2: Next, you will add in the oil, milk, vanilla, and egg. Mix until you get a smooth texture.

cornmeal flapjacks batter in a bowl with whisk

Step 3: Preheat your griddle or skillet, and grease the pan. Then pour around 1/4 cup of the pancake batter into the pan or griddle.

Step 4: Cook until you see bubbles forming, and then with a large spatula, flip the pancake over. Then cook another minute or two until cooked through.

stack of pancakes with butter and syrup on top

Step 5: Repeat until all the pancakes are cooked, then serve and enjoy.

Storage and Freezer Instructions

If you have some of these cornmeal pancakes leftover simply store in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

This pancake can also be frozen, if you want an easy grab and heat breakfast for busy mornings. Just place your pancakes in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Flash freeze for 30 minutes or 1 hour. once the pancakes are frozen, transfer into a container or freezer bag. Freeze for 3-4 months.

To reheat, you can microwave for 20-30 seconds, or even heat up in the toaster.

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Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

This is the best cornmeal pancakes, and if you are looking for ways to change it up, here are ideas.

  • You can swap milk for buttermilk for buttermilk cornmeal pancakes.
  • Add in some fresh blueberries or other fruit for a blueberry cornmeal pancake recipe.
  • Add in a drizzle of honey in the batter for added sweetness.
  • If you need gluten free use a gluten free flour blend in replace of all purpose flour.
  • Toss in some chocolate chips, or other items.

This is an easy breakfast idea for kids and adults. A ground cornmeal and flour creates the perfect homemade pancake mix that you will want to use over and over again.

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Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

Cornmeal Pancakes Cornmeal Pancakes are a delicious way to jumpstart your morning. This cornmeal pancake recipe is light, fluffy, and so easy to make. A freezer-friendly hoe pancake recipe.



Cornmeal Pancakes

  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Next, add milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until you have a smooth texture.
  3. Preheat skillet or non-stick griddle. Pour approximately ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
  4. Cook until you see bubbles forming in the pancake. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  5. Remove cornmeal pancake from griddle and let cool slightly.


You can use buttermilk to replace of milk.

This is a light and fluffy cornmeal pancake recipe.

You can store your leftover pancakes in the fridge for 2-3 days. Or you can freeze up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat warm pancakes in the microwave, toaster, or a skillet.

Depending on the size of the pancakes you make, will depend on how many pancakes you make.

You can double or triple the recipe if you want to make a larger batch to feed your family or meal prep with. Store in the fridge, or freeze any pancakes you don't eat right away.

You can keep the pancakes warm by keeping them in the oven at 200 degrees, in a single layer. Then serve up warm and fresh pancakes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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