I watched a cooking show where they made pancakes with cornmeal and they looked really good but I didn’t want to make them totally from scratch. I had pancake mix in the cupboard already. Since I had the basics already there, I decided to just build from there. I didn’t want the pancake to have a cornbread taste so I didn’t add very much. These turned out very light and fluffy with a nice flavor. The Hubs and my granddaughter gave them rave reviews.
And to make them extra special, try making them into shapes to show your family how much you love them!
Not from Scratch Cornmeal Pancakes
2 cups pancake mix (the kind you just add water to)
1 1/3cups milk
2 tblsp vinegar
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
In a 2 cup measuring cup or bowl, measure the 1 1/3 cups milk. Add the 2 tblsp vinegar and let set about 10-15 minutes. You will see it thicken like buttermilk. Add the egg and beat with a fork until incorporated.
In a large bowl place the pancake mix, cornmeal and sugar. Add the milk/egg mixture and mix until just incorporated. Don’t mix more than a minute and it’s OK if there are still some lumps. If the batter is too thick, you can add some milk or water until it is the right consistency.
Heat a griddle to 375 degrees and lightly coat with butter or oil. Drop the pancakes on the hot griddle, about 1/2 to 1/3 cup at a time. When the edges are dry & bubbly, turn with a spatula to cook the other side.
Serve with any topping of your choice.
Have a wonderful morning!