I’ve always considered myself a waffle girl through and through. I would happily pick them over pancakes any day, no questions asked. But over the course of the last year, something has changed. And I’ve moved firmly into the pancake category, despite my completely lackluster flipping skills! I’ve taken to making a batch just about every weekend – a trend that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
And these cornbread pancakes are the latest addition to my weekend line-up. They are light, fluffy and tender, with that wonderfully classic cornmeal texture. There’s a touch of sweetness in the batter from some honey, making them very reminiscent of one of my all-time favorites – honey cornbread muffins.
While the pancakes are flavorful in their own right, they make a fantastic base for just about any topping. I personally think they pair incredibly well with berries – whether fresh, or as a jam or compote – but you really can’t go wrong. Top with whatever you would like!
Now, let’s talk a few substitutions. I’ve only made these pancakes with the combination of white whole wheat flour and cornmeal, which keeps them nice and light. But you could certainly experiment with other flours, especially if you are looking to keep them gluten-free.
Additionally, while I like to use almond milk, a different milk of choice should work just fine here. Same goes with the oil. While I prefer to use coconut, a different variety would also work. I imagine that melted butter could also be used, although I haven’t tried that myself.
One final note on the cook time: I can fit three pancakes comfortably in my skillet, so the time is based off of that. If you have a larger griddle, it will be quicker than what’s listed!
Light and tender, these simple cornbread pancakes make for an excellent breakfast! With a texture and flavor reminiscent of honey cornbread!
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