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Cornmeal Pancakes

Cornmeal Pancakes

Linda Larsen
Pancakes are one of the easiest, and cheapest, entree recipes on earth. As long as you can measure and stir and can use a spatula, you can make fluffy, delicious pancakes for four people for about a dollar.

Of course, when you add blueberries, or bananas, or cornmeal, the cost will go up, but it's still one of the most inexpensive meals around.

Now, to make them perfect, you have to measure carefully. And follow my Tips for Perfect Pancakes. My husband makes the best pancakes because he doesn't know how to cook! Because he's unsure in the kitchen, he works slowly and measures very carefully, and follows the recipe exactly. His pancakes are fluffy, light, and tender every time.

So enjoy these delicious and easy recipes for pancakes and make breakfast or dinner easy on your wallet too!

Perfect Pancakes

  • Buttermilk Pancakes
    Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are one of the treats of life. I myself like to spread them with a little butter, then top with powdered sugar so it melts into the pancake to form a thin frosting. Yum.
  • Fluffy Pancakes
    These pancakes are a tiny bit more complicated because you separate the egg and beat the whites until fluffy. But they're so light they almost float off the plate!
  • Mango Cream Pancakes
    This fabulous pancake treatment can be used with any pancake recipe, but I particularly love it with Cornmeal Pancakes. You can use any fruit you'd like; mangoes and peaches are my favs.
  • Blueberry Pancakes
    Blueberries and pancakes were made for each other. This delicious recipe is perfect with some blueberry syrup or maple syrup drizzled over each hot pancake.
  • Make Ahead Waffle and Pancake Batter
    Make ahead recipes are one of the best timesavers. This recipe makes fluffy and tender pancakes, and you can make them four days in a row with very little work!
  • Cornmeal Pancakes
    Some cornmeal (white, blue, or yellow - your choice!) adds great crunch and sweet flavor to these light and tender pancakes.
  • Classic Pancakes
    A little bit of light cream added to the batter creates such tender pancakes you won't believe it! I love this recipe.
  • Oven Pancake
    This big pancake will serve 4-6 people and you don't have to stand over a griddle! It bakes and puffs in the oven to golden, crunchy perfection.
  • Pancake Banana Splits
    Dressing up pancakes is easy. You can top them with lots of fresh fruit, make your own syrup, add a puff of whipped cream, or use this gorgeous and easy recipe.
  • Norwegian Pancakes
    This heirloom recipe is more like a crepe than a pancake. Top it with fruit, roll up, and drizzle with syrup for the perfect breakfast or dinner.
  • BisQwik Pancakes
    With your own Homemade Baking Mix you can whip up a batch of delicious pancakes in minutes. Seconds? Perhaps!

To cook the pancakes, you can use a skillet on the stovetop, a griddle, or an electric griddle. I prefer a stand-alone electric griddle because you can control the heat more precisely. I heat the griddle to 350 degrees F. Many recipes say to use 375 degrees F, but I think that's just a bit too hot to fully cook the pancakes inside.

You can add almost any fruit or topping to the pancakes while they are cooking. Cook on the first side, then when the pancakes start to rise, sprinkle each with a tablespoon of two of fresh or frozen fruit, granola, chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, chopped nuts, or coconut. Then flip the pancakes when the bubbles start to break and cook on second side just until lightly browned.

If you have leftover batter, make some pancakes and freeze them. Let them cool, then freeze with waxed paper or parchment paper separating the cakes. To thaw and heat, microwave each pancake for 20-30 seconds until hot, then serve. You can microwave up to three at a time, just multiply the microwaving time by the number of pancakes you're heating. They're almost as good as freshly made pancakes!

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