Polenta pancakes

    15 min

    If you love polenta cake, you'll love these pancakes. The texture is lovely and the polenta adds extra flavour and a touch of sweetness. Yummy served with bacon and maple syrup.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 100g plain flour
    • 100g polenta (cornmeal)
    • 25g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 300ml buttermilk
    • 2 large eggs
    • 50g butter, melted

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and salt in a large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, eggs and butter in a separate bowl. Stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture just until smooth.
    2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour 4 tablespoons (60ml) batter into pan and cook until edges are dry and bubbles appear on the surface, about 1 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 1 minute. Continue with remaining batter.

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    I made it this morning with no variation from the recipe. I have been making buttermilk pancakes for years, but the idea of using cornmeal intrigued me. I loved the crispiness, the inside was light with an almost gritty consistency. The recipe made 15 - 4 inch pancakes. I made them in batches of 4, topping them with a bit of butter and real maple syrup. The first batch was made with butter to grease the pan, but it tended to burn so I switched to coconut oil for the rest.  -  12 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had to use Jiffy corn muffin mix because I didn't have any corn meal other than that but followed the rest of the directions and I found it was still a bit too runny so I added about a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup more flour and I also added vanilla extract and these were great. I also used the vinegar in the milk in place of the buttermilk. Very good I will make these again. I only give it 4 stars because it was so runny and I had to thicken it otherwise very good.  -  04 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    No changes needed, and yes I will make it again. They are nice heavy pancakes that will fill you up.  -  01 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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