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savory cornmeal pancakes with jalapeños and cheese


savory (by bookgrl)

Anybody who knows me, knows that I love breakfast foods at any time of day. Breakfast tacos for lunch? Indeed. Muffins for a midnight snack? Certainly. Pancakes for dinner? Yeah! Especially these pancakes. More savory than sweet, it’s like breakfast and dinner all rolled into one flapjack-shaped package. They would probably be really great with a hearty black bean soup or some sort of chili, but frankly I just love them on their own!

Savory Cornmeal Pancakes with Jalapeños and Cheese
adapted from The Joy of Cooking

  • 1 1/4 cups stone ground cornmeal
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 4 T. (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels (frozen works well)
  • 1/2 cup diced pickled jalapeños (more or less, depending on how spicy you’re feeling!)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, monterey jack, or the like…)
  • sour cream for serving (optional)
  • extra jalapeños for serving (optional)

Whisk together in a large bowl the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, agave nectar and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently whisk them together. Add corn, peppers and cheese and stir until combined. Cook on a hot griddle or pan. This is a thin, lumpy batter that you think is going to make funny looking pancakes, but they end up looking just fine in the end. I made some very large ones and some very small ones and they cooked up beautifully either way. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with jalapeños, if desired. Also delicious eaten straight from the pan with some butter! Just don’t burn your tongue. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)


3 thoughts on “savory cornmeal pancakes with jalapeños and cheese

  1. Mmm, those look so good. Thanks for the recipe – might be just the thing for my pancake-lovin’ boyfriend and me (who much prefers savory to sweet.)

  2. Is this a recipe you’ve started making since being a Texan? Or did you enjoy jalipenos as a Mainer as well?

  3. these look amazing. i love your blog, btw. it really inspires me!

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