August 16, 2011

corncakes hot off the griddle

We're breakfast people at our house. Sometimes we'll make dutch babies; other times omelets filled with all manner of delicious vegetables and meats; french toast; waffles drizzled with maple syrup; scrambled eggs and bacon; and my favorite, crepes smothered in fresh whipped cream and berries. All that being said, sometimes you can't beat the sweet simplicity of pancakes in the morning. Which is why we love this new pancake recipe. Coupled with the fact that it was easily adapted to being gluten free, it was a delicious start to our day.
Corn Cakes
Recipe from Food Network Magazine

1/2 cup flour (we substituted gluten free bread flour for white flour)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 1/4 Cups milk
1/2 stick of melted butter
2 eggs
a little vanilla

Whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a seperate bowl, whisk the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla, then whisk into the dry ingredients until combined. Ladle onto a griddle or hot skillet and cook until slightly golden. Top with whatever suits your fancy. (recipe makes 20-30 pancakes, depending on size)
We slathered the corncakes in triple berry jam and ate them hot off the griddle. The sweetness is contrasted perfectly by the hearty taste and flavor reminiscent of corn bread. There's a bit more crunch to these pancakes and a perfectly scrumptious texture. Everyone loved them and clamored for more. I have a feeling that we'll be making them again soon.

Interested in why we're gluten free? Click here to read Samuel's story.


  1. Looks delish!
    I understand living gluten free! My cousin and uncle have celiac and another cousin has an allergy. We are very used to it! My mom has a corn allergy... I think it runs in the family!
    So yeah, I know what it it like, in a way. :)

  2. This sounds positively delicious, Hannah. I dare say I will have to try it myself. Thank you for sharing not only the recipe, but your beautiful photography as well. They are pictures of a home.

  3. Oh my, I love cornbread and I've been wanting to try corncakes, so this is perfect! I will be making these. They look delicious.

    I am such a breakfast person, too. It's my favorite meal of the day and I put a lot of time into it. Waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, smoothies, omelets, egg sandwiches, muffins...yum. My favorite lately has definitely been waffles.

  4. Yummery! Will have to give this receipe a go!

  5. I would love these! Gonna have to try them soon.

  6. that looks delicious! :) nom nom nom. beautiful pictures, as always, Hannah!


  7. So delicious looking. <3 We aren't normally breakfast people here in our corner of the world, but those look so tasty!

  8. A good breakfast does make the morning look brighter!

    And I love Dutch Babies! They're possibly my favorite breakfast food :)

  9. looks delish and photos are stunning! :)

  10. YUM!! we really love pancakes [or any breakfast food] around here, and i might just have to try this recipe! looks so delicious!

  11. yum yum YUM! sounds delish...i wish i was a breakfast person, ha!

  12. That looks really yummy.

  13. Goodness, dutch babies are delicious. we used to tease my baby sister, saying we would eat her because (being born in Holland) she's a dutch baby. they're a bit of a family tradition. :)

  14. yum! LOVE your food photos, as always! :) we're not huge breakfast people, but i might try these!

  15. This looks delicious! I gotta try it sometime! :)

  16. YUM YUM YUM... that looks to die for delish!

  17. Ooh, they look amazing!

  18. Mmm, this looks yummy!! By the way, this may seem random, but whoever's hand is in the photograph has cute painted fingernails! Haha! ;-)


  19. Yayyyy - another Dutch baby family!! I love those things. =) My Dad calls them "Netherland infants..." because my little sister didn't like the idea of calling a food a "baby." Frankly, I think netherland infant is worse. =)

    But anyway. I love them made with fresh fruit... or actually the plain ol' chocolate chip ones are pretty darn awesome. =)

  20. Those look delicious!

  21. Gorgeous pictures!!

  22. Ooh, they look fantastic! My pancake recipe is very similar...if you try it out (with gluten free flour) I would love to know how it turned out for you! :)

    -1/2 - 3/4 c. milk
    -1 c. flour
    -3 tsp. baking powder
    -3 tbsp. sugar
    -1/2 tsp. vanilla
    -1 egg
    -2 tbsp. melted butter
    -1/2 tsp. salt

    Directions: Blend all wet ingredients. In a seperate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add all at one to wet ingredients, and stir only until flour is wet. Spoon batter onto griddle in 1/4 cup scoops. Flip when puffed and full of bubbles.



  23. Love this idea! The photos are GORGEOUS... love the setting, the color... YUM. Breakfast is amazing. :)

    ♥ Kailyn

  24. oh my. so good. I'm making these. maybe tomorrow?!

  25. yes! I love corn cakes.

  26. Your food photography is so stunning -- you truly have a talent that no one can learn in photography, a God given talent.

  27. They look delicious! (and are so photogenic too! :]) I love the way your whole fam eats gluten free to support Samuel. A wonderful show of self sacrifice for a family member.

  28. mmm. this looks delicious! Your food photography is beautiful!

  29. Hi. I just made these and they are delicious. But mine spread out and cooked flat...not puffy like yours. Any suggesions? Thanks