Corn Meal Pancakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 7 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 to 10 pancakes


Liven up your breakfast or brunch with these hearty corn meal pancakes. Serve warm with maple syrup. Check out the cheese and onion pancake variation for a more savory recipe.


  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Maple syrup or applesauce


COMBINE corn meal, honey and salt in medium bowl. Slowly stir in boiling water. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder and cinnamon just until blended.

PREHEAT griddle or skillet. Lightly grease griddle or skillet.

COMBINE egg and evaporated milk in a small bowl; add to corn meal mixture. Spoon 1/3 cup batter for each pancake onto prepared griddle or skillet; cook for about 1 minute or until bubbles appear. Turn; continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with maple syrup.

½ cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup finely chopped onions to batter; stir just until blended. Proceed as above.

Corn Meal Pancakse

by N. NANCY , Yorba Linda, CA on Jan. 2010

This is so easy to make and such a good breakfast/bunch and dinner meal. Add cut up fruits to the side completes the meal.

can't wait

by M. Marcia , Midway, UT on Mar. 2009

I thought the recipe sounded awesome. I can't wait to try it.

Corn Meal Pancakes

by K. Kimber , DANVILLE, IL on Sep. 2008

I use to have corn meal pancakes at my great aunt's house. The touch of honey is a great change. I never ran across a recipe as close to hers until now. Very good.

Cornmeal Pancakes

by L. Lori , Bakersfield, CA on Jun. 2008

I was delightfully suprised how tasty and filling these pancakes were. Even when using 2 tablespoons of constarch, as a quick egg substitution for one egg (courtesy of The recipe went well... FYI: the pancake batter will be dense, and somewhat dry, until you add the 1/2 cup (4oz.) of milk at the end. I recomend giving this recipe a try.

Interesting twist on old favorite!

by L. Laurie , BELPRE, KS on Oct. 2007

Very good! I didn't have evaporated milk so had to use a regular milk (used a little less) but they still turned out okay. They'd probably be more fluffy with evaporated. I look forward to trying the leftovers in the next few days for my quick breakfasts!

corn meal pancakes

by P. Patricia , PHOENIX, AZ on Oct. 2006

These are really good. I love just about everything made with corn meal and try a lot of recipes. I will make these often.

Corn Meal Cakes

by d. debbra , ALBANY, NY on Oct. 2006

I remember my grandma making corn meal cakes many years ago. I have not had them in many years until my mother made them and i watched her. Then i found the recipe here and have been making them ever since. I make a bunch and let them cool and put them in a plastic container in the frig and when i feel like having one i microware for a few seconds and pour on a little syrup and i am good to go.

Added fiber

by S. Shannon , SPANISH FORT, AL on Aug. 2006

For additional fiber I replace half of the flour with whole wheat flour.

Corn Meal Pancakes

by M. Mary , SAN ANTONIO, TX on Jul. 2005

WOW! My mom used to make these for us in a skillet when we were kids. What a treat they were back then and still are today!

wonderful sat pm supper

by J. Jerry , SWAMPSCOTT, MA on Jun. 2005

What an easy way to servce a Saturday evening quick dinner. This was excellent and enjoyed by all. We shall serve it again.