Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Cornmeal Pancakes with Sauteed Apples

Gooooood morning campers! Rise and shine and come and get’ it! How you kids feeling today? Sleepy?  Cranky? Well-rested? A smidge hungover, perhaps?

Whatever your morning mood, nothing says Sunday like a big stack of pancakes. And the best thing about ‘em is you can probably stumble into your kitchen and find all you’ll need to make ‘em right there in front of you. This is very good news if you’re planning to wear your threadbare college t-shirt and drop-crotch pajama pants until at least 2:30. Oh, come on. I know I’m not the only one.

cornmeal pancakes with sautéed apples

Anyway, I wanted to share this recipe for cornmeal pancakes because they are easy and delicious. I so prefer cornmeal pancakes to buttermilk because they offer a great texture and a real Southwestern flavor, which is basically my favorite kind of flavor. (Don’t worry; there are no jalapenos or cumin in these.)

cornmeal pancakes


Cornmeal Pancakes
3/4 cup yellow or blue cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
Mix cornmeal, sugar and salt in a medium-sized bowl, then stir in boiling water and cover. Let mixture stand for a few minutes. In another bowl, combine milk, egg and butter, then stir the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture. Combine the flour and baking powder, then stir it into the cornmeal. Grease a cornmeal skillet with butter (about 1 tbsp per pancake) and cook each until the surface bubbles.

I topped them with some apples that were languishing in my crisper drawer. I peeled them, sliced them thin, then sauteed them with butter, brown sugar and a little pumpkin pie spice. A squeeze of maple syrup, a shake of powdered sugar and my mouth was a very happy place.


Happy Sunday, loves. Hope you don’t get any syrup on your pajama pants. Or your tax return.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Sarah
    I’m usually a buttermilk kind of gal, but these look amazing. I’ll have to give them a try.
  • bakingnbooks
    They look lovely! Better if they were in front of me ;) Taxes though? Um – not so much – I owe aLOT. Not good…
  • Andrea B.
    These look awesome! I love fried apples on my pancakes!!
    Mmmmm we hardly ever have pancakes for breakfast, and I don’t know why! These look lovely x
  • elizabeth s.
    OMG those pancakes look amazing! thanks for sharing the recipe! I will have to give it a try! xx e.
  • Julie Khuu
    Omigosh this looks amazing! Pancakes and fresh apples totally screams spring…Although the bf would probably have a heart attack if I made anything from scratch :D ….but now I’m inspired…Love this post! Btw, Haute Khuuture just turned 1 and I’m hosting a HUGE giveaway in honour of the birthday…pls stop by when you get the chance :D Happy Monday! xo-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog
  • stephanie [the merry way]
    mmmm…the photos definitely intrigue me, although I wouldn’t have thought cornmeal for pancakes…but I’m willing to giving anything with the label “pancake” a try :)