Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's For Breakfast: Blue Corn Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my breakfast favorites.  I love experimenting with different batters, fillings, syrups, and toppings.

Today, I made blue corn pancakes.  Blue Corn has a different taste than yellow corn meal.  It has a nice sweet taste.  In addition, I added some anise seeds which complimented the flavor of the blue corn.    I serve the pancakes with maple syrup and butter.

                              Blue Corn Pancakes


1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup blue cornmeal
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1-teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon anise seed
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons butter melted
1 ½ cups milk


  1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the egg, butter, and milk
  3. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is combined. 
  4. Ladle the pancake batter on a prepared grill*.   When bubbles begin to form on the surface of the pancake and the griddle-side of the pancake is golden flip.  Cook for and additional 2-3 minutes or until pancake is set.
  5. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.

Makes 14- 4-inch diameter pancakes.

*Note:  The grill is preheated when sprinkled with a few drops of water it dance across the surface of the grill.  Lightly butter the grill and wipe off any excess.

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