Bon Appétit RSVP Redux September – Blueberry cornmeal pancakes

For this month’s RSVP Redux submission, I took advantage of having a bunch of people over for brunch one weekend to make pancakes. I love pancakes and always order them when I am out but at home, when it’s just the two of us, I don’t make them. Cos, you know, we would just eat them 😉

This recipe might become my “go to” pancake recipe.  You could substitute pretty much any berries for the blueberries if they are not in season, and I love the fact that there is hardly any sugar or fat in these.  The cornmeal gives the texture that I find pancakes are often lacking – in short, they were fabulous.

I really enjoyed these pancakes -they were light and fluffy and not stodgy at all.  The cornmeal somehow makes them substantial so a couple of small ones with syrup and berries is enough for a light breakfast, with a serve of bacon for good measure, of course!  It’s lucky I don’t always have buttermilk on hand as they are dangerously easy to make….

52 thoughts on “Bon Appétit RSVP Redux September – Blueberry cornmeal pancakes”

  1. Yummy! Hmmm – I might need to invite myself over for breakfast some Sunday morning. These look delicious. And you’re right – pancakes for plus 3 is more likely to happen than for 1 or 2 people. I’ll give you an excuse to make them again. 🙂

  2. Oh, I never let the lack of buttermilk stop me! I actually keep a dry mix in the fridge but think you can add a either vinegar or lemon to milk and let it set a bit for a buttermilk result so no excuses…you can make these anytime!

    Love the sound of the buttermilk and cornmeal combined…with any berry…yum (of course it’s breakfast time here right NOW and once again I’m heading for the comfort of Cheerios but wishing I had some blueberries!).

  3. Just perfect. I don’t often make pancakes for the same reason, but when you have awesome Canadian maple syrup in the pantry then it’s hard to resist the calling.

    I love how you’ve got that little bit of crispiness to the edge – I guess the cornmeal would help with this too?

    I was just thinking – ahh, Sunday tomorrow, I can make up a batch for my housemate and I (or ‘supervise’ her doing it) but then I realised that it’s actually Monday tomorrow. Double disappointment.

  4. These look amazing ! We love pancakes but I don’t make them for the simple reason that I would eat way too many 🙂 I’m curious on the addition of the cornmeal – did it add a sweet taste to it?
    I need to see where I can find cornmeal here to give this a test run. Your photo is amazing.

  5. These pancakes look amazing! I am an absolute pancake lover, but have never made them with cornmeal before. I definitely need to give your recipe a try! Thanks 🙂

  6. I had similar pancakes for breakfast yesterday! We added a but of lemon rind and juice to the mix. My fave!

  7. I LOVE blueberries and cornmeal! I have a perfect recipe for blueberry and cornmeal scones. Now you’ve given me a recipe with one of my fav. combos that is socially acceptable to pour maple syrup all over! Woohoo!

  8. Today I made Martha Stewart’s version – ingredients looks the same, except this recipe uses all buttermilk.

    Mine were runny too, but I made buttermilk with lemon juice and nonfat milk. I think I will try again with real buttermilk, or substitute using whole milk. Even though they were runny, they tasted great.

    Or I might just try this recipe with all buttermilk. Looks great!


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