Rich Blue Cornmeal and Applesauce Pancakes

October 10, 2011
  • Makes ten five-inch diameter pancakes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup stone ground blue cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup natural, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
In This Recipe
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, blue cornmeal, baking powder, dark brown sugar, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and stir in the applesauce, half and half, milk, and melted butter.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a fork, mixing only until combined. There will be lumps in the batter. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. (312 degrees F is ideal.) When it is hot, drizzle in a little oil. When the oil is hot, pour in ½ c. batter per pancake. Fry the pancakes until bubbles form across the top and the edges look dry. Flip each pancake and fry on the other side. Add a bit more oil to the pan with each batch to fry. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup. (Pure maple syrup is best.)

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