Cornmeal, Avocado, and Lime Pancakes

April  6, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes About 15 three inch pancakes
Author Notes

OK, OK...maybe I went a little bit outside the box with this one but you just have to keep an open mind here. It was one of those times like when I would say to my mom, "So, I've been thinking." And she would say, "Do I need to sit down for this?" So take a seat and let me lay out this idea I had. Think, brunch on Cinco de Mayo. Think, corn chips and guacamole in one happy pancake place. Now top that pancake with some lime sour cream and some fresh salsa. Are you with me here? —Dabblings

What You'll Need
  • Lime Sour Cream and Fresh Salsa Toppings
  • 8 ounces container of sour cream
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice from 1/2 of the lime
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes; quartered
  • 1/4 cup of red onion; finely diced
  • 1/2-1 jalapeno; minced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro; minced
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar ( or the other 1/2 of the lime)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cornmeal, Avocado, and Lime Pancakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 avocado; cut into chunks
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of butter; melted
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  1. Lime Sour Cream and Fresh Salsa Toppings
  2. In a small bowl mix the sour cream with the zest of the lime and the juice from 1/2 the lime. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno (if using), cilantro, apple cider vinegar (of the juice from the other half of the lime). Mix everything together and season with with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  1. Cornmeal, Avocado, and Lime Pancakes
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk the eggs and set aside.
  3. In a blender puree the milk, avocado, lime zest, and lime juice until smooth. Add the puree to the egg along with the melted butter and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. The batter will be thick, this is OK.
  6. Heat a griddle to medium-high heat. Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter onto the griddle and smooth it into a round shape. Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown.
  7. To serve, top a hot pancake with some of the fresh salsa and a spoonful of the sour cream.

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9 Reviews

Greg F. May 31, 2020
These are unique in a distinctive group of recipes to begin with. The salsa is definitely better with the lime juice. In a contest for cakes I can’t imagine these below at least honorable mention. These are great!
Rob M. January 15, 2015
Hey Dabblings, I work at Rose and Willard (https://www.roseandwillard.com/), a fashionable startup clothes company. We're starting a blog and were wondering please could we use the photo of the avocado pancakes above? We can reference it to you....
em-i-lis April 17, 2012
Made and enjoyed, dabblings!! I added a bit more pepper for a kick and was glad. Yum!
Dabblings April 18, 2012
That is so cool that you made them! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I bet the extra pepper would be great, but when making it for the little ones I have to play down the spiciness a bit ;) Thanks for letting me know you tried them!
em-i-lis April 8, 2012
I think these look amazing!!! Will definitely try soon!
aargersi April 7, 2012
I am with you! These look amazing!
susan G. April 6, 2012
Worth the risk! looks so brunchy and satisfying.
Dabblings April 6, 2012
I'm telling you. I thought this one might flop big time. But we loved it. It's so good.
Devangi R. April 6, 2012
These look delish! The green color from avocado and the red tomatoes really give it a nice look...