These dairy-free cornmeal almond pancakes make a tasty centerpiece to a New Orleans-style brunch. The hints of almond from almond milk and almond oil give these down-home pancakes a touch of elegance.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until completely combined. Make a little well in the middle of the flour mixture and add the almond or soy milk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and molasses. Whisk until just combined, and don’t worry if a few lumps remain.
Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Using a ¼-cup measuring cup, spoon the batter onto the hot griddle, one scoop per pancake, being careful not to crowd the pan.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes and the edges begin to firm up. With a spatula, flip the pancakes and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a platter and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve immediately with optional syrup or honey, as desired.