Cornmeal and Buckwheat Pancakes

Bonnie Beck

This recipe was entered in our We ♥ Local Cornmeal recipe contest by Bonnie Beck.  Bonnie says,"This recipe is special because it was created by my acupuncturist." It's a gluten-free option for delicious morning pancakes!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


12 Servings


4 egg
1 cup milk, whole
  sunflower oil (or butter for the pan)
  maple syrup (for serving)
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour, buckwheat
1⁄2 cup flour, almond
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 cup blueberries


Beat together eggs and whole milk. Whisk in cornmeal, buckwheat flour, almond meal, and baking powder. Adjust by adding water if mix seems too dry.  Add 1/2 cup blueberries.  Heat skillet or cast iron on medium or medium high. Add butter or oil and ladle batter into pan. These do not bubble when ready to flip like white flour pancakes do. Just pay attention to when the outside edge is starting to look dry. Lift an edge with a spatula and peek underneath. If it is ready to flip, it will be golden brown. Each side takes about 3 minutes to cook. Reduce heat if pan is getting too hot. Cook until done. Drizzle with Vermont maple syrup and serve!