Apple Cinnamon Cornmeal Pancakes – We Heart Local BC

Apple Cinnamon Cornmeal Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon Cornmeal Pancakes

Everybody loves pancakes, especially when they’re served with butter and drizzled with maple syrup. The cornmeal and apple pieces in these pancakes provide a slight crunch. The pancakes can be made slightly in advance and kept warm in the oven which makes them a great choice for brunch.


  • 2 BC Tree Fruit Apples, cored and diced fine (skin on)
  • 2 tbps White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Corn Meal
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 tbsp Spiced Rum (or 1 tsp Vanilla)


  1. Mix the first 5 ingredients together and toss well.
  2. Microwave in one-minute increments, tossing, until apples and cornmeal have softened.
  3. Cool.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together in a batter bowl.
  5. Whisk eggs, milk, oil, and rum until frothy; add to bowl until just combined.
  6. Add apple/cornmeal mixture and let the batter rest for about 20 minutes.
  7. Heat a heavy skillet on medium low, oil lightly, and drop even circles of batter into the pan.
  8. Cook approximately 2 minutes per side.
  9. Serve with maple syrup or jam.

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