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Johnny Cakes

A New England special
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Batter Standing Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cornmeal pancakes, johnny cakes, new england traditional foods
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Butter for griddle


  • Place milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat until it simmers. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk this together so it's well mixed.
  • Add the milk mixture and whisk until it's well combined then whisk in the egg. Let this stand for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a pat of butter to grease the griddle.
  • Drop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the pan and swirl with the back of a spoon to make a round "pancake" about 3-inches7.5 cm wide.
  • Cook about 10 minutes total flipping when one side is brown.
  • Serve with butter and maple syrup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg