Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes with Orange Maple Butter

blueberry cornmeal pancakes

You need to make these NOW.

Make them for dinner if you have to! They are fantastic! And that orange maple butter is OFF THE HOOK! You will seriously find every excuse to eat the leftovers all week long. And please do, because the recipe makes a good amount!  I'll totally kick your ass if any goes to waste!  So how are the pancakes? Scrumptious! They taste like a cross between breakfast polenta, a blueberry muffin, and a pancake with a fancy high noon tea vibe (thanks to that butter!) Every now and then you get a little crunch from the cornmeal. It pleases me and I bet you will be pleased too.  By the way--your taste buds called and they said their sick of plain old regular pancakes. Throw them a bone and make them something new and different! Do it!

Come on! Look at that BUTTER!!!

maple orange butter

Let's get started!


Now mix them together in a bowl.


Mix the buttermilk, milk, egg & cooled melted butter together.

stop BUTTER time

Get your dry ingredients wet! Mix well, but not TOO well.

wet meets dry

Sugar the blueberries. I used a combo of frozen & fresh because I ran out of fresh! woops!

blueberries meet sugar

Put the batter on the griddle and top with blueberries. Cook for 3-4 mins and then flip!

blueberry dabbling

Make your butter! It's just orange juice, orange zest, salt & maple syrup mixed in with butter. Fantastic.

making the butter

Oh! Let's have a taste! OOOOOOOH YEAH.

up in!

Tell me that doesn't look good.

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

(recipe Martha Stewart Magazine)

Makes about 1 dozen 5- to 6-inch pancakes; Serves 4

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for griddle
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (1 pint) blueberries
  • Orange-Maple Butter, for serving (recipe below)
  • Pure maple syrup, for serving

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk, butter, and egg. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined (mixture will be lumpy).

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Toss blueberries with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Brush griddle with melted butter. Spoon batter onto griddle 1/3 cup at a time. Sprinkle with sugared blueberries, about 2 tablespoons per pancake. Cook until edges are set, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and blueberries, adding more butter to griddle and keeping prepared pancakes warm on a baking sheet in the oven. Serve with orange-maple butter and maple syrup.

    Orange Maple Butter

    (recipe Martha Stewart Magazine)

    Makes 1/2 cup

    • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

    Using a rubber spatula, combine ingredients in a small bowl. Orange-maple butter can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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      • June 6, 2010

        Hey Tracy, I've followed your site for a while (but don't say hi as much as I should : )) I love your creativity and recipes! This post is fun because I made these same pancakes a while back, and even posted about them : )) Popular recipe! Let me say: they were as fantastic as they look in your pictures!
        Here's the link to my post if you want to check it out : ))

      • June 7, 2010

        These might possibly be the best looking pancakes I've ever seen. The orange maple butter alone looks fantastic!!!

        • June 7, 2010

          omg you are too kind! My pancake skills are seriously lacking!! But that makes me feel good.

      • June 7, 2010

        Haha, your enthusiasm for these really cracked me up. I'm a pancake fiend, but I love their delicious simplicity. I could give these a try, though.

        • June 7, 2010

          I love pancakes too, but it's not often that I treat myself to them!

      • June 7, 2010

        Maybe when you stay at Hotel Dana Treat you can whip up some of these. I don't get pancakes - I really don't. But my husband and boys ADORE them and would probably eat as many as you can make. No pressure. :)

      • June 7, 2010

        I just made pancakes yesterday, but you've nearly convinced me I need to make them again, and soon!

      • jenn
        June 8, 2010

        OMG I must make one soon!

        Can you try and make a feed on Facebook? I want to keep up with your blog and Facebook is a nice place to spread your delicious blog!! :)

      • June 13, 2010

        Awesome thanks! What amazing photos :) I would love to try it with Kamut Wheat instead of AP flour though for extra nutrition!! Thanks for sharing :)

      • June 14, 2010


        I'm the founder of and I have never heard of Orange Maple, sounds delicious and what a great idea!

        I know what i'll be eating this sunday!

      • June 21, 2010

        I made these yesterday, and OMG...Delicious!!

      • January 28, 2011

        Those look ridiculously good. Great photography too. I run a blog about maple syrup, check out Thx.

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