Fluffy pancakes made with corn flour and loaded with blackberries for a special breakfast.

Cornbread Pancakes with Blackberries #brunch, #Mothers Day

This week’s theme for #SundaySupper is Mother’s Day, hosted by Heather Lynn at the wonderful Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks blog. My thoughts immediately flew to pancakes. But not for breakfast. Pancakes for me means breakfast for dinner.

Breakfast for dinner conjures up quiet suppers, all snuggled into the den sofa in my jammies after a long day. And it brings back childhood memories of my mom’s special dinner for just the two of us. Pancakes wasn’t a proper dinner in my dad’s view, meat needed to be the main event for him, so breakfast for dinner was reserved for those nights he was traveling for business. As soon as he was out the door, swinging his suitcase into the trunk of the car, mom would catch my eye with a conspiratorial look, and I laughed, knowing what treat was in store for dinner that night. On those nights, she would break her firm rule of no TV on a school night, and we’d curl up together in her bed with our pancakes, bacon and syrup and feel decadent for a night.

Even today, so many years after her passing, this simple meal recaptures that bond, and the sweet memory of our special dinners together. Happy Mother’s Day, mom.

Cornbread Pancakes with Blackberries

     by Susan Pridmore

     Makes 8 pancakes

       Prep Time: 30 minutes

       Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (3.375 ounces) corn flour
  • 1/2 cup (2.25 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup blackberries
  • butter


Whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt, and chia seeds, if using them, in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, honey, apple sauce, olive oil and lemon zest into a smooth batter.

Break the egg into a small bowl with the yolk intact. Carefully reach under the egg with your fingers and remove the yolk, allowing the white of the egg to slide back into the bowl through your fingers. Be careful not to break the yolk, and place it in the batter. Whisk it thorough into the batter.

Whip the egg whites to a froth. Add a pinch of salt and whip on high speed until the whites form soft peaks. Add the whipped whites to the batter and fold them in with a rubber spatula. The best way to do this is by cutting through the whites with the spatula, scooping up the batter over the whites and turning the bowl a quarter after each swipe through the whites. You should have small chunks of whipped whites when you’re done.

Carefully fold the fresh blackberries into the batter.

Heat a griddle over medium low heat and slick the surface with a little butter. Pour the batter on the griddle in 1/4 cup disks. Cook for five minutes on one side, or until the edges of the pancakes begins to firm. Small air bubble may form on the surfaces. Flip with a metal spatula and cook for another 3 minutes.

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And now go check out the rest of our Mother’s Day feast!

Mother’s Day Brunch:

Blueberry Coffee Cake from Peanut Butter and Peppers 

Cornbread Pancakes with Blackberries from The Wimpy Vegetarian

Crepes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks 

Hot N Sweet Mango Chutney from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Lemon Glazed Raspberry Scones from Juanita’s Cocina

Quiche Lorraine from Supper for a Steal

Seafood Quiche from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote from Noshing with the Nolands

Sweet French Breakfast Crepes from Curious Cuisiniere

Vidalia Onion Quiche from Comfy Cuisine

Mother’s Day Entrees:

Cod with Stewed Tomatoes from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings 

Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Herbed Goat Cheesefrom Foxes Love Lemons

Lemon Risotto from Healthy. Delicious.

Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp Caper Sauce from Family Foodie

Pork dumpling (Shumai) from The Urban Mrs.

Mother’s Day Sides: 

Spaetzle from Magnolia Days

Mother’s Day Desserts and Drinks:

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls from Gotta Get Baked

Chocolate Kahlua Cream Pie from Ruffles & Truffles 

Espresso Brownies from What Smells So Good?

Fresh Blackberry Elderflower Sorbet from Shockingly Delicious

Fresh Fig and Walnut Pie from Vintage Kitchen 

Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Berries, and Fresh Whipped Cream fromNeighborfood

Lavender Shortbread Cookies from girlichef

Lemon Meringue Pie from Pies and Plots

Lemon Petit Fours from Home Cooking Memories

Lemon Sorbet in Prosecco from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

Milky Way Brownies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Mini Coconut Pies from La Cocina de Leslie

Mini Strawberry and Cheese Pies from Basic N Delicious

Mom’s Apple Crisp from Cravings of a Lunatic 

Mom’s Texas Sheetcake from Daily Dish Recipes

Raspberry and Hazlenut Friands from Happy Baking Days

Semolina Balls (Suji Laddoo) from Soni’s Food

Too-Good-to-Be-Lowfat Chocolate Eclair Icebox Dessert from The Weekend Gourmet

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  1. CCU May 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    A brilliant recipe idea for Mother’s Day brunch my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  2. Hezzi-D May 12, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    I’ve never had pancakes made with cornflour but I love the golden color they get. Plus I love any pancake with berries!
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  3. sunithi May 12, 2013 at 4:47 am #

    So yummy ! Love that you used chia seeds :) !! These are GF too ! Great ! I must try them since I am trying GF ! Love your new layout Susan !!
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  4. Liz May 12, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Fantastic pancakes, Susan. Yup, I’d do these for dinner in an instant :)

  5. Lane @ Supper for a Steal May 12, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    My mother in law makes cornbread pancakes all the time! Never with fruit though. I need to get her to sneak in some blueberries or blackberries :)

  6. Kanak Hagjer May 12, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    The pancakes look so tempting!! Such wonderful memories of your mom…loved reading about breakfast for dinner!
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  7. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 12, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    I love the idea of corn flour in pancakes! This is one I must try! I love pancakes!!
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  8. Katy May 12, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    What a lovely memory! Breakfast for dinner always feels like a treat :) Great twist on a pancake recipe!
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  9. Cindys Recipes May 12, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Very different!
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  10. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen May 12, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    I think the list of ingredients is healthier and more of a proper meal than most of the things I make for myself any given night! Really, what is wrong with this dinner? After all, bacon is meat, right? Happy Sunday!
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  11. Susan May 12, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    What a great story and memory of time with your mom! I bet she’d love these pancakes too.
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  12. lizthechef May 12, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Susan, I remember connecting with you over a food52 Mother’s Day post when I sent in my Mom’s mango chutney. You were so sweet in your comments – remembering that and our mothers today. Thanks – X0
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  13. apuginthekitchen May 12, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Oh my!!! The pancakes are amazing, I love them. I never would have thought to make cornmeal pancakes and with blueberries, wow!!! Happy Mothers Day.
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  14. Laura Dembowski May 12, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    I love pancakes for dinner! And blackberries is such a great addition!
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  15. Tara May 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I bet those are so flavorful, never had pancakes with cornflour before, thank you so much for sharing!!
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  16. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) May 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I haven’t had corn pancakes since my college days, they are SO yummy

  17. Christina May 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    I love breakfast for dinner! We usually have pancakes for dinner on Pancake Tuesday (aka Shrove Tuesday, aka Fat Tuesday etc.).

  18. Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style May 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    These look unbelievably good!
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  19. Norma Chang May 13, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Never thought of adding blackberries to pancakes, great idea. Thanks for sharing those lovely memories with your mother.

  20. Soni May 13, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Your pancakes look absolutely gorgeous Susan!I love the blackberries in there and the chia seeds!Never used cornflour in pancakes before but it looks like a great idea and I cannot wait to try :)

  21. Nancy @ gottagetbaked May 13, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Oh my goodness, Susan, what incredible memories you have attached to pancakes! Pancakes for dinner is already special in my mind but add to it the fact that it would be the conspiratorial meal between your mom and yourself when your dad was out of town…that’s priceless! Your pancakes look delicious and I hope you enjoyed every single bite in honour of your mom.

  22. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons May 13, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Pancakes for dinner is the perfect meal! Yours are beautiful!
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  23. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere May 13, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Breakfast for dinner was a special treat in our house growing up too. I love the idea of cornmeal pancakes. They look delicious topped with those berries!
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  24. Family Foodie May 14, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    What a great recipe! I’ve never tried pancakes with cornbread but these look amazing!

  25. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious May 14, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    That looks luscious! I am currently enamored of blackberries and chia, so this has my name on it. Great recipe for #SundaySupper!
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  26. TasteFood May 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    I’ll take these for dinner any day! Great photo!
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  27. Terra May 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Hmmmm…..corn cakes, my favorite!!!! I love that you complimented them with blackberries, they sound wonderful! Hugs, Terra
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  28. Katie May 15, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    I have been dying to try a cornbread style pancake – and I love the idea of pairing them with blackberries – YUM!
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  29. Renee May 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    What wonderful memories you have with you mom and the special breakfast for dinner. Lovely tribute too.
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  30. mjskit May 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Growing up, having breakfast for Sunday supper was just the norm. I really need to do it more often. I can definitely see having these delicious pancakes for supper, brunch or love for that matter. Great pancakes!
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  31. Francesco May 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Mi sembra buona!!! Voglio provarli un giorno! Spero che tutto vada bene per te! Come va il tuo italiano? Vai alla festa la settimana prossima?


    • The Wimpy Vegetarian May 19, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Ciao Francesco! Vorrei poter andare, ma sarò a Tahoe, invece. Sto avendo di andarci molto in questo momento con la ristrutturazione. Stavo per fare farinata :-) …. così bello sentire da tu! Sarebbe stato fantastico da visitare. La prossima volta – ti prometto!
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  32. sippitysup May 18, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Maybe I’m weird. Ok. I know I’m weird. Nonetheless I consider pancakes for fathers day and waffles for mothers day. That’s because whenever we had waffles as a kid my dad made them and the only day of the year my father cooked was mothers day! GREG

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