President Wilson's Cornmeal Pancakes

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Recipe: #37494

October 15, 2021


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (212.7 g)
  • Calories 338.2
  • Total Fat - 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 244.6 mg
  • Sodium - 946 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.4 g
  • Protein - 12.8 g
  • Calcium - 251.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix cornmeal syrup and salt with boiling water

Step 2

Let set 30 minutes

Step 3

Sift dry ingredients together

Step 4

Add alternately with wet mixed ingredients

Step 5

Cook on a hot pam sprayed buttered griddle


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting a maple syrup, look for one that is 100% pure and not blended with any artificial sweeteners or flavors.
  • Be sure to use a good quality butter when melting, as it will affect the flavor of the pancakes.

  • For the cornmeal, use quinoa instead. Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that is high in protein and fiber, making it a healthier alternative to cornmeal.
  • For the butter, use vegetable oil instead. Vegetable oil is a plant-based alternative to butter and is lower in saturated fat, making it a healthier choice.

Coconut Pancakes Substitute 1/2 cup of coconut milk for the regular milk, and add 1/4 cup of shredded coconut to the dry ingredients. Cook on a hot, greased griddle.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Spears - These bacon-wrapped asparagus spears are a delicious and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with President Wilson's Cornmeal Pancakes. The salty bacon and the earthy asparagus make a great flavor combination, and the crunchy texture of the bacon adds a nice contrast to the soft pancakes. Plus, the asparagus adds a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to the meal!

Roasted Garlic Potatoes: Roasted garlic potatoes are a great side dish to pair with President Wilson's Cornmeal Pancakes. The creamy texture of the potatoes and the sweet, savory flavor of the roasted garlic make a delicious combination. Plus, potatoes are a great source of carbohydrates, providing energy to help you power through the day.


Q: How long do I need to let the cornmeal mixture set?

A: You should let the cornmeal mixture set for at least 30 minutes before continuing with the recipe.

Q: How much water should I add to the cornmeal mixture?

A: You should add enough water to make a thick paste-like consistency.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: President Woodrow Wilson was known to enjoy Cornmeal Pancakes and the recipe for his favorite pancakes was published in the Ladies Home Journal in 1917.

Fun Fact 2: The Ladies Home Journal was founded by American author and publisher Louisa Knapp Curtis in 1883 and was one of the most widely read magazines in the United States for over a century.