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George Washington's Corn Cakes

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George Washingtons Corn Cakes
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Did you know that the first President of the United States, George Washington, began his morning routine with a breakfast that included the most incredible corn cakes? We decided to recreate his morning favorite, so you can make them for your family. George Washington's Corn Cakes feature the perfect combo of savory and sweet, and they go well with anything!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil plus extra for cooking
  • Honey for garnish
  • Melted butter for garnish

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in eggs, buttermilk, water, and 2 tablespoons oil until combined.
  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil, then pour 1/8 cup batter per pancake on griddle. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on top of each pancake. Flip pancakes and cook 1 more minute, or until golden.
  3. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil as needed. Drizzle with honey and butter before serving.


The nutrition information provided does not include any additional oil used for cooking as this amount may vary. It does include the 2 tablespoons of oil used in the batter. If tracking nutrition, please be sure to include any additional oil used for cooking in your calculations.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 329
  • Calories from Fat 115
  • Total Fat 13g 20 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.9g 14 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 9.3g 19 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 100mg 33 %
  • Sodium 1,180mg 49 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 46g 15 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16 %
  • Sugars 2.3g 0 %

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WOW, I think it sounds good, not as Unhealthy as Fresnobes attitude!!

Self rising cornmeal? How about stone ground cornmeal? We need healthier less processed ingredients. If you can't provide healthy ideas, we will go elsewhere. Sometimes simplicity is just stupid. Real recipes for real people. If I want junk, I will buy ready prepped frozen, really simple! Quit with the whipped toppings, highly processed junk foods!

Good afternoon! Stone ground cornmeal is fine to substitute in this recipe. With our recipes, we try to cater to the home cook who may not have the experience, time, or resources to start cooking a dish from scratch. Thus we used self rising cornmeal in this recipe. We're sorry that this recipe wasn't appealing to you. But we're sure there are several recipes on our site that are healthy and will meet your dietary needs. Hope this was helpful. Have a wonderful day! :)

Yes I will agree some of the recipes on this site can be off the chart unhealthy, espically the desserts. We never had dessert in my house growing up as a child so I don't miss them now, we filled up on our meal. I try to avoid most of the desserts and reserve them for the holiday season when we did have dessert. As far as unhealthy recipes are concerned, if you think something is unhealthy leave it out or substitute it with something more suitable. As far as simplicity is concerned, I love the simplicity this site provides, it is a relief from the rest of my busy lifestyle. Have a fabulous day! )


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