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Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes for National Blueberry Pancake Day!

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This Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes recipe is sponsored by Driscoll’s Berries.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 6Happy National Blueberry Pancake Day!

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 4Growing up, the only pancakes I would even touch were chocolate chip pancakes.  I had a bit of a sweet tooth (and still do), and I thought the only way to curb those cravings was with sugary, milk chocolate –> healthy, dark chocolate did not even touch my lips at that point in my life.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am still a full supporter of chocolate, including chocolate for breakfast.  But since adopting a healthier lifestyle, I have come to find that these sweet cravings can just as easily be satisfied with nature’s candy: fruit!

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 7I pretty much love fruit of all kind, but over the years I have found that blueberries are my preferred fruit when it comes to baking.  My taste buds find them to be sweeter than other fruits, and I love that I do not have to do any chopping.  I just throw ’em in!

Blueberry Cornbread PancakesWhen Driscoll’s contacted me asking if I wanted to participate in celebrating National Blueberry Pancake Day, it was an instant “yes” for me.  Blueberries?  Pancakes?  Breakfast?  Brinner?  And a “National Day” (I’m kind of a sucker for those)?  I was sold.

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 5I did not want to make just any blueberry pancakes, though.  I wanted to come up with something a little extra creative for you.  I hope you enjoy my classic vegan blueberry pancakes… with a cornbread twist!

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 2Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes
Vegan

*Adapted from this recipe.
Makes 8 medium pancakes

Ingredients

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup yellow corn meal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp coconut sugar (optional, if you prefer a more savory pancake)
pinch of salt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Melted jam or pure maple syrup, optional

Directions

1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir to combine.

2. Combine all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.  Whisk together well.

3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.  Stir until just combined.

4. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat.  If not nonstick, spray with coconut oil spray.  Pour batter 1/4 cup at a time onto griddle.

5. Cook pancakes for approximately 5 minutes on the first side, or until golden-brown.  Flip and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes.

6. Serve plain for a savory brinner, or top with melted jam or maple syrup for a sweet breakfast.

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 3I ate them plain for one meal…

Blueberry Cornbread Pancakes 8… and topped them with melted (in the microwave for 30 seconds) strawberry jam for another meal.  Both versions were 100% delicious!

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  • Jessie January 28, 2015, 12:59 am
    Confession: I always squeal with excitement when I see you posted a new recipe. As always, this one sounds and looks equally as delicious! Id love to make a simple syrup with those blueberries to go on top. Hello blueberry overload :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 7:22 am
      Ahh, thank you Jessie! I so appreciate that! And yes... these would be AMAZING with a blueberry simple syrup! Awesome idea :)
  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 28, 2015, 6:28 am
    Mmm I love blueberry pancakes! I even go crazy and top mine with blueberry syrup too. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie recently posted...January 2015 Stitch Fix: You Decide!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 7:22 am
      Haha, you are the second person to say that!! Apparently that is the way I should have gone! ;)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies January 28, 2015, 6:34 am
    I looooove fruit + cornbread. There's something incredible about the combination -- more incredible when you turn it into pancakes <3<3 Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Smokey Almond and Cream Cheese SnacksMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 7:24 am
      I so agree. That sweet/savory combo is spot-on when it comes to combining fruit and cornbread. I'd have to say that I think blueberries go together with cornbread the BEST!
  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 28, 2015, 7:26 am
    I love cornmeal pancakes! These look perfect. I can't believe there's a National Blueberry Pancake Day?! Sign me up! Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted...I Own This + WIAWMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:39 am
      I sort of feel like National Blueberry Pancake day should be once a month instead of once per year... don't ya think? ;)
  • Linda @ Veganosity January 28, 2015, 7:30 am
    Yeah, another cornbread pancake lover!!! I adore the crispiness that cornmeal gives pancakes, and the flavor, paired with blueberries, yum! I'm sure you enjoyed your dinner last night! Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Vegan Banana Cream PieMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:40 am
      Cornbread pancakes are awesome! I just recently discovered them (and cornbread waffles) this last year, and now I am hooked!
  • Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together January 28, 2015, 7:53 am
    Yum, I've never made cornmeal pancakes but have always wanted to try! I just found these guys on my blog: http://almostgettingittogether.com/banana-blueberry-buckwheat-pancakes/ http://almostgettingittogether.com/banana-berry-chia-pancakes/ Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together recently posted...The Best Vegan Restaurants in San FranciscoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:40 am
      Oooo, your banana blueberry buckwheat pancakes sound awesome. I love cooking with buckwheat flour!
  • jess meddows January 28, 2015, 7:58 am
    Hannah, these looks just DIVINE! You are the queen of tasty vegan breakfasts (or brekkies, as us Aussies say!).
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:41 am
      Haha, thanks so much Jess!! I'll take and own that title ;) Also, I love the word "brekkies." I should probably start using that one! ;)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles January 28, 2015, 8:31 am
    I made blueberry muffins yesterday -- love baking/cooking with blueberries. I should have been making chocolate cake since yesterday was chocolate cake day lol. Love the ingredients for these pancakes. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...What We Ate Snow DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:42 am
      Yesterday wasChocolate Cake Day??? Holy cow, how do I always miss these things? I missed National Peanut Butter Day not that long ago too. I feel like we need all of these days posted somewhere that we can conveniently find them!
  • Mollie @Sprinkles of Life January 28, 2015, 8:38 am
    Yum! I've never made pancakes with cornmeal. Definitely need to though! Mollie @Sprinkles of Life recently posted...Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes {National Blueberry Pancake Day with Driscoll's}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 8:43 am
      Oh you definitely need to!! I just started doing it last year, and now I am hooked. Cornbread waffles are awesome, too!
  • Em @ Love A Latte January 28, 2015, 8:48 am
    These look so fun! I'm not sure that I have apple sauce in the house. I wonder if oil or a banana substitute would do the trick?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 9:20 am
      Oh I bet that would definitely work!! I just normally sub in applesauce for oil, so I think doing the reverse would work wonderfully.
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 28, 2015, 9:51 am
    I love adding cornmeal to my pancakes...and blueberries are always welcome too ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 12:12 pm
      Then it sounds like these pancakes would be the best of both worlds! ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 28, 2015, 10:15 am
    I had no idea it was national blueberry pancake day today! I'm so out of the loop. These look scrumptious! I love the blueberry and cornbread combo! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Crispy Blackened Tofu Tacos with Avocado-Lime CremaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 12:13 pm
      Thank you Sarah! I am always so behind on "National" days too... I missed National Peanut Butter Day the other day and I was so sad! :(
  • Dana | fresh simple five January 28, 2015, 1:37 pm
    These sound amazing!! I'm not a huge pancake fan, but my favorite are blueberry... and I love cornbread, so basically I'm sure I'd love these. The melted jam on top sounds perfect -- sometimes maple syrup is just too sweet! Dana | fresh simple five recently posted...What I Ate WednesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 2:01 pm
      If you love cornbread, you should definitely try making cornbread pancakes. I bet you would like them more than traditional pancakes!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul January 28, 2015, 2:36 pm
    Omg yum! I need to make these!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 2:56 pm
      YES, you do!! Or, better yet... have Josh make them for you ;)
  • Ariana January 28, 2015, 4:03 pm
    Wow, those look just like regular butter-, sugar-, and egg-filled pancakes! Thanks for letting me know it's National Pancake Day - you just made my dinner selection a lot easier ;) Ariana recently posted...Get Fit (and have fun!) at Home with Gigabody (Giveaway!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 4:19 pm
      You are SO welcome, Ariana! I think every single person should be eating pancakes tonight for brinner! ;)
  • Farrah January 28, 2015, 6:11 pm
    I love how there's a national holiday for pretty much any type of food these days, hahah. :D I've never heard of cornbread pancakes, but it sounds amazing! <3 I love the combination of savory + sweet! Farrah recently posted...Recipe ReDux: Cheddar Fruit Salad [sponsored]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 28, 2015, 7:39 pm
      I just recently got on board with cornbread pancakes and waffles and I am HOOKED. You should definitely try them. And yes... the sweet savory combo is the BEST! It works really well in this recipe.
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut January 30, 2015, 10:38 am
    Cornbread pancakes?? So creative!! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...To Date or Not To Date (your blog posts)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 30, 2015, 2:54 pm
      Thanks Amanda! Cornbread pancakes and cornbread waffles are both amazing!!
  • Julie is HostessAtHeart February 1, 2015, 7:43 pm
    I love Driscoll berries and always look for them. These pancakes look delicious! Perfect for a cold winter day. Julie is HostessAtHeart recently posted...Esterhazy TorteMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 1, 2015, 9:35 pm
      They are SO perfectly for a cold winter day when all you want is COMFORT food!
  • Lorie @ Be Whole. Be You. March 11, 2015, 7:42 am
    You had me at cornbread! These look so amazing!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 11, 2015, 8:05 am
      Thanks Lorie! I hope you give them a try! It turns out cornbread pancakes and waffles are delicious :)

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