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Hoecakes

3
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
10
Difficulty
Easy
Hoecakes are like individual cornbread pancakes. Named for the iron griddle (not the gardening tool!) called a hoe that was originally used to cook them, they are perfect as is with a splash of maple syrup. They are also perfect when used to mop up delicious sauces or to serve alongside any saucy meal, like stews, rice and beans, and hearty soups.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Yellow cornmeal

1 cup(s)

All-purpose flour

½ cup(s)

Baking powder

2 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)

Egg(s)

2 large egg(s), beaten

Packed light brown sugar

2 Tbsp

Freeze-dried chives

1 Tbsp, or 2 tbsp fresh chives

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and chives.
  2. Coat large cast-iron skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium. Working in 2 batches of 5 hoecakes each, drop 1 heaping tbsp batter into skillet, spacing batter 2 inches apart, and cook until edges are golden and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes per side. (Watch pan to prevent burning.)
  3. Serving size: one 21⁄2-inch hoecake