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Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes for #SundaySupper

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and loaded with fresh blueberries. They have a delightful corn flavor and are gluten-free.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes by Magnolia Days

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes

Fresh summer corn is super fantastic awesome. Well, except two things: worms and shucking.

A pile of fresh picked ears look and smell so inviting.

Fear and frustration come between me and buying a bunch to take home.  If only there were an in-home corn shucking service.

Anyway, no shucking involved in Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes.

Sunday Supper theme this week is corn. Seeing it announced brought a smile to my face.

Like I mentioned, fresh summer corn is super fantastic awesome.

Heck, even frozen corn ranks high on the delish scale.

So what to make? Hmmm…. Then I remembered the corn pancakes I made a while back.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and loaded with fresh blueberries. They have a delightful corn flavor and are gluten-free.

The corn pancakes I made before are on the savory side. They have jalapeño peppers and corn kernels inside.

This time I wanted to go on the sweet side. Blueberries came to mind first.

Also I wanted to call them masa harina pancakes. Why? Because calling them corn pancakes caused confusion.

What was the confusion? A southern bread called Johnnycakes made with cornmeal. I had a lot of folks thinking those savory corn cakes were Johnnycakes.

The difference is masa harina or corn flour. It looks and feels like regular flour. Masa harina is finely ground and not gritty.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and loaded with fresh blueberries. They have a delightful corn flavor and are gluten-free.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet and fluffy. The texture is like a regular pancake.

The big difference is flavor. You’ll immediately taste corn. It’s a nice change from the usual.

How about more corn recipes? Scroll way down to find ones by Sunday Supper tastemakers.

Also take a look at my Elote (Mexican Grilled Corn), Spicy Corn Casserole, Corn and Tomato Pizza, Hatch Chile Shrimp Corn Chowder, and Grilled Corn Relish.

They’ll make you want to head to the market and get a bushel or two of corn.

I’ll be heading for the bin of pre-shucked ears. Avoiding worms and corn silk is my plan.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes by Magnolia Days
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Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and loaded with fresh blueberries. They have a delightful corn flavor and are gluten-free.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Author Renee Dobbs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup masa harina see note
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder gluten-free
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Whisk together masa harina, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together milk, eggs, and butter in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Gently fold in blueberries.
  5. Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly butter or grease griddle. To test if it is hot enough, a drop of water will sizzle on the surface and evaporate immediately.
  6. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake.
  7. Carefully flip pancake over when bottom is lightly browned and edges look dry and cooked, about 2 minutes.
  8. Cook the other side until bottom is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  9. Serve pancakes immediately or keep them warm on a wire rack in a 200°F oven.
  10. Enjoy pancakes with butter and maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

Masa harina is corn flour and commonly labeled as "Instant Corn Masa Flour" on the packaging. Do not substitute corn starch or cornmeal for masa harina.

Recipe adapted from Pancake on the Maseca website.

Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and loaded with fresh blueberries. They have a delightful corn flavor and are gluten-free.

Are you ready for some ah-maize-ing goodness? Take a look at these recipes with corn by Sunday Supper tastemakers:

Appetizer

Breakfast

  • Blueberry Masa Harina Pancakes by Magnolia Days (recipe above)

Salad

Main Dish

Side Dish

Dessert

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Recipe Rating




K

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

This is now in my recipe box. I like lots of thin flappy pancakes so I added a lot more liquid and let it sit for a few minutes because it really thickened up! Also added much less sweetener as I didn’t put berries in and I like to put syrup and a over easy egg on top so I go for a more plain pancake. The masa harina is so soft and creamy. Such a great texture for pancakes. Love it! It is nice that I don’t have to mix a bunch of flours for this one.

Emily

Saturday 26th of October 2019

WOW!! So delicious and crispy! I did use a little extra milk since mixture was dry (Nd subbed the sugar for brown ha) but wow, what a great way for me to use up my masa :) mom always buys it for tortillas doesnt use it all too often so this is awesome. Also great qay to use up the 4 pound bag of frozen my grandma gave me! My family loved these! Great recipe

9 little missionaries in El Salvador

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

I live in a central american country with a celiac daughter. Have you ever tried it with actual masa? where the corn if freshly ground and therefore already wet? We are very limited in the types of flour we can find here. Rice flour or Corn are the most affordable and the rest are imported and very expensive to purchase here. If it´s possible, how do you think the recipe would be modified? Just only add liquid as needed to get the right consistency?

Katie Moseman

Thursday 12th of September 2019

That would be exactly what I would do. Pancake recipes are pretty flexible.

Sheila

Sunday 16th of December 2018

Your recipe for Masa Harina pancakes was delicious however I did have to amend the recipe as by your measurements the dough was so thick I couldn't pour it let alone drop it onto the griddle. I added another tbsp of oil and about another third of a cup of milk in order to have dropping consistency and then they were delicious! Thanks!

Summer

Sunday 8th of July 2018

Suppose this could be used for waffles as well?