Hearty Mountain Flapjacks With Blue Cornmeal

This is one of the most nutritious, hearty flapjacks you will ever make! Have you baked with blue cornmeal before? Are you looking for a breakfast that is nutritious and palate-loving? This is my favorite flap jack recipe ever because it is so nutty, rich, savory, filling, and comforting to eat.

Blue cornmeal, which is also known as “Hopi maize”, is a native corn from Central Mexico and Southeastern U.S. Blue cornmeal is sweeter and nuttier tasting than regular yellow cornmeal and tastes like fresh sweet corn. But better yet, it contains more protein than yellow cornmeal, and has a lower glycemic index. It’s lower in starch and higher in antioxidants than yellow cornmeal.

Blue cornmeal can also be used for making waffles, muffins, cookies, tortilla shells and cornbread. You can purchase blue cornmeal at a health food store, or here.

I make these hearty flapjacks ahead of time and take them camping. They are so easy to freeze and plop into the toaster for a quick breakfast. Top them with sun butter, and you have an even more nutritious breakfast!

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Hearty Mountain Flapjacks With Blue Cornmeal

  • Author: Michelle Norman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


These hearty flapjacks are made with a nutritious cornmeal variety known as Blue cornmeal or  “Hopi maize”. Make these flapjacks for a delicious family breakfast or freeze them for an easy camping treat!



1 C all purpose flour

1 C blue cornmeal

1 Tbs baking powder

1/4 tsp of salt

1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg

1/4 C brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 C unsweetened applesauce

1/2 C of half and half

1 C whole milk

1/4 C melted butter, (for the batter)


Combine dry ingredients together, then add wet ingredients. Mix together well.

Heat a cast iron skillet or an electric griddle to medium. Butter the skillet or griddle, add 1/4 C of batter and cook until brown on both sides.

Makes 14-16 flapjacks.

Keywords: flap jacks, pancakes, healthy pancakes, pancakes with apple sauce, blue cornmeal flap jacks