Cornmeal Pancakes with Warm Persimmon Sauce

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Nov. 15, 2012

These Cornmeal Pancakes are sweet, but not too. They have a hint of cinnamon and spice. Theres crunch in the cornmeal, and a soft creaminess in the persimmons. Kinda like family, like memories, like the holidays, like fall.


Coconut oil 2 Teaspoon (plus a little more for cooking)
Eggs 2
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Maple syrup 1/4 Tablespoon
Cornmeal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Buttermilk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Roasted almonds 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (chopped; optional for topping)
Persimmons 6 (Peeled and diced)
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Water 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1 Pinch
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch


For the Persimmon Sauce:


6 persimmons, peeled and diced

1 t lemon juice

1/3 C water

1/4 t cinnamon

pinch nutmeg

1 T honey

pinch salt


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Stirring often, cook for about 30 minutes, or until persimmons are soft. (Optional: At about the 20 minute mark, when persimmons are fairly soft, mash with a fork to desired consistency. A potato masher, hand blender, or food processor could also be used.)

For the Pancakes:


2 t coconut oil (plus a little more for cooking)

2 egg

1 t baking soda

2 t baking powder

pinch salt

1/4 T maple syrup

1 C cornmeal

1/2 C buttermilk

roasted almonds, chopped (optional – for topping)


1. Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.

3. Whisk all ingredients together.

4. Let stand 5 minutes. (The batter should be pretty thin.)

5. Put a little bit of coconut oil on the hot griddle, over medium-low heat. Pour a small amount of batter in a circle (about 1/8 C or less).

6. Cook about 2 minutes on the first side (until the bubbles that form stay, and don’t pop and disappear), flip, cook about 1 minute on the second side.


Top with Warm Persimmon Sauce, chopped almonds, and maple syrup.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 33 Minutes
Ready In: 33 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 479Calories from Fat 126

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 705 mg29.38%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 35 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet