De Ma Cuisine



April 2015



Chamomile and Honey Pancakes

Written by , Posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Eggs, Fruit, Gluten Free, Herbs, Kid-Friendly, Lunch, Main Dishes, One Dish Dinners, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian


I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t really love tea. Ugh, I know. It annoys me too. I try. And really, I’ve come a long way. I drink it occasionally and usually enjoy it. But, the problem, especially with chamomile tea, is that I drink it when I’m sick. Negative association issues here.

So, I needed something to do with chamomile that doesn’t involve sickness, sniffles, or a stuffy head.


I’m pretty excited about this recipe, because it can be hard to be creative with something that’s we only use for one thing. I took my ideal chamomile tea, which always has a big scoop of honey, and a good squeeze of lemon, and turned it into gluten-free cornmeal pancakes.

This is an idea I can get behind.


I used my basic cornmeal pancake recipe, but used honey instead of maple syrup. The batter comes together in no time. It’s a simple dry ingredients whisked together first, wet ingredients whisked together second kinda recipe. They get mixed separately so that they combine properly – no pockets of baking soda please!


They don’t need long to cook, so this makes for a super quick meal. About a minute or less per side will do.


I like to make them small, so they’re easier to flip. About 2-3 T of batter will is perfect. You could even do less and make super minis. The kids might like that. Ok, I’d like that too. Then you can eat like 8 of them, which is way more fun to say than saying you ate 2.


For serving, I liked them with just honey and lemon, but they were even tastier with some homemade Blueberry Jam, chopped apples (or whatever fruit is in season), a drizzle of honey, and a squeeze of lemon. They were also great the next day with some nut butter, Greek yogurt, and jam.


I think pancakes make for a great meal any time of the day. They’re quick, easy, and you can customize them to suit your family’s tastes.

Happy Eating!

Chamomile and Honey Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 2

Chamomile and Honey Pancakes


  • 1/2 C cornmeal
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 T lemon zest, diced
  • pinch salt
  • 1 t dried chamomile
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 T honey
  • 1 t coconut oil (plus more for cooking)
  • 1/4 C buttermilk (or 1 T white vinegar and pour in milk to 1/4 C, stir with a fork and let sit 5 min)
  • jam, for serving
  • apple (or cherries, berries, peach, plum, orange, apricot) chopped, for serving
  • lemon juice, for serving
  • honey, for serving


  1. Whisk together cornmeal through chamomile. In a separate bowl whisk egg through buttermilk. Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir to combine.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add a bit of coconut oil. When oil is hot add about 2-3 T of the batter (to make each one about 2" diameter). Cook for about 1 minute on first side (or until bubbles form and do not pop), then another minute (or less) on the second side. Cook in batches until all batter has been used.
  3. Serve topped with jam, fruit, lemon juice, and honey.

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