Recipe Box, Savory Corn & Basil Pancakes

This is a fun little side dish for summer

Corn pancakes flavored with fresh basil

At first your mouth might be confused, because subconsciously, pancakes signal a sweeter flavor

But after a bite or two, the flavors of fresh corn and basil kick in, and you will be reaching for more

This dish is much lighter than potatoes and if you want to make them ahead of time, wrap them in foil and reheat them on the grill or in the oven

The batter comes together quickly with pantry ingredients and fresh corn and basil, a great 5 Minute Prep recipe

A few minutes in a hot skillet with butter and olive oil and voilà~

Savory Corn & Basil Pancakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Course Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pancakes


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 1-2 T unsalted butter
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 ears corn cooked and kernels cut off, about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • basil leaves for garnish optional
  • butter for serving optional


  • Combine flour, milk, eggs, baking powder and salt. Stir until mixture forms a batter. Add corn and basil. Season with a little additional salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in large skillet and add oil. When pan is hot, pour in batter slowly, to form desired size of pancakes. Cook several minutes until bubbles form on batter surface and carefully flip pancakes to cook other side. When cakes are done remove to plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more butter to skillet if necessary
  • Serve warm with additional butter if desired
Keyword corn and basil pancake, corn cakes, corn fritters, savory pancake

This recipe was adapted from Noble Pig


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7 Responses to “Recipe Box, Savory Corn & Basil Pancakes”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, I bet your stack of corn pancakes would be good topped with a little pulled pork and a drizzle of bbq sauce!

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    I know for a fact there would be none left for another day! These sound delicious Jenna and something a little different to get everyon’e attention. I would love these for a lite summer dinner.
    Have a wonderful day…….

  3. Jenna, this looks and sounds amazing! Corn and basil pancakes will be coming to my house soon!

  4. Brilliant!

    Johanne Lamarche


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