Johnny Cakes

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Johnny Cakes

A Johnny cake is a cornmeal flat bread, fried in a skillet and served with butter and maple syrup. I like the versions that bring Johnny cakes closer to pancakes, using eggs, baking powder and sugar in the batter. Johnny cakes have a delightfully chewy and dense texture and are sturdy enough to hold with your hands, making them a perfect finger food for the little ones.

Makes 10 cakes

Total time: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup hot reduced fat milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder sugar and salt. Stir in the egg, milk and butter. Don’t overmix.

2. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Spray with nonstick spray. Drop 1/4 cup batter per pancake on the hot griddle. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve with butter and pure maple syrup.

Nutrition per cake
Calories 100.7
Total Fat 2.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 23.6 mg
Sodium 186.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 3.0 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 3 points

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