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Peanut Butter Johnny Cakes

Peanut Butter Johnny CakesJohnny Cakes, also called ‘Journey Cakes’ or ‘Hoe Cakes’, are a Southern treat in America. Whatever the name, these hearty pan-fried cakes will carry you through an active morning. If you have batter left, cover it, refrigerate it, and use it the next day.

Makes 6-8 medium pancakes.


  • 1/2 c self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 c unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix the peanut butter and honey, stirring until syrupy. Remove from flame and blend in the buttermilk and water. Beat in the egg with a whisk, and continue to beat until the mixture is well blended
  3. Fold this mixture into the dry ingredients until the batter is smooth. Drop by third-cups on a lightly buttered griddle over medium heat. When bubbles form over the entire surface, turn and briefly fry the other side. Remove to a serving plate and repeat. Serve hot with honey or maple syrup.

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