Iroquois White Corn, a staple of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) diet, makes a fabulous pancake.  Pair it with fruit for a sweet start to the day, or add chopped veggies for a savory version.

By Iroquois White Corn Project

Makes 24 pancakes (4-5” diameter)


  • 3 cups Iroquois Roasted White Corn Flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tsp. baking powder
  • 5 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 eggs (or 2 cups egg substitute)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 Tbsp canola oil


In a large bowl stir together flour, corn flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and oil.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour buttermilk mixture into the well. Stir until well mixed.

Lightly coat a non-stick griddle with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. For each pancake, pour a ½ cup onto the griddle. Cook about 4 minutes or until bubbles begin to appear on the top of the pancakes. Using a spatula turn pancakes over and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.

For sweet pancakes: Add blueberries, bananas, diced peaches, etc.

For savory pancakes (great for lunch or dinner): Sauté 1 cup chopped scallions, 1 cup chopped sweet peppers, and 4 tablespoons chopped parsley in canola oil. Add mixture to batter.