Corn muffin mix is a pantry staple. You may not know exactly how you're gonna use it, but it doesn't take up much space and always seems to come in handy, like in this johnnycakes recipe. Grate some fresh corn into the batter to make some incredibly tasty, easy pancakes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 cakes


  • 1 (8 ounce) package package corn muffin mix, such as Jiffy

  • ½ cup low-fat milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 ears corn, husks removed

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided

  • Butter, pure maple syrup & flaky salt for serving


  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high, build a fire in a charcoal grill or build a campfire and let it burn down to medium-high heat (about 450 degrees F). (This recipe was developed for outdoor cooking but, alternatively, you can put your skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop in Step 3.)

  2. Whisk muffin mix, milk and egg in a large bowl. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate corn kernels into the batter. Stir to combine.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on the grill (or over medium-high heat on the stovetop) for 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Using about 1/4 cup for each pancake, scoop the batter into the pan, cooking 2 cakes per batch. Cook until the cakes are brown, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil after the second batch. Serve hot with butter, maple syrup and flaky salt, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
11g Fat
53g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 10g 20%
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Vitamin A 223IU 4%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 265mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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