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Spicy Corn Cake Breakfast Stack

Spicy Corn Cake Breakfast Stack


This spicy corn cake breakfast stack is a savory Mexican spin on pancakes – the little corn cakes topped with bacon and fried eggs is to die for!


Units Scale
  • 11/4 cups stone ground yellow cornmeal (medium grind)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 21/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika, 1 tsp. taco seasoning, cayenne to taste (or whatever spices you like for southwestern-type flavor)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey (I just used sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for the griddle)
  • sliced ham, bacon, cheese, and eggs


  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in large bowl. Whisk together. In separate bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, and honey together. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir until just mixed—don’t over mix.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over med-high heat. Grease with melted butter. Drop 1/3 cup portions of batter onto griddle. Flatten with back of spatula to form pancake. Cook until browned on bottom, flip and brown other side.
  3. Fry bacon. Assemble stacks on top of corn cakes with ham, bacon, and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes until warm and bubbly.
  4. In the pan where you fried the bacon (if possible), add a tiny bit of butter and fry the eggs. When they are done, place them on top of the stacks and sprinkle with extra cayenne and black pepper!


The corn cakes had the perfect flavor and density, but mine were just a tad dry. I might have used a little extra oil or butter in them next time.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: corn cakes, spicy corn cakes, corn cake recipe, breakfast stack