It has gotten to the point that if I have to eat another pancake, I might seriously run away.
Which is exactly why it's a good idea to have something different in your breakfast arsenal.
Because you don't really want your family members to run screaming from the house.
Luckily, my husband Jude is a smart guy who figured out a way to keep the kids happy and me from fleeing the breakfast table.
Johnny cakes are made with corn meal and similar enough to a pancake for the kids to not shy away, but different enough to please a bored palette. They don't seem as heavy as a pancake, and the texture is SO. GOOD.I like to eat mine with butter & honey but you can put anything you'd put on a pancake (syrup, berries, whipped cream, etc) & it'd work out deliciously :)
The recipe Jude used comes from the Martha White website which he tweaked just a bit to make his own.
Johnny cakes are really simple to make, just like a pancake is, but they're more fun because you can call them Hoecakes. Who doesn't like saying Hoecake? I mean seriously, for that reason alone they are a total WIN.