Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Ham and Cheese Corncakes #BreadBakers

Grab this recipe and stick it aside for when you are looking to use up some of that Easter ham.  Chopped ham and cheese cooked into a corncake and topped with butter and syrup makes a wonderful, hearty breakfast or brunch.

Ham and Cheese Corncakes

The Bread Bakers are sharing griddle breads today.......

Sneha of Sneha's Recipe invited us to share any type of bread baked on a griddle. I decided to share these tasty, filling corncakes that can be made with your leftover Easter ham.  

 #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. This month the Bread Bakers are making Griddle Breads, a theme chosen by Sneha from Sneha's Recipe.

And don’t forget to check out all the amazing breads baked by our talented bakers. Bread Baker's Event for March 2021-Theme Griddle Breads

chopped ham

Of course, you can make this delicious breakfast anytime you want.  You can use deli ham if you don't have leftover ham, but this is a meal I like to make when I am looking for a way to repurpose those holiday leftovers.

Ham and Cheese Corncakes

A hearty batter of cornmeal and flour, chock full of chopped ham and cheese, fried to a golden brown on a griddle and served up with fresh butter and hot maple syrup.  Life is Good!!

Ham and Cheese Corncakes

This recipe makes enough for 4 servings but is easily doubled.  Just place the pancakes into a low oven to stay warm while you cook up the rest.  With the ham and cheese included in the griddle cake this is a complete meal.  I like to serve up some fresh fruit as a side dish for them.

Ham and Cheese Corncakes pin

This is a nice change of pace when you are considering what to serve up for breakfast. My family loves them and I think yours will as well.

Breakfast, Brunch, Pancakes, Breads, Cornbread, Corncakes, Ham, Cheese
Breads, Breakfasts
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Ham and Cheese Corncakes

Ham and Cheese Corncakes

Chopped ham and cheese cooked into a corncake and topped with butter and syrup makes a wonderful, hearty breakfast or brunch.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1/2 c. cornmeal
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 T. butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. ham, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese of choice, I used Colby Jack
  • extra butter and maple syrup for serving


  1. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter.  Pour into the dry mixture and stir just until combined.  Fold in the ham and cheese.
  3. Heat a griddle until a drop of water sizzles and evaporates.  Pour a 1/2 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake and cook until the top is covered with bubbles and the edges are starting to dry. Flip and cook the other side for another minute or two. 
  4. Serve warm with butter and warmed maple syrup.


Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home



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  1. Can smell the awesome filling in these cakes Wendy!

  2. I love the texture of a corn cake! It's something we don't get to enjoy very often unless I sub with millet due to sensitivities. Loved them while growing up!

  3. These sound amazing!!! I haven't tried corncakes ever. Can you believe it? I must try these.

  4. This is delicious my kind of breakfast I need to give this one a try.

  5. We are fans of corncakes anyway but with baked ham in the batter? Yes, please!

  6. I love that these are more savory but still perfect with syrup - what a fabulous breakfast treat!

  7. This is amazing and these corn cakes are perfect for a delicious lazy day brunch!

  8. Life is definitely good with yummy cheesy corncakes for meal Wendy. Loved the recipe. The corncakes look so fluffy and soft.


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