Cornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb Compote

No fear. That’s what I tell myself as I go in with the spatula to give the pancake a flip. No fear. I don’t know why it makes me so nervous. Is it the possibility that it won’t land gracefully? That it’ll splatter and become misshapen? I have to psych myself up.

You can do it Brian! It’ll be ok! Just go for it!  I take a deep breath. Flip. Minimal splatter. Slightly misshapen. I grab one that’s been cooling on a plate and dunk it in the pot of simmering rhubarb and berries. One bite and I no longer care if they look perfect. They taste perfect. That’s all that matters.

Cornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb CompoteCornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb Compote

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Millie l add A LittleJune 18, 2014 - 1:59 am

These look amazing!! I bet they taste great too – blueberry and rhubarb sound amazing together !
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KathrynJune 18, 2014 - 5:16 am

Ha, I find making pancakes so ridiculously stressful. It’s the main reason I’m a waffle girl all the way… That said, your pancakes look pretty darn perfect. I love the crunch of the cornmeal against the brightness of the fruits.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla SugarJune 18, 2014 - 7:01 am

I really love that compote! Such an awesome recipe!

LeahJune 18, 2014 - 7:55 am

Beautiful photos!! I have never tried rhubarb but it is looking like I need to! These sound delicious!

Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and HealthJune 18, 2014 - 9:28 am

flipping pancakes isnt my thing either..you did an awesome job there. And the compote, i could drizzle it on everything.

Nik@ABrownTableJune 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

I need more pancakes in my life in general and I rarely make them. Love your work :)

naomiJune 18, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat, so I absolutely love and adore this recipe. Cornmeal pancakes – yes, please!

Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceJune 18, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Fantastic color on that compote! I’ve never tried blueberries and rhubarb together. Need to give that a go.

sippitysupJune 18, 2014 - 7:39 pm

They are (indeed) perfect. GREG

shanna mallonJune 18, 2014 - 8:20 pm

They look beautiful to me!

MonetJune 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm

I never knew you had a pancake flipping fear! I know me (and the rest of your followers) are so very glad you overcame it. These are beautiful. I usually don’t feel particularly inspired when I see a pancake post, but yours made me want to pull out my bowls and skillet. Thank you for sharing them.

cynthiaJune 19, 2014 - 9:54 am

Oh my gosh, I adore cornmeal pancakes — these look and sound absolutely phenomenal! Blueberries and rhubarb are the perfect combination.

LirenJune 19, 2014 - 10:21 am

Well, they look perfect to me :) We have pancakes every week, but I have yet to make them with cornmeal. I know this will be a winner, especially with that sauce. Gorgeous.

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Alessandra // the foodie teenJune 22, 2014 - 5:30 am

What a gorgeous post – beautiful photos! I love rhubarb with anything and everything at the moment, so these sound perfect! I’m always worrying about my pancake shapes as well!

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JoanneJune 22, 2014 - 10:11 am

We share very similar pancake fears. I am a terrible flipper! But I guess taste is all that should matter in the end. Unless you’re a food blogger :P

I think your pancakes are gorgeous though! And that compote. SWOONING.

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