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Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream + Giveaway

Savory Breakfast Corn Cakes with an ultra silky avocado cream sauce. These pancakes take breakfast to a new level of goodness.

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Sigh… the word itself makes me smile.

In our house, Lt. Dan is usually the head chef for breakfast. I’m in such a daze in the morning, an apple will subside, but not for Dan. He wants a full scale breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and pancakes.

Usually he settles for a self-made scrambled egg bowl topped with guacamole, salsa and cilantro. However, on the weekends I appease him by making a big hearty breakfast fit for a king.

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I love making pancakes, but can’t always handle the sugary syrup first thing in the morning. That’s where savory pancakes come in.

Who says pancakes have to be sweet?  What better complement to cheesy scrambled eggs and crispy strips of bacon than a stack of buttery savory corn cakes?

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Today’s savory corn cakes are accompanied by a cool avocado cream made with Wholly Guacamole. Have you tried this stuff? So. Good.

Wholly Guacamole makes the absolute best prepackaged guacamole, from fresh hass avocados and all natural ingredients. They never add preservatives to keep the guacamole from browning. Instead they use a special high pressure packaging process so the guacamole stays airtight.

I love homemade guacamole, but Wholly Guacamole is so fresh and tasty, and so convenient to keep around, it almost defeats the purpose.

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I added fresh lime zest to the corn cake batter to accentuate the corn flavor (like in good quality tortilla chips.) Then I mixed Wholly Guacamole with sour cream to make a cool savory avocado cream sauce to top the corn cakes.

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This is such a simple, but divine combination.

I could eat these every single day… Suddenly I feel inspired to make breakfast more than once a week!

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Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream

Yield: 12 pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


For the Corn Cakes:

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal (yellow or white)
  • 2 Tb. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chile powder (or paprika)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tb. melted butter + extra butter for the griddle

For the Avocado Cream:

  • 1 - 7 oz. package of original Wholly Guacamole
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Mix the ingredients for the avocado cream together, until smooth and set aside.
  2. Preheat a griddle (or large skillet) to medium heat. Then mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and chile powder together in a large bowl. Whisk in the milk, eggs and melted butter until smooth.
  3. Butter the griddle. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, ladle the corn cake mixture onto the hot griddle. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Flip when bubbles form on the top of the corn cakes. Repeat with the remaining corn cake batter.
  4. Serve warm with a generous dollop of avocado cream.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wholly Guacamole. All avocado-loving opinions are my own.

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136 Responses to “Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream + Giveaway”

  1. ashleyposted July 17, 2013 at 5:07 am

    i love guacamole with raw veggies or on a burger.


  2. Kelposted July 17, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I top it on grilled portobella mushrooms. thanks!


  3. Angieposted July 17, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I love corn cakes and these look amazing!


  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted July 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

    This is such a fun recipe! Love the look of these!


  5. cassie - bake your dayposted July 17, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I am so terrible at eating breakfast but when I do I want a savory breakfast. I love the sound of this!


  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted July 17, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I really like the sound of corn cakes with lime and avocado!


  7. Mariaposted July 17, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Love that avocado cream! Great savory breakfast!


  8. Kateposted July 17, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I love breakfast and these look amazing! I am dealing with a new dairy allergery so I am having a tough time finding delicous breakfast foods that aren’t limmitted to toast and scrambled eggs. Thanks I can’t wait to try these out! Kate


  9. Briannaposted July 17, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I could eat guacamole with a spoon!…is that wrong?…I don’t care. Haha. Great recipe!


  10. Tieghanposted July 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

    That avocado cream! YUM!


  11. latanyaposted July 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I put some on turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich


  12. Nora Bposted July 17, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Looks great!


  13. Amandaposted July 17, 2013 at 7:51 am

    As a sandwich spread!


  14. Marian (Sweetopia)posted July 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

    What a great savoury breakfast – looks so good!


  15. Tammelaposted July 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Wow, these sound fantastic. I’m always on the lookout for new and creative pancake recipes, and I might just have to try this one! They’d probably make a great lunch or dinner, too.


  16. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted July 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Oh I love Lt. Dan, a man after my own breakfast heart!! Sommer these are gorgeous!!!


  17. Jenny Flakeposted July 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Oh boy, I love corn cakes! These look perfect!


  18. Paula - bell'alimentoposted July 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I love anything with guacamole.


  19. Heather Christoposted July 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Crazy, But I have never had corn cakes like this!! I am excited to try them!


  20. Julie @ Table for Twoposted July 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

    i could eat these every single day too!! this just looks delish!


  21. Katieposted July 17, 2013 at 8:44 am

    First – I have to say that this breakfast sounds incredible. I am actually a big fan of savory for breakfast, and incorporating avocado is so delish!

    Is it ok to admit that I don’t get creative with the guac too much? ;) I do love it on top of eggs, as a side dish, or just by the spoonful….lol…


  22. marlaposted July 17, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Mmmmmm! Love the idea of a savory breakfast!


  23. Catherineposted July 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love guac with fish tacos!


  24. Heliana O.posted July 17, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I am inspired by this recipe – making it this weekend! I love guacamole but rarely use it in creative ways…i like it on sandwiches, with tortilla chips (hooray!), or as a topper for tacos and enchiladas!


  25. Christine Prestoposted July 17, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I love guacamole on top of an egg scramble. The cool and egg together work so well, especially with some Sriracha!!


  26. Liz C.posted July 17, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Guac for breakfast??! #dying


  27. Brisjaposted July 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

    We love guacamole on sandwiches and burgers, and as a dip with anything. Savory pancakes with guacamole are a great idea!


  28. Bridget Lorenzposted July 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

    These guacamole packets would be great to take for lunch on the go!


  29. Carrie M.posted July 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Love guacamole on sandwiches and wraps


  30. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted July 17, 2013 at 10:08 am

    These look amazing, Sommer! So fresh and flavorful, and I love that avocado cream. I most enjoy just dipping into guacamole with crispy tortilla chips … with margaritas on the side, of course!


  31. Beth R.posted July 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Delicious! I’m the only one in my family who likes guacamole, can you believe it?


  32. Robin C.posted July 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I love avocado and scrambled egg quesodillas!


  33. sweetsugarbelleposted July 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    My mouth is watering!


  34. Katieposted July 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love guacamole on eggs!


  35. Sarahposted July 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Guacamole makes any sandwich better.


  36. Jeremyposted July 17, 2013 at 10:41 am

    This looks really good. don’t usually buy guacomole, we usually make it. I sometimes mix in sour cream and a good mexican beer (not corona) for even more flavor.


  37. cassieposted July 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

    avocado on everything! but what a great idea to have it w/ breakfast. Bet it would be great with some eggs


  38. Nana Scrivposted July 17, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Love Corncakes. and I love avacado I mostly eat avadado in salads or dip. But I can hardly wait to try this recipe and I want to win the give a way!


  39. Sarah Chandlerposted July 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I love avocado/guacomole on taco salads!


  40. naomiposted July 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Well, d@mn, I need this!


  41. JJ @ My Chicken Fried LIfeposted July 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Wholly guacamole helps us survive winter. The flavor is so fresh especially when avocados are out of season.
    We eat avocado on everything! I’m currently loving grilled chicken, bacon and guacamole quesadillas. Delicious!!!


  42. tessposted July 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    hmmmmmm….we make tacos and avacodoes
    tcogbill at live dot com


  43. Julsposted July 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I’m quite enamored with Denver wraps with avocado for breakfast so I’m sure I’d love this recipe especially with the avocado crema! Yumm.


  44. Rustposted July 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I like the spicy wholly guacamole in deviled eggs.


  45. Jamieposted July 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Its my favorite mixed with greek yogurt and smeared all over fish tacos!


  46. Melissa Mitchellposted July 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    With deviled eggs, adds a nice bit of color – and flavor!


  47. Jill Hartleyposted July 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I can’t say I’m too interesting… being pregnant I just want it NOW!!!!!


  48. Dorinneposted July 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love to make guacamole with green onion, diced roma tomato, garlic, diced jalapeno, lime juice, and of course avocado – it’s divine tasting and can be served with almost anything.


  49. stacey m.posted July 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    i could eat it plain, but i like to add it to tacos, burritos, omlettes, sandwiches, and much more!


  50. Darlene Petersonposted July 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I use guacamole as a sandwich spread and on mexican and southwestern dishes but have never used it for breakfast. What a great idea.


  51. Lizzposted July 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I love adding guacamole goes best with my homemade chicken burgers or huevos rancheros. It’s also great as a dip with baby carrots!


  52. Angie Bposted July 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Being from Texas, we eat guacamole all the time. There’s going to be some happy winners!


  53. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted July 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Fab savory breakfast idea!


  54. Cindy Brickleyposted July 17, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I stuff bacon wrapped jalapenos with cream cheese and top with guacamole dip.


  55. Yukiposted July 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I must try this recipe tomorrow!


  56. Sandyposted July 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I use guacamole in sandwiches, burgers, burritos and nachos. Love the stuff


  57. Sharonposted July 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    The most interesting thing I have ever used avacado is in pasta!


  58. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted July 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Oh this dish makes me smile! Delicious flavors for breakfast – or anytime!!!


  59. Susan H.posted July 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I use guac in wraps, on salads and as dips. Love it. Thanks for chance to win.


  60. Shainaposted July 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I eat avocados for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everywhere in between. My favorite, though, is sauteed avocados and fried eggs.


  61. Barbara McCraryposted July 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Maybe not so interesting….on BBQ nachos!


  62. Margot Cposted July 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I like to serve salmon with an avocado cream similar to yours.


  63. beth jilletteposted July 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I like guacamole with fritata and tortillas of course I love guacamole with just about anything! ;)


  64. Nancy Longposted July 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    the corn cakes sound really great, but why use processed guacamole? It takes only a couple minutes to make the real thing. Also, Paula Deen has a really good recipe for Avocado sauce that I’ve made several times.


  65. Amy (runswithspatula)posted July 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I LOVE avocados! I love guacamole with my eggs for breakfast!


  66. Karen Lynchposted July 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I serve guacamole as a spread on sandwiches and in omelets.


  67. Shellyposted July 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I love guacamole on my sandwiches.


  68. Sara Hellerposted July 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t eat mayo, so I like to mix it in with shredded chicken so that I can make my own “chicken salad”. I love to eat it on and with most everything, and I use it for meals from breakfast to dinner to late night snacks!


  69. Bonnie K.posted July 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I like putting guacamole on toasted english muffins with sardines on top and topped with some sriracha sauce.


  70. Saraposted July 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I LOVE guac! I can’t wait to try this recipe :)


  71. keshaposted July 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I like to make breakfast burritos with guac


  72. Alh1203posted July 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    We love guacamole in our house!


  73. Chrisposted July 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    At home we love guacamole with salad- classic, but our favorite. Second, over steak.


  74. sarah K.posted July 17, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I use it instead of mayo in sandwiches, I definitely have to try your recipe it looks delicious.


  75. barbara nposted July 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I love to serve shrimp with Guacamole


  76. Stephanieposted July 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    We love using guac on grilled cheeses and grilling them


  77. Andrea D.posted July 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Quite honestly, I don’t think you can do wrong by guacamole any way, but I do love to munch on lunch meat (chicken or turkey) that i add a scoop of guacamole and salsa to then roll the meat back up and nom nom nom away. I also love guacamole atop some savory eggs for breakfast!!


  78. Darlaposted July 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Guac goes with everything but brownies, and Wholly Guac. is seriously good stuff!


  79. Blessie Nelsonposted July 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I grind avocados or guacamole and coconut shreds and chilli and garlic and saute them to make a chutney and serve with rice congee!


  80. Amy Tongposted July 18, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I love guacamole and I can spread it on just about anything. My favorite is saute some ground beef seasoned with steak seasonings, then, stir the guacamole, the cooked ground beef along with rice. It’s the best “dirty rice” I’ve ever had. Or, you can call it green rice. :D


  81. emilyposted July 18, 2013 at 1:39 am

    this might sound weird but i LOVE eating guacamole in an omelet… stirred in with the eggs. it makes them so creamy. add some feta and you basically have a party going on.


  82. Marysue Feltmanposted July 18, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I love guacamole but have never tried this…since I now have your stamp of approval, I will! Thanks!


  83. Carolynposted July 18, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Wow, those are beautiful looking pancakes. And I love avocado and guac and the combination of the two is brilliant!


  84. Vera Kposted July 18, 2013 at 5:50 am

    I always use guacamole in wraps instead of mayo or mustard.


  85. Vunda Vposted July 18, 2013 at 6:59 am

    i love it on my burgers!


  86. Kaitlin Sickleposted July 18, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Guacamole is my favorite addition to a veggie sandwich


  87. Denise Wilsonposted July 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I love guac with tacos


  88. Heidi @foodiecrushposted July 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Wow, this is such a smart alternative to the traditional pancake, definitely brinner worthy


  89. Nikki Alaeeposted July 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Guacamole is one of my favorite sandwich glues! I love it on BLTs or with turkey and sprouts. :)


  90. Mercedesposted July 18, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I would like these as a side dish with dinner too!


  91. Candiceposted July 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I’ve never prepared a meal with guacamole. However, I plan to use it as an healthy alternative to mayo when making sandwiches.


  92. steph@stephsbitebybiteposted July 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’m usually not a fan of savory breakfasts…but this is something I could totally do!


  93. Juli Vposted July 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I usually made guacamole and put that on sandwiches, or as a dip for a good snack.


  94. Lorraineposted July 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love to add guacamole to my fried egg sandwiches!


  95. Meaganposted July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Meals? What meals?!? I eat guacamole straight out of the container!


  96. JCposted July 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    It is my opinion that almost everything tastes better with guacamole. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  97. Brittni Bposted July 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love guacamole! We’ve used it for the toppings of burgers, but by far, our favorite way to eat it is by itself with chips or veggies!


  98. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted July 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I love guac most any way, but especially with chips, in a salad, or with fried eggs. YUM!


  99. Jennifer Laneauxposted July 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    These look amazing! Love guacamole!


  100. Kim in Nebraskaposted July 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I could eat guacamole every day! It’s also good for cholesterol ~ woot


  101. Sara Floydposted July 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I love guac as a sandwich spread!


  102. Kimiposted July 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    We use it in our grill cheese sandwiches


  103. emily willinghamposted July 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    not so fancy, but i love to eat guac on big, loaded baked potatoes


  104. Amyposted July 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I love Guacamole! These corn cakes look great.


  105. Ash- foodfashionpartyposted July 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Ofcourse who says only sweet in the morning right, as much as love my syrup drenched waffle, this looks darn perfect for a lovely breakfast.
    Such a cute blog you have here and ofcourse I’m all for a spicy conversation;)


  106. Aggieposted July 19, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I could eat those every day too!! YUM!

    I love avocado on everything really, a nice shmear on ezekiel toast with lemon pepper and crumbled feta is a fave!


  107. Jeanetteposted July 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Love the idea of savory pancakes! We’re big fans of avocados in our house.


  108. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted July 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

    guacamole with chicken salad is one of my favorites! (in sandwich form!) Love these savory pancakes!


  109. rachelposted July 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Put it on top of toast and add a fried egg! YUM


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  111. zerrinposted July 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Corn cake is a great idea! As a big fan of breakfast on each day of the week, I must give it a try!


  112. Martyposted July 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I can eat guac on anything and everything, but I especially like it on a club sandwich or added to a salad. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  113. Eydsposted July 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Yummm! I might add a jalepeno in there!


  114. Ttrockwoodposted July 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I use guacamole instead of oil when i make my massaged kale salads


  115. Marshaposted July 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I love using guac instead of mayo on sandwiches.


  116. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted July 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, yum — these look delicious!!!


  117. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted July 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I love corn cakes but never thought to serve them with guacamole, brilliant!


  118. Christina Tongposted July 21, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Love to use Guacamole to my salad as salad dressing.


  119. Gailposted July 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Love it on good multi-grain toast with a little salt & red peppers flakes – great lunch or breakfast


  120. June Lisleposted July 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Fresh avocado slices go really well with green chili breakfast burritos.


  121. Nessaposted July 21, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    We love it on nachos and grilled chicken.


  122. DessertForTwoposted July 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I made soft corn cakes a few years ago and they were divine! Thanks for the inspiration to make them again :)


  123. Megan's Cookin'posted July 21, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    We use it on our sandwiches. Not very inventive, but delicious!


  124. Sarah Lposted July 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I generally use guacamole in very traditional ways – with chips, on tacos, fajitas, or sopes. I like it on rice cakes, too.


  125. ducksandbooksposted July 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I like guac and pita chips, not too original but tasty!

    I tried avocado pesto once, it was not a winner.


  126. Laura P.posted July 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love to use it on fresh fish tacos!! YUM :-)


  127. Carmenposted July 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    My preferred way is to use it as dip.


  128. Susan Christyposted July 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I make a quick and easy 5 ingredient chicken taco recipe in the crockpot and put guac on my tacos


  129. Colette (Coco)posted July 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Yum, yum, YUM!
    Love the avocado creme on top.


  130. Nutmeg Nannyposted July 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Oh wow, this is something my husband will get excited about! What a fantastic recipe :)


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  132. Loriposted November 8, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Where’s the lime? The title is Lime Corn, and all I see is the corn. :-)


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