Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream
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Savory Breakfast Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream sauce. These pancakes take breakfast to a new level of goodness.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
Corn Cakes with Avocado Cream
For the Corn Cakes:
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cornmeal, yellow or white
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chile powder, or paprika
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter + extra butter for the griddle
For the Avocado Cream:
- 7 ounces Wholly Guacamole, or 1 cup smashed avocado
- 1 cup sour cream
- For the Avocado Cream: Place both ingredients in the blender. Puree until smooth, and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Those look like they’re filled with super-duper Aquacate deliciousness, for sure, buddy! I tried making them and used some corn meal that I stone ground myself (yes…I do have a millstone, it’s a family tradition). They came out pretty good – but not as amazing as these ones I ate a million years ago in Ogunquit, Maine. Now those…those were the stuff that johnnycake DREAMS are made of. A few bites in to the tasty corn cakes, and I almost felt as if I was becoming a kernel of corn, myself. YUM!
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Where’s the lime? The title is Lime Corn, and all I see is the corn. :-)
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Oh wow, this is something my husband will get excited about! What a fantastic recipe :)
Yum, yum, YUM!
Love the avocado creme on top.
I make a quick and easy 5 ingredient chicken taco recipe in the crockpot and put guac on my tacos
My preferred way is to use it as dip.
I love to use it on fresh fish tacos!! YUM :-)
I like guac and pita chips, not too original but tasty!
I tried avocado pesto once, it was not a winner.
I generally use guacamole in very traditional ways – with chips, on tacos, fajitas, or sopes. I like it on rice cakes, too.
We use it on our sandwiches. Not very inventive, but delicious!
I made soft corn cakes a few years ago and they were divine! Thanks for the inspiration to make them again :)
We love it on nachos and grilled chicken.
Fresh avocado slices go really well with green chili breakfast burritos.
Love it on good multi-grain toast with a little salt & red peppers flakes – great lunch or breakfast
Love to use Guacamole to my salad as salad dressing.
I love corn cakes but never thought to serve them with guacamole, brilliant!
Oh, yum — these look delicious!!!
I love using guac instead of mayo on sandwiches.
I use guacamole instead of oil when i make my massaged kale salads
Yummm! I might add a jalepeno in there!
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!!
Corn cake is a great idea! As a big fan of breakfast on each day of the week, I must give it a try!
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Put it on top of toast and add a fried egg! YUM
guacamole with chicken salad is one of my favorites! (in sandwich form!) Love these savory pancakes!
Love the idea of savory pancakes! We’re big fans of avocados in our house.
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!
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;)
I love Guacamole! These corn cakes look great.
not so fancy, but i love to eat guac on big, loaded baked potatoes
We use it in our grill cheese sandwiches
I love guac as a sandwich spread!
I could eat guacamole every day! It’s also good for cholesterol ~ woot
These look amazing! Love guacamole!
I love guac most any way, but especially with chips, in a salad, or with fried eggs. YUM!
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!
It is my opinion that almost everything tastes better with guacamole. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Meals? What meals?!? I eat guacamole straight out of the container!
I love to add guacamole to my fried egg sandwiches!
I usually made guacamole and put that on sandwiches, or as a dip for a good snack.
I’m usually not a fan of savory breakfasts…but this is something I could totally do!
I’ve never prepared a meal with guacamole. However, I plan to use it as an healthy alternative to mayo when making sandwiches.
I would like these as a side dish with dinner too!
Guacamole is one of my favorite sandwich glues! I love it on BLTs or with turkey and sprouts. :)
Wow, this is such a smart alternative to the traditional pancake, definitely brinner worthy
I love guac with tacos
Guacamole is my favorite addition to a veggie sandwich
i love it on my burgers!
I always use guacamole in wraps instead of mayo or mustard.
Wow, those are beautiful looking pancakes. And I love avocado and guac and the combination of the two is brilliant!
I love guacamole but have never tried this…since I now have your stamp of approval, I will! Thanks!
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.
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
I grind avocados or guacamole and coconut shreds and chilli and garlic and saute them to make a chutney and serve with rice congee!
Guac goes with everything but brownies, and Wholly Guac. is seriously good stuff!
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!!
We love using guac on grilled cheeses and grilling them
I love to serve shrimp with Guacamole
I use it instead of mayo in sandwiches, I definitely have to try your recipe it looks delicious.
At home we love guacamole with salad- classic, but our favorite. Second, over steak.
We love guacamole in our house!
I like to make breakfast burritos with guac
I LOVE guac! I can’t wait to try this recipe :)
I like putting guacamole on toasted english muffins with sardines on top and topped with some sriracha sauce.
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!
I love guacamole on my sandwiches.
I serve guacamole as a spread on sandwiches and in omelets.
I LOVE avocados! I love guacamole with my eggs for breakfast!
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.
I like guacamole with fritata and tortillas of course I love guacamole with just about anything! ;)
I like to serve salmon with an avocado cream similar to yours.
Maybe not so interesting….on BBQ nachos!
I eat avocados for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everywhere in between. My favorite, though, is sauteed avocados and fried eggs.
I use guac in wraps, on salads and as dips. Love it. Thanks for chance to win.
Oh this dish makes me smile! Delicious flavors for breakfast – or anytime!!!
The most interesting thing I have ever used avacado is in pasta!
I use guacamole in sandwiches, burgers, burritos and nachos. Love the stuff
I must try this recipe tomorrow!
I stuff bacon wrapped jalapenos with cream cheese and top with guacamole dip.
Fab savory breakfast idea!
Being from Texas, we eat guacamole all the time. There’s going to be some happy winners!
I love adding guacamole goes best with my homemade chicken burgers or huevos rancheros. It’s also great as a dip with baby carrots!
I use guacamole as a sandwich spread and on mexican and southwestern dishes but have never used it for breakfast. What a great idea.
i could eat it plain, but i like to add it to tacos, burritos, omlettes, sandwiches, and much more!
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.
I can’t say I’m too interesting… being pregnant I just want it NOW!!!!!
With deviled eggs, adds a nice bit of color – and flavor!
Its my favorite mixed with greek yogurt and smeared all over fish tacos!
I like the spicy wholly guacamole in deviled eggs.
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.
hmmmmmm….we make tacos and avacodoes
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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!!!
Well, d@mn, I need this!
I love avocado/guacomole on taco salads!
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!
avocado on everything! but what a great idea to have it w/ breakfast. Bet it would be great with some eggs
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.
Guacamole makes any sandwich better.
I love guacamole on eggs!
My mouth is watering!
I love avocado and scrambled egg quesodillas!
Delicious! I’m the only one in my family who likes guacamole, can you believe it?
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!
Love guacamole on sandwiches and wraps
These guacamole packets would be great to take for lunch on the go!
We love guacamole on sandwiches and burgers, and as a dip with anything. Savory pancakes with guacamole are a great idea!
Guac for breakfast??! #dying
I love guacamole on top of an egg scramble. The cool and egg together work so well, especially with some Sriracha!!
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!
I love guac with fish tacos!
Mmmmmm! Love the idea of a savory breakfast!
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…
i could eat these every single day too!! this just looks delish!
Crazy, But I have never had corn cakes like this!! I am excited to try them!
I love anything with guacamole.
Oh boy, I love corn cakes! These look perfect!
Oh I love Lt. Dan, a man after my own breakfast heart!! Sommer these are gorgeous!!!
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.
What a great savoury breakfast – looks so good!
As a sandwich spread!
I put some on turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich
That avocado cream! YUM!
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
Love that avocado cream! Great savory breakfast!
I really like the sound of corn cakes with lime and avocado!
I am so terrible at eating breakfast but when I do I want a savory breakfast. I love the sound of this!
This is such a fun recipe! Love the look of these!
I love corn cakes and these look amazing!
I top it on grilled portobella mushrooms. thanks!
I could eat guacamole with a spoon!…is that wrong?…I don’t care. Haha. Great recipe!
i love guacamole with raw veggies or on a burger.