Sausage, Apple & Walnut Johnnycakes

Sausage, Apple & Walnut Johnnycakes
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Recipe by: 2018 America's Best Recipe Contest Kentucky Winner, Brigitte P.

Fall is a magical time to visit an orchard and buy apples & buttermilk to create these Kentucky Johnnycakes that are sweet, savory, & studded with walnuts.

Make This Recipe


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 1/2 pound bulk sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for greasing griddle
  • additional maple syrup, for serving


In a small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add in the eggs, buttermilk, and maple syrup and stir with a spatula until just combined. Add the apples, sausage crumbles, and walnuts.

Heat a pancake griddle over medium heat and grease with a small amount of butter.

Drop ladles of batter to form 4 inch pancakes, cooking pancakes for 2-3 minutes before flipping, or until the batter puffs up and becomes golden brown on the first side.

Flip pancakes and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until cooked through and nicely browned.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1
Calories 398
Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 751 mg
Carbohydrates 54 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 11 g