Cherokee Tribal Food Distribution Program

Wasna (Corn Cakes)

Wasna (Corn Cake)

There’s nothing quite like the smell of corn cakes cooking in the fall air! But no matter the season, you can always enjoy these sweet, delicious cakes year-round.
Course Side Dish
Servings 12 servings


  • cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup stone ground yellow or blue cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg or 2 large egg whites


  • Coat a large griddle with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork and make a well in the center.
  • In small bowl, whisk together milk, honey, oil, and egg. Pour mixture into center of dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  • Pour ¼ cup batter onto griddle for each corn cake. Cook 2 minutes per side, until puffed up, golden brown and cooked through.


Amount per serving
calories   212
total fat   5.7g   7%
saturated fat   0.7g   4%
cholesterol   17mg   6%
sodium   112mg   5%
total carbohydrates   35.5g   13%
dietary fiber   1.1g   4%
total sugars   6.6g
protein   4.6g
vitamin D   2mcg   8%
calcium   61mg   5%
iron   2mg   10%
potassium   143mg   3%
Keyword corn, Traditional

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