Here are the simple, but fun designs I made on top of the pancakes to spice things up. Kids would have a lot of fun making their own designs and my 3-year-old ate about 6 of these pancakes in 5 minutes. They're that good.
Slightly Adapted from Cooking Classy
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. applesauce
1. In a bowl, whisk together cornmeal and buttermilk, cover and refrigerate overnight. (If you forget, the recipe will still work, but the pancake may be a little gritty.)
2. Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium heat. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
3. Remove cornmeal mixture from refrigerator and stir in sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and applesauce. Gently whisk in dry mixture and stir just until combine, batter should be slightly lumpy.
4. Grease griddle and pour 1/4 cup mixture onto griddle at a time. Flip pancake when bubbles start to appear on surface and bottom is golden. Cook opposite side until golden. Serve warm with honey butter.