Southern Johnny Cake Recipe

Southern Johnny Cake Recipe made with Truvia

This recipe by Top Chef cheftestant Joshua Valentine was one of the top recipes from the Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend Quickfire Challenge, and has 3% fewer calories* and 50% less sugar* than the full sugar version. Makes 8 servings.

Serving size: 1 Johnny Cake with 1 Tbsp. compound butter

Calories: 330 Calories


Johnny Cakes

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 Tbsp baking powder

  • 2 Tbsp salt

  • 18 cup Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded

  • 2 Tbsp chives, minced

  • 3 bacon slices, cooked & chopped

  • 2 eggs

Compound Butter

  • 1 jalapeno, roasted & seeded

  • 1 poblano, roasted & seeded

  • 2 sticks butter

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 2 Tbsp cilantro

  • 2 Tbsp salt

  • 1 tsp Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend


Johnny Cakes
  • 1.

    Mix all ingredients (except one egg) together. Fry in cast iron skillet with oil over medium heat. 3 minutes per side.

  • 2.

    Sous-Vide Egg in Circulator at 155° F for 35 minutes. When finished, crack open on top of the Johnny Cake.

  • 3.

    Blend all ingredients in food processor.

*These Johnny Cakes have 300 calories and 3 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which have 310 calories and 6 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 330
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 280mg
Sodium 2200mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Erythritol 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 20% DV
Calcium 15% DV
Vitamin C 6% DV
Iron 10% DV
Johnny Cakes is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is delicious and low calorie ... Hello, I need to have fewer carbs and less sugar and. These are amazing .. The tast better than Splenda added .. I tried both ... The #Truvia .. Is sweet and one cannot tell the difference ... #Truvia is in my house now infinatley ! Thank you ! Easy to follow recipe!!
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Johnny Cakes I used this recipe for a brunch for my Arts Committee, but did poach the eggs ahead of time and reheat.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Made it for the family and my kids were blown away! It taste great and nobody could tell it had Truvia. In it. I was so happy I will be replacing sugar in my house with this....
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Texture,and eye appeal. I made this a few nights ago for my family of 6 ,and I am elated that I did. They were totally blown away.
Date published: 2014-03-02
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