Aunt Jemima is a brand of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods owned by the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago. The trademark dates to 1893, although Aunt Jemima pancake mix debuted in 1889. The Quaker Oats Company first registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in April 1937. Aunt Jemima originally came from a minstrel show as one of their pantheon of stereotypical black characters. The character appears to have been a Reconstruction era addition to that cast.
Green Corn Pancakes
Combine 3/4 cup grated corn with 1 cup milk or water and add to 1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour.
Mix 1/2 cup cooked rice with 1 cup sweet milk or water and 1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour.
Mix 1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour with 1 cup milk or cold water. Add 2 bananas sliced in thin crosswise pieces. Bake on a greased griddle.
Combine 1 cup Aunt Jemima Pancake Flour with 1/2 cup bran, 1/2 cup strained stewed raisins and 1 1/4 cups milk or water. Bake on a hot greased griddle.
Suggestions for serving pancakes
Butter pancakes, sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a few drops of lemon juice. Sprinkle grated cheese over piping hot pancakes. The cheese will melt and give a delightful flavor to the pancakes. Serve with jelly.
Serve buttered pancakes with sweetened crushed strawberries, raspberries or blackberries. Fruit sauces and jams make a nice variation for pancakes, sauces such as apple, cherry, pineapple, raisin, rhubarb or peach.