Don't these look just like the cornmeal cakes that Granny makes? My mom even calls them "hoe cakes" instead of Johnny cakes. I used to love to order them at the Cracker Barrel, back in my before-paleo days, along with fried apples or apple butter. I had a slow cooker full of my paleo apple butter simmering and I wanted to try to make a paleo version. I think they turned out pretty well! I hope you try them.
I stirred up the following ingredients in a bowl:
4 eggs, (out of the fridge a few minutes, so they aren't so cold)
1/4 cup coconut oil (tropicaltraditions.com is my favorite)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup organic coconut milk
I stirred it all up and it was thick....
but if you think yours is too thick, add a little more coconut milk...
Next, I got my skillet heated up and added 2 heaping TBSP of coconut oil. (Bacon grease would be amazing, too) I put four blobs of batter into the skillet at a time, over medium heat. I waited for the air bubbles to show before I flipped them over, tilting the skillet so there was coconut oil where I was about to put them.
See those little air bubbles?