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Perfect Diner Pancakes

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Level: Easy

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10

Description

Learn the secret of why diner pancakes taste better than those floppy disks you make at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cups Malted Milk Powder
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • 1 whole Extra Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste Or Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Melted Butter

Preparation

Heat the griddle (or non-stick skillet) to medium-high.

In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.

In a smaller bowl, whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla until frothy.

Add the milk mixture to the dry mix and whisk until smooth. Finally, whisk in the melted butter. Allow the pancake batter to rest for 3-5 minutes to thicken.

Start by making one pancake as a test-batch to ensure your heat in accurate.

Use a 1/4 -1/3 cup scoop to ladle the batter onto the griddle. Cook for 1-3 minutes per side. Flip when small bubbles rise to the top of the batter.

If your batter thickens too much, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk to thin it just enough to pour.

Makes 8-10 pancakes.

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Marcie on 11.1.2011

Thanks for the tip…. on where to find malted milk powder … have a great week, can’t wait to try the recipe.

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Cristy on 10.17.2011

Think these could be made and frozen, then heated up in toaster oven?

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movita beaucoup on 9.30.2011

Well, these sound like they need to be in my tummy right now…

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Hanna Koenig on 8.30.2011

Yum! This sounds great!

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Maybelline on 8.25.2011

Those look divine

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vtunell on 5.12.2012

We loved these, they were some of the best pancakes ever, but I don’t ever have extra large eggs, so I used a little yogurt and added sugar too. We like our pancakes with a little sweetener.

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Cook and Be Happy on 4.2.2012

Delicious!

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Kelly on 3.3.2012

Yummy! These were delicious!

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anabanana on 3.3.2012

I had very high hopes for these pancakes because of the great reviews. These just didn’t work for us. Because of the butter in the batter, they burned very easily before the middle was ready. So I turned the heat down to low but they still turned very dark on the outside. And the taste with the malted milk just was not enjoyable for us. It didn’t really taste like an authentic diner pancake and it was a lot of work and I think Bisquick tastes better to be honest.

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scratchcook3 on 12.29.2011

These are so good they’re dangerous!

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