Diner Style Pancakes

I found the recipe for these Diner Style Pancakes on the King Arthur Flour website. I was intrigued when I saw that the recipe calls for malt, like the kind you use for malted milkshakes. They said that many restaurants use malt instead of sugar in their pancakes. I happened to have some in my pantry, so I decided to give them a try. They did not disappoint! They were nice and fluffy, and also tender. I think that the malt added a great flavor. These will be making a regular appearance on our breakfast table!
Diner Style Pancakes. A secret ingredient makes these pancakes extra tasty!

Diner Style Pancakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup malt (or 2 Tbsp sugar)
  1. Beat eggs and milk till frothy. Add oil and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients just till moistened; don't over-mix. Let rest for at least 15 minutes. (The batter will thicken as it sits.)
  2. Cook on medium heat on an oiled griddle.
-Make sure you let the batter sit or it will be too runny.
-I liked them best with buttermilk syrup. Man that stuff is good!



  1. How many eggs?

  2. I followed this recipe and got the most delicious pancakes I’ve eaten so far. Thank you! Will do this again for sure!

    • Yay! So glad to hear it Miriam. Hope they become a weekend tradition at your house like they are at ours. 🙂

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  4. I just made these and they did not turn out. I followed recipe to a T and they were runny and flat. Even let sit for 20 min. Doesn’t make sense.

  5. I can smell the delicious pancakes now.
    What is malt? Is it maltose?


    • What is malt

    • Malt is commonly referred to as Malted Milk. I use Carnation brand. It is used to make chocolate malts, and it has a distinct sweet flavor. When I was a kid I would sneak it out of the pantry and eat it by the spoonful. 🙂

  6. A must try. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  7. I love the new take on pancakes with the malt, I’ve never heard of that before, but now I really want to try it 🙂 Your pancakes look so golden and perfect!

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