Diner Style Pancakes

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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

Diner Style Pancakes
Light, fluffy, and flavorful pancakes just like you would order at a diner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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)


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.)

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 people does it serve and how do I double or triple the recipe?

  2. Fred G Sanford says:

    Those are some of the best looking pancakes I have ever seen. Have my mouth watering.

  3. Hi,

    Is the malt the same as malted milk powder? I’ve never used malt… just wondering.


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