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Jul 28, 2009 07:08 AM

Recreating Diner Pancakes

I've been interested in making pancakes for years. I've used three recipes on three separate occasions and never seem to get the results I'm looking for. They always seem not sweet enough. Adding sugar doesn't seem to give it the correct sweetness. Too cloy. Anyone have a recipe that rivals the best flapjack joints?

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  1. Oh, if anybody has a recipe or technique for this, I'd love to hear it too. I love me some diner pancakes.

    1. Add a little maple syrup to the batter,

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      1. re: greygarious

        I've tried using maple syrup and maple flavoring in my batter and I get better results with the maple flavoring in texture and taste.

      2. I either use Alton Brown's buttermilk pancakes or a yeast raised pancake recipe, so neither of those would likely be sweet enough for you.

        1. Here's a link to another thread that might help:

          The original topic was malted milk powder, but the original poster gives a recipe (at end of discussion) for diner pancakes. She uses malted milk powder, which I can confirm is a great addition.

          I have been using this brand of malted milk for a while now, and have found it to be the best:

          Good luck!

          1. I like my pancakes on the sweet & fluffy side too- try this