Copy Cat Diner Style Pancakes {no buttermilk needed}
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To get the authentic flavor, use all white flour. We have tried it with half whole wheat, and they are still good. BUT they are perfect with white flour and worth the carb splurge once in a while. And, yes, that really says 4 Tbsp of white vinegar. Crazy! Right? Don't worry! You won't taste it. You can substitute buttermilk for the milk and vinegar, if you want to or if you have some on hand.
Recipe type: Pancakes
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 6
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  1. Preheat electric griddle to approx. 325 degrees or a large frying pan to medium-low heat. On our stove, he sets the large burner between the 3 and 4. You may have to experiment to find the sweet-spot temperature for whatever pan you are using.
  2. Combine the milk and vinegar and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Next, combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Add milk/vinegar combo, eggs, and melted butter.
  5. Then, using a whisk, stir everything together until there are no lumps. Allow mixture to sit for 1-2 minutes. It will start to almost bubble a little.
  6. Ladle or pour batter onto skillet in 4- or 5-inch circles.
  7. Do not flip until bubbles appear and the surface starts to dull.
  8. Serve with your favorite pancake toppings.
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at