I always have a problem when going for brunch – pancakes or eggs? When I was a kid, going for brunch always meant a huge stack of pancakes, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started ordering eggs more often than pancakes.

Last year, I was out for brunch with one of my good friends at a favourite 50s style diner, and she ordered pancakes. I obviously, had to try a bite (or two) and was instantly reminded how much I loved their fluffy, sweet nature. I knew right away that I had to recreate Diner Style Pancakes at home and share them with all of you. There is something so comforting about an old favourite. I can remember going for brunch at my cottage with my Dad and ordering pancakes, dousing them with maple syrup and eating only half of one before I announced I was too full.

It’s crazy the way a simple meal can turn your day around. These Diner Style Pancakes are the perfect pick-me-up when I’m having a moment of self doubt, or one of those days when I think that maybe, just maybe I’ve taken on too much (still learning how to say no…). This little face helps on those days too.

Diner Style Pancakes (serves 4-6)
Recipe by Lou


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp white sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp butter, melted
butter or oil for frying


Sift together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients.

Next, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and mix in wet ingredient mixture.

Heat butter or oil in a pan over medium heat. Add batter (about 1/4 cup) and cook until bubbles begin to form and break, then flip the pancakes and cook the other side until brown (turning only once). Repeat with remaining batter.

I served my Diner Style Pancakes with loads of maple syrup and some fruit on the side.

– Lou


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