Diner Style Pancakes

Special recipe for National Pancake Day!

I like pancakes but am no perfectionist on the food.  I only like a certain kind, the throwback, diner style, greasy and fluffy kind.  Made in bacon grease.  Glad I found out last year that I don't have to feel guilty about bacon grease!  Cooking in it is actually healthy?!?!  Who knew!  Grandma was right after all.  Always use uncured, nitrate and hormone free bacon.  Then save that grease and fry away guilt free. 

This is my perfect pancake.  Tall, fluffy, golden.  Serve with a little or a whole lot of  Sun Ripened Peach Syrup and a little whip cream, perfect Saturday morning. 

Diner Style Pancakes
Print recipe here
1 ½ C whole milk
¼ C apple cider vinegar (with mother)
1 C white flour, unbromated and unbleached
1 C white whole wheat flour, unbromated and unbleached
¼ C raw cane sugar
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp aluminum free baking soda
1 tsp celtic sea salt
2 large organic eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted (pastured) butter, melted

1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".

2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Let sit a few minutes and the batter will begin to raise.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat or electric skillet to 375 degrees F. Coat with some left over bacon grease.

4. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the skillet, cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

4. Remove when both side have turned golden brown. Smother with pure maple syrup, whip cream, chocolate chips, jam, or your favorite toppings.

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  1. Hey Nat, your pancakes look so inviting. Haven't make any for quite awhile. You just tempted me to make some. Btw, I have an award for you. Please feel free to drop by and collect the button. Thanks! Hope you're having a great day.
    Best regards, KRisty

  2. These look insanely good. Bacon grease? you're killing me!

  3. I have never made american style pancakes until now. Many thanks for the recipe. I am currently checking my cupboard out to see if i have the ingredients otherwise i'll have to wait...