Rita’s Diner-Style Pancakes

I remember some of the first pancakes I ever made… they were either made from Bisquick or they were eggy non-uniform circles! I actually used to pretend I was a cook in a diner & I’d make a menu, asking my three sisters if they wanted to order anything… scrambled eggs, pancakes, toast… my diner was pretty simple! I probably wouldn’t have admitted it back then, but my pancakes probably weren’t worth the 50 cents I charged them (yes, I really did charge them!)! Luckily today I am a much better cook and Rita’s diner has come a long way! These pancakes are light, fluffy & delicious & you can whip them up in a jiffy!

Rita’s Diner Style Pancakes (makes 8-10  4″ pancakes)

  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder (aluminum free – I use Rumford)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp liquid sweetener (I like agave nectar or real maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix liquids separately and whisk well. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the liquids in the center. Stir or whisk gently to get out the big clumps. Try not to over-mix or you will get tough pancakes. Batter will be a little lumpy but that’s okay! I like to cook these on a high temperature on the griddle. Spray griddle with non-stick spray and pour batter into roughtly 4″ circles.  When they start to get bubbly peek underneath and if they are turning golden, flip them and cook another 1-2 minutes! Top with whatever pleases your palate! Serve & ENJOY!


2 responses to “Rita’s Diner-Style Pancakes

  1. I had no idea you charged your sisters 50 cents to cook for them. Ha! Well, these sound scrumptious and I’ll have them some morning soon. Still loving that Flax Berry Pancake recipe from Vegan Planet, too. By the way, I made your Pumpkin Waffles this morning! Ate two servings, froze the rest. They are AWESOME. 🙂 Can you add some soup recipes to the blog, now that the days are starting to cool down? Something with barley or winter squash, maybe?

  2. yay! im so glad that you have been enjoying these recipes! i will be making a wonderful thai carrot soup today that is sooo good!! I have all the ingredients for that one and I need to throw it together! I also have two beautiful butternut squash on my counter waiting to be soup as well!

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