Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I love country style pancakes so I came up with this adaptable recipe. For the hot cereal, use any combination of Malt-o-Meal, Cream of Wheat and/or Grits. (I like 3 T each)
- 1 cup flour
- 9 tablespoons hot cereal (dry)
- 1 tablespoon instant malted milk powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup dry milk or 1⁄2 cup dry buttermilk
- 1 egg, separated if desired
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons melted butter (for batter)
- 1 cup club soda (plus additional as needed)
- 1 -2 tablespoon bacon grease (optional)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (to brush on pancakes)
- Melt butter in microwave first, so that it will cool a little before mixing into batter.
- Preheat griddle to medium-high. If the griddle is not non-stick, lightly oil it first.
- Optional: If desired, separate the egg and whip the egg white. This will help make the pancakes extra light and fluffy in texture. I use a little hand-held blender for this step. I always do this because it makes such a big difference.
- In a good-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a small separate bowl, whisk egg yolk, vanilla and melted butter. Combine the two mixtures in the larger bowl and mix.
- Add club soda and egg whites and gently fold into batter. Be careful not to over-mix at this point.
- If you did not separate the egg, you might need to use more club soda to reach the desired consistency. If you did separate the egg, the batter will be thicker than normal pancake batter.
- I like to fry the pancakes in bacon grease, but you can use regular vegetable oil if you prefer. Pour about 1/3 c for each pancake and brown on both sides.
- Brush the remaining melted butter on each pancake as you stack them.
- I keep the pancakes on an oven-proof platter in the oven on 200 degrees while I get all of them cooked.
- You will probably need to reapply the oil or bacon grease to the griddle.
- If batter thickens while you finish the bacon or frying the first few batches, add the reserved club soda.
- Unused batter can be kept covered in the fridge to use in the next few days. If it becomes too thick, add a little milk.
Great start to the morning along with some french toast. We loved the flavor but thought that the amount of salt was too much. Plan on making tomorrow with less salt. Made for 1-2-3 hits
made this for ZWT4 for my breakfast - everyone in the office had some great eats - I did substitute the sugar for splenda and I omitted the bacon grease but they where great!!!
This made a hearty and tasty pancake. I used butter instead of bacon grease. Though the ingredient list was intimidating, making these was not. I will keep this recipe on hand. Thanks for submitting! Reviewed for ZWT4