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black bear diner pancake

Black Bear Diner Pancake Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 15 pancakes


  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Syrup
  • Other toppings desired


  • Mix Dry Ingredients
    Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together. Combine the sugar, baking powder, salt, and flour in one bowl. It’s essential that the mixture doesn’t have lumps. A smooth mix is the key to a perfect pancake. Sift the dry ingredients if necessary to get the right consistency.
  • Separate the Eggs
    Separate the egg yolks from their whites by cracking the eggs and switching the egg yolk from one part of the shell to the other, until only the yolk remains. Catch the whites in a bowl and set aside. The egg whites are a vital ingredient to be used later.
  • Mix Liquid Ingredients
    Mix all of the liquid ingredients – egg yolks, milk, half and half, and vanilla – together in their own bowl. Mix these ingredients thoroughly.
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients
    Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Do not over-mix, but instead mix ingredients just until they combine. Be mindful not to allow any lumps to form because this will change the consistency of the pancakes.
  • Mix Egg Whites
    It’s time to use the egg whites that were set aside. Whip them with a mixer or by hand with a whisk or fork until they form soft peaks.
  • Fold In Egg Whites
    Gently fold (do not stir) the egg whites into the rest of the mixture. The folding allows the batter to get the right consistency – a pancake that is fluffy.
  • Prep Skillet
    Heat the skillet on medium-high heat. Then, when fully heated, add butter to the skillet. Take ⅓ cup of the batter and add it to the skillet, making a round pancake shape.
  • Cook
    Cook to preference, or until the pancakes become golden brown in color, flipping when one side turns golden. Give the pancake two to three minutes per side. Repeat this until all of the batter is gone. Add butter, syrup, whipped cream, or other toppings to the pancakes based on preference.


Based on preference, substitute some ingredients for low-fat versions, such as equal amounts of water or dairy-free milk in place of half and half and/or milk. It is also possible to switch out the butter with some other non-stick component, like cooking spray, to prevent pancakes from sticking to the skillet, thus making cooking and cleaning up challenging.
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