Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Malt Pancakes

Malt is a funny thing. It is not a very appealing sounding word, but something about it just warms my soul. I am not a candy person, but if you asked me to pick a favorite I would have to go with Whoppers. I think I inherited this weird love of malt from my grandfather, who passed it on to my mother, who in turn passed it on to me. You would think that because I had such a deep love for malt I would love beer, but it is not so. Beer is so nasty tasting to me. I wish I liked it, because I would be so much cooler if I did like it.

I do not eat ice cream that often, but when I do I pour a thick layer of malt powder on top. Weird I know, but at least I don't drink milk with ice or eat the peels of bananas. FYI, I always had problems spelling "Bananas" until that lame Gwen Stefani Song, "Hollaback Girl", came out a few years ago. I guess something good can come from something lame. Back to weird eating habits...do you have a weird eating habit? If so, let me know that I am not alone in my strange malt habit!

I was going to find out a bunch of fun facts about Malt for you, but after researching it for about a minute I realized it was not fun...so I am not going to enlighten you. Sorry.

I was inspired to find a recipe for Malt Pancakes because my Grandpa likes this Stonewall Kitchen pancake mix that has malt in it. Of course it costs a million dollars for one ounce, so I figured there had to be a cheaper way to make malt pancakes. Lo and behold, there is. Next time I make these I plan on pouring a layer of malt on top of the layer of fresh maple syrup that covers the pancakes. Yum.

In other news I recently became re-addicted to coffee. Great, just great. Blame it on my cousin and his wife...they sell really good coffee in Montana and we decided to order some. Darn the good coffee. I now start each morning drinking a nice hot cup of coffee in a mug with a giant "L" written on it. Nothing convinces you to wake up in the morning like staring at that giant taunting "L"...loser...loser...loser...stay in bed...stay in bed. Once I have consumed about 1/2 of the cup it dawns on me that the "L" is for my Dad, Leif. So I am reassured, stick my tongue out at that "L", say "nanabooboo", and then make these pancakes. Yes, it is true, I eat pancakes for breakfast during the week...scandalous, but true. Don't judge, just eat.

Malt Pancakes

Whisk together the following in a large bowl:

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla

Add and mix:

3 TBS melted butter

In separate bowl mix together the following and then add to the above ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup malt powder

Stir until smooth and let sit 10 minutes. Spoon onto hot buttered griddle and cook until bubbles form on surface, flip and cook until golden. Serve with warm REAL maple syrup. Really there are no excuses to eat that cheap fake stuff, ever.

If you like your pancakes thinner, add more milk. If you like them thicker, add more flour or reduce the milk. If you make these invite me over and I will bring the syrup...and the coffee. : )

"And malt does more than Milton can
To justify God's ways to man."


  1. this sounds like an awesome combo! I dislike making pancakes unless it has a good flavor and texture. Pancakes in our house is something special, all or nothing. I'll have to try this next time!

  2. These look so tasty! I'm a huge fan of Whoppers, and love throwing malt into random things...Here’s a Stylish Blogger Award to say thanks for sharing! http://www.cookbookarchaeology.com/?p=570