Junior’s Griddle Cakes

This recipe comes from one of our favorite restaurant cookbooks.
Welcome to Junior’s! Remembering Brooklyn With Recipes and Memories from Its Favorite Restaurant.

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Junior’s Griddle Cakes

Welcome to Junior’s! Remembering Brooklyn With Recipes and Memories from Its Favorite Restaurant is an excellent cookbook if you want old style dinner recipes. Their recipes range from what you would find in a diner, to the home cooking faire.

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Junior’s Griddle Cakes

Junior's is a New York City institution, but you can make pancakes just like they do.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Junior's, Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 197kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the griddle. If you do not have a griddle, preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. As you cook the cakes be sure that the skillet does not get too hot. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together then set aside. 
  • Using an electric mixer set on high, beat the milk and eggs until light yellow, then beat in the butter 1 tablespoon of oil, and add the vanilla. Turn off the mixer and add in the flour mixture, and beat on low just until blended and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes (do not overbeat at this stage or the pancakes can be tough).
  •  To cook the griddle cakes; Brush the preheated griddle or skillet with enough vegetable oil to coat it well. For each cake pour a scant 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle making 4-inch cakes, about 1 inch apart. Let the cakes cook until the tops are covered with bubbles and edges look done, about 3 minutes
  • . Quickly flip over the cakes and cook on the opposite sides until golden, about 2 minutes more. Serve immediately with hot melted butter, warm syrup, and warm Apple and Raisin Preserves.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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