January 22, 2012

dessert for breakfast

A good friend came over for Sunday breakfast today.  She likes pancakes and I made super easy, yet super delicious, chocolate chip pancakes for her on this crisp winter morning.

I think this recipe was just as easy to make as the boxed variety, but infinitely more special.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

adapted from Canadian Living

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk
1/4 cup (60 mL) melted butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) chocolate chips
optional:
250mL whipped cream
1/2 cup of blackberries & blueberries


In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In separate bowl, beat together egg, milk and melted butter or vegetable oil; add to dry ingredients and mix just until lumpy. Add chocolate chips; mix just until incorporated.  Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat; brush with vegetable oil. Pour in batter by 1/4 cupfuls (50 mL) for each pancake, spreading with spatula if necessary. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until underside is golden and bubbles break on top. Turn and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until underside is golden. Serve hot with berries and whipped cream.


batter up!

setting the stage for some tasty pancake eating

hot off the grill