Sunday, July 20, 2008

On My Hearth: Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Beren likes to make big breakfasts on the weekends, especially when his girls are here. He normally whips up eggs & bacon, though, and we happen to be short in the egg department this week so I took over this week. This chocolate chip pancake recipe was frugal since I had all of the ingredients on hand and was a nice treat for his sweet-loving girls!



Easy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

2 cups Baking Mix (I use Bisquick)
1 cup Milk (I use 2 percent)
2 Eggs (I use Large)
Sugar
Vanilla
Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat an electric griddle or large skillet on medium heat. It does not have to be hot for this recipe, and you’ll want some cooking spray too.

Follow the directions on the baking mix package to make the pancake batter. Add sugar and vanilla to taste, which is optional. Don’t stir the batter too much, it’s okay if there are still a few lumps of dry mix in it. You want it to be thick enough to hold together in the skillet, but not so thick that the pancakes don’t cook in the middle. It should pour from the spoon but not be runny. Too thick? Add a bit more milk. Too thin? Stir in a bit more dry mix and then readjust the sugar and vanilla to taste.

When the batter is the consistency you like, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and stir in gently. Not enough? Stir in more! Once it’s just the way you like, drip a bit into the griddle or skillet. If it immediately turns brown, the griddle is too hot, turn it down. I find that pancakes turn out fluffier and more tender if they are cooked on lower heat.

Use a small ladle or spoon to form the pancakes on the griddle. Smaller is easier to flip. Once the edges are set and bubbles are popping up on the top, use a pancake turner to flip them over. It will just take a minute to set the other side. Serve with syrup, or powdered sugar, or whatever toppings you like. Makes 8 to 10 depending on size.

7 comments:

kim said...

Yuuuuummmmy!

Teacats said...

All right missy -- just step away from the stove and stop with all this way-too-yummy food porn ...... LOL!! Honestly I could eat a dozen of those pancakes! Just imagine those for a dessert (maybe small ones stacked up?) with ice cream -- and Kahula drizzled over them! LOL!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage who just adores food .... especially divine chocolate!

linda said...

yummy is right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

I want 12 please...

Rapunzel said...

Kim, from the looks of them, they were tasty!

I myself did not indulge, Jan, LOL! Pancakes have a weird effect on my stomach so I rarely indulge.

Rapunzel said...

Linda, LOL, next time I make them you gals are going to have to join us! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I stopped by because I have an incoming link from this post to my blog, and I'm trying to figure out where you linked to me!

I make the Bisquick Ultimate pancake recipe, the one that calls for baking soda, vanilla and sugar. And I sometimes stir in chocolate chips! Yum.

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Rapunzel said...

Elizabeth, thank you for stopping by the Castle! :-)