Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe and Tutorial


Every Sunday night my husband cooks Chocolate Chip Pancakes for our supper. It's a family tradition inspired by fond memories of HIS dad cooking waffles on Saturday mornings.

This is the recipe he uses, with a little help from our kids.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 beaten egg
1 c. milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
chocolate chips to taste (optional)


Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl. In separate bowl combine egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Slowly pour into dry ingredients using a whisk to combine.




Add about 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Be aware that the chips will sink to the bottom. Also, add more chips after scooping out batter to pour onto the griddle. Adding gradually helps control the amount of chips in each pancake.


Using a 1/2 cup scoop to pour the pancakes on the griddle cuts down on the mess and gives uniform sized pancakes. Maybe not uniformed shaped though.


 

When the tops of the pancakes are dotted and almost dry it's time to flip them over. By the way, this picture contains chocolate chip free pancakes for Daddy who's not a huge fan of the chips. 


Add your favorite syrup and enjoy!!

Breakfast food for supper. You gotta love it!! Or are we the only ones who do that?


Notes: 

My husband TRIPLES this recipe for our family of 6. Each person eats about 4-6 pancakes. The pancakes in the above picture are sitting on a dinner plate to give you an idea of the size. 

My griddle is a double burner griddle being used on a gas stove. The griddle is from Pampered Chef and pretty expensive but was worth every penny!! My friend, Amanda Towne, is a Pampered Chef consultant and can hook you up with one of these nonstick wonders!!

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6 comments:

candice0128 said...

My hubby bought me a Kitchen Aid mixer for my bday a few months ago & I've made regular pancakes, I'll have to try this!! It will get our sweet tooth going!!

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Courtney said...

Hi! Stopping by from terminallydomestic.blogspot.com. I've never made chocolate chip pancakes but these look so good I'll have to give it a try!

Maria said...

I love chocolate chip pancakes! Especially for lunch on Sundays :o) These look yummy!

Amy said...

Yum! Love the tradition! I use my electric griddle and we go through pancakes, too (and sausage, but that's another matter!). Love that I can cook them both on the same griddle. I add the cc to each pancake--for us, better control over how many are in each! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

candice0128, I am jealous of your Kitchen Aid!!! I don't have the counter/pantry space in our current house but it's on my list when we upgrades houses!! That along with a bread machine!

Courtney, they really are delicious! My hubby has played with the recipe a bit. The more milk you add, the thinner your pancakes will be. He's also added food coloring to the batter (red for pink Valentine pancakes), and M&Ms instead of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips taste good, too.

Maria, we started out having pancakes for Saturday breakfast but by the time we got out of bed and got the pancakes cooked half the day was gone. We found Sunday night supper works great for us. We seldom have an activity at then so we take our time and enjoy the food and family.

Amy, Joel often scrambles eggs on the griddle after he's cooked the pancakes. I still have a single burner griddle that I use for sausage. That way it gets done at the same time. Also, I've learned the hard way that the grease from sausage and bacon does something to the nonstick coating and makes the pancakes stick the next time you use the griddle. So, nothing greasy goes on this griddle! It's mainly pancakes, French toast, quesadillas, and grilled cheese sandwiches. :)

Candice Moretti said...

Breakfast for dinner is my absolute favorite. Its probably due to my dad cooking pancakes and waffles for dinner or breakfast once a week. Thanks for linking up and sharing your recipe! I will be trying this for sure. Great pictures too!

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