July 18, 2013

A Sweet Way to Start the Day: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes



I learned to bake from cookbooks. My mother was a fabulous cook, but she rarely baked. When she did it was great, however, she claimed she never enjoyed it. I am the opposite, I love to bake. I find it relaxing and when I get stressed out I bake up a storm. My oldest son also seems to share my love of baking. He helps me out in the kitchen and loves measuring out ingredients. I think his favorite part of the process is the eating. My two boys can eat up a storm and seem to be hungry as soon as they are done eating their last meal. Since my kids are continuously hungry I bake and cook a lot during the week. I love big breakfasts, in particular pancakes and waffles. Today I tried a new recipe for Chocolate Chip Pancakes from the Food Network.

This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 35 minutes of total time, all of which is active. I made very few changes to the original recipe. I use an electric griddle to make my pancakes. It ensures that they brown without burning and makes great pancakes. I cheated on the recipe a bit. Instead of melting the butter and milk on the stove, I melted the butter in the microwave and then added the milk and let it cool to room temperature. Since I was using a griddle I did not use melted butter, but canola oil spray instead.

Since I can't eat gluten I was unable to taste these pancakes. However, my two kids are always honest with their opinions (even when they hate something). They really loved these pancakes. I liked that they baked up easily and weren't overly flat or fluffy. My kids like their pancakes somewhere in between, which is exactly what these pancakes were. Plus they browned very evenly with no problems with burning, which is always nice.

For the recipe go to Chocolate Chip Pancakes.

45 comments:

  1. Yum these look soooo good would like to pick them out of the picture!

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  2. I make chocolate chip pancakes a lot. My kids really like them. I prefer blueberry pancakes, but I am the only one in the house that likes them, so I rarely make them.

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    1. I love blueberry too, but my kids love anything with chocolate!

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  3. I learned to bake from cookbooks too! My mom doesn't like to bake at all & only really cooks out of necessity, she says lol. So I can totally relate!

    These pancakes look so yummy! Gonna have to give this recipe a try! I know my babies would love them.

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    1. I still love cookbooks :) They were a great way to learn!

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  4. MMMMMMM....I want to eat these right now! They look so yummy!

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    1. I love pancakes any time of the day!

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  5. Cool my sister loves to make pancakes and I will send her your link. BTW, I have a lot of swiss chard in , my garden, do you have a recipe you recommend.

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    1. I love just sauteing swiss chard. It's easy and the flavor is delicious. Just cut out the tough middle stems and then saute in a little olive oil with onion and garlic. You can also add cheese if you like (Parmesan).

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    2. Cool, I will do it like that and I also have a recipe that combines scallops and swiss chard.

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  6. Those pancakes look delicious. I so want to be a baker but I am terrible at it!! I've given up even trying.

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    1. I have disasters all the time :) Any good cook will tell you that no is perfect and that you have to keep trying!

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  7. Look delicious! I try to stay away from gluten as well, but sometimes I just have to give in!

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    1. I wish I could have it, but even a little makes my stomach cramp :( Bad genetics! I live through my kids eating all the yummy foods though!

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  8. I enjoy baking but my forte is cooking. Your pancakes are certainly a great way to start the day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love both, but I am probably a better cook overall :)

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  9. One of my favs and I make them normally on the weekends. Sometimes I put sliced bananas on them too.

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    1. I love putting sliced bananas on pancakes, yum!

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  10. This is one of my husband's favorite weekend breakfasts! Mine too I must admit :) But I have a problem with sneaking chocolate chips to snack on, so when we get a craving for these pancakes it's usually when I've eaten up all the chocolate chips! haha.

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    1. We are so alike, I eat a ton of chocolate chips when they are in the house too :) Too funny!

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  11. I would love to wake up to these chocolate chip pancakes too! :) Very tempting.

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    1. Thanks :) Pancakes are always a great way to start the day!

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  12. una gran versión irresistible,abrazos.

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    1. I love pancakes with chocolate chips, they are great. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

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  13. This looks so yummy and a treat. Great idea. :)

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    1. My boys said they were delicious :)

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  14. I hope someone will make these for me tomorrow....

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    1. They are great for a weekend breakfast!

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  15. mmmm yummy, I wish I had some right now :)

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    1. If you lived closer I would have shared :)

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  16. This picture alone is making my mouth water!

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  17. This looks divine and this I can definitely do. I love making all kinds of pancakes but have never thought of chocolate chip ones before. My kids would definitely love this! Tweeted the recipe so others can enjoy it as well. :)

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    1. The chocolate chips are nice for a change. Thanks for the tweet, I really appreciate it!

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  18. My husband loves a big breakfast so his day off and Sundays I always make one. These look great.

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    1. My husband and kids love big weekend breakfasts too!

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  19. Now, these are the kind of pancakes my kids would love. I've made many pancakes for them thru the years, but, for some reason I've never made chocolate chips ones. I know my oldest would eat these without syrup just to make sure she tastes the chocolate.

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    1. That's how my oldest eats them, plain with no syrup or butter :) My youngest loves them slathered in butter, it's funny how kids can be so different!

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