Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So, yeah, these are a lot better than regular, plain buttermilk pancakes.  Like, a lot.  The pancakes are fluffy and light with a perfect peanut butter flavor and speckled with chocolate chips for just a bit of extra sweetness and pairing this perfect combination of flavors for breakfast.  I topped mine with a smear of peanut butter and banana slices while Dave dressed his up with maple syrup--both of which were delicious.  And one of my favorite parts about making a massive amount of pancakes for just the two of us mean I only have to make a big breakfast once to have several days worth of pancakes tucked away in the freezer for a quick morning.  Dave loves it because we package the leftover pancakes in foil wrapped bundles and toss them into a single zip top bag in the freezer, unlabeled, so he never knows what he's going to get in the morning.

I'm constantly looking for new flavors of pancakes--it makes breakfast more interesting--and while browsing Pinterest, I found this recipe from Leigh Anne over at Your Homebased Mom.  It's delicious and I'm so glad I found it.  Aside from adding mini chocolate chips, I did slightly increase the milk and then the flour.  I first thought the batter was too thick, so I increased the milk.  But since I over compensated, I did end up mixing in a bit more flour until I got the consistency I wanted.  I should have known better to add the milk gradually, but no matter.  The end result was an excellent breakfast with plenty of leftovers to keep Dave guessing in the morning.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes


1  1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sugar and oil until smooth.

Add egg and milk to peanut butter mixture and stir until incorporated.

Pour peanut butter mixture into flour mixture and stir until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips, taking care not to overmix.

Heat griddle over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.  Pour batter onto hot griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles form on top and edges are gently set.

Carefully turn and cook on other side for another minute or so.

Remove from griddle and repeat with remaining batter.  Hold cooked pancakes in a 200 degree F oven until all are cooked.

Serve with a dollop of peanut butter and sliced bananas or maple syrup.

Makes 20 pancakes.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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