Friday, August 20, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Birthday, Handsome Man!
I figured this would be the perfect way to begin your special day. 
 I love you!

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

♥  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

♥ 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

♥ 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

♥ 3/4 teaspoon salt

♥ 1 1/4 cups milk

♥ 1/4 cup vegetable oil

♥ 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

♥ 1 rounded cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

Whisk together all ingredients except chips until just combined.

Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot and lightly brush with additional oil. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto griddle and sprinkle each pancake with about 1 1/2 teaspoons chips. Cook until bubbles appear on surface and undersides are golden-brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook other side, about 1 minute more. (Lightly oil griddle between batches.)
(These would be a lot more ideal to make if I owned a griddle, but for now, it's pancakes on the stir-fry pan!)
Funny side note, at one point, I burned a pancake pretty badly and was mourning over it.  "Why is it that burned chocolate chips smell like burned hot dogs?" I cried.
Jesse's eyes got wide with excitement and he clapped his hands together, "Because they love me!!!"