Chocolate chip pancake. Now we’re talking. As if it wasn’t glorious enough that we’ve chosen to eat pancakes today. We’ve only gone and added chocolate to them. This one isn’t as easy as some of our other recipes as we are sure you already know that chocolate melts. Needless to say, if you don’t get this one right then you’re going to end up with a lot of burnt cocoa stuck to your pan and a very unhappy face. We will do our best to guide you away from that looming culinary disaster. If you’re looking for a delicious challenge today then try this for size. Just don’t do it every day unless you plan on spending the rest of your life as a balloon. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
So here’s what you’re going to need –
- 135ml milk.
- 135g plain flour.
- 1/2 tablespoon of salt.
- 2 tablespoons of caster sugar.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter (and some more for cooking later).
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
- 80g frozen chocolate chips (very important).
- (Optional) A pinch of cinnamon for extra flavour.
What to do next –
Step 1) Sift the flour, caster sugar, baking powder (cinnamon too if you like) and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2) Beat the eggs lightly in a separate jug/bowl.
Step 3) Add the milk and butter to the egg and then whisk them together.
Step 4) Combine the two mixtures and beat with a fork until the batter is smooth.
Step 5) Fold in the chocolate chips and do one last check for other unwanted lumps in your mix.
Step 6) Heat a pan to medium-high heat and add some butter. Just enough to cover the surface of the pan if you *swoosh* it around.
Step 7) Cook until lightly browned on either side, flipping if you’re feeling brave and serve them up hot. Be careful not to overdo it or your chocolate will get messy.
This is one of our favourites and is a quick and easy way to please guests, children or yourself. Pancakes and chocolate have always been a match made in heaven and if you want to take it to the next level then we suggest mixing some melted chocolate with some maple syrup and drenching the pancakes in the resulting chocolate/maple syrup. High five. We just ruined any diet you had planned. But it was worth it.
Don’t forget to check out our top tips too for our very own ways of making your pancakes a cut above the rest.
Rough morning? Pancakes are the answer. Rough evening? Pancakes. Got guests? Pancakes. Got unexpected guests or forgot you’d invited them over? Pancakes.