Chocolate pancakes.

I asked Z if she wanted pancakes for breakfast this last Saturday, it was just the two of us because J had to work and was gonna hit yoga afterwords. She replied with “chocolate pancakes”. It caught me off guard at first but then I realized she meant chocolate chip pancakes like I’ve made a couple times in the past. But now I had chocolate pancakes burned into my mind and there was no turning back. I’m glad I went with my “gut” because these were totally awesome. It was actually like eating a birthday cake for breakfast, not something you should do often unless you want to blow up like the stay puft marshmallow man but very super tasty non the less. Everyone obviously loved them (we saved some for when J got home that afternoon). Three thumbs up.

They look so good cooking on the griddle.

Chocolate Pancakes

Recipe from here.

1 c. whole milk
1 egg
2 T. butter, melted
1/4 t. vanilla extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c. sugar, I use unrefined brown
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
powdered sugar to top (optional)
Chocolate sauce
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sea salt and sugar and set aside. Beat egg and add milk, butter and vanilla. Then finally combine the dry and wet mixtures making a nice pancake batter. Pour onto a hot skillet and cook like any other pancakes. Toss in some whole chocolate chips if you want to take it even further.

For the sauce, and it’s all about the sauce FYI, just melt chips with the heavy cream over a low to medium heat in a small sauce pan continuously stirring with a wire whisk. Pour over pancakes and serve.

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