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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancake Dippers

So....sometimes I let the kids eat breakfast on the couch while watching their favorite cartoon.  

Ninety percent of the time we are strictly a 'eat-only-at-the-table' kind of family.  But occasionally there are weekend mornings when the husband is still sleeping {he works late hours}, I'm lazy and I let the kids eat pancakes on the couch.

Without syrup of course.

It's probably not a good habit to get into, but instead of fretting about it I just tell them we are having a pancake picnic and move on.

For all intents and purposes these pancakes started out just being plain jane.  No add-ins or frills, but when I opened up our kitchen cupboard an almost empty jar of peanut butter was staring back at me.

Hmm.....melted peanut butter.  One of God's greatest gifts.

And chocolate chips.

I was on to something.

So with my homemade batter, I added in melted peanut butter and then sprinkled in milk chocolate chips as they were cooking and we pretty much died and went to heaven.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancake Dippers
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1 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 c. milk
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. melted peanut butter
chocolate chips

In a bowl combine wet ingredients - milk, egg, vanilla and melted peanut butter.  Sift together dry ingredients and combine with wet ingredients.  Batter will be thick.

Heat a hot griddle with butter.  Pour a small amount of batter onto the griddle - 1/8 cup. Place 3-4 chocolate chips onto the pancake.  Once pancake starts to bubble, flip and cook 30 seconds longer on the other side.  Remove to a pan and keep warm while finishing the pancakes.

These pancakes are great plain and can be eaten straight out of your hand.  But feel free to top with the traditional butter and syrup, jam or more peanut butter!

I made an extra two batches of these and yes - you called it - put them in my freezer.  They are easy to grab in the morning, nuke for a few seconds and eat on the go.

Or eat on the couch.

And they are great snacks too!  My kids asked for them for their afternoon snack one day and loved them just as much as they did 7 hours earlier for breakfast.  The best snack to give them?  Probably not.  But since I had already ruined our breakfast routine I didn't care.

I need to go make more of these.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Those sound great Ally!! A good thing to make once school starts...next week for 2 of my kids!!!