Chocolate Chip Pancakes

by Melissa on September 8, 2009

There is not nearly enough breakfast food on this blog and the reason is that we are just not big breakfast people.   My husband and I have very few days together, so when we do the time is usually spent on house projects or running errands. We really should take the time to enjoy a big breakfast once in a while, and as the weather gets cooler and things are less hectic, I am hoping we can make that happen. 

One way around not having any mornings together, and my desire to have a real breakfast, is breakfast for dinner! As a kid, breakfast for dinner was such a treat and one of my favorite dinners. For some reason, french toast tastes so much better at 6pm! For our recent Brinner, we had chocolate chip pancakes, chicken sausage patties and fresh mixed berries. The pancakes are below, chicken sausage patties to come soon!

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted plus 4 tablespoons, divided
  • 1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F.

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

In a small bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff. Gently fold into batter. Gently fold in chocolate morsels.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter on hot griddle. Ladle about 1/4-cup batter for each pancake onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Turn and cook the other side. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining batter.

Source: Paula Deen, as seen on The Novice Chef.

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snooky doodle September 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

I wouldn t mind eating these for dinner, these look delicious :)

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The Novice Chef September 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Mmm breakfast for dinner rocks!!

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Joelen September 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I’ve been on a crepe kick lately but I’m sure I’ll be moving onto pancakes shortly after! These look so light, fluffy and I’m sure delicious with all those bits of chocolate suspended in the batter!

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Kate September 9, 2009 at 8:56 am

I remember growing up how much we loved going to Friendly’s for breakfast because it was the only time we were allowed chocolate for breakfast – in the form of chocolate chip pancakes.

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Colleen September 9, 2009 at 11:20 am

We have been VERY into pancakes lately at my house – these look delicious!

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Molly Jean September 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm

You know, I’m not a big breakfast person either… but I love a good pancake! Looks great!

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Kitchen Butterfly October 3, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Yummy. We’re big pancake pple + we live in the Netherlands. We often have it for brekkie…but thats not dutch. I love the fact that you can jazz it up and mostly I put chopped nuts in, occasionally bananas and often cheese. Yummy looking. Love the sausage patties too

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