Old Fashioned Pancakes with Milk Chocolate Chips
Pancakes have always been a huge favourite of mine. Again, growing up my mom would never buy prepared food, so pancake mix was completely out of the question. I started making them from scratch around age 7 (with the help of my dad of course). This recipe is pretty basic. Feel free to substitute the chocolate chips with your favourite fruit or even nuts.
1 1/2 Cups Flour
3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tbs White Sugar
1 1/4 Cups Milk
3 tbs Melted Butter
Combine all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl (Milk, Egg and Melted Butter). In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar. I sometimes like to add in a tsp of Vanilla. It really gives them that old fashioned taste. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly. Finally, add in the chocolate chips and give it one last light stir. The mixture shouldn’t be terribly thick. If it is, simply add a little bit more milk.
Heat your pan to about medium-high. Put a small amount of butter in the pan- it should sizzle. Use a ladle to pour the batter into the pan. Here’s the key- if the heat is right, you should start to see little tiny bubbles forming on the top of the pancake. That’s when it’s time to flip. When each side has a slight golden-brown colour, you can take them off for plating!
Serve with butter, maple syrup and some strawberries or other fruit for a garnish.