Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Snow Day Traditions!  We all have them.  Some start the night before with their pajamas inside out just to plead with the snow clouds.  Many children feel complete victory when their school has announced a snow day closing.  Teachers actually get to enjoy their cup (or two) of coffee while watching “Good Morning America.”  Snow days are magically.

As a little girl, it was not about playing in the snow, the magic began by firing up my Easy Bake Oven.  My day was spent stirring, baking, and eating tasty goods from my kitchen.  Complete magic!

A few decades later, the magic is still very alive on snow days.  This past Friday, we had an expected snow day.  The morning called for Chocolate Chip Pancakes.  Oh the happiness on Will’s face was priceless.  It was worth every calorie!  Stop and make memories for you and your family! -Amanda

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chips Pancakes

4 T unsalted butter and 1 T unsalted butter (for cooking)

1 cup milk (I used fat free)

1 1/4 cups flour

1 T sugar

4 t baking powder

3/4 t salt

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

In a small saucepan, combine the butter and milk. Place over low heat just until warm and the butter is melted. Let cool slightly. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Whisk in the milk and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and mix just until barely blended. Add the chocolate chips and mix.

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and melt until bubbly. Ladle 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake onto the hot surface and cook until bubbly on the top and golden brown on the bottom. Turn and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 30 seconds more. Repeat until all the batter is used up. Serve hot.

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