These pancakes are part of a great and long tradition in our household: Sunday breakfast. Nearly every Sunday when my sister and I were growing up, we would get up late on a Sunday (especially when we were teenagers) and dad would have either pancake batter or french toast mix ready to go and bacon in the microwave (it’s not weird, we have a grill plate…) and he would cook breakfast for all of us. I always loved it because A) someone else cooking breakfast – yum! and B) it was a nice way to start a lazy Sunday. Although we would sometimes have french toast or waffles to mix things up, these pancakes were a classic staple that we had at least once a month.
These pancakes are still some of the best I’ve had, even compared to cafés I reckon. They are light and super fluffy as well as being incredibly quick and easy to make. They only have 6 ingredients, all of which you will most likely have on hand right now. Plus chocolate, because when doesn’t chocolate make anything better? Dad didn’t used to make them with chocolate, but I totally think it makes them even more awesome. The only slightly time-consuming aspect is whipping the egg whites to soft peaks, but you can just do this by hand if you don’t want to get out the appliances, or you don’t even have to do this if you don’t have time, they just won’t be quite as fluffy and thick. Mmmm all of that soft pancake-y goodness… Have I convinced you to try them yet??
If you follow me on Snapchat, you might’ve noticed a change on scenery for the weekend… (If you don’t follow me, my Snapchat name is chloekincaid, you should totally add me to see my kitchen antics real time!) I was out at the boyfriend’s family farm and it was really nice to get away from the city for a weekend. I truly love living in Wellington and being in the city, but sometimes it’s nice to just be around sheep and paddocks and cows instead of buildings, don’t you think? I must say I could definitely never live on a farm because I don’t deal with the bugs very well (thanks Kri for getting rid of them all for me! :D) but if the bugs weren’t there it would be perfect. 😉 Is it just me who hates flies and moths??
But, to make up for creepy crawlies, there are always chocolate chip pancakes. ❤ Happy baking!
- 1 egg
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbspn sugar
- 2 Tbspn butter (melted) or oil
- 3 tspn baking powder
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 1-2 handfuls chocolate chips or chopped chocolate block
- Pat of butter for frying
- If whipping egg white(s) separately, place them in a separate small bowl. With either an electric hand beater or a whisk, whip until soft peaks form.
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and whisk lightly. Make a well in the centre for the wet ingredients.
- Add the oil or butter and milk to the well in the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth and few lumps remain.
- Add the egg white (or whole egg) to the mixture as well as the chocolate and fold in gently using the whisk to just combine until no streaks of white remain and the mixture is light and airy.
- Heat a pan or griddle over a low-medium heat and melt the pat of butter. When the butter is just starting to bubble, the pan is ready.
- Spoon around 3-4 Tbspn (or however much batter you want really!) of batter into the pan using a large spoon, and smooth out the batter into a circle.
- Cook the pancakes until puffy and many bubbles have formed on the surface, then turn and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Rinse and repeat with the remaining batter and watch them all disappear! Make sure to serve these with a good maple syrup, or lemon juice and a bit of sugar.