Saturday, February 4, 2012

Super Duper Simple! Chocolate Chip Pancakes

(I have to preface this post with, just about 10 minutes ago was a fiasco around here!  Mr. Cozy was off to the store to grab a few things, and I thought I'd start this new post.  Well, somehow after about 2 pictures --the way I always start assembling my posts-- I hit the publish button instead of preview!  Oh no!!  So in a frenzy   I somehow managed to knock my coffee mug over off the coffee table onto my new rug and favorite cable knit throw in the world!! 

The entire mug of coffee.  Everywhere. Big big mess!

So here I am after cleaning all of that up, thankfully able to wash the throw on a gentle cycle, and back to being in a frenzy to publish this as a real post!  Yes, I have my crazy moments, too! :)

Chocolate chip pancakes are a great way to start off the weekend!  This is almost an embarrassingly simple recipe, I just got excited while making them and wanted to take some pictures to share!

Mr. Cozy actually started making chocolate chips pancakes like this in high school, and now it's a favorite of ours when we want to splurge at breakfast!  It's just a fancied up box mix recipe that delicious and easy!
Have a yummy--Superbowl!-- weekend!

Super Duper Simple Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Box Pancake mix (I used Maple Grove Farms of Vermont)
Vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Chocolate Chips
Maple syrup

(Yes, these are not gourmet!)

In a bowl, follow pancake mix directions and then add a drizzle of vanilla bean paste or vanilla and mix into the batter. This pairs so well with chocolate!

Set batter aside. 

In a large pan over medium-low heat, hold a stick of butter by the paper, and swirl it around the pan a couple of time to coat.

Drop batter and sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Flip over when pancakes gets bubbly and edges slightly brown.

Cook just another minute or so.....(not sure why I'm giving you a step by step of pancakes. Haha, I'm not a  perfect pancake maker by any means, but this is just how I do it.)  Remove the cooked pancakes, put on a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.

Wipe off butter in between and add more in between batches, so the browned butter doesn't end up burning.  This happens to me most of the time, it seems!!

Stack up as high as you like, and serve with warm maple syrup....I have it on here, but the camera doesn't seem to capture the pale amber goodness descending down the fluffy pancakes! 
I said they were easy to make!

I have to show you how cute this little candle "sweater" is!!  Thank you, Sarah!

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Chris said...

Hi Leslie, yummy, my mouth is watering as I'm reading this. I have never had chocolate chip pancakes but there's always a first time for everything. Thanks for sharing this and I'm going to make this recipe next time I have the family over for brunch. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Maria said...

Can you believe I've never actually made chocolate chip pancakes at home?! They're my favorite though, so you inspired me to make some soon!
And if you've never been to DC or travelled around the East Coast, you should definitely visit sometime! There's so much to see, and so many fun things to do! Have a great Sunday!

GypsyFox said...

Hi Leslie this recipe is really simple & they look sooo delicious! I wanted to stop by & let you know you are the winner to my blog giveaway! email me thanks :)

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

What a nice weekend treat! My son would just love these! Btw, you have an award over on my blog. Check it out!

Suzanne said...

Yum! Might have to make these tomorrow.