My family didn't eat much in restaurants when I was growing up. When we did, it was always a special occasion. I'm in possession of a few glorious memories of eating breakfast at IHOP. We'd sit at a booth and I'd order the same thing every time -- chocolate chip pancakes.
I still remember feeling nervous every time I placed the order. I worried that surely a treat this decadent would never meet my parents' approval as a breakfast food. But somehow it did and the server would appear with a freshly made chocolate chip pancake as big as my head.
Now that I'm an adult, chocolate chip pancakes still hold a special place in my heart. So, it was only natural that I taught myself how to make chocolate chip pancakes in the comfort of my own home. And I was able to come up with an amazing chocolate chip pancake recipe that can be whipped up in minutes.
Intrigued? I'm happy to share the recipe! Continue below to learn how to make chocolate chip pancakes that will leave both children and adults begging you for more.
The recipe yields approximately 6-8 regular sized pancakes.
To make a vegan version of this recipe, substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk for the cow's milk and margarine or butter flavored shortening for the butter. And of course, be sure to use vegan chocolate chips.
Substitute whole wheat flour for the white flour and add ¼ teaspoon of chopped walnuts. You can also add a third of a teaspoon of ground nutmeg if you have it on hand. This recipe goes best with dark chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet variety.
Prepare the standard recipe and fold in ¼ cups of chopped, crisp fried, premium bacon and 1-3 tablespoons chopped fresh jalapeno to taste (depending on how much heat you prefer).
I hope you'll love this recipe for chocolate chip pancakes as much as I do. They're easy enough to make on a busy morning but impressive enough to make for a fancy brunch. Breakfast never tasted so good!