Happy weekend to you all! So I realized last week that when I posted the WIAW post, I never actually shared the recipe I used for the red velvet chocolate chip pancakes! Miss Diana reminded me about it so I thought it would be nice to do that now.
I apologize in advance for the photos not looking as good as they could look! But even if they don’t look good, it doesn’t mean they didn’t taste good. Because they did. Kthx.
I found a recipe online and decided to use that and it worked pretty well. Although it made quite the mess in my kitchen.
I’ve never made pancakes from scratch so the first 5 didn’t turn out great at ALL. But once you get into it, it’s not so bad and they seemed to turn out OK! I can honestly say that it isn’t my cup of tea though. It just takes a long time and in the end we realized that while they were delicious, we still liked French toast more.
If you’re adventurous and have time on your hands, make these pancakes!
Recipe adapted from Recipe Girl.
Here’s what you need:
•1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•2 tablespoons cocoa powder
•2 tablespoons granulated sugar
•1/3 cup powdered sugar
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 1/2 cups buttermilk
•2 large eggs
•1 teaspoons vanilla extract
•2 tablespoons white vinegar
•1 tablespoon red food coloring
•4 tablespoons melted butter (I used unsalted and it was fine)
•1/4 cup chocolate chips
Start by mixing your dry ingredients (the first 8 ingredients) in a bowl and whisk until there aren’t any lumps. Next in your stand mixer or a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (buttermilk through food coloring) until it’s smooth. Add the dry ingredients and stir/mix until smooth and there are no lumps. Add the melted butter and fold to combine.
Heat your pan or griddle until hot. You can use non stick spray or butter to help grease the pan. Drop rounds on the pan – I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to get the same size pancakes. Let them cook 2-3 minutes per side. You’ll know when it’s time to flip when you see bubbles form on the top. Before you flip, sprinkles a few chocolate chips on the pancake, then flip and cook the other side. You could also fold the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into the batter before pouring out the pancakes. It’s up to you!
You should get about 15 or so pancakes! Serve it up with butter and syrup, or you could make a glaze or frosting and eat it as dessert. Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is one of my favorite types of meals. REB and I try to do that at least once a week! Enjoy!
What is your favorite breakfast food?
Do you ever have brinner?