Saturday, March 14, 2009

Breakfast Bliss

What's better than a giant bowl of Lucky Charms?

What's better than a fluffy Belgian waffle?

How about a giant stack of chocolate pancakes?

Yes, I said chocolate. It's like eating cake for breakfast and it's about the best breakfast food ever. Try them. You'll like them!

Chocolate Pancakes
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and oil. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour about 1/4 cup batter per pancake onto a medium heat griddle or nonstick skillet. Cook until bubbles form on top, 1 to 2 minutes, then flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Then smother with maple syrup and eat like a pig!

(A substitute for buttermilk is to put 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar in a measuring cup then add milk to the 1.5 cup line. Let sit for a minute or two, and then you have buttermilk! It's basically a 1 tablespoon to 1 cup ratio, lemon juice to milk.)

(Recipe courtesy of The Essential Food Storage Cookbook.)


Lucy said...

Let's count the times I actually have buttermilk in my fridge.

Once a year.

Guess who just got lucky?

Chapman Family said...

Soooo remind me of your job again? $57 an hour? Wouldn't that be nice... And yummo on the chocolate-o.

Andrea said...

OH YUM!! Those look soooo yummy, and would you believe that I actually have buttermilk in my fridge!!

The Wades said...

Those will have to be on the menu this weekend. We can make our own buttermilk by adding vinegar to regular milk, right?

I'm going to be a hit with the kids!