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!
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.)