Monday, March 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter

I really really need a new camera. My little point and shoot is just not doing it anymore. The flash is not working correctly anymore and I need better pictures of my food. Sorry for the crappy shots today.

These pancakes were more like dessert than breakfast. They were SO GOOD. Next time I will use less chocolate chips though. Still insanely good.

I topped them with Cinnamon Butter (recipe below) and Maple Syrup.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Adapted recipe & photos by Kelly @
Original recipe by Paula Deen on Food Network

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted plus 4 tablespoons, divided
  • 1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • Maple syrup, for serving



Preheat griddle on medium low heat.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

wet ingredients, mixed

In a small bowl, combine milk, egg yolks, and 3 tablespoons melted butter; add to flour mixture, whisking until smooth.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff.

Egg whites, nice and stiff, and the pancake mix

Gently fold into batter. Gently fold in chocolate morsels.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter on hot griddle. Ladle about 1/4-cup batter for each pancake onto hot griddle.

Cook pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked.

Turn and cook the other side. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining batter.

Cinnamon Butter:

1/2 stick of sweet cream butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar

With an electric mixer, cream these ingredient together on medium speed, until well mixed.

That's it. This butter is also really good to keep on hand in the refrigerator for toast, on top of oatmeal, etc. whatever you what.  Thanks for checking in! Have a good Monday.

Pizza Ala' Lori

The kids wanted pizza. As usual. So, I decided to try my hand at it. My good friend Lori, of No More Sweat Pants, had a great pizza dough recipe, on her blog here, and below.  Super good, the girls loved it and really easy. Thanks Lori.

I topped my pizza with:

1 twelve oz. jar of store bough pizza sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 Colby jack cheese
from my spice rack: Pizza Seasoning

Original recipe, my good friend Lori, No More Sweat Pants
Adapted recipe & photos by Something Different For Dinner.

No-Rise, No-Yeast Pizza Dough Recipe
2 Cups Flour (I use a mixture of white and wheat flour)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 cups Water (I had to use a little bit more.)

Mix flour, salt, baking powder.  
Add 2/3 cups of water.  If needed add 1 TBS more at a time until the dough is mixed.
Knead on floured surface until spreadable and workable; about 2 minutes.
Place on greased pizza pan or large cookie sheet.
Spread oil on crust (I use olive oil) put whatever sauce, cheese, and toppings you want.
Bake at 425°F for about 20 minutes.