Sunday, June 24, 2012

Whole Wheat Walnut & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

These were supposed to be Whole Wheat Walnut Pancakes.... The row of pancakes on the right above are with walnuts only, but somehow chocolate chips found their way into the rest of the batter! Delicious!!

Let me preface by saying that pancakes are usually a flop for me. I try a different recipe every time, hoping to find one worth repeating. This one's a keeper!!! Next time I'm throwing in blueberries instead of walnuts/chocolate!

*Recipe makes 8 pancakes!

You'll need:
1 cup + 3 Tbsp milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt 
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips
butter and/or olive oil spray for greasing pan

Start by setting your griddle or pan to medium-low heat.

Whisk together milk, whole egg, and oil in a medium bowl until combined. (I used 1% milk.)

In a smaller bowl, combined the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. (If you're not a fan of the whole wheat, just use all-purpose flour instead.) Add to wet ingredients and fold together a few times.

Add walnuts and chocolate chips. Don't over-mix! The flour shouldn't be too visible, but lumps are good!

My chocolate chips were a little late to this party. You'll see them soon.

Put a little butter on your griddle and spread it around as it melts. I used a mixture of butter and olive oil. (Be sure to grease the pan between each round of pancakes.)

Use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon to scoop batter onto the griddle.

Usually pancakes will start to form tiny bubbles on top when they're ready to flip. Mine weren't as obvious. Just keep an eye on the bottoms and flip when they start to brown - about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on your heat setting.

Drizzle with syrup, and serve!

Yum. :)

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