Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Freckled Pancakes

We eat a lot of pancakes around here. It helps keep the cost of breakfast down and sometimes we have them for dinner. My children enjoy them with chocolate chips in. This morning I happened to have some mini chocolate chips on hand and added them to the batter. They looked like freckles.

3 eggs

1 cup milk*
3 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred and measured (or whole wheat flour)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Handful mini chocolate chips

Beat eggs thoroughly; stir in milk, shortening, and sifted dry ingredients just until blended. Bake on lightly greased griddle. Sprinkle with some mini chocolate chips. Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

*You may use 1/3 cup non-instant powdered milk and 1 cup water in place of milk. Mix non-instant powdered milk with dry ingredients, mix water with liquid ingredients.

Apple Pancakes:
Stir in 1 cup finely chopped apple.
Blueberry Pancakes: Stir in 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned and drained blueberries.

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