Thursday, June 7, 2012
Chocolate Chip Cherry Cocoa Pancakes
I really, really love breakfast and not only at breakfast time. Breakfast for dinner is a huge favorite of mine, if only the hubby shared the same appreciation for it as I do.
These pancakes I made for myself as a single serving one morning as I tried to get some work done at work while the hubby was off at work. Since it was only me I decided to use the "cheat" version and use boxed mix. I know, I know here I am running a food blog and I cheated on something so simple but hey I still doctored it up a bit!
Make this recipe from scratch with a recipe like this or use a boxed mix...whatever it is that you fancy. To my boxed mix I added in a teaspoon of cocoa powder, a teaspoon of vanilla and some dried cherries and chocolate chips. I also highly recommend melting a half of tablespoon of butter to stir into the pancakes as well as greasing the pan with butter. Using butter makes boxed pancakes taste like you made them from scratch and gives the outside a nice crispy, buttery crunch to it!
I really loved the cherry and chocolate chip combination in these pancakes because of the sweet and sour element they ended up having. It was a great balance and almost didn't even require the use of syrup....almost.