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Chocolate Chip Waffles

I love waffles and pancakes. When I was in college, after clubbing and drinking, we’d always go to Waffle House and I would always get a chocolate chip waffles. At Waffle House they do things differently and just add chocolate chips on top. But I wanted to incorporate mine into the batter. Nobody in the house would eat them except for me because I used bittersweet chocolate and they prefer milk or semi-sweet chips in things. But since I knew I’d end up adding syrup and probably peanut butter- I didn’t want to overdose on the sweetness.

This mix also works great for pancakes. And- as a simple heads up- it’s going to look like there are not enough chocolate chips. Don’t add more- or you’ll have too many chocolate chips. I learned this the hard way.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat either your waffle iron or your pan.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Beat the egg. Stir the egg and the milk/vanilla into the batter.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (whatever flavor you like best).
  5. Let the batter sit for about a minute so it can get thick and bubbly.
  6. Pour the batter into the waffle iron- or onto a hot, non stick pan by using a 1/3 cup measure.
  7. In the pan, wait for lots of bubbles to form and then flip. For the waffle iron, usually it has to cook 5-7 minutes- some have lights letting you know it is done.
  8. Serve this with syrup or peanut butter on top- or both. I love peanut butter on my waffles.

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French Toast Pancakes

I like French Toast as much as the other person- but I happen to not be a fan of French Toast that is incredibly eggy. Because I really kind of hate eggs. So I thought… “Maybe I can make pancakes that taste like French toast!” I decided to give it a try, and it actually turned out rather well. Unfortunately, I’m guestimating how much cinnamon/vanilla I added, because I didn’t really measure it when I put it in. You know how things go in the laboratory.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. (Remember- microwave on defrost!)
  2. Mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar with the melted butter. Give it a taste, add more flavor as desired.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda in a bowl. Then add 1 egg (beaten) and the cup of milk. Mix together. Pour in the brown sugar mixture. Stir. Again, you can sample the taste to see if you want to add anymore cinnamon/brown sugar/etc.
  4. Pour the batter into a heated pan, about 1/4th of a cup each time. Allow it to bake until it rises and bubbles. Flip, allow the other side to brown. Remove from pan.
  5. Should make about 6-8 pancakes. Smother in butter and syrup and enjoy!

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