is there a support group for pancake addicts? if so, sign us up. we are totally pancake fanatics.
weekend mornings are for pancakes. especially saturday mornings when the sun is shining through the windows so beautifully, and you are still in your pajamas, and everything is quiet, and it seems like the world is standing still. those are the types of mornings that call for pancakes.
i have been in love with adrianna adarme's pancakes cookbook ever since i got it for my birthday last january. when i saw a recipe in there for orange chocolate chip pancakes i just knew i had to try it. ryan and i both love chocolate chip pancakes (really, who doesn't?) so we were intrigued to try them with orange zest. the addition of the orange zest really brightens them up and gives them a great flavor. such a tasty spin on traditional chocolate chip pancakes!
orange chocolate chip pancakes
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
yields: 2 servings
adapted from pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large orange, zested
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest in a large bowl. add the milk and eggs and whisk until just combined. stir in the melted butter. heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan on medium heat. pour 3 tablespoons of batter onto the griddle for medium pancakes. drop a few chocolate chips in each pancake. cook for 3 minutes, until small bubbles begin to form. flip the pancakes when they start to bubble, then cook for 2-3 minutes, until they are golden brown and cooked throughout. once cooked, transfer the pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200 degree F oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining pancake batter. serve warm with warm maple syrup.