"Feast of Saint Valentine"
The only thing better than fluffy thick and light pancakes are fluffy chocolate chip thick and light pancakes. I took my classic pancake recipe and brought it to new heights buy adding one simple ingredient; chocolate!
I am always amazed at how folding stiff egg whites into a batter can change the game. It makes the pancakes so incredibly thick and fluffy. An in addition to this wonderful texture there are pockets of melted milk chocolate chips throughout every bite. There is really no difference with this pancake than my original fluffy pancake recipe other than the addition of chocolate chips. If you are a true pancake connoisseur and you love my original recipe, I’m sure you have been adding blueberries and chocolate chips to the batter long before I have.
For those of you who are new to the game, know this; pancakes are always best made from scratch with real ingredients. It yields a much richer flavor, where the texture and fluffiness are unparalleled. Experiment with your chocolate chips, I used milk chocolate, you could use mint chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, even caramel pieces would also work well in the batter. Your only limit is your imagination
Makes 4 large ½ inch thick pancakes
Ingredients (Printable recipe)
2 cup flour
2 eggs separated
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3/4 cup milk (preferably buttermilk)
1 tsp. melted butter
2 table spoon sugar
½ tsp. salt
about 1 ½ hand full of milk chocolate chips
- Combine the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt sugar
- Whisk in another bowl the egg yolks butter and milk
- Blend the egg whites in a mixer until you get stiff peaks
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a whisk just until it is incorporated. There will be lumps left but that’s fine. You’re not looking for a smooth mixture.
- Then fold in the egg whites lightly don't completely mix out
- And fold in chocolate chips then you’re ready to cook
- Ladle a spoon of batter into a greased pan on medium low heat
- Once the bather starts to bubble on the top and edges its ready to flip
- Cook on the other side until done. about a minute or two