Wednesday, August 6

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Start your morning off right with these sweet cinnamon and chocolate chip pancakes

Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I absolutely love ordering room service when I stay at nice hotels. The food isn't always great, but there's something so indulgent about picking up the phone, ordering breakfast, and being able to eat a hot meal in your own room or even in your bed. My husband and I stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa earlier this summer, and one of my favorite parts of the trip was ordering room service for breakfast. We were lucky enough to have a room with a great private patio and we asked them to set up our meal out there so that we could eat al fresco. It was such a luxurious experience to put on our plush hotel robes and sit out there while we shared breakfast and planned our activities for the day. We both loved the chocolate chip pancakes, which were light and fluffy and had a kick of cinnamon in them. I decided to recreate the dish for brunch last weekend so that we could relive the experience at home. It's a delicious way to start your morning and is perfect for a special occasion or just when you feel like treating yourself and want to start your day off right.

More Pancake Recipes:
- White Peach Upside-Down Pancakes
- Healthy Oat Pancakes
- Oven-Baked Pancakes

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes:
  • Warm 1 c. milk* and 4 tbsp. butter in the microwave or in a saucepan until the butter is melted. Let cool slightly.
  • Whisk 2 eggs into the milk mixture.
  • In another bowl, stir together 1 1/4 c. flour, 1 tbsp. sugar, 4 tsp. baking powder, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, then stir in 6 oz. mini chocolate chips.
  • Meanwhile, heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and grease with butter.
  • Pour 1/4 c. spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until large bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is golden brown.
  • Flip the pancakes and cook for another minute. Repeat cooking with any remaining batter.
  • To serve, sprinkle the pancakes with extra mini chocolate chips and serve with maple syrup.

Serves four
*I used 2% milk, but whole milk or anything similar will also work.