Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pancakes for Breakfast

My two older grandsons come over every Friday after school for a stay-over.

Their dinner request is simple with little fuss and it's their all-time favourite. They have named the dish, 'Grandma's noodles' which I would prepare when I don't have a ladies' meeting.

For breakfast, I will always try to give them something different whenever they are here. Their breakfast would sometimes be pau, siew mai, bread with nutella spread, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chip cupcakes, hotdog buns, bread with pork floss or chocolate cake, etc.
My grandsons love anything chocolate, so I decided to make chocolate chip pancakes.
The recipe is from Edith of Precious Moments which I bookmarked some time ago.
I made some changes which is indicated in brackets.

The Recipe:

200 g plain flour
33 g cake flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
a large pinch of salt (used 1/2 teaspoon fine salt)

2 large eggs
54 g butter,melted (used 50 ml olive oil)
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (used 1 1/2 teaspoon)
1 1/2 cup milk (used low fat milk)
(used 2 tablespoons caster sugar)

3/4 cup chocolate chips (used 120 g mini chocolate chips and 150 g raisins and cranberries)

a little melted butter for greasing pan

1. Sift all dry ingredients in A together in a mixing bowl.

2. Whisk eggs and sugar till frothy. Pour in vanilla, milk and oil and continue whisking till combined.

3. Make a well in the flour and pour in the egg mixture in three parts. Mix well after each addition.

4. Divide batter into two. Add chocolate chips in one and mixed fruits in the other.

5. Heat a frying pan, preferably a non-stick one and very lightly grease with a little melted butter.

6. Scoop a portion to preference into the pan over medium low heat. When some bubbles appear, turn over the pancake to cook the other side for 30 to 40 seconds.

Serve warm with maple syrup or without. It tastes good even when it's cool.

With chocolate chips - for my grandsons who enjoyed it.

With raisins and cranberries - for my hub and me, we enjoyed it


  1. The pancake looks so fluffy and best is the healthy version!

  2. Yummy, what a lovely pancake for weekend breakfast.

  3. I want some for dinner! They look so good.

  4. your pancakes brown beautifully! i tried making pancake once but they end up too thick and they brown very unevenly, looks like patches of dirt...not too appealing :/

  5. You are such a doted granny. Lucky grandkids.

  6. Funny that the kids loves the chocolate pancakes and I'm like you too prefer the fruity pancakes.

  7. Both look delicious. I also make pancakes this morning but savoury ones with vegetables. if my children see this, I think they won't want my savoury ones. They will go for the chocolate ones!

  8. Yummy, I would so love pancakes for breakfast. Can I come over next time?

  9. Good to have a grandma who can fulfill their requirement, hehe...

  10. choc chips/berries pancakes - what a treat!


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