Monday, August 12, 2013

Chocolate and Coconut Pancakes

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 During the school year, the kids don't usually get pancakes for breakfast on week days.  We are running around like crazy to get ready and out the door.  We only have time for  a quick breakfast like cereal or toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk.  Since it's still summer vacation, I had to make some fun and decadent pancakes for them before they go back to school in a few weeks.  They loved these pancakes and I did too.  I am not a huge fan of pancakes with maple syrup because sweet dishes for breakfast are not my thing.  However, I did love these pancakes.  I  simply love coconut and chocolate together so it didn't matter to me that I was eating it at breakfast.  I had some pancakes left over and we heated them up later in the day just as a sweet snack.  These pancakes could be a dangerous habit.  Good thing school is starting up soon... then I won't have time to make them all the time.... but I will definitely make them again!

PS... You can serve these pancakes simply with butter or with my Peanut Butter Maple Syrup.  

 Ingredients:
Dry:
2  cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Wet:
1 1/2 cups buttermilk 
2 eggs
2 Tbs white granulated sugar
1/4 cup melted butter (plus additional for greasing pan)
Additions:
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup baking coconut (plus additional if you want some toasted coconut).


Directions:
Mix the dry ingredient.  Then mix the wet ingredients.   Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients gently to form a batter without over mixing.  Stir in chocolate chips and coconut to pancake batter.    Heat griddle or frying pan on medium high heat and grease with some butter.  Ladle about 1/4 cup up to 1/3 cup onto the pan.  When the pancakes starts to make bubbles and brown on the edges, flip over and cook the other side.  If you want to add additional coconut to get toasted, sprinkle a little on the pancake before you flip.  Serve warm with some additional butter.  No maple syrup is needed.  Enjoy.  Makes 12-16 pancakes.



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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful fluffed pancakes Ramona and the combo of coconut and choco is to die for!
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  2. delicious pancakes and with both favorite ingredients, love it !

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  3. Those pancakes look amazing! Definitely a delicious twist on a classic :)

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  4. I love the chocolate and coconut combination! What a great breakfast!

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  5. Your pancakes look perfect and added chocolate to them sends them over the top! Have a great week! :)

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  6. Chocolate and coconut for breakfast? Yes, please!!!

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  7. I'm coming to your house for breakfast tomorrow!

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  8. Do you have any alternative for butter milk? In my country I can't find butter milk.

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    1. Yes, you can sour the milk by adding 1 Tbs lemon juice or vinegar.

      Here is a link that explains it:

      http://frugalliving.about.com/od/condimentsandspices/r/Buttermilk_Sub.htm

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  9. Anything with coconut I'm a fan, fluffy and flavorful pancakes, perfect to start your day :)

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  10. This would be like dessert for breakfast and I'm all for that! I wonder if they would freeze well?

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  11. Two of my favorite ingredients together...It's fluffy and perfect.

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  12. You're killing me with these pancakes! Love the combination of the chocolate and coconut. Need to put these down as a Sunday brunch.

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  13. Coconut and chocolate are my favorite. I would have a good day if I started off with a stack of these.

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  14. I made these at the last minute, so used normal milk instead and they turned out wonderfully. With grated creamed coconut and maple syrup on top they were to die for.... Thank you!

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