chocolate chip pancakes and chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes..

i love chocolate chip pancakes.. i've been making them since i was a kid.. i first had them on a brownie camp out to willow beach..they were amazing and fluffy and ohh so delish.. 

on the other hand blueberry pancakes are the reason i have trust issues.. you see when i was about 7 we stayed at my aunt and uncle's house in california.. and one morning we had a big family breakfast.. even  mommabell and daddybob (grandma and grandpa on my mom's side) where there.. and i took about 5 pancakes.. and daddybob says you can't eat all those and i stuck out my stubborn chin and said of course i can.. (you see i ate like a bird.. one of those kids who you had to beg to eat.. augh why i have no idea i missed out on so many great meals.. ha ha) well daddybob said if you take them you must eat them all.. i said i will.. so i sit down thinking i am about to eat a boatload of chocolate chip pancakes.. and GUESS WHAT!!! they were blueberry pancakes.. augh i hate blueberries.. and i had to eat them ALL which made me despise blueberries even more.. it was horrible.. i did the whole gagging thing where you think your going to throw up.. *shiver* the entire experience was the worst experience ever.. 
*throwing arms over head and laying my head down on the desk*
yes i was this dramatic back then.. it made for a lovely breakfast that day too..

on to a more pleasant story.. every year we go camping to the beach.. it's amazing.. it's beautiful.. it's peaceful.. and every year i make's tradition.. i bring the dry ingredients in a zip lock already measured out and then write on the outside of the bag what is left to mix into the them.. it works out perfect.. 

my dad lovessssss blueberry pancakes so for him i will sacrifice my sanity and make them for him.. this year curtis wanted blueberry, banana and chocolate chip all in one pancake.. jake suggested chocolate chip and bacon.. we went all kinds of wacky this year..

this past weekend i made regular chocolate chip pancakes and pumpkin chocolate chip.. i can't even describe to you how good chocolate and pumpkin is..

now the pictures show syrup on the pancakes.. this is something i don't do.. i do not put syrup on my pancakes.. i know crazy right but i don't like it.. i love it on waffles.. on sausage and on bacon.. but not pancakes or french toast.. and sam went totally wacky she dipped her pancake in syrup then got a piece of sausage and then dipped it all in KETCHUP.. ackkkkkkkkkkk c r a z y i tell ya.. but however you eat them you have to make chocolate chip pancakes at least once.. but guarantee once you make them they will become a regular at your house too..

chocolate chip pancakes

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: approx. 2 minutes per pancake 


1.5 cups of ap flour (or whole wheat)
3.5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tblsp. sugar
1 1/4 cup 2% milk
1 beaten egg
3 tblsp. melted butter
mini chocolate chips (not in the batter i add them while cooking)

if doing pumpkin add to the mix
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
4-6 tblsp. pumpkin puree

in a large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients.. (if going camping put in a zip lock at this point) in a separate bowl whisk together milk, eggs and melted butter (*and pumpkin).. mix dry and wet ingredients together and whisk until incorporated.  (don't over mix they will lose their fluffyness).. warm a griddle over medium heat (camping i have a non stick griddle i use over my gas grill) at home i use either my electric griddle or non stick griddle..(i don't use butter to cook them in i never have) once your griddle is hot pour the batter on to it.. once the pancake begins to bubble around the edges add your chocolate chips (or any other add in) and flip.. you want each side a golden brown.. i then put them on a platter and cover with foil to keep warm until ready to serve.. (camping i have a line waiting for their pancakes so no need to keep warm)

add ins:
banana (sliced thin)
crumbled up bacon (we had maple when camping it was delicious)

my favorite is chocolate chip, walnut, banana whole wheat..

enjoy and get cook'n!!!


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