While I was growing up, pancakes were my absolute favourite thing to eat when sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen table, and if she made them for lunch or dinner they felt extra special, somehow. Even now, when a crowd appears in her kitchen, she makes them from scratch by memory pouring flour and sugar and other basic ingredients into mixing bowls with love and then stands at the stove for hours pouring pancake batter into a pan and flipping pancakes until everyone in the house has had seconds and sometimes even thirds.
Pancakes are a staple in our house too! My kids love them and I love making them but with the hustle and bustle of what is our lives the last thing I want to do is stand at a stove flipping dozens of pancakes if I don’t have to.
These Baked Chocolate Chip Pancakes have become the new much-loved-pancake in our house. While technically it counts as making pancakes from scratch, it takes all of 5 minutes to mix a batch of these up and throw them in the oven.
Simply mix your ingredients.
Add the chocolate chips.
Pour into pan.
1 ½ cups milk (I use skim)
¼ cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ cups chocolate chips (I use a couple of handful of milk chocolate chips – until it looks right)
Whisk together milk, eggs, butter and vanilla.
Add sugar, flour, baking powder and salt and stir until combined.
Add chocolate chips and stir only until combined.
Pour batter into 9 x 13 baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in pre-heated 350F oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool for 3-5 minutes then slice and serve with warmed maple syrup.