Breakfast… the meal of the day you’re supposed to go big on. I’ll be honest and say that in our home, that’s not always the case, at least not everyday.
I know I’m always still half asleep that a quick breakfast seems more appealing (Lego my Eggo!). After having to brush kid’s teeth, change diapers, fix beds,… I’m less energetic to go all out for breakfast after rolling out of bed to do all that, lol.
But when a fun breakfast is in order, this is one of the recipes I turn to.
Who doesn’t love anything with chocolate in it? Well, me actually. Chocolate is craving-based for me and not a catch-all void filler.
Weird, huh? So I should rephrase that.
What kid doesn’t love anything with chocolate in it? I know my boys are all about chocolate.
The second they know we’re having chocolate pancakes, they flock to the kitchen dragging their chairs from the table so they can “help”… with edible rewards, hah. It’s cute. I love that they want to be in the kitchen with me.
Since I didn’t want to invest the time to make the pancake mix from scratch, this recipe was perfect because it incorporates the use of a ready-made pancake mix which I already had on hand.
Not only was the base a time saver, it had a variation of both ingredients that I wanted to add: cinnamon and chocolate. It was perfect.
But if you do have the time to make a batter completely from scratch, I suggest trying our recipes for a vanilla Dutch baby, or homemade cornmeal pancakes with sweet corn. They are both a fresh, sweet twist on a traditional batter. Your whole family will love it!
Or if you are in search of the perfect pancake recipe, make sure you check out all of our best variations.
About Lynne Jaques
Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!