Thursday, February 3, 2011
In previous posts I have declared my love for breakfast so there really is no need to once again elaborate on how happy breakfast foods make me or to go into details about how I could eat breakfast any time of the day, any day of the week. Instead I will just delve right into these awesome Chocolate French Silk Pancakes from How Sweet It Is. Jessica is really onto something with these creamy, chocolatey pancakes. She's so creative - how many of you have ever eaten chocolate pancakes? Yes, we've all had chocolate chip pancakes before...boring! Although I do love how they're a great excuse for eating a big plate of dessert in the morning. I also have a huge thing for French Silk pie although I haven't eaten it in years. Note to self: eat French Silk pie soon. Anyway, when I saw these pancakes, it was just a matter of time until these babies were in my belly!
I really liked these pancakes. They were especially delicious because I bathed them in Pure New Hampshire Maple Syrup, a gift from my lovely in-laws.
My Chocolate French Silk pancakes were super thick but that is because I didn't have whole wheat pastry flour, like the recipe called for, so used regular whole wheat flour instead. I'm definitely going on a hunt for pastry flour the next time I'm at the grocery store because Jessica explained they will make my pancakes lighter and fluffier - more like a pastry (duh, Ashley!). :)
I added sliced bananas to mine, making these yummy pancakes even better! Other, more naughty ideas are to top them with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, slivered almonds, peanuts. These pancakes are fairly healthy, so that makes the naughty toppings justifiable, right?
Chocolate French Silk Pancakes
From Jessica at How Sweet It Is
Makes 12 pancakes
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups lite coconut milk, + more if needed to smooth out batter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir until dry ingredients are combined and batter is smooth. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat.
Drop 1/4 cup batter on skillet and cook until bubbles form. Flip and cook until lightly browned.