I'm a bisquick girl. There. I said it.
Yes, I like to make pies, cakes, 5 hour dinners all from scratch but I use bisquick to make pancakes. Oh, and garlic cheddar biscuits. My mom always used it and I just like the taste I guess.
All that went horribly awry one day last week when I RAN OUT OF BISQUICK. It took me several minutes to remember that people make pancakes from scratch. As an avid baker, I knew I would have what I needed on hand. I did a quick online search for a basic pancake recipe, because at 8am I do not have the competency to come up with my own. A morning person, I am not. So I started with a Martha Stewart recipe because I figured Martha is a pretty reliable source. I've worked on it since then, so I'm calling this one my own.
PS - I am not a breakfast person. That's why you don't see a ton of breakfast recipes from me. I hate eggs. Not a fan of oatmeal. Stronnnnngly dislike most cereals. But my mom figured out when I was a little girl that I would chow down on some chocolate chip pancakes. She made them for me almost every morning from grade school - senior year. Yep, I have the best mom on earth. She still makes them for me when we all stay at our family cabin for Christmas.
Now I make them for my boys and cough, ahem, myself. I want them to have a mommy that makes them this special treat until they grow up and leave home. Now I'm gonna cry.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Source: Jenna's Journey Blog, adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk
2.5 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 melted tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pinch of salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the chocolate chips together. Heat a skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray or melted butter. Pour pancake batter, then stud with chocolate chips. Cook until bubbles appear, then flip, and cook for about 20 seconds on the other side so as not to burn the chocolate.