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Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

4 Mar

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

We are a little crazy with pancakes around here. I am always trying to think of ways we can jazz them up a little. With St. Patrick’s Day being this month there is a lot of green going on around the internet and the food world. I immediately knew I wanted to do something to join in. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So when the kids had Friday off of school last week I decided it would be a good morning for us do to some pancakes. We definitely knew we wanted to try something new. Then the wheels started turning. My daughter and I had just been discussing last week ice cream flavors. I know her favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip.

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

So then the wheels started moving faster and I said what about Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The kids were instantly sold!

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It worked out great for this morning to make them. I had all of the ingredients right in my cabinets (surprise, surprise) so I was able to pull them out and whip these up in no time at all. The kids had a great time watching as we cooked the pancakes. It was fun to see if we were really going to have a green pancake or not.

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I was so happy with how these came out. They tasted great and the color was fun to look at. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to achieve the green minty pancake when I finished them up.

Hope you will find sometime to make your own Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes and add a little green into your day!

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES

this recipe is adapted from my Butterscotch Pancakes

YIELDS: 15 pancakes

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoon oil

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1/2 cup chocolate chip

chocolate sprinkles

green food coloring

Directions:

1. In mixer combine flour, baking powder and sugar.

2. Whisk together milk, water, eggs, oil and peppermint extract in small bowl.

3. Add milk mixture to flour and on low speed mix well.

4. Mix in green food coloring, adding drops till you have reached your desired shade of green.

5. Stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.

6. Cook on griddle or in non stick pan till bubbles form and break.

7. Then flip and cook for 2 minutes more or until brown.

7. ENJOY with your favorite maple syrup!

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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12 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets March 4, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Nancy! These are great and so festive!!

  2. Sally March 4, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    These would put a huge smile on my face one morning. πŸ™‚ I love mint and chocolate and have been having huge cravings for it these days! Pancakes will always be one of my very favorite breakfasts. Love the pretty green color!

    • thebittersideofsweet March 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Pancakes are my favorite breakfast food as well Sally! I could go for lunch and dinner too!

  3. Deborah March 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Oh my goodness – I totally need these in my life!!

  4. casey @ bakemymeal.com March 5, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    I LOVE mint chocolate chips too!:) how funny cuz my last post was about pancakes and when I dropped by to visit your site what a surprise:). Who would have thought you’d be a psychic as well? Mint chocolate chips (my fav ice cream flavor as well + pancakes(my fav breakfast) = happiness and love:)

  5. BruCrew Life March 5, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    What a fun and festive breakfast idea!! My kids would love these!

  6. bakerbynature March 6, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    LOVE that these are green! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day breakfast!

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