Glo’s Dark Chocolate Pancakes

Pancakes + Chocolate.  Just keepin’ it real around here.

Guys, if you’re gonna go all out for breakfast or brunch. And I mean, all out. Then you should read on.

This morning, I woke up, grabbed my wallet, hopped on my bike, and went down to the corner store to fetch some ingredients. Cause I had an idea for breakfast.

It was cool and fresh outside. As I rode, I just wanted to close my eyes and breath it all in.  But I didn’t, of course.  Because when you operate anything on wheels, you should keep your eyes open.

Arriving home I tried to keep quiet, so as not to wake the soundly sleeping guy in my bedroom:)
He’s pretty cool, I think I’ll marry him.  Oh wait… CHECK!

So. This breakfast was inspired by a memory I had last night.
August 2007, it was full of new summer love. I was 19. Andy and I had just started dating, and we took a trip to South Carolina together, for a friends wedding.

On our last day in Charleston, we woke up early, took a few pieces of left-over wedding cake in our backpack, and journeyed out to the middle of this bridge.
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We sat there, eating cake for breakfast, deciding together that cake is one of the best things you could eat first thing in the morning:)  We just never knew it til then.

Today I wanted to relive that memory, but this time in our little home. So this recipe seemed like a nice variation.

I had to play with the ingredients a bit because my batter was too thick at first, but I figured it out eventually..  Chocolate pancakes were well on their way!
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1  1/3 cup flour
2  1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar (heaping)
1/3 cup cocoa powder (preferably unsweetened)
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1 egg
1/2 cup milk (any kind)
1/2 cup half & half
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 TBSP butter (melted)

Mix the first 5 dry ingredients together.  And make a mess like I usually do..
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Separately mix the remaining wet ingredients together.  Then marry the two, like so.
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For the cooking and flipping portion…I prefer my iron skillet!  But any frying pan will work.
Make sure you grease it enough so they don’t stick. I used coconut oil, and kept it on low-medium heat.
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Flip them cakes like it’s your job.  And music! Don’t forget music when you cook.
Pandora station Ray LaMontagne has been my fav cooking station, as of late.
You’re welcome!:)

Stack it UP yo

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It basically smelled like cake in my tiny kitchen. And it was only 8:30am.  Praises.

And thus, here comes the Mr.
Waltzing out of the bedroom with a smile on his face.  That was my goal.

So I boiled water for the French Press.  Because that’s what you do when it smells like chocolate cake in your kitchen.
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Also, I warmed up some maple syrup, for the hot cakes, and served scrambled eggs, as well as fresh sliced peaches, on the side.

Fo Yo Info = left-over pancakes are FABulous if you pop ’em in the toaster.
Warm and slightly crispy.

Thanks for reading!

from my Tiny Kitchen,
glorieanna

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