When I was growing up, I loved the nights my mom would make breakfast for dinner. Usually, it came in the form of eggs, and maybe some ham.
We never had pancakes, because my dad is the king of pancakes.
I have to be careful how I word this, because in our house, Mr. How Sweet thinks that he is the king of pancakes.
It’s a nice, little friendly competition.
The best part is, that my dad doesn’t even think it’s a competition.
Whereas everytime I bite into a pancake of Mr. How Sweet’s, he is practically on top of me asking who’s pancakes taste better.
I am an equal opportunity pancake lover.
I really love drizzling peanut butter on pancakes.
But in my true gluttonous fashion, I want to keep adding more and more and more peanut butter . . .
You get the drift.
A serving size is rarely enough for me.
So this time, I thought I would add the peanut butter to the pancake batter. And then eat them for dinner. Because a dinner that includes peanut butter and chocolate just may be the best thing in the world. And the reason that I hate vegetables.
Who wants a side of vegetables with their chocolate and peanut butter? Not I.
I melted the peanut butter, and then swirled it around in the whole wheat pancake batter.
And what is peanut butter without chocolate?
It is nothing, that’s what it is.
They go hand in hand, so I had to throw in a few chocolate chips.
Topped with a touch of gooey maple syrup, these pancakes are heart healthy and will make your tummy happy.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes
pancakes adapted from cooks.com
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons peanut butter, melted
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in melted peanut butter. Cook on preheated pan until bubbles form and edges start to dry. Drop in chocolate chips. Flip and cook until lightly browned.
Do I dare say that I liked these pancakes better than my dad’s and Mr. How Sweet’s?
I can’t really judge, because food always tastes better when someone else makes it.
But, they are super tasty. Try them. They will make you giddy.