Cook Time: 15 minutes
There is nothing that says "Good Morning" better than hot, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes made from scratch! Do not let the words, "from scratch," intimidate you, for making homemade pancakes versus those from a box (even Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes) is actually very simple.
For years, Bisquick was my go-to pancake mix until my dear friend, Stacy, shared her homemade recipe with me. I have followed it ever since, but have mixed it up over the years by adding berries, chocolate chips, or "whatever" (something I am known for in my family). This time, I sat on the edge of my seat awaiting the family's reaction, because when they weren't looking, I added Cherchies® Strawberry Butter and chocolate chips to the batter! As suspected, our kiddos were skeptical when they sat down to eat (Oh no! They spied the pinkish hue of the pancakes...!), but despite the contorted faces, they tried them anyway, and loved them!
Once you make these deliciously fluffy, fruity pancakes from scratch, you'll wonder why you didn't make them that way sooner.
2 cups flour
1 heaping teaspoon (tsp) baking powder
1 Teaspoon (tsp) baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk*
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons (tsp) vanilla
1-2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) Orange juice
1 cup of Chocolate Chips
*Note: Butter tends to burn, so I find it best to use oil to grease the griddle or pan.
Preheat a griddle or cast iron pan to medium. Lightly oil the griddle or pan. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, until just combined. Don't over mix.
Add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the griddle, and sprinkle the pancakes with the chocolate chips. Our kiddos like to make faces with the chocolate chips when they make their own pancakes:) Pancakes are ready to flip when bubbles appear on top of the pancakes.
Serve with our Fruit Salad for a satisfying breakfast, brunch, or yes, dinner:) Enjoy!