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Friday, March 15, 2013

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Pancakes


Okay...when you first look at these Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Pancakes,  you think
 "DESSERT", BUT because its a "pancake" 
I served it for BREAKFAST....I'm just a COOL mom like that!
Breakfast doesn't always have to consist of BORING FOOD, 
I like to liven it up once in awhile. BESIDES, there
is probably less sugar in this breakfast than some people eat in their sugar sweetened breakfast cereal every morning~ (THERE, I've justified it...so the guilt of serving this for breakfast is GONE!)
EAT UP and ENJOY!!
*** WITH St. Patrick's Day in a few days, this would make the PERFECT FUN BREAKFAST to serve to your little leprechauns!! 

 Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream Pancakes

*Note: recipe makes 7 pancakes...if serving for a large number of people or if your family eats alot of pancakes, double the recipe.

1 1/3 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1-2 c. buttermilk (I added 1 c. and mixed everything up and thought the batter needed to be thinner so I 
          added another)
1 egg
2 T. melted butter
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. mint extract
3 drops food coloring
1 c. chocolate chips
Whipped topping
Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Place all dry ingredient in a mixing bowl, set aside. Beat together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, food coloring, mint extract and vanilla. Add dry ingredient and stir until well combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Heat a skillet or pancake griddle. Spray with cooking spray. Using a ladle or a 1/2 c. measuring cup, pour pancakes onto griddle when its finally HOT. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until pancakes form bubbles on the top and start to pop. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Place cooked pancakes on plates to cool, YOU DON"T want them completely cooled, but YOU DON'T WANT them TOO HOT or your ice cream will turn into a puddle! Continue until all pancakes are cooked. When cooled, top with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped topping and garnish with Chocolate Ice Cream Topping if desired. AND if you really wanted to take it to the top, add a few mini chocolate chips to the top of your whipped cream.

THE PERFECT BREAKFAST FOR YOUR "LITTLE GREEN HOLIDAY!"

Julie~

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