Tony: “Let’s make pancakes for breakfast!”
Joy: “OK, what do you want on them?”
Tony: “We can do the salmon and sour cream again if you want”
Joy: “Nah, I don’t feel like savoury pancakes today, let’s just have them plain with maple syrup.”
So he cooked one and we shared it with maple syrup.
Joy: “It’s not that great is it?”
Tony: “Nah, I think it needs sugar”
Joy: “What do you reckon would happen if you put cocoa powder into the pancake batter? Do you think it would turn into chocolate pancakes?”
Tony: “Probably, wanna try?”
Joy: “OK… how much do we put in?”
Both not knowing, we pour cocoa powder into the batter until it turns a colour we both like… whoa… looks good! Tony cooks up one and we share it with maple syrup. It doesn’t taste very good, it’s just a plain brown pancake!
Joy: “Do you think we need to add sugar?”
Tony: “YUP!” as he pours caster sugar into the mixture, tastes the batter to make sure it’s sweet enough but not too sweet and cooks another one… or two!
Joy: “It wouldn’t taste good without bananas!!”
Holey Moley! This one you guys HAVE to make!! They were delicious!!
Here’s the pancake recipe we used:
1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup low-fat milk
Make sure you add cocoa + sugar to your liking. Don’t add too much sugar or you’ll end up making it too sweet. Better less than more because you can always add the maple syrup or dust with icing sugar later for sweetness! And add your favourite fruit that you like to eat with chocolate: bananas, strawberries, raspberries, cherries… whatever you like!
Next time, I’m so going to add cream or ice cream and I bet if you put real melted chocolate in there instead of cocoa powder it would taste even better!