Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe – fluffy buttermilk pancakes filled with chocolate chips to start your day right! Learn my trick to getting fluffy pancakes every time!
Every Saturday evening, our kids are excited to go to bed. Like actually in a hurry to go to bed. Not on Monday, not on Wednesday or any other day of the week – only Saturday. The reason – Sunday morning breakfast. Because every Sunday I make pancakes and waffles for breakfast.
Since I make pancakes every week, you bet I learned my favorite recipe and learned a trick or two to get them perfectly fluffy every time. My secret….
… buttermilk, or sour milk actually. I never buy buttermilk in a store. I always make it myself. All you need is whole milk and vinegar. It’s perfect for cakes, cupcakes, sweet breads, loaf cakes and of course pancakes. But sometimes, it just so happens that the pancake batter comes out a little too thin and the pancakes fry up flat. And no one likes flat pancakes.
There is a fail-proof way to get a perfect batter and perfect pancakes every time! The secret lies in half and half (a mix of cream and milk). I buy it in place of creamer for my coffee and often make my own flavored coffee creamers with it. I discovered that if you use half and half (or equal part of cream and milk) and mix it with apple cider vinegar (I always use ACV in my cooking and leave the white one for cleaning) – you will get thick and rich buttermilk. Perfectly sour to react with baking soda in the batter and make it thick. You should be able to run the spatula across and see the bottom of your bowl for a second or two.
If your batter is thick – your pancakes will be thick.
To jazz up my pancakes a little bit this week, I added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Because chocolate for breakfast is totally acceptable, allowed and recommended for a weekend breakfast. 🙂 You are welcome.
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